Tag: Lancashire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February 2016

Lancaster Guardian : 11th February House of Lords challenge to Lancashire’s library cuts http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/house-of-lords-challenge-to-lancashire-s-library-cuts-1-7726909 bDaily Business News : 11th February Stockton | UK’s first library–based building society branch looks to land in Yarm https://bdaily.co.uk/finance/11-02-2016/uks-first-library-based-building-society-branch-looks-to-land-in-yarm/ Coventry Telegraph : 11th February Coventry council pressing on with…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February ‘National…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th February Libraries saved me, now they need rescuing — Karin Slaughter http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/08/libraries-saved-me-now-they-need-rescuing Conservative Home : 8th February Tory MPs threaten to rebel over local government funding settlement for rural areas Now all the fat is gone,…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February 2016

Public Libraries News :  2nd February Swindon proposes just 1 out of 15 libraries to survive: SCL plans 2 day conference http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/swindon-proposes-just-1-out-of-15-libraries-to-survive-scl-plans-2-day-conference.html Times Series : 3rd February Barnet | Anger over unstaffed libraries Campaigners pretended to wreak havoc in a staff-free library…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January 2016

The Bee FM : 31st January Lancashire | Local comedian helps campaign to save local Chorley library Coppull Library http://www.thebee.co.uk/news/local-news/1869934/local-comedian-helps-campaign-to-save-local-chorley-library/?platform=hootsuite BBC News : 30th January Lincolnshire | Market Deeping’s volunteer-run library opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-35449733

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2016

International Business Times : 29th January Young people in England have ‘lowest literacy levels’ in developed world says OECD http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/young-people-england-have-lowest-literacy-levels-developed-world-says-oecd-1540711 BBC News : 29th January Northern Ireland study suggests many poorer children starting school struggle with language http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35444576 Derby Telegraph…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 27th January The loss of libraries is another surefire way to entrench inequality http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jan/27/loss-libraries-entrench-inequality-poor-family Knowledge Exchange : 27th January Rural transport: connecting communities communites being “cut off” http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/27/rural-transport-connecting-communities/ Huddersfield Examiner : 27th January Kirklees Council says protests…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2016

Chorley Guardian : 26th January Lancashire | Library campaigners hold peaceful protest “Despite our financial situation, we are committed to continuing to provide 34 fully staffed libraries” http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/library-campaigners-hold-peaceful-protest-1-7696418#ixzz3yLOViZ7A And, please don’t forget to book…. Speak Up For Libraries – Rally and Lobby…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2016

Libraries Taskforce : 25th January Toolkit number 2: community libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/25/toolkit-number-2-community-libraries/#comment-189 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 25th January Maurice writes to the Secretary of State AGAIN http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/01/25/maurice-writes-to-the-secretary-of-state-again/ Get Reading : 25th January Wokingham Council plans to expand and protect libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-council-plans-expand-protect-10768924…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2016

CloudPro : 6th January Capita chosen as North Yorkshire library management system (LMS) provider http://www.cloudpro.co.uk/it-infrastructure/5714/capita-chosen-as-north-yorkshire-library-management-system-provider Longridge & Ribble Valley News : 6th January Lancashire | Battle cry to save Longridge Library http://www.longridgenews.co.uk/news/local/battle-cry-to-save-longridge-library-1-7658252 Wrekin News : 6th January Telford & Wrekin Council will…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2015

SW Londoner : 30th December Joanna Lumley joins fight against Lambeth library closures http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/absolutely-fabulous-actress-joanna-lumley-joins-fight-against-lambeth-library-closures/ Lancashire Telegraph : 30th December ‘RIDICULOUS’: Lancashire County Council to spend £6.6m on money saving experts http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14172297._RIDICULOUS_____Lancashire_County_Council_to_spend___6_6m_on_money_saving_experts/ Bucks Herald : 30th December Please help us: Bucks…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2015

BBC News : 15th December East Sussex libraries could cut hours to save running costs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35105570 Birmingham Post : 15th December Birmingham libraries should be ‘re-imagined’ to survive http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/birmingham-libraries-should-re-imagined-10599778 Accrington Observer : 15th December Lancashire | Library users hit by fee hikes…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2015

Croydon Advertiser : 30th November ‘Possibility’ all Croydon libraries could close ‘apart from statutory ones’ says culture chief Only central library to be retained? http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Possibility-Croydon-libraries-close-apart/story-28269849-detail/story.html HoldtheFrontPage : 30th November Lancashire | Sister weeklies unite to save libraries threatened with axe…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2015

Libraries Taskforce : 26th November Blog – Kathy Settle | Our first six months https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/11/26/our-first-six-months/ Libraries Taskforce: six month progress report April – September 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leadership-for-libraries-taskforce-six-month-progress-report-april-september-2015 Brixton Blog : 26th November Gym-trification: Lambeth’s dodgy scheme to turn libraries into gyms parodied in Private…