Tag: Laura Swaffield

Libraries News Round-up: 24 April 2018

Brixton Buzz: 24 April Saving the Carnegie Library public meeting, 7pm, Weds 25th Apr http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/04/saving-the-carnegie-library-public-meeting-7pm-weds-25th-apr/ Bristol Live: 24 April North Somerset | Long Ashton Library could close for good https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/long-ashton-library-could-close-1495023 Altrincham Today: 24 April Trafford | Hale community centre and library…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2017

The Bookseller: 6 November Campaigners: Libraries Taskforce is ‘major presence’ but ‘hamstrung’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-taskforce-major-presence-hamstrung-666271 Ipswich Star: 6 November Suffolk | Literacy scheme Let’s Talk Reading helps soaring reading test results in Ipswich http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/literacy-scheme-let-s-talk-reading-helps-soaring-reading-test-results-in-ipswich-1-5266357 The Scotsman: 6 November Argyle & Bute |…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 2 November Bath & NE Somerset | Council could be forced to revisit decision to move One Stop Shop to Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/council-could-forced-revisit-decision-714902 Norwich Evening News: 2 November Victims could soon go to libraries, shops or even…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October The UK no longer has a national public library system by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/oct/19/uk-national-public-library-system-community Bournemouth Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th December New analysis shows extent of England’s library book spend drop http://www.thebookseller.com/news/book-spend-and-lending-declines-448271 Public Libraries News : 14th December Editorial | Reading, Feeding and staying open on Christmas Day: innovation continues http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/12/reading-feeding-and-staying-open-on-christmas-day-innovation-continues.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December ‘Heartbreaking’ cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 28th June Lancashire | Mum’s library plea as fight hits parliament autistic daughter http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/wyre/cleveleys/mum-s-library-plea-as-fight-hits-parliament-1-7985305 Brixton Blog : 28th June Lambeth library campaigners plan Rec protest http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-campaigners-protest-rec/38604 Lurgan Mail : 28th June NI | Protest at cuts to Lurgan library…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th April Libraries Taskforce needs to act, campaigners say http://www.thebookseller.com/news/taskforce-needs-act-campaigners-say-327152 Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign : 15th April Secretary of State declines to launch an Inquiry into Lincolnshire’s library service https://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/04/15/secretary-of-state-declines-to-launch-an-inquiry-into-lincolnshires-library-service/ Pendle Today : 15th April Lancashire | Library closures…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April 2016

FT  Weekend : 2nd April page 4, national news Henry Mance, Political Editor:  Libraries on Borrowed Time as Volume of Cuts Grows Socialist Worker : 2nd April Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in Lambeth’s austerity Labour Party https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42463/Carnegie+library+occupation+deepens+cracks+in+Lambeths+austerity+Labour+Party Brixton Buzz…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st March If librarians and steelworkers wanted state bail-outs they should have done something useful – like bankers http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-librarians-and-steelworkers-wanted-state-bail-outs-they-should-have-done-something-useful-like-a6962121.html THE GUARDIAN : 31st March Lambeth library plans condemned as ‘absolute shambles’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/31/lambeth-library-plans-london-budget-cuts-close ITV News : 31st March…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187 BBC News : 29th March Libraries: The decline of a profession? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957 BBC News : 29th March Libraries lose a quarter of staff as…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th March Will Self joins march against Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/will-self-joins-march-against-lambeth-library-closures-323848 TES : 7th March Argyll & Bute | Scottish islanders’ Video protest after council  scraps school librarians https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/scottish-islanders-video-protest-after-council-scraps-school Leon’s Library Blog : 7th March ‘The Whole Story..?’ Asking…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March 2016

Brixton Buzz : 6th March Celebs join library demo as judicial review looms An application for judicial review is to be made immediately by the library campaigners. http://www.brixtonblog.com/celebs-join-library-demo-judicial-review-looms/36114 Brixton Buzz : 6th March Will Self: “local libraries are more important…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 5th March Who would be a librarian now? You know what, I’ll have a go http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/05/librarian-professional-calling-priest-degree Question Everything They Tell You : 5th March A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist Oxfordshire and Swindon discussed…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…