Tag: Leicestershire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th September ‘War on social cohesion’: Finch slams community cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-president-reveals-pressures-community-volunteers-390726 Edinburgh Evening News : 8th September Chris Riddell: Libraries play vital role helping children find the perfect book to read for pleasure http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/chris-riddell-libraries-play-vital-role-in-helping-children-find-the-perfect-book-to-read-for-pleasure-1-4224564 Gazette Series :…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th August Lancashire to go ahead with ‘disgraceful’ library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lancashire-go-ahead-disgraceful-library-cuts-383186  Lancashire Headline News : 30th August Library Campaigner Dom Conlon reacts to library closures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAAKOsiTC6M&feature=youtu.beLancashire Evening Post : 30th August As the dust settles, we look…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April 2016

Hinckley Times : 17th April Leicestershire faces MORE cuts to library and heritage services http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/leicestershire-faces-more-cuts-library-11179220 Boston Standard : 17th April Lincolnshire | Application made to turn former library into shops http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/application-made-to-turn-former-library-into-shops-1-7332007 London SE1 : 17th April Lambeth | Waterloo Library will leave Lower Marsh…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th April Government intervention in Lambeth libraries confirmed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervention-lambeth-libraries-confirmed-326169 THE BOOKSELLER: 11th April The Carnegie lesson http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/carnegie-lesson-326148 Leicester Mercury : 12th April Deals could be struck to save three more of the (36) closure-threatened Leicestershire libraries http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Deals-struck-save-closure-threatened/story-29095623-detail/story.html

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: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2016

DCMS : 16th February Letter | from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Lord Collins of Highbury http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2016-0146/Letter_to_L._Collins_of_Highbury_16.02.16.pdf ITV News : 23rd February Libraries in Reading face Government cuts http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-02-23/libraries-in-reading-face-government-cuts/ Telegraph & Argus : 23rd February Bradford | Amended Council budget proposals could bring better…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February 2016

Spiked Online : 23rd February Turning libraries into community centres Libraries are for reading, not knitting http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/turning-libraries-into-community-centres/18057#.VsyQWUBNgmQ UK Authority : 23rd February Six library authorities take up cloud e-book service http://www.ukauthority.com/news/6002/six-libraries-take-up-cloud-e-book-service Buteman : 23rd February Put school librarians before top job,…

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: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…

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: 9 January 2016

DAILY MIRROR : 9th January Tory cuts mean two libraries close for good every WEEK – with hundreds more under threat http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-cuts-mean-two-libraries-7148599 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th January ‘Open+’ denying access to U16/18’s  +  Bibliotheca grants for National Libraries Day…

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: 1 January 2016

The Library Campaign : 1st January Sort out CIPFA, says Tim Coates, and TLC agrees http://www.librarycampaign.com/sort-out-cipfa-says-tim-coates-and-tlc-agrees/ Hinckley Times : 1st January Barwell library may not be facing final chapter Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th December Gliori in protest over school librarian cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gliori-protest-over-school-librarian-cuts-319143 Sleaford Standard : 29th December Lincolnshire | New chapter for village library (Heckington) http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-chapter-for-village-library-1-7133177 Hinckley Times : 29th December Library use is on the slide in the East Midlands The…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 December 2015

LSE : 22nd December You don’t have to close public libraries to kill the principle upon which they were built — Ian Anstice http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/public-libraries-in-an-age-of-austerity/ West Briton : 22nd December Truro Library under threat of closure http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-library-threat-closure/story-28391217-detail/story.html Hinckley Times : 22nd December…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2015

ITV News : 14th December Leicestershire’s latest community library opens http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-12-14/leicestershires-latest-community-library-opens-in-sileby/ Deprivation data: Sileby Library LE12 7RS scores 6745 out of 12,660 (where 1 is the least deprived) http://www.cuf.org.uk/parish/190185 Gazette & Herald : 14th December North Yorkshire | Leaders say maximum council tax rise “almost…

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: 17 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Campaigners must be ‘realistic’ about future of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-must-be-realistic-about-future-of-libraries-316551 Nuneaton News : 16th November Leicestershire | Campaigners call for Barwell library closure rethink http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Campaigners-library-closure-rethink/story-28183778-detail/story.html  Grantham Journal : 17th November Lincolnshire | London organisation could run county’s libraries including Grantham…