Tag: Leicestershire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 29 October 2015

Hinckley Times : 29th OctoberLeicestershire | Mobile library plan is mooted for Barwell Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group had to pull out after failing to find ways to make the branch financially viable.http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/mobile-library-plan-mooted-barwell-10344247Oxford Times : 29th OctoberLibrary…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th OctoberBudgets cuts could see 60% of Norfolk’s libraries close http://www.thebookseller.com/news/budgets-cuts-could-see-60-norfolks-libraries-close-314705Shropshire Star : 16th OctoberClosed doors fears raised over Shropshire libraries http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/16/closed-doors-fears-raised-over-shropshire-libraries/ Brighton & Hove News : 16th OctoberHove Library could open in museum building as early as 2017 http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2015/10/16/hove-library-could-open-in-museum-building-as-early-as-2017/42945 Loughborough Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 October 2015

Research Information : 8th October CILIP pro-Conservative tweet raises members’ hackles http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=2001Conservative Home (published online – 8th Oct)Judy Terry: Suffolk shows how libraries can thrive as social enterprises However, if I were in the driving seat again today, I’d be looking at something…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2015

ITV News : 3rd October Latest community library in Leicester opens today http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-10-03/latest-community-library-in-leicester-opens-today/ For Info: Anstey Library’s opening times: http://libraryopeningtimes.co.uk/listing-1722.htmlDon’t Privatise Libraries : 3rd OctoberLewisham Library Campaigners raise concerns re cuts, volunteers & consultation with Head of Service http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/lewisham-library-campaigners-raise.html Brixton Buzz : 3rd October U-turn from…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2015

Private Eye : 30th SeptemberIssue No 1402 (p. 35)Library News | Herefordshire Available in newsagentsITV News : 30th SeptemberLeicestershire | Community groups on course to take over libraries http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-09-30/community-groups-on-course-to-take-over-libraries/Get Reading : 30th SeptemberLibraries in Reading: cuts of £600,000 to be made Every branch library in Reading –…

Library News Round-up: 6 September 2015

London SE1 : 5th SeptemberSouthwark | Old Kent Road’s public library to move to Aylesbury Estate site after 125-year history http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8433  Leicester Mercury : 6th SeptemberLeicestershire’s second ‘community partnership’ library set to open in Markfield this weekMarkfield is one of 36 libraries that…

Library News Round-up: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberMichael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticketTHE GUARDIAN: 1st SeptemberLocal authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts Evening Standard : 1st SeptemberJeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges…

Library News Round-up: 12 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th AugustBirmingham Council confirms ‘pause’ on library book fund + Laura Swaffield, The Library Campaign, is quotedhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-council-confirms-pause-book-fund-309270 Birmingham MailBirmingham libraries banned from buying new books by city councilhttp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-libraries-banned-buying-new-9842985 BBC News : 12th AugustBirmingham libraries stop buying bookshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-33878844THE BOOKSELLER : 12th…

Library News Round-up: 9 August 2015

Hinckley Times : 9th AugustLeicestershire | Future looks bright for village library35 more to be similarly “off-loaded” http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/future-looks-bright-village-library-9801788 Spalding Today : 9th AugustLincolnshire | Library volunteers plea ‘putting an end to council cuts politics’ “There are a lot of people in the area who may have…

Library News Round-up: 11 July 2015

They Work For You : 10th JulyParliamentary Written Answer – Ed Vaizey | Pub Libs: Voluntary Workhttp://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/BBC News : 11th JulyLeicestershire county council upbeat over library handoverhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-33488186Whitby Gazette : 11th JulyNorth Yorkshire |Closed book on changes to libraries Over half the people surveyed about…

Library News Round-up: 5 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 5th JulyThe importance of being careful in emails … and charging for the latest in legohttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/the-importance-of-being-careful-in-emails-and-charging-for-the-latest-in-lego.htmlHinckley Times : 4th JulyLeicestershire | Burbage Parish Council makes bid to save village library http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/burbage-parish-council-makes-bid-9572731Daily Beast : 3rd JulyHow to (Almost) Ruin a…

Library News Round-up: 18 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th JuneFife libraries threatened with closurehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/fife-libraries-threatened-closureWest Sussex Gazette : 18th JuneEmsworth community divided after dramatic library u-turnhttp://www.westsussextoday.co.uk/news/county-news/emsworth-community-divided-after-dramatic-library-u-turn-1-6804443Hinckley Times : 18th JuneLeicestershire | Library hours are cut to help balance books http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/library-hours-cut-help-balance-9479026Lincolnshire Echo : 17th JuneMichelle Obama receives letters from Lincolnshire…

Library News Round-up: 6 June 2015

BBC News : 5th JuneConsultation prompts North Yorkshire library staff rethinkLibraries in North Yorkshire will not be run entirely by volunteers after a public consultation revealed people were against the move.  The council said more than 17,000 took part in…

Library News Round-up: 3 June 2015

LGA : 3rd JuneLibraries urged to find innovative fund raising strategieshttp://www.localgov.co.uk/Libraries-urged-to-find-innovative-fund-raising-strategies/38779Locality | Research Paper http://locality.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Income-Generation-for-Public-Libraries-May-2015.pdfITV News : 3rd JuneLast chance to save Bristol’s librarieshttp://www.itv.com/news/west/update/2015-06-03/last-chance-to-save-bristols-libraries/Leicester Mercury : 3rd JuneLeicestershire County Council is giving people more time to volunteer to run their…

Library News Round-up: 28 May 2015

Barnet UNISON : 28th May Why we are striking from a Library workerhttp://www.barnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1576BBC News : 27th MayCommunity groups set to run libraries in LeicestershireThe authority hopes communities will run up to 36 libraries while it retains responsibility for 16 of…

Library News Round-up: 20 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th AprilMoran condemns ‘weepingly few books’ in local library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/moran-condemns-weepingly-few-books-local-library Loughborough Echo : 20th AprilLeicestershire | Library transfers are moving closerhttp://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-transfers-are-moving-closer-9051247Brixton Buzz : 20th AprilSaving Lambeth’s Minet Library – last meeting tonight (20th April)http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/04/saving-lambeths-minet-library-last-meeting-tonight-20th-april/

Library News Round-up: 16 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th AprilLabour slams coalition’s ‘legacy of boarded-up libraries’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labour-slams-coalitions-legacy-boarded-librariesThe Lincolnite : 16th AprilLincolnshire heritage sites included in libraries outsourcing contractinc. libraries refshttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/04/lincolnshire-heritage-sites-included-in-libraries-outsourcing-contract/ Hinckley Times : 16th AprilLeicestershire | Library offload plans progress for villages http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/library-offload-plans-progress-villages-9054656News North Wales : 16th AprilPetitions’ bid to…