Tag: Leicestershire County Council

Library News Round-up: 13 April 2015

Kent News : 13th AprilCampaigners deliver library petition to County Hallhttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/campaigners_deliver_library_petition_to_county_hall_1_4031933Hexham Courant : 13th April Mayor Fears for Hexham Library’s Futurehttp://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/mayor-fears-for-hexham-library-s-future-1.1205184 Times Series : 12th AprilProtesters stage second protest march against Barnet Borough Council’s library cutshttp://www.times-series.co.uk/news/12885115.Protesters_stage_second_march_through_Barnet_over_library_cuts/ Leicester Mercury : 12th April19 communities on…

Library News Round-up: 9 March 2015

Good eReader : 9th MarchPublisher Revenue Plummets as the Novelty of eBooks Wanehttp://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/publisher-revenue-plummets-as-the-novelty-of-e-books-waneDaily Record : 9th MarchTeachers and parents outraged Scottish schools are spending just 70p a month per pupil on books http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-teachers-parents-outraged-scottish-5295724Greenock Telegraph : 9th MarchInverclyde | Greenock author’s call to save…

Library News Round-up: 29 January 2015

Thurrock Gazette : 29th JanuaryEvie, 6, tells Prime Minister: ‘Please help save our libraries’ http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11755122.Evie__6__tells_Prime_Minister___Please_help_save_our_libraries_/VIDEO : Watch Evie read out the letter to try to save her libraryhttp://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11747090.VIDEO__Six_year_old_girl_asks_the_Prime_Minister_to_save_her_library/ Burton Mail : 29th JanuaryLeicestershire | Measham library still at risk of closureMeasham library is still at…

Library News Round-up: 10 January 2015

Leicester Mercury : 10th JanuaryLetter | Council’s plans for local library are outrageouswell argued by officers & members of Braunstone Heritage Archive Grouphttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Council-s-plans-local-library-outrageous/story-25834956-detail/story.htmlSkegness Standard : 10th JanuaryLincs | Fears raised Spilsby Library could be facing its final chapterhttp://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/fears-raised-spilsby-library-could-be-facing-its-final-chapter-1-6510781 Northern Echo : 9th JanuaryLibrary to team…

Library News Round-up: 6 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th JanuaryStaffs library cuts set to include mobile servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/staffs-library-cuts-set-include-mobile-serviceBirmingham Post : 6th JanuaryBritish Library could offer lifeline to Library of BirminghamA partnership with the British Library could see Birmingham’s new £188 million library become its regional centre http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/british-library-could-offer-lifeline-8394050The…

Library News Round-up: 17 December 2014

DCMS : 16th DecemberAnnual report to Parliament on public library activities during 2013/14https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964-201314DCMS : 16th DecemberAlliance formed to improve access to digital serviceshttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/alliance-formed-to-improve-access-to-digital-services National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe (NAPLE) : 16th DecemberLibrary advocacy in Europe: the Reading & Writing Foundationhttp://napleblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/library-advocacy-in-europe-the-reading-writing-foundation/THE…

Library News Round-up: 15 November 2014

Harrogate Advertiser : 15th NovemberLetter | Concerns over North Yorkshire library cutshttp://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/letters/letter-concerns-over-north-yorkshire-library-cuts-1-6954891Loughborough Echo : 15th NovemberLeicestershire | Library staff are facing the axe“We understand these people are valuable but it is buildings, books or people and we can’t cut books or computers. We have…

Library News Round-up: 14 November 2014

Bolton News : 14th NovemberChildren’s centres, library service and sheltered housing to be hit by more Bolton Council cutshttp://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11602218.Children_s_centre__library_service_and_sheltered_housing_to_be_hit_by_more_cuts/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th NovemberFinancial literacy for library users courtesy of Tesco & Visahttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/financial-literacy-for-library-users.htmlBristol 24/7 : 11th NovemberBristol libraries to be sponsored by…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 12th SeptemberYoung read more books than older generation, research finds“It’s vital that libraries aren’t written off as irrelevant …”http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/12/young-read-more-books-than-older-generation-researchReport | The Case for a National Strategy for Public LibrariesProduced by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) for the…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June 2014

Loughborough Echo : 22nd June Libraries petitions amid closure fears Concerns have been voiced that volunteers will not be found and both village libraries will close. http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/rothley-mountsorrel-library-petitions-launched-7289500 Local Government Lawyer : 19th June Address Seven Principles of Public Life in…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th April 2014

THE OBSERVER : 27th April Peter Bazalgette | We have to recognise the huge value of arts and culture to societyinc. role of Librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/27/value-of-arts-and-culture-to-society-peter-bazalgette THE INDEPENDENT : 27th April You can’t put a price on joy http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/you-cant-put-a-price-on-joy-9292286.html This Is The West Country…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th February 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th February Editorial | Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/campaigners-should-not-have-to-pay-to-protect-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 28th February Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/28/privatisation-west-london-libraries?commentpage=1 Public Policy Exchange The Future of Local Libraries and…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th January 2014

UKAuthority.com : 17th January Librarians alarmed at community policy Key advice on www.gov.uk about setting up community managed libraries is flawed and does not appear to have ministerial sign-off, the body representing professional librarians claimed this week. The allegation will fuel concerns…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th January 2014

The Star : 13th January Clegg plea for Sheffield library U-turn “Libraries are more important than politics.” http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/clegg-plea-for-sheffield-library-u-turn-1-6368194 Public Libraries News : 12th January Editorial | Too good a gift horse for the checking of the mouth http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/too-good-a-gift-horse-for-the-checking-of-the-mouth.html Torquay Herald Express :…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th January 2014

LocalGov : 7th January Councils urged to bid for funding to develop new delivery models http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-urged-to-bid-for-funding-to-develop-new-delivery-models/35311 Leicester Mercury : 7th January 700 jobs to go as Leicestershire County Council makes £110 million savings The council will continue to run its…