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Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2018

The Argus: 5 April Brighton & Hove | Disappointment as library changes are given go ahead http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16138894.Disappointment_as_library_changes_are_given_go_ahead/ Derby Telegraph: 5 April Petition launched over plans to make cuts at 20 Derbyshire libraries https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/mp-petition-oppose-library-cuts-1417524 Local Gov: 5 April Scotland | Councils…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2018

LGA: 26 February Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will not protect under-pressure local services https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/extra-council-tax-income-201819-will-not-protect-under-pressure-local-services Oxfordshire Guardian: 26 February Spreading the word to encourage library use http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/spreading-the-word-to-encourage-library-use/ Bath Chronicle: 26 February Bath & NE Somerset | Staff sickness forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 June 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th June Vaizey: Library service is not in crisis http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-library-service-not-crisis-335976 Public Sector Executive : 20th June Devolution offers ‘more opportunities’ for preserving libraries http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devolution-offers-more-opportunities-for-preserving-libraries The Star : 21st June Sheffield | Letter: Volunteer councillors http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/volunteer-councillors-1-7973930

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2016

James Powney’s Blog : 1st February Brent Library Privatisation Ditched http://jamespowney.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/brent-library-privatisation-ditched.html LGA : 1st February Transitional support needed for councils following funding shake-up http://www.local.gov.uk/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/7671840?_56_INSTANCE_0000_templateId=NEWS BBC News : 1st February Oxfordshire | Bicester town centre’s new library to open in April http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35458233 Stamford…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries - Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Library News Round-up: 24 March 2015

Kent Online : 24th March Residents in Sandwich told a charitable trust would enable libraries to be “bespoke”http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sandwich/news/bespoke-library-services-33909/ Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 24th MarchLincolnshire County Council apologises to Pauline Palmer: “we have learned our lessons”http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/03/24/lincolnshire-county-council-apologises-to-pauline-palmer-we-have-learned-our-lessons/ Harrow Times : 24th March‘Full steam ahead’ as…

Library News Round-up: 16 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th MarchLibrary task force starts workhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-task-force-starts-workTHE BOOKSELLER : 16th MarchEditorial | Hearts and crimeshttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/hearts-and-crimesTHE BOOKSELLER : 16th MarchPoole appointed as CILIP c.e.ohttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/poole-appointed-cilip-ceoSolihull News : 16th MarchFears for future of Dickens Heath libraryhttp://www.solihullnews.net/news/local-news/fears-future-dickens-heath-library-8851621 Cambridge News : 16th MarchCambridge Central Library could…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th June Authors speak out on Staffordshire libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-speak-out-staffordshire-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 30th June Warnings over public services as local councils face funding shortfalls Councils facing a funding gap of £5.8bn to March 2016, which could put…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May International publishers warn of ‘severe’ risk on copyright http://www.thebookseller.com/news/international-publishers-warn-severe-risk-copyright.html THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May LGA warns on future for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lga-warns-future-libraries.html LocalGov : 12th May LGA: Councils at ‘end of the road’ for efficiency savings…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 May 2014

THE OBSERVER : 11th May LGA report warns that closure of public services (e.g. libraries) “likely to intensify” http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/11/public-service-cuts-deepen-councils-savings  Public Libraries News : 11th May Editorial | Wrap-around dare centres: the public library’s unique possible future http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/wrap-around-dare-centres-the-public-librarys-unique-possible-future.html

Libraries News Round-up: 17th August 2013

LGA | Free Libraries Leadership Seminar for new library portfolio holders  12 September 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Local Government House, London  (Librarians unrepresented) http://www.local.gov.uk/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=81e53d51-6e82-42b1-835d-3eb85b5453db&groupId=10171 Spalding Today : 17th August Letter – Libraries: Represent the people who put you there http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/libraries-represent-the-people-who-put-you-there-1-5382771…