Tag: Liberal Democrats

Library News Round-up: 27 April 2015

Public Libraries News : 26th AprilEditorial | When librarians should fear the quiethttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/when-librarians-should-fear-the-quiet.htmlEast Grinstead Courier : 26th April Surrey | Lingfield library to lose paid staff in May? http://m.eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk/Library-lose-paid-staff/story-26367008-detail/story.html  THE GUARDIAN : 25th AprilBrent Central: Lib Dems, libraries and the Labour tide http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/25/brent-central-lib-dems-libraries-and-the-labour-tideWales Online :…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Thirty Leicestershire libraries under threat http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thirty-leicestershire-libraries-under-threat.html Yinnon Ezra, Libraries Advisor, has left the DCMS His final Blog for CLOA http://blog.cloa.org.uk/2014/01/07/is-it-that-time-already/ Express & Star : 8th January Wolverhampton library-users’ dismay at plans to cut opening hours…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th November 2013

The Star : 13th November Sheffield library sites ‘set up to fail’ Sheffield Council officers have warned libraries kept open by community groups without public funding would lack any ‘real chance’ of staying open.  In a section of a draft…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th October 2013

The Star : 19th October Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372 Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408 THE INDEPENDENT : 18th October Chris Bryant MP | These local cuts are dismantling the last…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th October 2013

Cambridge News : 7th October Big Society-run libraries in Cambridgeshire never happened – but the big cuts have http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Big-Society-run-libraries-in-Cambridgeshire-never-happened-but-the-big-cuts-have-20131007031434.htm OpenDemocracy.net : 7th October Bradford | Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to get organised We want to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th September Half of Sheffield’s libraries under threat Threats to libraries in Moray, Sunderland, Neath and Flintshire also feature http://www.thebookseller.com/news/half-sheffields-libraries-under-threat.html ITV News : 17th September Sheffield libraries could face closure inc. Video http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-17/sheffield-libraries-could-face-closure/ BBC News : 17th…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th September 2013

Kent Online : 13th September Libraries and residential care homes could be frontline services to be privatised in shake-up The so-called market review of a dozen services represents the first step in the authority’s move to re-shape itself as a…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th September 2013

BBC Radio 4 iPlayer : 4th September Michael Rosen | Our Libraries: The Next Chapter – Episode 1  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xx7b Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd September Open Letter from a 90-year old Lincolnshire resident to his councillor http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/09/03/an-open-letter-from-a-90-year-old-lincolnshire-resident-to-his-councillor/ Luton Today : 4th September Ideas…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th August 2013

The Star : 26th August Sheffield council faces challenge on library secret “It is appalling Labour is keeping details in the public interest from public scrutiny.” http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-council-faces-challenge-on-library-secret-1-5985903 This Is Grimsby : 26th August ‘I question that closing libraries is way…