Tag Archive for Librarians

Libraries News Round-up: 9 August

Burnley Express: 9 August Lancashire | Veterans group to open new chapter at library The Veterans Association UK plans to take over the running of Pike Hill Library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/veterans-group-to-open-new-chapter-at-library-1-8693157 Bedford Today: 9 August Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer Open+…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July

Ipswich Star: 11 July Suffolk | Ipswich’s Rosehill Library reopens after five-week closure for revamp South Wales Argus: 12 July Major works set for Maindee library in Newport Funding for the charity running library with volunteers received from Arts Council Wales…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July

Local Gov: 11 July Cutting services: a false economy? ‘…the Public Libraries and Museum Act 1964 requires library authorities to provide ‘a comprehensive and efficient library service’ for all persons who desire to make use of it and specifies particular…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July

Wigan Today: 7 July Library users reassured Concerns about volunteers delivering Wigan’s home library service – Staffordshire Newsletter: 7 July Gnosall Library project extended by three years Volunteers but no library building as yet. Focus is on fundraising, including seeking…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July

Brixton Buzz: 7 July 2017 Lambeth Council accused of wasting ‘millions of pounds’ after independent scrutiny highlights Town Hall financial waste – Daily Echo: 7 July Eastleigh | Bank site to be turned into flats and a library – The Bookseller:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July

Plymouth Herald: 3 July Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dates-revealed-for-closure-of-six-plymouth-libraries/story-30421715-detail/story.html Devon Live: 4 July Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’ http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html http://players.brightcove.net/1275380505001/rJjlPOKH_default/index.html?videoId=5474246136001?wmode=transparent Northumberland Gazette: 4 July Call for…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June

The Bookseller: 28 June Concerns over Forest Hill Library plans to rent desk space Comments from library campaigners, including Dawn Finch, Alan Wylie and Laura Swaffield http://www.thebookseller.com/news/forest-hill-starts-renting-desk-space-576116 Lancashire Telegraph: 28 June The Veterans Association group, who saved the Pike Hill…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 June

Bury Times: 27 June Bury Council set to retain four libraries – Radcliffe, Bury, Ramsbottom and Prestwich – following review All other libraries across Bury are set to close in August under the plans. http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/prestwich/15375165.Four_libraries_to_be_saved_after_public_response BBC News: 27 June Old…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June

Libraries Taskforce: 15 June Income generation for public libraries With comments, and response made on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce. At least one comment still awaiting moderation. https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/15/income-generation-for-public-libraries/ Northern Echo: 16 June Fresh legal challenge launched in battle to save Darlington’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May

Shields Gazette: 15 May Union outrage over plans for community groups to run South Tyneside libraries http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/union-outrage-over-plans-for-community-groups-to-run-south-tyneside-libraries-1-8541352 BBC News: 16 May Hay Festival cash keeps town library open  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39930723 West Leeds Dispatch: 16 May Library moves out as work starts…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April

Leon’s Library blog : 1 April Nothing to yell about https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/04/01/nothing-to-yell-about/  BBC News : 1 April More North Yorkshire libraries run by volunteers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-3946634  Bolton News : 1 April Plans for new library and health centre on site of former…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 February

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council : 17 February Exciting times for library mutual Dudley announce GLL as preferred bidder for outsourcing of libraries http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/february-2017/exciting-times-for-library-mutual/ Express & Star : 18 February Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/02/18/wolverhampton-libraries-bilston-could-move-from-145-year-old-home-in-major-shake-up/…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February

The Bookseller : 14 February Graeme Macrae Burnet backs campaign against Scottish library cuts Macrae Burnet is backing the CILIPS Libraries Matter campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/graeme-macrae-burnet-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-487071 Plymouth Herald : 14 February Closure of library would mean loss of ‘safe place’ for disabled Closing a city library…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January

Blackpool Gazette : 11th January Hurry up call in battle to save libraries  http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hurry-up-call-in-battle-to-save-libraries-1-8327831 Lancashire | Ged Mirfin on ‘Linked In’ Press Release: Ministerial Visit sets precedent https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/press-release-ministerial-visit-sets-precedent-ged-mirfin 2BR Radio : 11th January  Lancashire | It might not be the end for…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2016

Public Libraries News : 27th November Editorial | The usage of the Summer Reading Challenge is down. Why? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/11/the-usage-of-the-summer-reading-challenge-is-down-why.html Express & Star : 28th November Walsall | Campaigners fight for future of closure-threatened Aldridge Library - WATCH & PICTURES http://www.expressandstar.com/picture-galleries/news-video/2016/11/28/campaigners-fight-for-future-of-closure-threatened-aldridge-library-at-protest-watch-and-pictures/aldprotest-08-tt-26-jpg/ Edinburgh Evening News : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2016

St Albans Review : 19 November Hertfordshire | Library celebrates volunteering award Celebrating one year of ‘volunteer-run Chorleywood library “working innovatively” i.e. staffless http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/watford/14908380.Library_celebrates_volunteering_award/ Herald Scotland : 19 November As the UK’s oldest subscription library reaches a milestone, what is the future…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 November 2016

BIG ISSUE : 4th NovemberJohn Bird to speak at a mass rally in support of Libraries this weekend http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7099/john-bird-to-speak-at-a-mass-rally-in-support-of-libraries-this-weekend Blog Preston : 4th November Lancashire | Sale of libraries in Preston and South Ribble should be ‘put on hold’  A Preston MP has…