Tag Archive for Librarians

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 15 October Bold new vision for Preston’s Harris Library  Plans include development of a ‘community hub’ , including a library.  See comments http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/bold-new-vision-for-preston-s-harris-museum-1-81826 Sutton Coldfield News : 15 October Business Improvement District calls for support in battle to save library inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2016

The Bookseller : 13 October Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-defends-record-library-closures-and-amazon-taxation-during-lords-debate-414116 Caerphilly Observer : 14 October Ystrad Mynach library reopens after refurbishment http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/961912/ystrad-mynach-library-reopens-after-refurbishment/ The Bookseller : 14 October The FAQs have it http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/faqs-have-it-414226 ‘We live in…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2016

Bristol Post : 11 October South Gloucestershire | Council unveils second attempt to cut libraries after backlash stopped first http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/south-gloucestershire-council-unveils-second-attempt-to-cut-libraries-after-backlash-stopped-first/story-29799304-detail/story.html  Warrington Guardian : 11 October Warrington | Councillor vows to fight closure of Penketh Library http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14795247.Councillor_vows_to_fight_closure_of_Penketh_Library/  Somerset Live : 12 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th September Libraries raise awareness of Banned Books Week http://www.thebookseller.com/news/british-library-free-word-and-islington-libraries-participate-banned-books-week-399651 Yorkshire Evening Post : 27th September Wakefield Library opening hours cut down to save £150,000 http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/wakefield-library-opening-hours-cut-down-to-save-150-000-1-8149201 Warrington Guardian : 27th September Green Party urges LiveWire to reconsider…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2016

Medley of Extemporanea : 5th September V for Volunteer – a dystopian reality https://dawnfinch.co.uk/2016/09/05/v-for-volunteer-a-dystopian-reality/ THE GUARDIAN : 6th September Julia Donaldson protests to Nicola Sturgeon about axing of school librarians https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/06/julia-donaldson-nicola-sturgeon-argyll-and-bute-school-librarians THE BOOKSELLER : 6th September Donaldson criticises school library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 31st August Lancashire council to close more than 20 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/31/lancashire-county-council-library-closures Wigan Today : 31st August Two libraries & a children’s centre could be closed down http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/two-libraries-and-a-children-s-centre-could-be-closed-down-1-8098357 Public Libraries News : 30th August Editorial | Lancashire, Labour and Libraries …

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 16th August Library use in England fell dramatically over last decade, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/16/library-use-in-england-fell-dramatically-over-last-decade-figures-show Coventry Telegraph : 16th August Could Coventry’s libraries go online to save cash? Books could be ordered online and collected from a community…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August 2016

BBC News : 11th August Ex-Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey slams mobile library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37037934 Society of Authors : 11th August Should Knowledge Be Taxed? http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/should-knowledge-be-taxed DCMS Taking Part Survey 2015/16 Library usage has fallen from one half of UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May 2016

UTV : 18th May Anger over plans to cut NI library hours http://www.u.tv/News/2016/05/18/Anger-over-plans-to-cut-NI-library-hours-59182 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Public inquiry threat over libraries axe http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts/public-inquiry-threat-over-libraries-axe-1-7917583 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Politically Correct by Howard Ballard County Hall politics closed our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/opinion/politically-correct-by-howard-ballard-1-7917871 Newbury…