Tag Archive for Librarians

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th May Poet to petition Sadiq Khan over Library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/poet-petition-sadiq-khan-over-library-closures-329815 Leon’s Library Blog : 16th May Libraries Deliver …. Social Justice? An extract from the response by The Network to Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th May Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/13/books-ebook-publishers-paper?CMP=share_btn_tw Swindon Advertiser : 12th May Councillor urged to back up her pre-election library promises http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14489911.Councillor_urged_to_back_up_her_pre_election_library_promises/

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2016

Make a difference https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/12/make-a-difference/ Northern Echo : 12th May Friends group launched to save Darlington’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14489490.Friends_group_launched_to_save_Darlington_s_libraries/ Skegness Standard : 11th May Lincolnshire | New-look Alford Library offers homely atmopshere http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-look-alford-library-offers-homely-atmopshere-1-7379407 Lytham St Anne’s Express : 12th May Lancashire | MP condemns closure hit-list…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 9th May County Council staff wait for jobs news as cuts row grows http://www.lep.co.uk/news/county-council-staff-wait-for-jobs-news-as-cuts-row-grows-1-7901825 Lancashire Evening Post : 10th May Letter | ‘Shameful legacy of closures’ http://www.lep.co.uk/news/your-say/readers-letters-may-10-1-7903759 Chorley Guardian : 10th May Shock as closure hit list is…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 May 2016

Herefordshire Live : 6th May Closed book: Hereford Library unlikely to open again until 2017 http://herefordshirelive.co.uk/culture/news/closed-book-hereford-library-unlikely-to-open-again-until-2017 Lancashire County Council : 6th May Cabinet report outlines plans to transform services with fewer buildings needed http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/news/details/?Id=PR16/0192 Clitheroe Advertiser : 6th May REVEALED:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May 2016

Sheffield Star : 5th May Letter | We need the librarians http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-need-the-librarians-1-7893154 Lytham St Annes Express : 5th May Lancashire | Library plans out this week http://www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk/news/library-plans-out-this-week-1-7893459 THE BOOKSELLER : 4th May Stephen Fry: ‘Libraries save lives’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/fry-libraries-save-lives-328111 Blackpool Gazette : 4th May Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April 2016

DCMS : April 2016 Taking Part focus on: libraries – Statistical Release https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Libraries_short_story_-_FINAL.pdf Bristol 24/7 Radio : 28th April Library assistants go on strike http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/politics/library-assistants-go-on-strike Harrow Times : 28th April Outgoing mayor says the voluntary sector is key to Harrow’s future…