Tag: Librarians

Libraries News Round-up: 29th July 2013

LocalGov : 29th July Croydon outsources library services The council has signed an eight-year contract with John Laing Integrated Services (JLIS). http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110572 DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Judicial review process to be made tougher The Ministry of Justice is to…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 24th July Children ‘too distracted by technology to listen to stories’ It has revamped its library and introduced a Jackanory-style “storytelling   space” to encourage teachers, librarians and visiting authors to read aloud   to young children. Miss Kelleher…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd July 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 23rd July Alan Wylie | New blog – Localism and Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/localism-and-libraries.html Horncastle News : 23rd July Campaigners ready to fight to save Lincolnshire’s libraries             http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/campaigners-ready-to-fight-to-save-lincolnshire-s-libraries-1-5312275 Southport Visitor : 23rd July Fate of some of Southport’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 17th July The austerity story: How Spain fell in love with books again as locals flood back to libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-austerity-story-how-spain-fell-in-love-withbooks-again-as-locals-flood-back-to-libraries-8714705.html Spalding Today : 17th July Community shows united front in fight for (Deepings) library http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/community-shows-united-front-in-fight-for-library-1-5289535 Socialist Party…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 15th July Motion of no confidence in the libraries minister Ed Vaizey http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/motion-of-no-confidence-in-the-libraries-minister-ed-vaizey.html Question Everything : 16th July The first rule of politics: never believe anything until it’s been officially denied Vaizey has redefined hypocrisy in…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 7th July Editorial |Mail somehow uses library rebrand to link librarians with mass murderer including details of newspaper reports, blogs and social media coverage – CILIP rebranding http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/mail-somehow-uses-library-rebrand-to-link-librarians-with-mass-murderer.html The Times : 7th July Letter : “the…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th July 2013

DAILY MAIL : 6th July The Knowledge People? Attempted rebrand gets librarians raising their voices in outrage http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2357307/The-knowledge-people-Attempted-rebrand-gets-librarians-raising-voices-outrage.html The story was also published earlier today on Page 4 of ‘The Times’ (behind ££Paywall) Sunderland Echo : 5th July The final…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th June 2013

Public Libraries News : 26th June Editorial | “Slightly worse than our worst case scenario” : The latest Government cuts examined http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/06/slightly-worse-than-our-worst-case-scenario-the-latest-government-cuts-examined.html This Is Hampshire : 27th June Library service being run into the ground, warns union Funding cuts have…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st June 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 20th June Maria Miller | I argued for the arts – and won. We will keep the philistines from the gates http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/20/argued-for-arts-and-won-philistines-economic-case?INTCMP=SRCH SCL : 21st June SCL Publishes Annual Report 2012/2013 http://www.goscl.com/scl-publishes-annual-report-20122013/ Bourne Local : 21st June…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th June 2013

Gov.uk : 20th June Ed Vaizey MP |Speech to the Society of Chief Librarians Seminar https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/speech-to-the-society-of-chief-librarians-seminar BBC News : 20th June Councils ‘face 10% funding cut’ libraries included in “non-statutory services” by LGA again http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22995128 Public Libraries News : 19th…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th June 2013

BBC News : 19th June Lincolnshire County Council proposes major library shake-up The number of static libraries under the authority’s control would fall from 47 to 15. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-22962132 This Is Lincolnshire : 19th June 170 jobs will be lost over…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th June 2013

Sunderland Echo : 17th June Sunderland library spending had fallen by £2.5million even before closure plans announced http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-spending-had-fallen-by-2-5million-even-before-closure-plans-announced-1-5775185 Sunderland Echo : 17th June ‘Hands off our libraries’ – fight launched to save nine Sunderland branches from closure http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/hands-off-our-libraries-fight-launched-to-save-nine-sunderland-branches-from-closure-1-5775100 THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th June 2013

CLOA : 6th June Yinnon Ezra – Gov Advisor on Library Policy So do we really need superheros to sort out Public Libraries? http://blog.cloa.org.uk/2013/06/06/so-do-we-really-need-superheros-to-sort-out-public-libraries/ Gov.uk : 11th June Maria Miller | Speech – British Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2013 A…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th June 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th June Jarvis calls for “deeds not words” on libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-calls-%E2%80%9Cdeeds-not-words%E2%80%9D-libraries.html New Statesman : 10th June The battle against privatisation Outsourcing of public services continues apace as austerity bites. http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/12/public-services-outsourcing York Press : 10th June Jobs axed…