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Libraries News Round-up: 2 January 2018

The Bookseller: 2 January Leadsom vows to campaign for ‘sustainable future’ of libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/andrea-leadsom-visits-brackley-library-698976 Banbury Guardian: 2 January Northants | Nine-year-old shows MP ‘how great Brackley Library is’ as campaign against cutbacks continues https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/nine-year-old-shows-mp-how-great-brackley-library-is-as-campaign-against-cutbacks-continues-1-8312148 Oxfordshire Guardian: 2 January New chapter…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 October 2017

Libraries Taskforce: 25 October One year on from Ambition: let us know what you think https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/25/one-year-on-from-ambition-let-us-know-what-you-think/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October SOS call from Mawsley youngster over proposed library closures http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/sos-call-from-mawsley-youngster-over-proposed-library-closures-1-8211911 Slough Observer: 25 October Slough’s library and cultural centre, The…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 August 2017

  Bury Times: 17 August Walshaw Sports Club steps up to help The Friends of Tottington Library £500 donated http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15474515.Sports_club_steps_up_to_help_library_in_quest_to_remain_open/     i News: 17 August It matters that school libraries are closing – not just for reading but for…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2016

Public Libraries News : 8th March Editorial | Desmond Clarke, revisions, and some delicious rivalry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/03/desmond-clarke-revisions-and-some-delicious-rivalry.html Libraries Taskforce : 7th March Meeting the teams in community run libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/07/meeting-the-teams-in-community-run-libraries/ Lancashire CC : 8th March Wheatley Lane Library to close end of March…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th March Will Self joins march against Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/will-self-joins-march-against-lambeth-library-closures-323848 TES : 7th March Argyll & Bute | Scottish islanders’ Video protest after council  scraps school librarians https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/scottish-islanders-video-protest-after-council-scraps-school Leon’s Library Blog : 7th March ‘The Whole Story..?’ Asking…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th February Bradford council washes its hands of 14 libraries after ‘devastating’ budget cuts http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/26/bradford-council-washes-its-hands-of-14-libraries-after-devastating-budget-cuts Oxford Mail : 26th February Spelling out our libraries’ future after council cuts “Are Oxfordshire’s 43 libraries all safe?”  -  the county council…

Libraries Taskforce delivers

After taking quite some time to get into gear, the Libraries Taskforce is starting to deliver… First… There’s a useful paper outlining the state of the law on public libraries – DCMS decisions, judicial review decisions. It does not, of…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Campaigners must be ‘realistic’ about future of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-must-be-realistic-about-future-of-libraries-316551 Nuneaton News : 16th November Leicestershire | Campaigners call for Barwell library closure rethink http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Campaigners-library-closure-rethink/story-28183778-detail/story.html  Grantham Journal : 17th November Lincolnshire | London organisation could run county’s libraries including Grantham…

Sieghart Report – The latest

About 100 people packed the room for the first-ever public discussion of the Sieghart report (in the House of Commons, hosted by the All-Party parliamentary group for libraries, on 14 January). Laura Swaffield, Chair of the Library campaign, reports. Everyone,…