Tag: libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 8th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Manchester Evening News : 8th May Six Manchester libraries face axe within weeks despite protests…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Public Libraries News : 6th May Library Campaign’s call to action on volunteer libraries:  “Let’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Brent & Kilburn Times : 5th May Community library lends their support to Brent’s elderly…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th May The importance of instilling a need to read Jonathan Douglas…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Public Libraries News : 2nd May Outsourcing, food banks, late fees and 3-D printing (sort…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th April 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. FT | Interactive ‘Austerity’ Map useful for all campaigns http://ig.ft.com/austerity-map/?gss=E06000050 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 29th…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th April 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Independent on Sunday Special report: Britain’s REAL big society  An uncriticial paean of praise –…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th April 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. SCL Executive Meeting Minutes : 27 March 2013 http://www.goscl.com/about-the-scl/scl-national-executive/scl-executive-meeting-minutes/ Luton Today : 27th April Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th April 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. BBC News : 26th April Crews tackle blaze at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22312017…

Library News Round-up: 18th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Sky News : 18th January Campaigners Plan Occupation Of Newcastle Libraries In Fight Against Cuts…

Westminster Speaks out!

The Staff in Westminster have written and publicised this open letter to their local councillors and are happy for it be be shared more widely.  We are only too happy to oblige.  They write,  To the Councillors of Westminster, Westminster Libraries…

Library News Round-up: 14th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 14th January Library volunteers left without ‘effective support’, says WI  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-volunteers-left-without-effective-support-says-wi.html Third…

Library News Round-up: 12th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Bolton News : 12th January Children’s author slams axing of town’s libraries Award-winning children’s author…

Library News Round-up: 11th January 2013

See the Libraries *live chat* here, on The Guardian.  Open for further comment over the week end. www.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2013/jan/09/library-communities-2013-live-chat THE BOOKSELLER : 11th January ‘Bleak’ 2013 predicted as 300 libraries could be lost   includes quotes from Phil Bradley, UKSCL, Alan Gibbons…

Library News Round-up: 10th January 2013

Times Series : 10th January CommUNITY Barnet ‘will not run’ Friern Barnet Library following squatters’ eviction Libraries portfolio holder Councillor Robert Rams had said the voluntary sector support group would be handed a licence to run the building until official…

Library News Round-up: 9th January 2013

All links thanks to Shirley Burnham. Follow her on twitter at  @shirleyburnham Booktrust.org : 9th January Rosemary Clarke MBE, 1954-2013 We know that her loss will be felt keenly not only amongst her family and friends, but also amongst the thousands of people…