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Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

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.…

Library News Round-up: 20 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th AprilMoran condemns ‘weepingly few books’ in local library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/moran-condemns-weepingly-few-books-local-library Loughborough Echo : 20th AprilLeicestershire | Library transfers are moving closerhttp://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-transfers-are-moving-closer-9051247Brixton Buzz : 20th AprilSaving Lambeth’s Minet Library – last meeting tonight (20th April)http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/04/saving-lambeths-minet-library-last-meeting-tonight-20th-april/

Library News Round-up: 7 March 2015

BOOKTRUST : 6th MarchGovernment funding cut for Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland government will no longer be funding the Bookstart programme.http://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/news/1324Don’t Privatise Libraries : 7th MarchBarnet, Lambeth, Devon & Bryant.http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/barnet-lambeth-devon-bryant.html Bristol Post : 7th MarchThreat to close seven Bristol libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 4 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th MarchLabour and libraries: the shape of things to comehttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/04/labour-and-libraries-the-shape-of-things-to-come/ Hansard : 3rd MarchPublic Libraries: Written question – 225619http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-26/225619/ On You Tube : 3rd MarchBBC Radio Coventry Alan Gibbons Interview – Coventry Libraries Campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjQODi5k0g&feature=youtu.beStoke Sentinel : 4th MarchDo…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

Library News Round-up: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th FebruaryLincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967Harlow Star : 9th FebruaryEssex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekershttp://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html Guardian Series : 9th FebruaryEssex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Libraryhttp://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/Jackie Morris : 8th FebruaryFighting TalkJackie Morris is…

Library News Round-up: 12 December 2014

Voices for the Library : 12th DecemberWhat is the value of the Imperial War Museum’s Library?Guest posthttp://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/12/what-is-the-value-of-the-imperial-war-museums-library/Public Libraries News : 11th DecemberEditorial | Lobbing it all away: shocking Library of Birmingham cutshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/lobbing-it-all-away-shocking-library-of-birmingham-cuts.htmlExpress & Star : 12th DecemberProtest over planned changes to Staffordshire…

Library News Round-up: 6 December 2014

Express & Star : 6th DecemberThousands sign petitions over Staffordshire libraries cutbackshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/06/thousands-sign-petitions-over-staffordshire-libraries-cutbacks/ Wells Journal : 6th DecemberSomerset | Wells library survives closure threat http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Wells-library-survives-closure-threat/story-25120058-detail/story.htmlWestern Telegraph : 5th DecemberPembroke Dock library hours reduction concerns“It’s the thin edge of the wedge, so much has been taken…

Library News Round-up: 4 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th DecemberGoodman out, Bryant in as shadow culture ministerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/goodman-out-bryant-shadow-culture-ministerBBC News : 3rd DecemberLabour Reshuffle …Shadow arts minister Helen Goodman takes on the shadow welfare reform brief.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30310735Public Libraries News : 3rd DecemberEditorial | Peak Library, the perils of competitive tendering, double taxation…

Library News Round-up: 24 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 23rd NovemberEditorial | Speaking Up For Libraries, each in their own way?Analysis of contributions from Helen Goodman MP (Lab), Justin Tomlinson MP (Con) and Martin Francis (Green Party) The LibDems were not represented. http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/speaking-up-for-libraries-each-in-their-own-way.htmlBBC News :  24th NovemberScottish…

Library News Round-up: 21 October 2014

BBC News : 20th OctoberWalsall Council warns of job cuts and library closureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-29694325Infoism I J Clark | Extremism, nudge theory and access to informationWhether such professional opposition would be successful is a different matter. It would not, however, go without being vehemently challenged.…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 13th September5 Letters | Children must learn to love reading … including letters from Michael Rosen and Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/12/children-must-learn-to-love-reading Burton Mail : 13th SeptemberPublic force North-West Leicestershire library closure re-thinkhttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Public-force-North-West-Leicestershire-library/story-22920154-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 13th SeptemberStannington library group announces building upkeep partnershiphttp://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/stannington-library-group-announces-building-upkeep-partnership-1-6839222Staffordshire Newsletter…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 July 2014

BBC News – Education : 8th July School libraries ‘should be counted’, say MPs and peers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28209254 APPG Report - The Beating Heart of the School BBC News – Radio Lincolnshire First-hand report on the Judicial Review on iPlayer – 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 June 2014

Public Libraries News : 9th June Editorial | Shadow minister Helen Goodman MP shows an interest http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/06/shadow-minister-helen-goodman-mp-shows-an-interest.html Question Everything : 10th June Power to the People How are you supposed to represent people when you haven’t asked them for their views? http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/power-to-people.html…