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Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th February Libraries saved me, now they need rescuing — Karin Slaughter http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/08/libraries-saved-me-now-they-need-rescuing Conservative Home : 8th February Tory MPs threaten to rebel over local government funding settlement for rural areas Now all the fat is gone,…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2016

Chorley Guardian : 26th January Lancashire | Library campaigners hold peaceful protest “Despite our financial situation, we are committed to continuing to provide 34 fully staffed libraries” http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/library-campaigners-hold-peaceful-protest-1-7696418#ixzz3yLOViZ7A And, please don’t forget to book…. Speak Up For Libraries – Rally and Lobby…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2016

Public Libraries News Editorial | Halifax give a little extra help (or do they?) and the SCL fail to directly support #MyLibraryByRight http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/01/halifax-give-a-little-extra-help-or-do-they-and-the-scl-fail-to-directly-support-mylibrarybyright.html Public Libraries News The pros and cons of commercial involvement in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/privatized-libraries-outsourcing-library-services/the-pros-and-cons-of-commercial-involvement-in-libraries Shropshire Star : 23rd January Shropshire | Wrekin MP…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2016

Chronicle Live : 20th January The Government hopes that a public weary of local council cuts will let them off the hook David Stockdale is Newcastle Council’s cabinet member for communities and facilities http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opinion/government-hopes-public-weary-local-10765824 Telegraph & Argus : 21st January…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th January 14 million fewer books available in libraries than when David Cameron took office http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/12102686/14-million-fewer-books-available-in-libraries-than-when-David-Cameron-took-office.html Leon’s Library Blog : 17th January Sometimes I Get So Angry..! http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/17/sometimes-i-get-so-angry/

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2016

The Knowledge Exchange : 15th January A book for everything that ails us …why bibliotherapy could be just the medicine we’re looking for Libraries are the best pill http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/15/a-book-for-everything-that-ails-us-why-bibliotherapy-could-be-just-the-medicine-were-looking-for/ BBC News : 15th January Warwickshire | Leamington, Nuneaton and Rugby libraries to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2016

Shropshire Live : 11th January Judicial Review on Church Stretton Library to be heard in April http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/01/11/judicial-review-on-church-stretton-library-to-be-heard-in-april/ Walsall Advertiser : 11th January Hundreds protest against planned closures of Walsall libraries http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/8203-Hundreds-protest-planned-closures-Walsall/story-28504616-detail/story.html Express & Star : 11th January Walsall | More than 100…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries - Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 January 2016

The Library Campaign : 1st January Sort out CIPFA, says Tim Coates, and TLC agrees http://www.librarycampaign.com/sort-out-cipfa-says-tim-coates-and-tlc-agrees/ Hinckley Times : 1st January Barwell library may not be facing final chapter Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 December 2015

South London Press: 21st December UNISON send out ballot papers for strike to Lambeth library staff http://www.slp.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115130&headline=UNISON%20send%20out%20ballot%20papers%20for%20strike%20to%20Lambeth%20library%20staff&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2015 Bourne Local : 21st December Lincolnshire | Martin Hill: Tell us where council cuts should be made http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/martin-hill-tell-us-where-council-cuts-should-be-made-1-7123540 Lancashire Telegraph : 21st December IT plan…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2015

Bedfordshire on Sunday : 20th December Bedford Borough Council plans more cuts …  including “reviewing” Libraries http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/Bedford-Borough-Council-plans-cuts-meet-massive/story-28391243-detail/story.html Wales Online : 20th December All we want for Christmas is our library back’ Residents unite over Roath library closure a year on http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/roath-library-christmas-read-protest-10629213…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2015

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 12th November CILIP’s weak statement to the Prime Minister http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2015/11/cilips-weak-statement-to-the-prime-minister.html CILIP : 12th November CILIP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to develop publicly-funded libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-calls-prime-minister-david-cameron-develop-publicly-funded-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th November Trusts v Volunteer Libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 November 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1405 13-26 November Library News (p.35) | Cobbett Road Library, Southampton In newsagents today London Evening Standard : 11th November London library workers ballot to strike over plans to turn libraries into ‘healthy living centres’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-library-workers-ballot-to-strike-over-plans-to-turn-libraries-into-healthy-living-centres-a3111676.html Barry &…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2015

Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth Council Scrutiny response shows setting up of book-ish gyms will take £1m of funding away from other leisure services http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/lambeth-council-scrutiny-response-shows-setting-up-of-book-ish-gyms-will-take-1m-of-funding-away-from-other-lambeth-leisure-services/ Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth library campaigner pens open letter to Cllr Jane…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 26th OctoberTim Larden – The Risk Exposures of Volunteer Libraries Tim Larden is the Managing Director of Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist in working with non-profit groups.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/practicalities/the-risk-exposures-of-volunteer-librariesITV News : 26th OctoberProtests over proposed cuts to council services in…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2015

Local Government Lawyer Lincolnshire Council to consider costs pursuit after judgment issued in libraries disputehttp://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24835%3Acouncil-to-consider-costs-pursuit-after-judgment-issued-in-libraries-dispute&catid=56&Itemid=24British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) High Court judgement – Lincolnshire Libraries  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/2964.html Save Lincs Libraries CampaignSad Day for Lincolnshire http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/10/23/sad-day-for-lincolnshire/ PSFK : 23rd OctoberFrance | Craving a Read? Vending…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2015

BBC News : 22nd OctoberNorthern Ireland libraries: Fewer staff will affect service to public http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34602707 Belfast Telegraph : 22nd OctoberLibrary staff ‘living in a constant state of uncertainty’ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/library-staff-living-in-a-constant-state-of-uncertainty-34131386.html Lincolnshire Echo : 22nd OctoberSave Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners could be hit with £90,000 bill for…