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Libraries News Round-up: 21 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st OctoberLibrary of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-birmingham-in-2m-language-school-conversion-315112 THE GUARDIAN : 21st OctoberStaff shortages forcing prisoners to choose between books and showers http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/21/staff-shortages-forcing-prisoners-to-choose-between-books-and-showersLibraries Taskforce : 21st OctoberGuest Blog | Libraries as Fun Palaces – by author Stella Duffyhttps://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/21/libraries-as-fun-palaces/Newham Recorder :…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberBritish Library’s chief librarian confirmed as CILIP trustee http://www.thebookseller.com/news/british-library-chief-librarian-confirmed-cilip-trustee-314753THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberSchool libraries protesters rally outside Scottish Parliament http://www.thebookseller.com/news/protesters-rally-outside-scottish-parliment-314751 Huddersfield Examiner: 19th OctoberKirklees | Future of Kirkburton library set to be decided this week http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/future-kirkburton-library-set-decided-10282959 Leon’s Library Blog : 18th OctoberThe Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2015

Government Computing : 13th OctoberCivica awarded Scottish libraries management system deal http://devolved.governmentcomputing.com/news/civica-awarded-scottish-libraries-management-system-deal-4692019BDaily : 13th OctoberSpecialist firm completes Bristol Central Library archive relocation https://bdaily.co.uk/industrials/13-10-2015/specialist-firm-completes-bristol-central-library-archive-relocation/ Kilburn Times : 13th OctoberTorch vigil remembers annivesary of library closures in Brent http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/torch_vigil_remembers_annivesary_of_library_closures_in_brent_1_4269000 This Is Local London : 13th OctoberFuture of…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2015

Barry & District News : 12th OctoberRhoose residents go to High Court to oppose library closurehttp://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/13842066.Rhoose_residents_go_to_High_Court_to_oppose_library_closure/?ref=rssHereford Times : 12th OctoberOpen letter to Leader, Herefordshire Council Hubert Porte | Library is badly missed – temporary arrangement neededhttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/13810482.Library_is_badly_missed___temporary_arrangement_needed/ Leicester Mercury : 12th OctoberLetter | Saving our…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 October 2015

Chester Chronicle : 9th OctoberCheshire West librarian, Ian Anstice, receives national award http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/local-news/cheshire-west-librarian-receives-national-10226735The Argus : 9th OctoberHistoric Hove Library facing new closure threat http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/13836656.Historic_Hove_Library_facing_new_closure_threat/Wetherby News : 9th OctoberNorth Yorkshire | Libraries: how to get involved (as volunteers) http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/news/local/libraries-how-to-get-involved-1-7503199 Brent & Kilburn Times : 9th OctoberLibrary campaigners win…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th OctoberEditorial | Cuts in Barnet and Lambeth … and the joys of storytelling http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/10/cuts-in-barnet-and-lambeth-and-the-joys-of-storytelling.htmlBarnet Today : 5th OctoberBarnet libraries could be saved but more protests are planned http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=7656&headline=Libraries%20could%20be%20saved%20but%20more%20protests%20are%20planned LGA : 5th October Councils promised more money to help refugees http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-promised-more-money-to-help-refugees/39548 London SE1 :…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2015

ITV News : 3rd October Latest community library in Leicester opens today http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-10-03/latest-community-library-in-leicester-opens-today/ For Info: Anstey Library’s opening times: http://libraryopeningtimes.co.uk/listing-1722.htmlDon’t Privatise Libraries : 3rd OctoberLewisham Library Campaigners raise concerns re cuts, volunteers & consultation with Head of Service http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/lewisham-library-campaigners-raise.html Brixton Buzz : 3rd October U-turn from…

Library News Round-up: 17 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th SeptemberAre publishers really ‘hoodwinking’ academics? An anonymous library expert & anonymous publisher respondhttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/17/are-publishers-really-hoodwinking-academics THE BOOKSELLER : 17th SeptemberOver 70 library staff take redundancy in Hampshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/seventy-four-library-staff-take-redundancy-council-looks-save-millions-312814Portsmouth News : 16th SeptemberHampshire | Seventy four library workers take redundancy as council looks to save…

Library News Round-up: 12 September 2015

BBC News : 12th SeptemberNew £10m Willesden Green library and art space opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34232095Facebook | Support for Axminster Library Formal complaint to Devon County Council – Devon Libraries Consultation The full, seven-page letter is published page by page – in the left-hand columnhttps://www.facebook.com/Support-for-Axminster-Library-504457342993799/timeline/?ref=hlShropshire…

Library News Round-up: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberMichael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticketTHE GUARDIAN: 1st SeptemberLocal authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts Evening Standard : 1st SeptemberJeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges…

Library News Round-up: 27 August 2015

CILIP : 27th AugustCILIP calls on Councils to consider social & economic impact of library cuts when balancing the booksResponding to the Department for Communities & Local Government’s release of the provisional 2014/15 annual income and expenditure figures for Local…

Library News Round-up: 24 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th AugustSouthampton library closures ‘halted’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/southampton-library-closures-halted-309782Daily Echo : 24th AugustLabour leaders plans to stop running six libraries in Southampton have been halted due to opposition from Tory councillors http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13621271.display/Birmingham Post : 24th AugustLiteracy campaigner hits out at…

Library News Round-up: 11 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustLadybird partners with Read On. Get On. campaignhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/ladybird-partners-read-get-campaign-308917THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustSouthampton libraries to close unless volunteers come forwardThe news comes at the same time as local businesses in Enfield have been asked to share space with one…

Library News Round-up: 20 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th JulyApp could turn America’s poor into lifelong readersWhile the UK quibbles over library ebook lending, American publishers are teaming up with charities and libraries to give away thousands of ebooks to low-income students. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/20/app-americas-poor-lifelong-readersTHE BOOKSELLER : 20th…

Library News Round-up: 17 July 2015

BBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries overturnedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321 Bristol.gov : 17th JulyPress Release | Fresh Proposals – Librarieshttp://news.bristol.gov.uk/fresh-proposals-for-the-future-of-bristols-library-service-have-been-revealed/ Bournemouth Echo : 17th JulyPoole | Axed mobile library leaves residents ‘with no alternative’http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13439813.Axed_mobile_library_leaves_residents____with_no_alternative___/Biggleswade Chronicle : 17th JulyBedfordshire | Mobile library service ‘at risk’ 
in consultationhttp://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/news/local-news/mobile-library-service-at-risk-in-consultation-1-6854195The Courier…

Library News Round-up: 16 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th JulyLincolnshire library campaigners head to high courthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-head-high-court-307434Stamford Mercury : 15th JulyLincolnshire library cuts in High Court once morehttp://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/community/community-news/lincolnshire-library-cuts-in-high-court-once-more-1-6851531Wales Online : 15th JulyCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to court http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Ham & High :…

Library News Round-up: 26 June 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 26th JuneFresh £3bn Tory cuts spree sends libraries, leisure centres and elderly care for the chophttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fresh-3bn-tory-cuts-spree-5951045Enfield Independent : 26th JuneEnfield library restructuring approved despite oppositionhttp://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/13355869.Library_restructuring_approved_despite_opposition/West Briton : 26th JuneCornwall | Doors locked at Falmouth library consultation meetinghttp://www.westbriton.co.uk/Doors-locked-Falmouth-library-consultation/story-26772326-detail/story.html Lichfield Live :…

Library News Round-up: 23 June 2015

Coventry Observer : 23rd JuneProtest at council against libraries & disabled jobs service cuts proposalshttp://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/protest-at-council-against-libraries-and-disabled-jobs-service-cuts-proposals-7914/Coventry Telegraph : 23rd June Anti-cuts protest before first full meeting of newly elected Coventry City Council todaySarah Smith, a Tile Hill resident who has been campaigning…