Tag: library campaigning

Libraries News Round-up: 18 December 2017

UK Library News: 18 December Initial CIPFA data analysis by Tim Coates – December 2017 https://uklibrarynews.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/initial-cipfa-data-analysis-by-tim-coates-december-2017/ Brixton Buzz: 18 December Lambeth Council sets February ‘target’ for re-opening Carnegie library – three months ahead of local elections http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/12/lambeth-council-sets-february-target-for-re-opening-carnegie-library-three-months-ahead-of-local-elections/ Coventry Telegraph: 18…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August

Ipswich Star: 6 August Suffolk | Much-loved Rosehill Library in Ipswich celebrates completion of major makeover http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/much-loved-rosehill-library-in-ipswich-celebrates-completion-of-major-makeover-1-5137343 The Bookseller: 7 August Unison to hold ‘SOS Day’ for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-hold-sos-day-libraries-607831 Burnham on Sea.com: 7 August Somerset | Protest held in Burnham-On-Sea…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July

Ipswich Star: 11 July Suffolk | Ipswich’s Rosehill Library reopens after five-week closure for revamp South Wales Argus: 12 July Major works set for Maindee library in Newport Funding for the charity running library with volunteers received from Arts Council Wales…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May

Speak Up for Libraries: 19 May Manifesto for Libraries for the General Election 2017 http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/manifesto-for-libraries-for-the-general-election-2017/ Shields Gazette: 19 May South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/south-tyneside-council-gives-go-ahead-for-library-plans-consultation-1-8550290 Northern Echo: 19 May ‘I should have listened to you’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May

Shields Gazette: 18 May See protesters lobby South Tyneside Council over library proposal http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/see-protesters-lobby-south-tyneside-council-over-library-proposal-1-8548392 Bury Times: 18 May Hope for Bury youth group B:easties as partners meet to save Topping Fold Library ‘The three earmarked to stay open to meet the…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 September 2016

Public Sector Executive : 1st September Keeping libraries relevant and enhancing community wellbeing Cllr Ian Stewart, cabinet member at Cumbria County Council http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/keeping-libraries-relevant-and-enhancing-community-wellbeing?dorewrite=false Blackpool Gazette : 1st September last-ditch bid to save libraries Angry MP Mark Menzies is pressing for Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 May 2016

BBC News : 21st May Hundreds protest against Lewisham library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36350323 Sevenoaks Chronicle : 21st May Kent | Sevenoaks mobile library stop-offs  halved – is your area affected? More than half of the stops made by Kent CC’s Mobile Library Service…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th May Poet to petition Sadiq Khan over Library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/poet-petition-sadiq-khan-over-library-closures-329815 Leon’s Library Blog : 16th May Libraries Deliver …. Social Justice? An extract from the response by The Network to Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May 2016

Sheffield Star : 5th May Letter | We need the librarians http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-need-the-librarians-1-7893154 Lytham St Annes Express : 5th May Lancashire | Library plans out this week http://www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk/news/library-plans-out-this-week-1-7893459 THE BOOKSELLER : 4th May Stephen Fry: ‘Libraries save lives’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/fry-libraries-save-lives-328111 Blackpool Gazette : 4th May Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd May Library use falling sharply, study shows http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/03/library-use-falling-sharply-study-shows London Evening Standard : 3rd May Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures and mergers gather pace http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/stephen-fry-defends-lifesaving-libraries-as-closures-and-mergers-gather-pace-a3238516.html Socialist Worker : 3rd May Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April 2016

BBC News : 3rd April Lambeth library occupation continues, supported by community donations of food and bedding http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35955378 DAILY MAIL : 3rd April Worth writing home about: Inside the most incredible libraries in Britain http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3513811/Worth-writing-home-Inside-incredible-libraries-Britain-Oxford-s-historic-reading-rooms-futuristic-wonder-Liverpool.html Chad.co.uk : 3rd April Nottinghamshire: Membership…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st March If librarians and steelworkers wanted state bail-outs they should have done something useful – like bankers http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-librarians-and-steelworkers-wanted-state-bail-outs-they-should-have-done-something-useful-like-a6962121.html THE GUARDIAN : 31st March Lambeth library plans condemned as ‘absolute shambles’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/31/lambeth-library-plans-london-budget-cuts-close ITV News : 31st March…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th March Vaizey: Volunteers should not replace library staff http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-volunteers-should-not-replace-library-staff-325210 BBC News : 30th March Libraries minister Ed Vaizey: Volunteers not replacing staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35920081 Public Sector Executive : 30th March Libraries need community management to survive job…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187 BBC News : 29th March Libraries: The decline of a profession? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957 BBC News : 29th March Libraries lose a quarter of staff as…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…