Tag: library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 20th December 2013

CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’ Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice http://info.cilip.org.uk/FS/2834/Documents/PMLG%20Access%20Issue%201.pdf  Stoke Sentinel : 20th December Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire Some…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th December 2013

MickFortune.com : 18th December Are Councils using framework agreements to destroy the UK Public Library Service – You decide. http://www.mickfortune.com/WordPress/?p=1061 THE BOOKSELLER : 18th December Major job cuts at Southend’s libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/major-job-cuts-southends-libraries.html The Echo : 18th December Southend | 45% of library…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th December Campaigners attack SCL on CIPFA http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-attack-scl-cipfa.html Spalding Guardian : 17th December MP in fight to save library from the axe MP John Hayes is fighting on to save Market Deeping Library from the county council axe.…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th December Campaigners protest over Herefordshire library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-protest-over-herefordshire-library-cuts.html The Library Campaign : 16th December With friends like these http://www.librarycampaign.com/with-friends-like-these/ The Guardian : 16th December Zero-hours contracts are not poisonous and councils should proudly use them Libraries are…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th and 15th December 2013

Public Libraries News : 14th December Top UK public library trends of 2013 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/12/top-uk-public-library-trends-of-2013.html Louth Leader : 15th December Protest toys put outside Louth Library http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/protest-toys-put-outside-louth-library-1-5744544 This Is Lincolnshire : 14th December ‘Gagged’ staff speak out as D-day for Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th December 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Should libraries rely on volunteers?  includes a poll http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/poll/2013/dec/12/libraries-volunteers-council-cuts London Evening Standard : 12th December Derek Jacobi: Libraries have been a big part of my life and we must fight to save them  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/derek-jacobi-libraries-have-been-a-big-part-of-my-life-andwe-must-fight-to-save-them-8999869.html THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th December CIPFA records continuing library closures Details  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-records-continuing-library-closures.html Public Finance : 10th December Rate of library closures slowing, CIPFA survey finds http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2013/12/rate-of-library-closures-slowing-cipfa-survey-finds/ Herald Scotland : 10th December Library volunteers up by half in a year http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/library-volunteers-up-by-half-in-a-year.22913946…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th December 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 9th December Big society policy not suited for deprived communities, says thinktank http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/dec/09/big-society-deprived-david-cameron-charitable-wealthy?CMP=EMCSOCEML657 The Lincolnite : 9th December Stephen Palmer | Lincolnshire libraries decision: Foul or fair? http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/12/lincolnshire-libraries-decision-foul-fair/ Grimsby Telegraph : 9th December Local libraries: Your chance to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th December 2013

BBC News : 6th December Somerset | Library volunteers scheme criticised by community group http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25256102 THE GUARDIAN : 6th December Authors’ Public Lending Right payments frozen http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/06/authors-public-lending-right-payments-frozen THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December Pembrokeshire reviews mobile libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pembrokeshire-reviews-mobile-libraries.html BBC News : 6th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th December 2013

Welsh Government : 3rd December Written Statement – Public Libraries in Wales http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2013/8265614/?lang=en# The Star : 5th December Sheffield pupils take library battle to Town Hall The youngsters also handed over 200 copies of a survey completed by pupils in…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th December 2013

Save Lincs Libraries Campaign : 4th December Inside the 2nd Dec Scrutiny Meeting – Two Voices http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/12/04/inside-the-2nd-dec-scrutiny-meeting-two-voices/ Lincolnshire Echo : 3rd December “Democracy is dead”: Lincolnshire library funding cuts criticised Chris Pain, of the UKIP Lincolnshire political group, was quick to…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd December ACE grant to library artists sparks controversy http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-grant-library-artists-sparks-controversy.html Mancunian Matters : 3rd December Is the end nigh for Greater Manchester’s libraries?  http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/031213674-end-nigh-greater-manchesters-libraries-savage-cuts-and-ailing-visitor-numbers-make ITV News : 3rd December Lincolnshire Council closing libraries to save £2 million…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd December 2013

Harrogate News : 2nd December Arts Council awards £100,000 to put artists into county libraries http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2013/12/02/arts-council-awards-100000-put-artists-county-libraries/ Spalding Guardian : 2nd December Library closures expected to be rubber stamped http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/library-closures-expected-to-be-rubber-stamped-1-5722539 THE GUARDIAN l 1st December The Library: A World History by…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th November 2013

This Is Lincolnshire : 30th November Protesters took to city streets to say ‘no’ to library closures http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-Central-Library/story-20244645-detail/story.html#axzz2m88QFJqt This Is Lincolnshire : 30th November Protests against library closures planned today http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Protests-library-closures-planned-today/story-20244525-detail/story.html#axzz2m88QFJqt Twitter : 30th November Ashley Baxter ‏@DeepingDo 8h Suggestion box Deepings…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th November Library cuts ‘worse in deprived north’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-cuts-worse-deprived-north.html CILIP : 28th November Damaging library cuts are wrong and dangerous http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/damaging-library-cuts-are-wrong-and-dangerous Public Libraries News : 28th November The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th November 2013

Public Libraries News : 28th November Public Lending Right (PLR) and Volunteer Libraries  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/legal/public-lending-right-plr-and-volunteer-libraries THE GUARDIAN : 28th November Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015 Study warns that authorities will have to focus…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th November Desmond Clarke:  Library strategy http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-strategy.html CILIP : 26th November CILIP Council election result  http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/four-new-members-cilip-council-elected … Nottingham Post : 26th November The smallest libraries in the county are facing changes It is expected that the libraries most…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 21st November Campaigner meeting with Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group 20/11/13  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/campaigner-meeting-with-libraries-all-party-parliamentary-group-201113 Mumsnet:  ‘Self service library counters – I hate ’em (50 posts) http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1919397-Self-service-library-counters-I-hate-em Birmingham Post : 21st November Capita pockets £1.2m to create Library of Birmingham…