Tag: library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 20th November 2013

Croydon Guardian : 20th November Croydon library staff handed redundancy warnings by Carillion http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/10822155.Library_staff_handed_redundancy_warnings/ Don’t privatise libraries : 20th November Carillion threaten Library staff with redundancies http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/carillion-threaten-library-staff-with.html The Scotsman : 20th November Moray Council libraries vote: Four to close http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/moray-council-libraries-vote-four-to-close-1-3195515…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Partial u-turn for Moray on library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/partial-u-turn-moray-library-closures.html STV : 19th November Three closure-threatened libraries to stay open says Moray Council However, the campaign group believes councillors will accept during a debate on Wednesday that their decision…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th November 2013

You Tube : 16th November Save Barnsley Library | Video – Hands Around the Library http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_S4fzSfIY&feature=youtu.be ITV News : 16th November Barnsley Council: Library service needs to be modernised http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2013-11-16/council-library-service-needs-to-be-modernised/ BBC News : 16th November Leeds | New Rawdon Community Library set to open…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th November Record numbers for summer reading scheme  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/record-numbers-summer-reading-scheme.html CILIP Cymru Wales : 15th November Concerns over threats to library services in Wales raised in open letter to Minister for Culture & Sport http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/concerns-over-threats-library-services-wales-raised-open-letter-minister Inside Moray :…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th November 2013

Chad.co.uk : 11th November Nottinghamshire | Councillor: ‘Libraries will close, mark my words’ http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/county-council-budget-councillor-libraries-will-close-mark-my-words-1-6234680 Northern Scot : 11th November Moray | Library protestor pursues legal challenge http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Library-protestor-pursues-legal-challenge-11112013.htm Northern Scot : 11th November Moray | Reverse decision or legal action will follow say campaigners http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Reverse-decision-or-legal-action-will-follow-say-campaigners-11112013.htm The Scotsman :…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th November 2013

Wembley Matters : 9th November Brent’s approach to consultation – has anything changed? http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/brents-approach-to-consultation-has.html?m=1 South Wales Evening Post : 10th November Plans in place in Resolven, Briton Ferry and Blaengwynfi to save libs from closure http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Plans-place-Resolven-Briton-Ferry-Blaengwynfi/story-20057753-detail/story.html Chard & Ilminster News…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 6th November Austerity measures make libraries vital as more needy people use them http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/06/austerity-measures-libraries-vital-needy-people Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 5th November Consultation or Con? “over 13,000 more people signed the petition rejecting the council’s proposals than voted for the entire executive…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th November 2013

STV News : 4th November Moray Council to face campaigners in court over closure of seven libraries http://news.stv.tv/north/246989-moray-council-to-face-campaigners-in-court-over-library-closures/ The Scotsman : 4th November Legal bid to keep Moray libraries open http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/legal-bid-to-keep-moray-libraries-open-1-3172750 BBC News : 4th November Moray library closures: Campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd November 2013

The Star : 3rd November ‘Petty’ Sheffield library closures anger http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/petty-sheffield-library-closures-anger-1-6210830 St Albans Review : 3rd November Herts | Meeting to discuss future of library services in St Albans A total of ten public meetings are being held, one in each district…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 2nd November Why we need the Back Office: a library assistant speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-back-office-front-office/why-we-need-the-back-office-a-librarian-speaks Public Libraries News : 2nd November Co-located library downside: a trip to a Birmingham combined clinic/library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-co-location/co-located-library-downside-a-trip-to-a-birmingham-combined-cliniclibrary NottinghamPost.com : 2nd November Matt Styles:…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st November 2013

Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131029-gc0001.htm#13102978000371 Local Government Lawyer : 31st October Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn All Campaigners> Why not…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October CILIP calls for report into library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html Alan Gibbons : 30th October Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/ Web Wire : 31st October Arts Council England launches updated strategy http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th October 2013

CILIP : 30th October Call for Government to honour promise to publish annual review of public libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/call-government-honour-promise-publish-annual-review-public-libraries The Lincolnite : 30th October Lincolnshire people strongly opposed to library cuts, survey finds http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/10/lincolnshire-residents-strongly-oppose-library-cuts-consultation-finds/ Stamford Mercury : 30th October Lincolnshire library…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 28th October Are community-led libraries the answer? http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/are-community-led-libraries-the-answer/ BBC News : 28th October Northern Ireland libraries membership drops after work Almost half of the library branches that have been recently rebuilt or refurbished have lost members…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th October 2013

Bristol247.com : 25th October Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time  He highlighted Brent Council’s “radical” changes to library services, which he said had brought overall improvements. http://www.bristol247.com/2013/10/25/bristol-libraries-future-darkens-mayor-question-time-93913/ BBC News : 25th October Luton library closures announced due to…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th October 2013

Swindon Advertiser : 24th October Swindon | Council launch consultation to slash £300,000 from town’s library budget http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10761151.Council_launch_consultation_to_slash___300_000_from_town_s_library_budget/ Inside Moray : 24th October Councillor asked to explain why he ‘misled’ community over Libraries http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1179 Bucks Herald : 24th October Library shake-up: ‘Can…