Tag Archive for library closures

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th October 2013

The Star : 19th October Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372 Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408 THE INDEPENDENT : 18th October Chris Bryant MP | These local cuts are dismantling the last…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th October 2013

BBC News : 14th October Rhondda Cynon Taf’s cuts plan to save £56m after budget Fourteen of its 26 libraries have also been earmarked for closure, which would save £800,000 a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24524861 THE GUARDIAN : 15th October Neil Gaiman: Why…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th October 2013

Sunderland Echo : 11th October Sunderland library occupation ends peacefully At one point, 60-year-old Helmut Izaks handcuffed himself to a library security scanner. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-occupation-ends-peacefully-1-6140507 Sunderland Echo : 11th October Nine condemned Sunderland libraries close their doors today http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/the-final-chapter-nine-condemned-sunderland-libraries-close-their-doors-today-1-6136069 Craven Herald…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th October 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 10th October Super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution The rise of super-libraries is an example of the growing inequality in the provision of libraries across the country http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2013/oct/10/super-libraries-birmingham-public-resources THE GUARDIAN : …

Libraries News Round-up: 9th October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th October Jarvis leaves library role, replaced by Goodman http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-leaves-library-role-replaced-goodman.html  Question Everything : 9th October Questions to Swindon Borough Council on Libraries http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/questions-to-swindon-borough-council-on.html This Is Hull & East Riding : 9th October Thousands face sack in Hull…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th October 2013

Cambridge News : 7th October Big Society-run libraries in Cambridgeshire never happened – but the big cuts have http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Big-Society-run-libraries-in-Cambridgeshire-never-happened-but-the-big-cuts-have-20131007031434.htm OpenDemocracy.net : 7th October Bradford | Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to get organised We want to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 27th September Library visits down once again as closures continue  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/library-visits-down-closures-continue?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 27th September Library visits drop by a quarter in eight years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24296825 Good Library Blog : 27th September DCMS figures show dramatic decline…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th September 2013

Public Libraries News : 24th September Editorial | Past President of CILIP helps lead plans for volunteer library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/09/past-president-of-cilip-helps-lead-plans-for-volunteer-library.html BBC News : 25th September Sunderland City Council to close nine libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24274982 Sunderland Echo : 25th September Protestors slam ‘undemocratic’ council after…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd September 2013

Northern Scot : 23rd September Equality Commission to consider Moray Council library decision http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Equality-Commission-to-consider-Moray-Council-library-decision-23092013.htm THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd September Blackman: ‘ringfence library budgets’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/blackman-ringfence-library-budgets.html Good Library Blog : 23rd September Lincolnshire public library service http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/ Liverpool Echo : 23rd September…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd September Government has failed on library closures, says children’s laureate  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/22/government-failed-library-closures-malorie-blackman THE GUARDIAN : 22nd September What libraries do for us – and me | Malorie Blackman  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/22/what-libraries-do-for-childrens-literacy Horncastle News : 22nd September Letter |Let me know…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st September CILIP rejects name change and has no confidence in Vaizey http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-rejects-name-change-and-has-no-confidence-vaizey.html-0 Ludlow Advertiser : 21st September Author (Deborah Moggach) joins Herefordshire’s libraries campaign http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/10667987.Author_joins_Herefordshire_s_libraries_campaign/ This Is Lincolnshire : 21st September Save Lincolnshire Libraries protest march,…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th September ‘No confidence’ Vaizey vote this Saturday http://www.thebookseller.com/news/no-confidence-vaizey-vote-saturday.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 19th September No confidence motion in Ed Vaizey Alan’s opinion piece http://alangibbons.net/2013/09/no-confidence-motion-in-ed-vaizey/ Ledbury Reporter : 19th September Live blog: Updates from today’s Herefordshire Council cabinet…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…