Tag: library closures

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…

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…