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Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2015

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 12th November CILIP’s weak statement to the Prime Minister http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2015/11/cilips-weak-statement-to-the-prime-minister.html CILIP : 12th November CILIP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to develop publicly-funded libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-calls-prime-minister-david-cameron-develop-publicly-funded-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th November Trusts v Volunteer Libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 November 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th November Community Tubs http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/04/community-tubs/ BBC News : 4th November Library services to be devolved in Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34718530 Pirate FM Radio : 4th November Cornwall’s Library Shake-Up http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1783037/cornwalls-library-shake-up/ BBC News : 4th November Wales | Lib Dem plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2015

Brixton Blog : 6th OctoberUNISON calls on Lambeth council to rethink gym libraries http://www.brixtonblog.com/unison-calls-on-lambeth-council-to-rethink-gym-libraries/33056 This Is Local London : 5th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘extremely worrying’, say campaignershttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/13805092.Library_proposals__extremely_worrying___say_campaigners/ Local Government Lawyer : 5th OctoberReport claims ‘one-party councils’ could be missing out on procurement savingshttp://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24609%3Areport-claims-one-party-councils-could-be-missing-out-on-procurement-savings&catid=53&Itemid=21THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st OctoberCILIP urges libraries to welcome refugees http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-libraries-welcome-refugees-313738 BBC News : 1st OctoberReading Council plans £600k cut to library service http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34411773 LGA : 1st OctoberLibraries funded to run innovative digital inclusion activity http://www.localgov.co.uk/Libraries-funded-to-run-innovative-digital-inclusion-activity/39520The Star : 1st October Sheffield libraries branch out a year…

Library News Round-up: 20 September 2015

Sleaford Standard : 20th SeptemberLincolnshire | New volunteer-run library all set to open More “volunteer librarians” soughthttp://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-volunteer-run-library-all-set-to-open-1-6965873 Burton Mail : 20th SeptemberStaffordshire | Delight as Barton Library is taken over by NHS trust http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Delight-Barton-Library-taken-NHS-trust/story-27824447-detail/story.html Leon’s Library Blog : 20th SeptemberWhen is a librarian not a librarian? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/20/when-is-a-librarian-not-a-librarian/ Westmorland Gazette :…

Library News Round-up: 19 September 2015

The Scotsman : 19th SeptemberLetter | Save our (school) libraries Dorothy Williams is Emeritus Professor of 
Information Science, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/save-our-libraries-1-3891897The Scotsman : 18th SeptemberTrio of Scots writers back school library fight http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/trio-of-scots-writers-back-school-library-fight-1-3889314The Scotsman : 17th SeptemberEditorial | Books are the key to education scroll down  http://www.scotsman.com/news/leaders-no-place-for-inflammatory-talk-in-indy-debate-1-3889902 … Hereford Times :…

Library News Round-up: 12 September 2015

BBC News : 12th SeptemberNew £10m Willesden Green library and art space opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34232095Facebook | Support for Axminster Library Formal complaint to Devon County Council – Devon Libraries Consultation The full, seven-page letter is published page by page – in the left-hand columnhttps://www.facebook.com/Support-for-Axminster-Library-504457342993799/timeline/?ref=hlShropshire…

Library News Round-up: 4 September 2015

BBC Radio 6 Music 6 Music Celebrates Libraries1 hr programme – Sunday, 6th Sept at 1.00 pmhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068yfx4 DCMS : 4th SeptemberEd Vaizey MP | Share your ideas for a new cultural programmehttp://dcmsblog.uk/2015/09/share-your-ideas-for-a-new-cultural-programme/Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th SeptemberLabour’s Policy Review on Libraries; a lost opportunity?http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/labours-policy-review-on-libraries-lost.html Wirral…

Library News Round-up: 2 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st SeptemberNational Libraries Day set for 6th Februaryhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/national-libraries-day-set-6th-february-310211Public Libraries News : 1st SeptemberEditorial | Libraries change lives, but soon probably not in Herefordshirehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/09/libraries-change-lives-but-soon-probably-not-in-herefordshire.htmlLeicester Mercury : 1st SeptemberLetter | Libraries cut to the bonethe word “library” to be deleted from staff job…

Library News Round-up: 30 August 2015

Westmorland Gazette : 30th AugustCumbria | Letter: Library service is unpredictable frequent closures due to ‘staff issues’ http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/opinion/13619529.LETTER__Library_service_is_unpredictable/Hereford Times : 30th August“Hub” plan for Hereford libraryHereford’s Broad Street library has been marked for a £145,000 conversion scheme that creates an “information and…

Library News Round-up: 29 August 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 29th August‘Even those who declared loyalty to Stalin kept their libraries open, so why not Lincolnshire’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/8216-declared-loyalty-Stalin-kept-libraries-open/story-27694789-detail/story.htmlTorquay Herald Express : 29th AugustDevonshire | Community celebrates Ashburton Post Office and library openinghttp://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Community-celebrates-Ashburton-Post-Office/story-27700404-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 29th August Southampton | Council consultation on libraries’ closure was…

Library News Round-up: 26 August 2015

On The Wight : 26th AugustLibraries are not a luxury and the council should reconsider approach say Friendshttp://onthewight.com/2015/08/26/libraries-are-not-a-luxury-and-the-council-should-reconsider-approach-say-friends/Shropshire Star : 26th AugustAction group formed to safeguard Ellesmere Library“Many people have serious reservations about the feasibility and practicalities of this project…

Library News Round-up: 25 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th AugustScotland pilots automatic child library membershiphttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/scotland-pilots-automatic-child-library-membership-309787BBC News : 25th AugustScotland | Pilot schemes to give all children automatic library membershipFrom 7 September, every baby registered in the Glasgow area will be given a library card by the registrar.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34048868Fife…

Library News Round-up: 31 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 31st JulyWhy Birmingham library needs Google and language classes to keep doors open by Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culturehttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jul/31/birmingham-library-google-language-classes Local Guardian : 31st JulyMore redundancies announced at Croydon’s librarieshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13523468.More_redundancies_announced_at_Croydon_s_libraries/ The Lincolnite : 31st JulyIs privatisation the…

Library News Round-up: 13 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 12th JulyEditorial | 175 innovations for your public library service … and 343 volunteer libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/175-innovations-for-your-public-library-service-and-343-volunteer-libraries.htmlHam & High : 13th JulyHave your say on £800,000 cuts putting Camden libraries in the firing lineLibraries could close, see opening hours slashed,…

Library News Round-up: 8 July 2015

PRIVATE EYE : Issue No. 1396Library News (p.35) | Ed Vaizey, Wifi and library closuresAvailable in newsagents Common Space : 8th JulyKnowledge is power: grassroots campaign in Fife to defend libraries from closurehttps://www.commonspace.scot/articles/1839/knowledge-is-power-grassroots-campaign-in-fife-to-defend-libraries-from-closurePublic Libraries News : 7th JulyHang on, we’ve seen this…