Tag: Library of Birmingham

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February Library of Birmingham visitor numbers plummet by 600k http://www.thebookseller.com/news/visitor-numbers-library-birmingham-plummet-600k-322929 Public Technology : 22nd February How technology can save council libraries Peterborough model examined https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/features/how-technology-can-save-council-libraries Chronicle Live : 22nd February Newcastle City Council meeting LIVE: Cabinet expected…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2015

YOU TUBE Save Barnet Libraries animation Residents & school children star in a new film.  It’s brilliant! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3XfibjbJuA&feature=youtu.be THE GUARDIAN : 11th December Val McDermid and Ian Rankin join attack on swingeing library cuts Fife and Lambeth featured.  Laura Swaffield quoted…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st OctoberLibrary of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-birmingham-in-2m-language-school-conversion-315112 THE GUARDIAN : 21st OctoberStaff shortages forcing prisoners to choose between books and showers http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/21/staff-shortages-forcing-prisoners-to-choose-between-books-and-showersLibraries Taskforce : 21st OctoberGuest Blog | Libraries as Fun Palaces – by author Stella Duffyhttps://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/21/libraries-as-fun-palaces/Newham Recorder :…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 11th OctoberTim Coates | Ten Steps to Changing Public Libraries http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/11/tim-coates-ten-steps-to-changing-public-libraries/ Birmingham Mail : 11th OctoberPolice called in as students stage sit-in protest at Library of Birmingham http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-called-students-stage-sit-10238884 St Helens Reporter : 11th OctoberBid to expand St Helens’ mobile library scheme Library bosses…

Library News Round-up: 12 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th AugustBirmingham Council confirms ‘pause’ on library book fund + Laura Swaffield, The Library Campaign, is quotedhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-council-confirms-pause-book-fund-309270 Birmingham MailBirmingham libraries banned from buying new books by city councilhttp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-libraries-banned-buying-new-9842985 BBC News : 12th AugustBirmingham libraries stop buying bookshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-33878844THE BOOKSELLER : 12th…

Library News Round-up: 27 July 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 26th JulyDavid Cameron’s cuts mean 360,000 children couldn’t visit a library last yearhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-camerons-cuts-mean-360000-6144193THE INDEPENDENT : 27th JulyGoogle scheme saves Birmingham Library from restricting opening hours over budget cutshttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/google-scheme-saves-birmingham-library-from-restricting-opening-hours-over-budget-cuts-10417082.html Birmingham Mail : 27th JulyLibrary of Birmingham to open to…

Library News Round-up: 22 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JuneCarnegie winner Landman condemns library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/carnegie-winner-landman-condemns-library-closuresBirmingham Post : 22nd JuneBritish Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership Special project will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with initiative designed to help support…

Library News Round-up: 13 June 2015

BBC News : 12th JuneLibrary loans in Warwickshire (community libraries) down by 46% since 2011/12http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-33081298 Brent & Kilburn Times : 12th JuneKensal Rise Library holds an open day for the communityhttp://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/kensal_rise_library_holds_an_open_day_for_the_community_1_4109789Friends of The Library of Birmingham : 13th JuneVIDEO | Alan Gibbons speaking…

Library News Round-up: 16 May 2015

Birmingham Mail : 16th MayPolice called as Library of Birmingham protesters stage sit in http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-called-library-birmingham-protesters-9267820Keighley News : 16th MaySocial and health care workers could become mobile librarians, claims Keighley-district councillor http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/12954993.Social_workers_and_health_care_workers_to_become_mobile_librarians_/

Library News Round-up: 22 April 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 22nd AprilHalving opening times at Birmingham’s brilliant new library is madnesshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11552072/Halving-opening-times-at-Birminghams-brilliant-new-library-is-madness.html Peterborough Telegraph : 22nd AprilVivacity confirms no compulsory redundancies for Peterborough library staffhttp://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/vivacity-confirms-no-compulsory-redundancies-for-peterborough-library-staff-1-6704216 Bristol Post : 22nd AprilSaving Wick Road Libraryhttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Saving-Wick-Road-Library/story-26373955-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd AprilObjection to plans to…

Library News Round-up: 4 April 2015

Birmingham Mail : 4th AprilLibrary of Birmingham: 158 reasons people would volunteer to keep city landmark open longer http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/library-birmingham-158-reasons-people-8981196 Spenborough Guardian : 4th AprilKirklees | Heckmondwike Library friends group hands petition to councillorhttp://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/library-friends-group-hands-petition-to-councillor-1-7191191Steve Reed : 3rd April A fair deal for Upper Norwood http://www.steve4croydon.co.uk/a-fair-deal-for-upper-norwood/

Library News Round-up: 2 April 2015

Public Libraries NewsEditorial | 2000 fewer libraries? Ed Vaizey again decides not to intervenehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/03/2000-fewer-libraries-ed-vaizey-again-decides-not-to-intervene.htmlThis Is The West Country : 2nd AprilMore library changes as services in Cornwall could be privatised or merged with Devonhttp://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/12868049.More_library_changes_as_services_in_Cornwall_could_be_privatised_or_merged_with_Devon/Birmingham Mail : 2nd AprilShock at Library of Birmingham…

Library News Round-up: 17 March 2015

The Conversation : 17th MarchWe need to remember that libraries are about books, not business http://theconversation.com/we-need-to-remember-that-libraries-are-about-books-not-business-35884BBC News : 16th MarchPlans to close seven Bristol libraries on hold http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31909805Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th MarchAdvocacy under austerity, Vaizey, Northamptonshire & donations and cynical electioneering http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/advocacy-under-austerity-vaizey.html | @Don’t Privatise…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin😐 Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 11 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th FebruaryRally for the Library of Birmingham on #NLD15with text of Alan’s SPEECH http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/rally-for-library-of-birmigham-7215.html Hemel Today : 11th FebruaryCounty’s 46 libraries to remain open as technology and volunteers set a path for the futurehttp://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/county-s-46-libraries-to-remain-open-as-technology-and-volunteers-set-a-path-for-the-future-1-6573706Gazette & Herald : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th FebruaryLincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967Harlow Star : 9th FebruaryEssex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekershttp://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html Guardian Series : 9th FebruaryEssex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Libraryhttp://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/Jackie Morris : 8th FebruaryFighting TalkJackie Morris is…

Library News Round-up: 8 February 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 8th FebruaryThe devil is in the detail “and Chris Bryant is not providing any”http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/02/08/the-devil-is-in-the-detail/ Birmingham Mail : 8th FebruaryLibrary of Birmingham supporters give building big hug in rally against cutsinc photo galleryhttp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/look-library-birmingham-supporters-give-8602701 London SE1 : 8th FebruaryFuture of Waterloo…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…

Library News Round-up: 19 January 2015

Penarth Times : 19th JanuaryLawyer warns council of challenges aheadPublic Law conference, to be attended by library campaign groups, at  the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff on January 23 http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11734923.Lawyer_warns_council_of_challenges_ahead/Stoke Sentinel : 19th JanuaryStaffordshire County Council backtracks over local libraries planhttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-backtracks-local/story-25877927-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire…