Tag: library privatisation

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June

Bromley Times: 19 June Unite step up campaign against ‘privatisation’ of Bromley’s libraries with through-the-door booklet http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/unite-step-up-campaign-against-privatisation-of-bromley-s-libraries-with-through-the-door-booklet-1-5067371

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2016

House of Lords : 29th September Library Briefing — Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/LLN-2016-0047 Derby Telegraph : 3rd October Campaigners fighting to save Mickleover Library hold meeting … Derby City Council wants to close 11 of…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 July 2016

DCMS : 25th July Letter from new Libraries Minister, Rob Wilson https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9r-dNr4kPL0dC1sb3MxNk9scjQ/view?pref=2&pli=1 Libraries Taskforce : 26th July A week is a long time in politics — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/07/26/a-week-is-a-long-time-in-politics/ Islington Gazette : 26th July Fewer books and more computers at…

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: 2 February 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st February Editorial | Should one save all the libraries all the time? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/02/should-one-save-all-the-libraries-all-the-time.html Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd February Save Lincolnshire Libraries stage pop-up library protest in Lincoln http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-stage-pop-library/story-25960827-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 2nd February Yellow ribbon protest planned…

Library News Round-up: 17 January 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 18th JanuaryCouncils rely on local ‘street champions’ to pick up litter, prune hedges and grit minor roads as funds run out Communities will be forced to start fending for themselves in ways not seen for generations when cuts…

Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 11 January 2015

Public Libraries News : 11th JanuaryEditorial | In praise of local libraries and school library serviceshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/in-praise-of-local-libraries-and-school-library-services.htmlCILIPElectionwatch: a CILIP campaignhttp://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/advocacy-campaigns-awards/advocacy-campaigns/electionwatch-cilip-campaignDawn Finch : 11th JanuaryLibraries – time to get politicalDawn Finch is a children’s library and literacy consultant and author https://deefinch.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/libraries-time-to-get-political/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th…

Libraries News Round- up: 16 May 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 16th May GLL and the most visited library in London? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/gll-and-most-visited-library-in-london.html  Leon’s Library Blog : 16th May What does Labour think? Continuing the theme of labour politicians; four weeks and two emails later I am still waiting…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th April 2014

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Caught at least three ways: e-lending and librarians’ dilemma http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/04/caught-at-least-three-ways-e-lending-and-librarians-dilemma.html Alan Wylie’s submission to the Sieghart Advisory Panel on Public Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/my-submission-to-sieghart-advisory.html Torquay Herald : 17th April Public consultation on library service http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Public-consultation-library-service/story-20974238-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 28th February 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th February Editorial | Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/campaigners-should-not-have-to-pay-to-protect-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 28th February Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/28/privatisation-west-london-libraries?commentpage=1 Public Policy Exchange The Future of Local Libraries and…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st February 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 21st February Public libraries and economic impact Informative http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/public-libraries-and-economic-impact.html  Daily Record : 21st February Dumfries & Galloway | Library plans go out to public again http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/library-plans-go-out-public-3165487 Journalist’s Resources : 21st February USA | Costs of and Benefits resulting from public…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th February 2014

DCMS | Sieghart Review – Open consultation Public libraries: what do you think? Call for evidence –  submit before 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-libraries-what-do-you-think The above refers to this > DCMS | Press Release : 8th February William Sieghart to chair panel…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th December Petitions against Sheffield library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/petitions-against-sheffield-library-closures.html Yorkshire Post : 30th December Sheffield | 5,000 oppose library closure plans http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/5-000-oppose-library-closure-plans-1-6341930 Henley Standard : 30th December Sonning Common | Library’s future secured but part-time staff to go http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1397754

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: 14th September 2013

Kent Online : 13th September Libraries and residential care homes could be frontline services to be privatised in shake-up The so-called market review of a dozen services represents the first step in the authority’s move to re-shape itself as a…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th August 2013

This Is Derbyshire : 8th August More  job losses are now feared at Derby City Council Job losses are “inevitable” and libraries and children’s centres could be run by volunteers because of £39 million of new budget cuts at Derby …

Libraries News Round-up: 8th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Manchester Evening News : 8th May Six Manchester libraries face axe within weeks despite protests…