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: 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: 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…