Tag: library service

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: 30 December 2015

SW Londoner : 30th December Joanna Lumley joins fight against Lambeth library closures http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/absolutely-fabulous-actress-joanna-lumley-joins-fight-against-lambeth-library-closures/ Lancashire Telegraph : 30th December ‘RIDICULOUS’: Lancashire County Council to spend £6.6m on money saving experts http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14172297._RIDICULOUS_____Lancashire_County_Council_to_spend___6_6m_on_money_saving_experts/ Bucks Herald : 30th December Please help us: Bucks…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th December Gliori in protest over school librarian cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gliori-protest-over-school-librarian-cuts-319143 Sleaford Standard : 29th December Lincolnshire | New chapter for village library (Heckington) http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-chapter-for-village-library-1-7133177 Hinckley Times : 29th December Library use is on the slide in the East Midlands The…

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…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

Library News Round-up: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with Lincolnshire CC as authority blames Save Lincs Libraries for “wasting”…

Library News Round-up: 22 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyLincolnshire library plans ‘perverse’ High Court told http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-plans-perverse-high-court-told-307868THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyVaizey to launch wi-fi pilot scheme today http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-launch-wifi-pilot-scheme-today-307863 CILIP : 22nd JulyImproving access to library services for visually impaired peoplehttp://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/improving-access-library-services-visually-impaired-peopleLGA : 22nd JulyPoor children being let down by…

Library News Round-up: 15 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 14th JulyCuts in Camden, more details on losses in Bucks, Dorset and Worcshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/cuts-in-camden-more-details-on-losses-in-bucks-dorset-and-worcs.htmlPlease also note under ‘national news’ on the same PLN page, a furious email about the BBC’s coverage of (Armthorpe Library) Doncaster.  It looks as though the…

Library News Round-up: 21 June 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JuneLincolnshire library staff thrown farewell event after site closure“We were saying goodbye, but also celebrating our library staff for their years of service, dedication and care which has made Deeping Library and its community so special.”…

Library News Round-up: 16 June 2015

DAILY EXPRESS : 16th JuneThe places where mobile phones should be banned Public librarieshttp://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/584606/Mobile-phone-banned Ars Technica UK : 16th JuneEuropean Parliament committee adopts controversial pro-user copyright reform reportThe newly adopted report hopes to make it easier for libraries to lend e-books…

Library News Round-up: 14 May 2015

Express & Star : 14th MaySandwell libraries will be run by more volunteers amid council cutshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/05/14/sandwell-libraries-will-be-run-by-more-volunteers-amid-council-cuts/Kent News : 14th MayKCC committed to using charitable trust for library service, but can’t ‘move ahead’ yethttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/kcc_committed_to_using_charitable_trust_for_library_service_but_can_t_move_ahead_yet_1_4072959Messenger Newspapers : 14th MayTrafford | Community comes together to develop…

Library News Round-up: 4 May 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th MayEd Vaizey agrees to defend his record … if he’s around long enoughhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/05/ed-vaizey-agrees-to-defend-his-record-if-hes-around-long-enough.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 1st MayJudy Blume makes plea to New York mayor for library fundsEd Vaizey accepts a challenge from writer Alan Gibbons…

Library News Round-up: 2 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN :  1st MayLibraries: the inside story – books podcastAlan Gibbons & Neil MacInnes in Manchester;  Kate Mosse, Desmond Clarke & the economist Eamonn Butler in the studio. http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2015/may/01/libraries-inside-story-books-podcastWales Online : 1st MayCardiff library campaigners fear future being damaged by…

Library News Round-up: 24 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th AprilWBN authors defend libraries and teachers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wbn-authors-defend-libraries-and-teachers Coventry Observer : 24th AprilElection hopefuls called on to pledge support for Coventry librarieshttp://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/04/24/news-Election-hopefuls-called-on-to-pledge-support-for-Coventry-libraries-132414.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd AprilTrojan horse one year onBirmingham Education Partnership will  “lean on the council to boost…

Library News Round-up: 19 April 2015

Public Libraries News: 19th April“Getting rid of a member of your team”: a ten year old’s view on library cutshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/getting-rid-of-a-member-of-your-team-a-ten-year-olds-view-on-library-cuts.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 19th AprilAccess & Choice: the importance of libraries – by Barbara Bandhttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/04/19/access-choice-the-importance-of-school-libraries/ South Wales Argus : 18th AprilBlaenau…

Library News Round-up: 13 April 2015

Kent News : 13th AprilCampaigners deliver library petition to County Hallhttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/campaigners_deliver_library_petition_to_county_hall_1_4031933Hexham Courant : 13th April Mayor Fears for Hexham Library’s Futurehttp://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/mayor-fears-for-hexham-library-s-future-1.1205184 Times Series : 12th AprilProtesters stage second protest march against Barnet Borough Council’s library cutshttp://www.times-series.co.uk/news/12885115.Protesters_stage_second_march_through_Barnet_over_library_cuts/ Leicester Mercury : 12th April19 communities on…

Library News Round-up: 7 April 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th AprilEditorial | Don’t look at the man behind the curtainhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/dont-look-at-the-man-behind-the-curtain.htmlITV News : 7th AprilBromley council workers to strike over ‘mass privatisation’http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2015-04-07/bromley-council-workers-to-strike/Gazette Live : 7th AprilCouncil to consult on the future of Middlesbrough libraries Middlesbrough Council Executive recommends consultation…

Library News Round-up: 6 April 2015

The Lincolnite : 6th AprilLibraries campaigners seek second judicial review of Lincolnshire cutshttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/04/libraries-campaigners-seek-second-judicial-review-of-lincolnshire-cuts/Dawn Finch : 5th AprilLibraries: The harsh truth about volunteersDawn Finch is Vice President of CILIP, a Library and Literacy consultant and children’s authorhttps://deefinch.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/the-truth-about-volunteers/

Library News Round-up: 24 March 2015

Kent Online : 24th March Residents in Sandwich told a charitable trust would enable libraries to be “bespoke”http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sandwich/news/bespoke-library-services-33909/ Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 24th MarchLincolnshire County Council apologises to Pauline Palmer: “we have learned our lessons”http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/03/24/lincolnshire-county-council-apologises-to-pauline-palmer-we-have-learned-our-lessons/ Harrow Times : 24th March‘Full steam ahead’ as…

Library News Round-up: 10 March 2015

Public Libraries News : 10th MarchEditorial | Ed Vaizey: “there appear to be no grounds on which he would intervene in libraries ”http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/03/ed-vaizey-there-appear-to-be-no-grounds-on-which-he-would-intervene-in-libraries.htmlDCMS : 9th MarchLetter | Local Inquiry into Library Provision in Sheffieldhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9r-dNr4kPL0T1ZRX1VYV2sxUlk/view?pli=1Leon’s Library Blog : 9th MarchSupport Libraries, support public serviceshttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/09/support-libraries-support-public-services/ Ledbury Reporter :…