Tag: library service

Library News Round-up: 2 March 2015

Herne Hill Forum : 2nd MarchLambeth | 10 things that are wrong with the Culture2020 proposals for librarieshttp://www.hernehillforum.org.uk/news/10-things-are-wrong-culture2020-proposals-libraries Bristol Post : 2nd March4 Letters – Librarieshttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Libraries-date-need/story-26102356-detail/story.htmlSomerset County Gazette : 2nd MarchSomerset libraries measures to save £472,000 a yearhttp://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/11827130.Somerset_libraries_measures_to_save___472_000_a_year/Get Bucks : 2nd MarchBucks libraries…

Library News Round-up: 1 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 1st MarchA reply from Labour…sort of!http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/01/a-reply-from-laboursort-of/ East Lindsey Target : 1st MarchLincolnshire | Government probes council’s library servicehttp://www.eastlindseytarget.co.uk/Government-probes-council-s-library-service/story-26076419-detail/story.htmlIslington Gazette : 1st MarchIslington Council pass budget cutting 188 jobs but saving ‘key services’Libraries “safe for now, but …”http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington_council_pass_budget_cutting_188_jobs_but_saving_key_services_1_3974678

Library News Round-up: 28 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 28th FebruaryLambeth and Bromleyhttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/lambeth-and-bromley.html Lincolnshire Echo : 28th FebruaryCuts to frontline services such as fire service and libraries should be last resorthttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/POLITICS-Cuts-frontline-services-service/story-26082470-detail/story.htmlBrixton Blog : 28th FebruaryLambeth | Campaigners loudly protest latest budget cutshttp://www.brixtonblog.com/campaigners-loudly-protest-latest-budget-cuts/28485

Library News Round-up: 24 February 2015

Bristol Post : 24th FebruarySeven Bristol libraries facing closurehttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/FINAL-CHAPTER-LIBRARIES/story-26071667-detail/story.htmlBristol Post : 24th FebruaryLeading Article | Closures of libraries are inevitablehttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-Closures-libraries-inevitable/story-26070998-detail/story.htmlBarnet Today : 24th FebruarySenior politicians oppose library closures in Barnethttp://www.barnet-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=25402&headline=Senior%20politicians%20oppose%20library%20closures%20in%20BarnetRuncorn & Widnes Weekly : 24th FebruaryClosing date of Halton’s mobile library service…

Library News Round-up: 23 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd FebruaryCoates: ‘Too much library money going on council overheads’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-too-much-library-money-council-overheadsThe Rotarian : March 2015 issueA salute to society’s most successful civic institutionhttp://therotarianmagazine.com/in-praise-of-libraries/#comment-14459Local Government Chronicle : 23rd FebruaryBarking & Dagenham | Non-profit trust to deliver vast array of London borough’s…

Library News Round-up: 3 February 2015

Northampton News : 3rd FebruaryThe call has gone out for library guardians from across Northamptonshire to step forwardBy becoming a guardian, library users can contribute towards enhancing library services by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment to…

Library News Round-up: 2 January 2015

Huddersfield Examiner : 2nd JanuaryKirklees | Public meeting called to save Heckmondwike Libraryhttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/public-meeting-called-save-heckmondwike-8368849 Oxford Mail : 2nd JanuaryKennington Library revamp will start new chapterThe group relies on volunteers to help run the library but said they do not stay long enough.  … The…

Library News Round-up: 3 December 2014

Cornish Guardian : 3rd DecemberCoalition party councillors need to do more than just complain in a letterPoliticians from Westminster’s coalition parties must be much more forceful in demanding that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats put an end to the cuts.  They…

Library News Round-up: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 August 2014

BBC News : 20th AugustHull’s library service public consultation startshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-28871853Hull City Council : 20th AugustPress Release | Give your views on the future of library Services The Council is therefore required to make some very difficult choices about the level of services…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th November 2013

STV News : 4th November Moray Council to face campaigners in court over closure of seven libraries http://news.stv.tv/north/246989-moray-council-to-face-campaigners-in-court-over-library-closures/ The Scotsman : 4th November Legal bid to keep Moray libraries open http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/legal-bid-to-keep-moray-libraries-open-1-3172750 BBC News : 4th November Moray library closures: Campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd July 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd July Councils call for the abolition of six core Whitehall departments Sir Merrick Cockell has warned that 56 councils risk collapse unless changes are made to their funding and management http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jul/02/councils-call-for-abolition-whitehall-departments Market Rasen Mail : 2nd…