Tag: library services

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th September ‘War on social cohesion’: Finch slams community cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-president-reveals-pressures-community-volunteers-390726 Edinburgh Evening News : 8th September Chris Riddell: Libraries play vital role helping children find the perfect book to read for pleasure http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/chris-riddell-libraries-play-vital-role-in-helping-children-find-the-perfect-book-to-read-for-pleasure-1-4224564 Gazette Series :…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 September 2016

Public Sector Executive : 1st September Keeping libraries relevant and enhancing community wellbeing Cllr Ian Stewart, cabinet member at Cumbria County Council http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/keeping-libraries-relevant-and-enhancing-community-wellbeing?dorewrite=false Blackpool Gazette : 1st September last-ditch bid to save libraries Angry MP Mark Menzies is pressing for Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th May MP’s campaign against Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mp-criticses-lancashire-library-closures-328510 You Tube | Lancashire Headline News : 9th May Campaigners disappointed at plans to close 29 Lancashire libraries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7o7sWFKasA Lancashire Telegraph : 9th May County Council boss accused…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2016

Cumnock Chronicle : 1st May Dumfries & Galloway | Three local services in Sanquhar will be combined http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/14464226.Sanquhar_to_get_combined_council_services/ Torquay Herald Express : 30th April Devon | Ashburton’s new Library at the Post Office has encouraged more young people to read http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Ashburton-s-new-Library-Post-Office-encouraged/story-29193446-detail/story.html#1 Lichfield Mercury :…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April 2016

Brighton & Hove Independent : 25th April Hove Library is a treasured cultural asset for us all http://brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/phelim-mac-cafferty-hove-library-treasured-cultural-asset-us/ Leon’s Library Blog : 24th April Libraries as Social Hubs https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/04/24/libraries-as-social-hubs/ Lancashire Evening Post : 24th April Community bid to save the…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 5th March Who would be a librarian now? You know what, I’ll have a go http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/05/librarian-professional-calling-priest-degree Question Everything They Tell You : 5th March A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist Oxfordshire and Swindon discussed…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 18th February Letter | ‘Effects of library cuts’ Cuts by Oxfordshire County Council, coupled with those imposed by Swindon Borough Council will hit some communities very hard. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14285686.Effects_of_library_cuts/ Longridge News : 18th February Lancashire | Longridge leaps into action in face…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2016

Chorley Guardian : 26th January Lancashire | Library campaigners hold peaceful protest “Despite our financial situation, we are committed to continuing to provide 34 fully staffed libraries” http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/library-campaigners-hold-peaceful-protest-1-7696418#ixzz3yLOViZ7A And, please don’t forget to book…. Speak Up For Libraries – Rally and Lobby…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th January 14 million fewer books available in libraries than when David Cameron took office http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/12102686/14-million-fewer-books-available-in-libraries-than-when-David-Cameron-took-office.html Leon’s Library Blog : 17th January Sometimes I Get So Angry..! http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/17/sometimes-i-get-so-angry/

Libraries News Round-up: 23 December 2015

This is Money: 23rd December The next big fraud risk? The plot to get you to bank in libraries …. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3371038/Plot-bank-libraries-post-offices-closing-thousands-branches-risk-fraud.html Leon’s Library Blog: 23rd December Shape of things to come http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/12/23/shape-of-things-to-come/ Swindon Advertiser: 23rd December Community radio station moves into…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 December 2015

LSE : 22nd December You don’t have to close public libraries to kill the principle upon which they were built — Ian Anstice http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/public-libraries-in-an-age-of-austerity/ West Briton : 22nd December Truro Library under threat of closure http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-library-threat-closure/story-28391217-detail/story.html Hinckley Times : 22nd December…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1403Library News | Lambeth (p.35) Available now in newsagentsSave Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th OctoberVolunteer Crisis http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/volunteer-crisis/ Shropshire Star : 14th OctoberShropshire Council Cabinet votes to offload community libraries http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/14/live-shropshire-council-cabinet-meeting-to-decide-future-of-libraries/Juice Radio, Brighton : 14th OctoberCouncil Leader Warns City’s Finances Are In Crisis proposals for community hubs and…

Library News Round-up: 11 September 2015

Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCampaigners stage protest at Southampton Civic Centre http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13713394.Campaigners_stage_protest_at_Southampton_Civic_Centre/ Daily Echo : 11th SeptemberSeven organisations have stepped forward eager to run six under-threat Southampton libraries She was unable to disclose the organisations’ names because talks were still in a confidential…

Library News Round-up: 11 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustLadybird partners with Read On. Get On. campaignhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/ladybird-partners-read-get-campaign-308917THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustSouthampton libraries to close unless volunteers come forwardThe news comes at the same time as local businesses in Enfield have been asked to share space with one…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire libraries: Council’s plans to cut libraries described as “perverse” http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Council-s-plans-cut/story-27455921-detail/story.html  Market Rasen Mail : 21st JulyLibraries – Council jumping gunhttp://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/libraries-council-jumping-gun-1-6861140 Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire campaigners head to London to seek legal challenge over libraries shake-uphttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-campaigners-head-London-seek-legal/story-27449211-detail/story.html Telegraph & Argus…

Library News Round-up: 14 July 2015

BBC Radio Gloucester : 14th JulyCILIP CEO Nick Poole this a.m. talking about volunteer & community-managed libraries(starts 1:07:30)http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02vm9dv#autoTHE BOOKSELLER : 14th JulyNLT highlights link between literacy and healthhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-highlights-link-between-literacy-and-health-307076National Literacy Trust | Report:  http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/research/nlt_research/6713_national_literacy_trust_hubs_understanding_the_role_of_literacy_in_public_health Bournemouth Echo : 14th JulyPoole | Council TODAY to consider axing mobile library…

Library News Round-up: 21 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 21st MayEd Vaizey challenged to keep promise of public libraries debate http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/21/ed-vaizey-challenged-to-keep-promise-of-public-libraries-debateBromley produces ultra-detailed 190 page on how volunteers can take over its librarieshttp://www.bromley.gov.uk/downloads/file/2231/information_pack Shropshire Star : 21st MayShropshire libraries funding to be slashed by £1.3mhttp://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/05/21/shropshire-libraries-funding-to-be-slashed-by-1-3m/ Cambrian News : 21st…

Library News Round-up: 15 May 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th MayIndustry seconds Franklin’s fears for further cuts to librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/industry-seconds-franklin-s-fears-further-cuts-librariesWales Online : 15th MayCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to courthttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Hemel Today : 15th MayHertfordshire | Mobile library faces the axe but council says service…

Library News Round-up: 30 April 2015

Alan Gibbons Diary : 29th AprilOpen letter to Ed Vaizey- the riddle of the missing librarieshttp://alangibbons.net/2015/04/open-letter-to-ed-vaizey-the-riddle-of-the-missing-libraries/THE BOOKSELLER : 30th AprilPublishers give $250m free e-books for Obama schemehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-give-250m-free-e-books-obama-schemeThe Conversation : 30th AprilBritain’s libraries can’t face any more cuts after this election Sally O’Reilly…