Tag: library services

Library News Round-up: 31 March 2015

Brixton Blog : 31st MarchLambeth | Anger at cultural cutbackhttp://www.brixtonblog.com/anger-at-cultural-cutback/29280 Kent.gov : 31st MarchLast chance to have a say on Kent CC’s libraries consultationhttp://kccmediahub.net/last-chance-to-have-a-say-on-libraries-consultation745 South Wales Argus : 31st MarchNewport | Public consultation open on hours-cut proposal for saved Malpas libraryhttp://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/12661665.Public_consultation_open_on_hours_cut_proposal_for_saved_Malpas_library/ Barnet & Whetstone Press: 30th MarchAuthor’s…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin😐 Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 18 February 2015

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  SCL ‘internships’ (p.29) Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagentsTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th FebruaryOver half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run Alan Gibbons quoted http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-runCoventry Telegraph : 18th FebruaryEvery Coventry library to remain open for another year http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897Hertfordshire Mercury :…

Library News Round-up: 8 February 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 8th FebruaryThe devil is in the detail “and Chris Bryant is not providing any”http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/02/08/the-devil-is-in-the-detail/ Birmingham Mail : 8th FebruaryLibrary of Birmingham supporters give building big hug in rally against cutsinc photo galleryhttp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/look-library-birmingham-supporters-give-8602701 London SE1 : 8th FebruaryFuture of Waterloo…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

Library News Round-up: 14 January 2015

The Library Campaign : 14th JanuaryFight the stripping of the library counters in North Yorkshire http://www.librarycampaign.com/fight-the-stripping-of-the-library-counters-in-north-yorkshire/South Wales Evening Post : 13th JanuaryLibraries could be brought to bookSwansea wants Pub Libs renamed as ‘book clubs’ to make them “cheaper to run”2 good commentshttp://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Libraries-brought-book/story-25845738-detail/story.html Your Thurrock…

Library News Round-up: 22 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd DecemberSeven things I’ll miss about the traditional library If they’re going to insist on monetising and modernising libraries, it’ll be the sights, sounds, smells and texts that I miss http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/seven-things-miss-traditional-library Book Trust : 22nd DecemberPhilip Ardagh | A…

Library News Round-up: 17 December 2014

DCMS : 16th DecemberAnnual report to Parliament on public library activities during 2013/14https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964-201314DCMS : 16th DecemberAlliance formed to improve access to digital serviceshttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/alliance-formed-to-improve-access-to-digital-services National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe (NAPLE) : 16th DecemberLibrary advocacy in Europe: the Reading & Writing Foundationhttp://napleblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/library-advocacy-in-europe-the-reading-writing-foundation/THE…

Library News Round-up: 1 December 2014

Wales Online : 1st DecemberLetter | Why we need to save our librarieshttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-monday-1-8203992 Museums Association Journal : 1st DecemberA novel approachAre flagship libraries the answer? CILIP’s Annie Mauger among those quoted http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/features/01122014-a-novel-approachWetherby News : 1st DecemberNorth Yorkshire | Will Starbeck Library have to close? http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/news/local/community-news/have-your-say-on-starbeck-library-s-future-1-6981603 Chronicle…

Library News Round-up: 29 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 29th NovemberLove letters to libraries: Michael Morpurgo http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/nov/29/-sp-love-letters-to-libraries-michael-morpurgoArts Professional : 28th NovemberExclusive: London authorities fail to pull their weightDespite evidence that services like libraries, for which councils have statutory responsibilities, are better protected from disproportionate cuts, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey…

Library News Round-up: 9 November 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 9th NovemberMake more Elbow room for the nation’s libraries, says Guy Garveyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/make-more-elbow-room-for-the-nations-libraries-says-guy-garvey-9849304.htmlHarrogate Advertiser : 8th NovemberNorth Yorkshire libraries at risk of closure in new wave of council cutsfull details of libraries affectedhttp://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/north-yorkshire-libraries-at-risk-of-closure-in-new-wave-of-council-cuts-1-6938776Lincolnshire Echo : 9th NovemberMoney owed…

Library News Round-up: 7 November 2014

BBC RADIO 2 : 7th NovemberJeremy Vine Show | Library closures33 mins in.  Includes an excellent interview with 6 year-old child, followed by SCL President, Ciara Eastellhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lp8t3Public Libraries News : 6th NovemberNow’s the time to do something for libraries: and there may…

Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th NovemberSieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-serviceParliament | CMS Committee : 5th NovemberWork of Arts Council Englandhttp://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htmWigan Today : 4th NovemberCouncil reclaims public buildingsRunning of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

Library News Round-up: 31 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st OctoberCulture secretary ‘not minded to intervene in Sheffield’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/culture-secretary-not-minded-intervene-sheffieldLGA : 31st OctoberMinister unlikely to intervene on Sheffield’s library changesSheffield Council’s plan to allow volunteers to run its 15 branch libraries have been branded ‘thorough and well considered’…

Library News Round-up: 22 October 2014

Welsh Government Press Release : 22nd OctoberLibraries | Transformational approach needed includes link to Expert Reviewhttp://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/cultureandsport/2014/141022-future-libraries/?lang=en & link to Expert Review @Express & Star : 22nd OctoberDismay as Wolverhampton health & library hub shelved after talksWolverhampton City Council has now shelved the plans, leaving residents…

Library News Round-up: 16 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th OctoberMauger to leave CILIPhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/mauger-leave-cilipLeicester Mercury : 16th October Letter writer has concerns over future of the library service A commendable letter| http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Letter-writer-concerns-future-library-service/story-23202391-detail/story.html Yorkshire Evening Post : 16th OctoberLeeds: Cutting of hours ‘key to survival of libraries’http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-cutting-of-hours-key-to-survival-of-libraries-1-6898621BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th SeptemberLead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th SeptemberPoor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaignSave The Children : September 2014New Report | Read On. Get OnAddressing child poverty through literacyhttp://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdfCILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February ACE to research libraries’ economic contribution  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-research-libraries-economic-contribution.html The Star : 19th February Fate of Sheffield’s libraries sealed Cabinet members gave plans to cut public funding and axe staff at 15 of its 28 libraries the…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd November 2013

The Star : 3rd November ‘Petty’ Sheffield library closures anger http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/petty-sheffield-library-closures-anger-1-6210830 St Albans Review : 3rd November Herts | Meeting to discuss future of library services in St Albans A total of ten public meetings are being held, one in each district…