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Libraries News Round-up: 22 April 2016

Bristol Post : 22nd April Five Bristol libraries face closure next Thursday due to strike action http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-libraries-face-closure-Thursday-strike/story-29153013-detail/story.html Hunts Post : 22nd April Cambs | Huntingdonshire libraries face cut in opening hours as part of savings drive http://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/huntingdonshire_libraries_face_cut_in_opening_hours_as_part_of_savings_drive_1_4505303 Chronicle Live : 22nd April…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2016

Portsmouth News : 19th April Pensioner hits out at decision to end mobile library services across Hampshire http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/pensioner-hits-out-at-decision-to-end-mobile-library-services-across-hampshire-1-7335490 Evesham Journal : 20th April Worcestershire | Opening hours face the chop at Wyre Forest libraries in £1m cutbacks The council now has just…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th April Saving libraries from cuts is crucial, say UK readers in survey http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/13/saving-libraries-from-cuts-is-crucial-say-uk-readers-in-survey BBC News : 13th April Dorset school library service scrapped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36036354 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1416 Library News | Hove’s Carnegie Library Available in newsagents…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th April Government intervention in Lambeth libraries confirmed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervention-lambeth-libraries-confirmed-326169 THE BOOKSELLER: 11th April The Carnegie lesson http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/carnegie-lesson-326148 Leicester Mercury : 12th April Deals could be struck to save three more of the (36) closure-threatened Leicestershire libraries http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Deals-struck-save-closure-threatened/story-29095623-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th April Why we’ll continue our fight to save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/apr/08/why-we-continue-our-fight-to-save-lambeth-carnegie-library THE GUARDIAN : 8th April If it weren’t for tax havens, Lambeth might be able to afford its libraries http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/apr/08/tax-havens-lambeth-libraries-cuts-panama-papers Socialist Worker : 8th…

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: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st March If librarians and steelworkers wanted state bail-outs they should have done something useful – like bankers http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-librarians-and-steelworkers-wanted-state-bail-outs-they-should-have-done-something-useful-like-a6962121.html THE GUARDIAN : 31st March Lambeth library plans condemned as ‘absolute shambles’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/31/lambeth-library-plans-london-budget-cuts-close ITV News : 31st March…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th March Vaizey: Volunteers should not replace library staff http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-volunteers-should-not-replace-library-staff-325210 BBC News : 30th March Libraries minister Ed Vaizey: Volunteers not replacing staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35920081 Public Sector Executive : 30th March Libraries need community management to survive job…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187 BBC News : 29th March Libraries: The decline of a profession? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957 BBC News : 29th March Libraries lose a quarter of staff as…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd March Authors to receive payouts following PLR miscalculation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-payout-264k-following-calculation-error-325139 THE GUARDIAN : 22nd March Thousands of UK authors to get extra library payments after accounting error is discovered http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/22/thousands-uk-authors-library-payments-error Croydon Advertiser: 22nd March Councillors promise no…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 March 2016

The Bookseller : 17th March McDermid and Cleeves join Orkney library fight http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mcdermind-and-cleeves-join-fight-save-orkney-mobile-library-324729 Bitternpark Info : 18th March Southampton | ‘Bright and busy future’ forecast for Cobbett Road Library http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3090:bright-and-busy-future-forecast-for-cobbett-road-library&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 BBC News : 18th March Southampton libraries: Community groups to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 17th March Authors against library cuts: Best-seller Gervase Phinn demands protection for libraries – and their librarians http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14349054.Authors_against_library_cuts__Best_seller_Gervase_Phinn_demands_protection_for_libraries___and_their_librarians/?ref=fbshr The Westmorland Gazette : 16th March Letter | Why not open a cafe at Kendal library? Those who…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…