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Libraries News Round-up: 13 March 2016

DAILY MIRROR : 13th March Tory social housing sell-off could force councils to flog libraries and parks to fill £2 billion black hole http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-social-housing-sell-could-7548924?ICID=FB_mirror_main Swindon Advertiser : 13th March Library campaigners show support at Old Town fundraiser http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14340791.Library_campaigners_show_support_at_Old_Town_fundraiser/ Northern Echo : 13th…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2016

Public Libraries News : 8th March Editorial | Desmond Clarke, revisions, and some delicious rivalry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/03/desmond-clarke-revisions-and-some-delicious-rivalry.html Libraries Taskforce : 7th March Meeting the teams in community run libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/07/meeting-the-teams-in-community-run-libraries/ Lancashire CC : 8th March Wheatley Lane Library to close end of March…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2016

The Star : 28th FebruaryVolunteers to take over one of last Sheffield Council run library services http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-to-take-over-one-of-last-sheffield-council-run-library-services-1-7753753 Shropshire Star : 28th February More libraries set to stay open under Telford council cuts trasnfer to parish councils & community groups http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/28/more-libraries-set-to-stay-open-under-telford-council-cuts/ Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th February CILIP demands national library strategy for England http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-creation-national-strategy-english-libraries-322866 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1412 | Library News (p.35) West Berkshire Available in newsagents Society of Authors : 17th February Libraries http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/libraries Public Technology : 17th February…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2016

Publishers Weekly : 12th February Three Ways Publishers and Libraries Can Work Better Together http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/69404-three-ways-publishers-and-libraries-can-work-better-together.html Leon’s Library Blog : 13th February Parish or Bust! http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/02/13/parish-or-bust/ Swindon Advertiser : 13th February Librarians shown appreciation with giant Valentine’s Day card http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14273854.Librarians_showed_appreciation_with_giant_Valentine_s_Day_card/

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February 2016

Lancaster Guardian : 11th February House of Lords challenge to Lancashire’s library cuts http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/house-of-lords-challenge-to-lancashire-s-library-cuts-1-7726909 bDaily Business News : 11th February Stockton | UK’s first library-based building society branch looks to land in Yarm https://bdaily.co.uk/finance/11-02-2016/uks-first-library-based-building-society-branch-looks-to-land-in-yarm/ Coventry Telegraph : 11th February Coventry council pressing on with…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February 2016

Public Libraries News :  2nd February Swindon proposes just 1 out of 15 libraries to survive: SCL plans 2 day conference http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/swindon-proposes-just-1-out-of-15-libraries-to-survive-scl-plans-2-day-conference.html Times Series : 3rd February Barnet | Anger over unstaffed libraries Campaigners pretended to wreak havoc in a staff-free library…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January How the battle to save Lincolnshire’s libraries became a full-time job http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/28/battle-save-lincolnshire-libraries-full-time-job THE GUARDIAN : 28th January ‘Speak up before there’s nothing left’: authors rally for National Libraries Day http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/28/authors-rally-national-libraries-day-philip-ardagh-ann-cleeves THE BOOKSELLER : 28th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2016

Public Libraries News Editorial | Halifax give a little extra help (or do they?) and the SCL fail to directly support #MyLibraryByRight http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/01/halifax-give-a-little-extra-help-or-do-they-and-the-scl-fail-to-directly-support-mylibrarybyright.html Public Libraries News The pros and cons of commercial involvement in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/privatized-libraries-outsourcing-library-services/the-pros-and-cons-of-commercial-involvement-in-libraries Shropshire Star : 23rd January Shropshire | Wrekin MP…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2016

On the Wight : 19th January What do we do if the money runs out? IOW council chief asks Government The council chief’s letter to the DCLG’s Shafi Khan is embedded in the article.   http://onthewight.com/2016/01/19/iwc-ceo-writes-to-government/ Harlow Star : 19th January Dementia sufferers in…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Snooper’s charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users’ data http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/13/snoopers-charter-theresa-may-cafes-wifi-network-store-customers-data Public Technology : 14th January Library websites ‘need to break free from councils’ says SCL https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/library-websites-need-break-free-councils Chronicle Live : 14th January Proposals to cut Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Joanna Trollope: ‘UK cannot afford to close one single public library’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/13/joanna-trollope-uk-not-afford-close-one-single-public-library THE BOOKSELLER : 12th January Authors lead support for My Library By Right campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-lead-support-cilips-library-campaign-319953 Chronicle Live : 13th January Libraries in Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2016

SCL : 12th January New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future http://goscl.com/new-report-looks-at-creating-a-single-library-digital-presence-to-support-public-libraries-in-the-future/ Lincolnshire Echo: 12th January Letter | ‘Lincolnshire County Council is swinging its axe at the wrong target in libraries’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-8216-Lincolnshire-County-Council-swinging/story-28474717-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2016

DAILY MIRROR : 9th January Tory cuts mean two libraries close for good every WEEK – with hundreds more under threat http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-cuts-mean-two-libraries-7148599 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th January ‘Open+’ denying access to U16/18′s  +  Bibliotheca grants for National Libraries Day…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…