Tag: library staff

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries – Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th December Gliori in protest over school librarian cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gliori-protest-over-school-librarian-cuts-319143 Sleaford Standard : 29th December Lincolnshire | New chapter for village library (Heckington) http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-chapter-for-village-library-1-7133177 Hinckley Times : 29th December Library use is on the slide in the East Midlands The…

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: 18 December 2015

Sign CILIP’s #MyLibraryByRight  petition to protect your rights to a quality public library service: https://www.change.org/p/john-whittingdale-hm-government-act-now-to-protect-my-statutory-rights-to-a-quality-public-library-service THE GUARDIAN : 18th December To lose our libraries would be a national disaster – we must act to save them | Desmond Clarke http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/18/lose-libraries-disaster-save-strangling-service-reform-technology Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 December 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 16th December Refugees won’t destroy public services, but austerity will The following constitutes the article’s only reference to Libraries: ‘No community should be faced with the decision of having to close libraries or children’s centres in order…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2015

BBC News : 15th December East Sussex libraries could cut hours to save running costs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35105570 Birmingham Post : 15th December Birmingham libraries should be ‘re-imagined’ to survive http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/birmingham-libraries-should-re-imagined-10599778 Accrington Observer : 15th December Lancashire | Library users hit by fee hikes…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2015

YOU TUBE : 12th December Saving Southampton’s Libraries Needs More Council Support, Say Campaigners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaf46DouFMU&feature=share Hartlepool Mail : 12th December The 7 budget cuts that will affect people in Hartlepool the most Scroll down – to ‘Libraries’ http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/the-7-budget-cuts-that-will-affect-people-in-hartlepool-the-most-1-7620310 Lincolnshire Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2015

YOU TUBE Save Barnet Libraries animation Residents & school children star in a new film.  It’s brilliant! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3XfibjbJuA&feature=youtu.be THE GUARDIAN : 11th December Val McDermid and Ian Rankin join attack on swingeing library cuts Fife and Lambeth featured.  Laura Swaffield quoted…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th December Editorial | Vlogging and library data http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/vlogging-and-library-data.html Falkirk Herald : 6th December Call to save Falkirk libraries before it’s too late Cuts to Libraries “would amount to 29 per cent of the overall cuts”. http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/call-to-save-falkirk-libraries-before-it-s-too-late-1-3966584 Local…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services Several ‘libraries’ references http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government Swindon Borough Council : 1st December Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget Swindon is considering a…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November Report highlights “concerning” gender pay gap in library sector http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-highlights-lack-diversity-library-workers-317381 THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November ACE ‘astonished’ by increase in funding  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mixed-reaction-trade-following-spending-review-317394 CILIP : 25th November Autumn Statement is “perfect storm” for libraries warns CILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 23rd November Save the library, lose the pool: Newcastle finds self-help has its limits as cuts bite http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/23/newcastle-cuts-save-library-lose-pool-john-harris BBC News : 23rd November London cuts: Which council services should be stopped? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34899040 MoneyMarketUK.com : 23rd November Five…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Workers strike over plans to turn libraries into gyms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-library-workers-strike-over-plans-turn-libraries-gyms-316938 Brixton Blog : 19th November Fury over Lambeth libraries vote http://www.brixtonblog.com/34123-2/34123 THE GUARDIAN : 19th November Publishers answer minister’s call to offer schools cheap classics…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2015

London Evening Standard : 18th November Lambeth library workers walk out in protest over gym plans http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/lambeth-library-workers-walk-out-in-protest-over-gym-plans-a3117441.html London SE1 : 18th November Lambeth | Waterloo Library staff stage walkout over closure plans http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8541 Huddersfield Examiner : 18th November Kirklees libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Campaigners must be ‘realistic’ about future of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-must-be-realistic-about-future-of-libraries-316551 Nuneaton News : 16th November Leicestershire | Campaigners call for Barwell library closure rethink http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Campaigners-library-closure-rethink/story-28183778-detail/story.html  Grantham Journal : 17th November Lincolnshire | London organisation could run county’s libraries including Grantham…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2015

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 12th November CILIP’s weak statement to the Prime Minister http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2015/11/cilips-weak-statement-to-the-prime-minister.html CILIP : 12th November CILIP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to develop publicly-funded libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-calls-prime-minister-david-cameron-develop-publicly-funded-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th November Trusts v Volunteer Libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 November 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1405 13-26 November Library News (p.35) | Cobbett Road Library, Southampton In newsagents today London Evening Standard : 11th November London library workers ballot to strike over plans to turn libraries into ‘healthy living centres’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-library-workers-ballot-to-strike-over-plans-to-turn-libraries-into-healthy-living-centres-a3111676.html Barry &…