Tag: library staff

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2015

Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth Council Scrutiny response shows setting up of book-ish gyms will take £1m of funding away from other leisure services http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/lambeth-council-scrutiny-response-shows-setting-up-of-book-ish-gyms-will-take-1m-of-funding-away-from-other-lambeth-leisure-services/ Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth library campaigner pens open letter to Cllr Jane…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2015

S W Londoner : 6th November Brixtonians will march tomorrow in bid to save Lambeth libraries http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/protestors-to-march-through-brixton-in-bid-to-save-lambeth-libraries-and-scary-monsters/ THE BOOKSELLER :  6th November Vaizey praises library campaign groups in speech http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-praises-library-campaign-groups-speech-316063 Speech | Ed Vaizey MP — Launch of SCL’s Universal Learning Offer https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/launch-of-the-universal-learning-offer-in-libraries THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 November 2015

PublicSectorExecutive (PSE) : 5th November Devon libraries to be outsourced to private company owned by staff http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devon-libraries-to-be-outsourced-to-private-company-owned-by-staff?dorewrite=false Cambridge News : 5th November Have your say on ways Cambridgeshire libraries can make money – and stave off the threat of cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2015

FINANCIAL TIMES : 30th October‘Public Library and Other Stories’, by Ali Smith http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4aebf180-7997-11e5-a95a-27d368e1ddf7.html Stourbridge News : 30th October “We’re not going to close any library”, Dudley Council cabinet member pledges http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/13924802.___We_re_not_going_to_close_any_library_____Dudley_Council_cabinet_member_pledges/ Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberTalking books service which helps Runcorn and Widnes residents could…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 26th OctoberTim Larden – The Risk Exposures of Volunteer Libraries Tim Larden is the Managing Director of Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist in working with non-profit groups.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/practicalities/the-risk-exposures-of-volunteer-librariesITV News : 26th OctoberProtests over proposed cuts to council services in…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October 2015

EDP24 : 24th OctoberNorfolk | Controversial cuts to fire service and libraries could be scrapped http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/controversial_cuts_to_fire_service_and_libraries_could_be_scrapped_1_4283470 Shropshire Star : 24th October Last thing we want is to close libraries, says Shropshire councillor http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/24/last-thing-we-want-is-to-close-libraries-says-shropshire-councillor/ Burton Mail : 24th October Staffordshire | Changes in the air for our library system  http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Mail-Says-Changes-air-library/story-28041657-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2015

Local Government Lawyer Lincolnshire Council to consider costs pursuit after judgment issued in libraries disputehttp://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24835%3Acouncil-to-consider-costs-pursuit-after-judgment-issued-in-libraries-dispute&catid=56&Itemid=24British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) High Court judgement – Lincolnshire Libraries  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/2964.html Save Lincs Libraries CampaignSad Day for Lincolnshire http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/10/23/sad-day-for-lincolnshire/ PSFK : 23rd OctoberFrance | Craving a Read? Vending…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2015

Barry & District News : 12th OctoberRhoose residents go to High Court to oppose library closurehttp://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/13842066.Rhoose_residents_go_to_High_Court_to_oppose_library_closure/?ref=rssHereford Times : 12th OctoberOpen letter to Leader, Herefordshire Council Hubert Porte | Library is badly missed – temporary arrangement neededhttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/13810482.Library_is_badly_missed___temporary_arrangement_needed/ Leicester Mercury : 12th OctoberLetter | Saving our…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 11th OctoberTim Coates | Ten Steps to Changing Public Libraries http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/11/tim-coates-ten-steps-to-changing-public-libraries/ Birmingham Mail : 11th OctoberPolice called in as students stage sit-in protest at Library of Birmingham http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-called-students-stage-sit-10238884 St Helens Reporter : 11th OctoberBid to expand St Helens’ mobile library scheme Library bosses…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2015

Brixton Blog : 6th OctoberUNISON calls on Lambeth council to rethink gym libraries http://www.brixtonblog.com/unison-calls-on-lambeth-council-to-rethink-gym-libraries/33056 This Is Local London : 5th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘extremely worrying’, say campaignershttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/13805092.Library_proposals__extremely_worrying___say_campaigners/ Local Government Lawyer : 5th OctoberReport claims ‘one-party councils’ could be missing out on procurement savingshttp://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24609%3Areport-claims-one-party-councils-could-be-missing-out-on-procurement-savings&catid=53&Itemid=21THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2015

Private Eye : 30th SeptemberIssue No 1402 (p. 35)Library News | Herefordshire Available in newsagentsITV News : 30th SeptemberLeicestershire | Community groups on course to take over libraries http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-09-30/community-groups-on-course-to-take-over-libraries/Get Reading : 30th SeptemberLibraries in Reading: cuts of £600,000 to be made Every branch library in Reading –…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2015

About My Area : 23rd SeptemberHave Your Say on Cultural Services in West Cheshire inc. Libraries http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Cheshire/Neston/CH64/News/Local-News/292351-Have-Your-Say-on-Cultural-Services-in-West-CheshirePublic Libraries News : 22nd SeptemberEditorial | Say hello to the remote controlled library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/09/say-hello-to-the-remote-controlled-library.htmlCILIP : 21st SeptemberWarning that the human face of libraries will be lost as…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 17 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th SeptemberAre publishers really ‘hoodwinking’ academics? An anonymous library expert & anonymous publisher respondhttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/17/are-publishers-really-hoodwinking-academics THE BOOKSELLER : 17th SeptemberOver 70 library staff take redundancy in Hampshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/seventy-four-library-staff-take-redundancy-council-looks-save-millions-312814Portsmouth News : 16th SeptemberHampshire | Seventy four library workers take redundancy as council looks to save…

Library News Round-up: 16 September 2015

BBC News : 16th SeptemberNHS trust to take over 8 Staffordshire libraries The detail of how the eight libraries would be staffed has yet to be worked out, a trust spokesperson said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34262906 West Briton : 16th SeptemberCornwall | Public consultation launched over future of…

Library News Round-up: 13 September 2015

Parliament Live TVCulture, Media and Sport Committee – Wednesday 9 September  Watch:  John Whittingdale set out his priorities for DCMS  http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/e6fdec06-fd51-4b6e-bfa4-f45168d8ef55 Public Libraries News : 13th SeptemberEditorial | Every silver cloud has a darker lining: Stafford and Willesden Green Now to some, I’m…

Library News Round-up: 9 September 2015

BBC News : 9th SeptemberNew £1m Stafford library offers access to 3D printinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34187495Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th SeptemberBarnet Children’s March for Libraries 12/9/15  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/barnet-childrens-march-for-libraries.htmlBlackpool Gazette : 9th September Letter | Council CutsIf you close libraries the elderly, along with mother groups, would suffer.http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/letters-emails/letters-september-9-2015-1-7451654 UNISON Scotland…