Tag: library volunteers

Libraries news round-up: 27 July 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 27 July The Positive and Negative Impact of Using Volunteers in Public Libraries Daily Record: 27 July Elected members demand answers from council and Renfrewshire Leisure over mobile library bus East London Guardian: 27 July Waltham Forest…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2016

The Bookseller : 13 October Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-defends-record-library-closures-and-amazon-taxation-during-lords-debate-414116 Caerphilly Observer : 14 October Ystrad Mynach library reopens after refurbishment http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/961912/ystrad-mynach-library-reopens-after-refurbishment/ The Bookseller : 14 October The FAQs have it http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/faqs-have-it-414226 ‘We live in…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

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: 6 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th JanuaryStaffs library cuts set to include mobile servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/staffs-library-cuts-set-include-mobile-serviceBirmingham Post : 6th JanuaryBritish Library could offer lifeline to Library of BirminghamA partnership with the British Library could see Birmingham’s new £188 million library become its regional centre http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/british-library-could-offer-lifeline-8394050The…

Library News Round-up: 30 December 2014

Nottingham Post : 30th DecemberJulie Wright: Volunteers are not always treated well The problems the volunteers face with council bureaucracy, on a daily basis, would test the patience of a saint.http://www.nottinghampost.com/Julie-Wright-Volunteers-treated/story-25777565-detail/story.htmlRomford Recorder : 30th DecemberTwist in the tale of Havering Council…

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: 25 November 2014

10 year-old Leon Remphry’s storming speech to save libraries at full Cornwall Council meeting from 00:32.http://www.cornwall.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/153278 The Digital Reader : 24th NovemberAn Incomplete Report on a Flawed Pilot Program Suggests that Library eBook Loans Don’t Drive Saleshttp://the-digital-reader.com/2014/11/24/incomplete-report-flawed-pilot-program-suggests-library-ebook-loans-dont-drive-sales/V3.co.uk : 25th NovemberThree billion people now have…

Library News Round-up: 23 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd NovemberSieghart Review to recommend task force for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-review-recommend-urgent-action-plan-librariesSUNDAY TIMES : 23rd NovemberBishop confesses library lovehttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1487434.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_22 THE OBSERVER : 23rd NovemberStars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritagehttp://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/fundraising-trade-union-libraries-manchesterTHE INDEPENDENT : 23rd NovemberBritish culture…

Library News Round-up: 20 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th NovemberVaizey accused of ‘offloading responsibility’ on librarieshttp://thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-accused-offloading-responsibility-librariesThey Work For You : 19th NovemberWestminster Hall Debate | Public Libraries (England)http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2014-11-19a.111.1&m=40650West Briton : 20th NovemberLeon Remphry, 10, hosting Falmouth debate over library opening hours being cutAuthor Michael Morpurgo will attend http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Leon-Remphry-10-hosting-Falmouth-debate-library/story-24560913-detail/story.htmlDaily…

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: 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: 20 October 2014

Open Democracy : 20th OctoberOutsourcing: The government may intervene in the row over the ‘volunteer takeover’ of half the libraries in Sheffield https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/laird-ryan/localismwatch-resources-20-october-2014Public Libraries News : 19th OctoberOld-fashioned libraries are what we need? Thoughts on the Battle of Ideas public libraries debatehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/conferences/old-fashioned-libraries-are-what-we-need-thoughts-on-the-battle-of-ideas-public-libraries-debate-19th-october-2014Liverpool…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2014

Steve Halliday Local Digital Insights from librariescomment from Shirley Burnham and reply from authorLocal Government now has a Library Renewals Digital Dashboard with GOV.UK.http://stevehallidaycio.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/local-digital-insights-from-libraries/comment-page-1/#comment-506Report | Hertfordshire | Delivering the ‘Inspiring Libraries’ Strategy17 libraries to be unstaffed unless volunteers assisthttp://www.hertsdirect.org/mm/17941497/17941504/custservperflibitem520140919.doc …Inspiring Libraries – A New Strategy for Hertfordshire Libraries3…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2014

Sydney Morning Herald : 3rd SeptemberLibraries dumping of books could signal a new dark agehttp://www.smh.com.au/comment/libraries-dumping-of-books-could-signal-a-new-dark-age-20140903-10bspm.html Staffordshire Newsletter : 3rd SeptemberFuture uncertain for Stafford librariesWhen the Newsletter asked Mike Lawrence, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Localism, what would happen…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2014

Infoism : 21st JulyWhy I think we need to speak out against media assaults on public librarieshttp://infoism.co.uk/2014/07/why-i-think-we-need-to-speak-out-against-media-assaults-on-public-libraries/Spalding Guardian : 21st JulyCouncil leaders bid to save libraries offerPlans to reform Lincolnshire’s library service are in limbo ….http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/what-s-on/lifestyle-and-leisure/council-leaders-bid-to-save-libraries-offer-1-6191089The Star : 21st JulyD-Day…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June 2014

Loughborough Echo : 22nd June Libraries petitions amid closure fears Concerns have been voiced that volunteers will not be found and both village libraries will close. http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/rothley-mountsorrel-library-petitions-launched-7289500 Local Government Lawyer : 19th June Address Seven Principles of Public Life in…