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: 17 May 2018

York Press: 17 May More cafes planned for libraries Wales Online: 17 May Services have been ‘cut to the bone’ in Carmarthenshire, the council leader has claimed Reading Chronicle: 17 May Reading Borough Council revealed the project to transform Southcote…

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: 17 January 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 18th JanuaryCouncils rely on local ‘street champions’ to pick up litter, prune hedges and grit minor roads as funds run out Communities will be forced to start fending for themselves in ways not seen for generations when cuts…

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

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 internet accessThe potential for public buildings such as libraries and post offices and public internet…

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…