Tag: Lincolnshire libraries

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Library News Round-up: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 4 February 2015

Brixton Buzz : 4th FebruarySave Lambeth Libraries – online petition launched on change.org http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/02/save-lambeth-libraries-online-petition-launched-on-change-org/ Coventry Observer : 3rd FebruaryLegal threat over library closures and council cuts http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/02/04/news-Legal-threat-over-library-closures-and-council-cuts-126088.html Express & Star : 4th FebruaryFive under-threat Sandwell libraries saved from axeSome could move to share buildings…

Lincs libraries – madness!

Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign, writes, Nothing rational explains the decision by pig-headed Lincs County Council to destroy most of their library service – even though they don’t need to! They insist on dumping 30 libraries on to…

Library News Round-up: 3 February 2015

Northampton News : 3rd FebruaryThe call has gone out for library guardians from across Northamptonshire to step forwardBy becoming a guardian, library users can contribute towards enhancing library services by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment to…

Library News Round-up: 2 February 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st February Editorial | Should one save all the libraries all the time? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/02/should-one-save-all-the-libraries-all-the-time.html Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd February Save Lincolnshire Libraries stage pop-up library protest in Lincoln http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-stage-pop-library/story-25960827-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 2nd February Yellow ribbon protest planned…

Library News Round-up: 1 February 2015

SUNDAY TIMES : 1st February Business Section – big article (p.12) by Luke Johnson, Sieghart Panellist Cabbie, drive to the future or we’ll be in a rotten state BBC News : 1st February Prison ‘book ban’ rule relaxed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31083737 BBC…

Library News Round-up: 31 January 2015

BBC News : 30th January ‘Too many Welsh libraries closing’ warning says ex-National Library for Wales chief http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-31064924 BBC News : 31st January Seven Cardiff libraries under threat in council cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-31058915 Lincolnshire Echo : 31st January Politics: Audit report brought…

Library News Round-up: 27 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th JanuaryLibrary scheme to support dementia sufferershttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-scheme-support-dementia-sufferers Library Stuff : 26th JanuaryBarbara Band – A library scheme with no libraries? http://barbara567band.blogspot.co.ukInfoism : 27th JanuaryLibraries – it’s a “question of priorities”http://infoism.co.uk/2015/01/libraries-its-a-question-of-priorities/Stoke Sentinel : 27th JanuaryStoke-on-Trent | Library opens at leisure centre in Abbey…

Library News Round-up: 26 January 2015

Public Libraries News : 25th JanuaryEditorial | Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: the dilemma of a good librarian in austere times http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-dont-the-dilemma-of-a-good-librarian-in-austere-times.htmlHansard : 22nd January House of Lords | Libraries – Funding http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldhansrd/text/150122-0001.htm#15012259000346Romford Recorder : 26th JanuaryHavering budget cuts shake up after consultationproposals…

Library News Round-up: 25 January 2015

Pedronicus UK : 25th JanuaryThe crisis in UK public libraries – A Beeching moment ?https://pedronicusuk.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/the-crisis-in-uk-public-libraries-a-beeching-moment/ Lincolnshire Echo : 25th JanuaryLetter | Lincolnshire County Council defies consultationfrom Liz Waterland, Chair, Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-Lincolnshire-County-Council-defies/story-25907881-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 25th JanuaryFriends of Deepings Library to lobby councillors…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…

Library News Round-up: 21 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1384Library News | Swansea “book clubs”In all good newsagents Public Libraries News : 20th JanuaryEditorial | Trafford, Lincs, Staffs, Cardiff … everywhere, reallyincludes a contribution from Brian Ashley with his views on the Libraries Taskforce, etc.  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/trafford-lincs-staffs-cardiff-everywhere-really.htmlThe Star : 20th JanuarySheffield…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

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: 12 January 2015

Library Technology Guides : 11th JanuaryThe Giant has stirred – public libraries could dominate Ebook lending Paper for ALA Conference by Tim Coateshttp://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=20233 The Lincolnite : 12th JanuaryCampaigners vow to keep fighting for Lincolnshire libraries“Libraries are the foundation of learning and achievement.…

Library News Round-up: 10 January 2015

Leicester Mercury : 10th JanuaryLetter | Council’s plans for local library are outrageouswell argued by officers & members of Braunstone Heritage Archive Grouphttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Council-s-plans-local-library-outrageous/story-25834956-detail/story.htmlSkegness Standard : 10th JanuaryLincs | Fears raised Spilsby Library could be facing its final chapterhttp://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/fears-raised-spilsby-library-could-be-facing-its-final-chapter-1-6510781 Northern Echo : 9th JanuaryLibrary to team…

Library News Round-up: 22 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd DecemberSeven things I’ll miss about the traditional library If they’re going to insist on monetising and modernising libraries, it’ll be the sights, sounds, smells and texts that I miss http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/seven-things-miss-traditional-library Book Trust : 22nd DecemberPhilip Ardagh | A…