Tag Archive for Lincolnshire

Library News Round-up: 10 November 2014

BBC News : 10th NovemberAt risk libraries ‘to stay open’, says Liverpool mayor Joe Andersonhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-29985668Liverpool Echo: 10th NovemberChildren’s authors celebrate the saving of Liverpool libraries as a ‘great day’ http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/childrens-author-celebrates-great-day-8084165Liverpool Echo : 10th NovemberComment: Liverpool libraries U-turn  – Paddy Shennan asks…

Library News Round-up: 27 October 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 27th OctoberUK’s libraries plug IT skills gap in online jobs markethttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4e404242-5ba6-11e4-81ac-00144feab7de.html#axzz3HMCxMy2FTimes Series : 27th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘deeply worrying’http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/11561569.Library_proposals__deeply_worrying_/Huddersfield Examiner : 27th OctoberKirklees Council budget: Have your say on what the council should do with its money It could…

Library News Round-up: 26 October 2014

Barnet UNISON : 26th OctoberBarnet UNISON response to outsourcing Library proposalbarnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1436 Also at Don’t Privatise Librarieshttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/barnet-unison-response-to-outsourcing.htmlBoston Target : 26th OctoberLincolnshire library staff face threats of violence and drunks“These kinds of incidents are extremely rare in our smaller libraries, and it would be…

Library News Round-up: 21 October 2014

BBC News : 20th OctoberWalsall Council warns of job cuts and library closureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-29694325Infoism I J Clark | Extremism, nudge theory and access to informationWhether such professional opposition would be successful is a different matter. It would not, however, go without being vehemently challenged.…

Library News Round-up: 17 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th October Ministers don’t ‘get’ culture, says 2012 Games scriptwriter “Now Eton is closing the libraries” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/11168564/Ministers-dont-get-culture-says-2012-Games-scriptwriter.html Coventry Telegraph : 17th October ‘School libraries play a huge part in pupils’ education’  Vicky Wayman is a former journalist…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

Library News Round-up: 10 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 10th OctoberWriters join fight to save Liverpool’s librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/10/writers-join-fight-to-save-liverpool-libraries-caitlin-moran-cathy-cassidyLiverpool Echo : 9th OctoberProposals to rescue Liverpool libraries come in as community rallies to save ‘at-risk’ facilitiesPeople attended a public meeting with Liverpool council to raise fears over the…

Libraries News Round up: 1 October 2014

BBC News : 1st OctoberSecond library consultation starts after High Court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29438362Save Lincs Libraries : 1st October Dear Nick Worth, about that library proposal from Mrs Palmer…http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/10/01/dear-nickworth-about-that-library-proposal-from-mrs-palmer/Public Libraries News : 30th SeptemberEditorial | Sheffield takes last step, Lincolnshire does it again … while…

A small but telling victory…

Congratulations to Friends of Deeping Library in Lincolnshire, who have at last got their Executive Member for Libraries, Nick Worth, to admit that local people are not ‘willing’ volunteers. TLC hopes this will help stem the national tide of claims…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2014

Lincolnshire CC Full Council meets tomorrow Sept 26th - Libraries are on the Agenda Watch the live webcast from 10:30am http://bit.ly/YbHBU9  or track on Twitter, using hashtag #lincslive ITV News : 25th September Future of Liverpool’s libraries discussed http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-25/future-of-liverpools-libraries-discussed/ Hertfordshire Mercury : 25th September Technology to…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 24th SeptemberSteal some ideas from the USA, why don’t you?http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/steal-some-ideas-from-the-usa-why-dont-you.htmlKnight Foundation Knight News Challenge Numerous innovative ideas for public libraries are featured.  Challenge closes on 30th Sept. https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/libraries/submissions/BBC News : 24th SeptemberPrison book restriction ‘harms studying’The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET)…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2014

Booking opens for Speak Up For Libraries Conference on 22 Nov 2014Meet the decision-makershttp://speakupforlibraries.org/sufl-conference/booking-opens-for-speak-up-for-libraries-conference-2014/Computer Weekly : 23rd SeptemberInvestment needed to tackle digital divide, says Go ON UKA lot of libraries have 10-year-old desktops, are staffed by volunteers without digital skills or…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2014

CILIP’s Big Day and AGM : 20th SeptemberSieghart warns that libraries are at a “Beeching moment” http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/inspiring-member-achievements-and-important-decisions-cilip-s-big-day-and-agm Boston Target : 20th SeptemberLincs libraries could be saved by not for profit organisationhttp://www.bostontarget.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-saved-profit-organisation/story-22932079-detail/story.htmlPortsmouth News : 19th SeptemberLibrary cuts mark a ‘black day’ for Hampshire…

Libraries news round-up: 15 September 2014

Voices for the Library : 15th SeptemberResponse to the Rural Libraries Reporthttp://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/09/response-to-the-rural-libraries-report/Public Libraries News : 15th SeptemberEditorial | Big library trends: three tier services and Trustshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/big-library-trends-three-tier-services-and-trusts.html Lincolnshire Echo : 15th SeptemberCounty council leader Martin Hill apologises over handling of library consultationsIt comes after…

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: 12 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 12th SeptemberYoung read more books than older generation, research finds“It’s vital that libraries aren’t written off as irrelevant …”http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/12/young-read-more-books-than-older-generation-researchReport | The Case for a National Strategy for Public LibrariesProduced by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) for the…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 September 2014

Hold The Front Page : 2nd September‘Treat newspapers like pubs (and libraries)’ says unionhttp://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2014/news/treat-newspapers-like-pubs-says-union/Grantham Journal : 2nd SeptemberDecision on Lincolnshire libraries due in Februaryhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/decision-on-lincolnshire-libraries-due-in-february-1-6274314Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd SeptemberNew talks to begin over future of Lincs libraries http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Talks-begin-future-Lincolnshire-libraries/story-22863729-detail/story.htmlRomford Recorder : 1st SeptemberBacklash…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 19th AugustReaders absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study findshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisationW F Howes : 19th AugustW.F. Howes launches eBook service for libraries UK’s leading publisher of unabridged audiobooks, and subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc., today announced the launch…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August 2014

Islington Gazette : 7th AugustSecret Islington Council document: further details uncovered Libraries ‘options’ clarifiedDespite repeatedly promising not to close any libraries, both proposed plans for the future of book lending in the borough involve closure.http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-courtsIslington Gazette : 7th AugustHalf libraries…