Tag: Lincolnshire

Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2016

BBC News : 30th December Six former libraries up for sale in Lancashire  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38468930 Lancashire Evening Post : 30th December Lancashire County Council is selling more libraries off  http://www.lep.co.uk/news/lancashire-county-council-is-selling-more-libraries-off-1-8311412 DAILY MIRROR : 30th December Cash-strapped councils are spending as little…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 21st August Editorial | Fewer are Taking Part so let’s have a National Demonstration http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/fewer-are-taking-part-so-lets-have-a-national-demonstration.html The Visitor : 22nd August Lancashire | 2,450 sign Morecambe Library petition http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/local/2-450-sign-morecambe-library-petition-1-8082752 Isle of Wight Radio : 22nd August Mobile Libraries Hit By Isle…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August 2016

BBC News : 11th August Ex-Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey slams mobile library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37037934 Society of Authors : 11th August Should Knowledge Be Taxed? http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/should-knowledge-be-taxed DCMS Taking Part Survey 2015/16 Library usage has fallen from one half of UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 December 2015

South London Press: 21st December UNISON send out ballot papers for strike to Lambeth library staff http://www.slp.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115130&headline=UNISON%20send%20out%20ballot%20papers%20for%20strike%20to%20Lambeth%20library%20staff&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2015 Bourne Local : 21st December Lincolnshire | Martin Hill: Tell us where council cuts should be made http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/martin-hill-tell-us-where-council-cuts-should-be-made-1-7123540 Lancashire Telegraph : 21st December IT plan…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2015

BBC News : 22nd OctoberNorthern Ireland libraries: Fewer staff will affect service to public http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34602707 Belfast Telegraph : 22nd OctoberLibrary staff ‘living in a constant state of uncertainty’ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/library-staff-living-in-a-constant-state-of-uncertainty-34131386.html Lincolnshire Echo : 22nd OctoberSave Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners could be hit with £90,000 bill for…

Library News Round-up: 20 September 2015

Sleaford Standard : 20th SeptemberLincolnshire | New volunteer-run library all set to open More “volunteer librarians” soughthttp://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-volunteer-run-library-all-set-to-open-1-6965873 Burton Mail : 20th SeptemberStaffordshire | Delight as Barton Library is taken over by NHS trust http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Delight-Barton-Library-taken-NHS-trust/story-27824447-detail/story.html Leon’s Library Blog : 20th SeptemberWhen is a librarian not a librarian? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/20/when-is-a-librarian-not-a-librarian/ Westmorland Gazette :…

Library News Round-up: 26 August 2015

On The Wight : 26th AugustLibraries are not a luxury and the council should reconsider approach say Friendshttp://onthewight.com/2015/08/26/libraries-are-not-a-luxury-and-the-council-should-reconsider-approach-say-friends/Shropshire Star : 26th AugustAction group formed to safeguard Ellesmere Library“Many people have serious reservations about the feasibility and practicalities of this project…

Library News Round-up: 6 August 2015

Liverpool Echo : 6th AugustCampaigners plan protest at Liverpool town hall over changes to libraries Alan Gibbons is debating with Mayor Anderson on the Town Hall steps tomorrow morning.  Radio Merseyside. 8amhttp://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/campaigners-plan-protest-liverpool-town-9801086 Barry & District News : 6th AugustRhoose library campaigners…

Library News Round-up: 16 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 15th DecemberOutsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local governmentThe gutting of Barnet council means even births, deaths and marriages are managed elsewhere. Your town hall may be next.http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/15/local-services-barnet-council-town-hall THE GUARDIAN : 16th DecemberArts Council England hires…

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…