Tag: Liverpool libraries

Library News Round-up: 27 August 2015

CILIP : 27th AugustCILIP calls on Councils to consider social & economic impact of library cuts when balancing the booksResponding to the Department for Communities & Local Government’s release of the provisional 2014/15 annual income and expenditure figures for Local…

Library News Round-up: 7 August 2015

BBC Radio Merseyside : 7th August Liverpool Libraries | Listen to Alan Gibbons, followed by Mayor Anderson (1 hour, 9 mins & 35 secs – in) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xn8wc#play  Liverpool Echo : 7th August Liverpool Town Hall protest over plans to transfer…

Library News Round-up: 31 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 31st JulyWhy Birmingham library needs Google and language classes to keep doors open by Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culturehttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jul/31/birmingham-library-google-language-classes Local Guardian : 31st JulyMore redundancies announced at Croydon’s librarieshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13523468.More_redundancies_announced_at_Croydon_s_libraries/ The Lincolnite : 31st JulyIs privatisation the…

Library News Round-up: 20 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th JulyApp could turn America’s poor into lifelong readersWhile the UK quibbles over library ebook lending, American publishers are teaming up with charities and libraries to give away thousands of ebooks to low-income students. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/20/app-americas-poor-lifelong-readersTHE BOOKSELLER : 20th…

Library News Round-up: 20 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th AprilMoran condemns ‘weepingly few books’ in local library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/moran-condemns-weepingly-few-books-local-library Loughborough Echo : 20th AprilLeicestershire | Library transfers are moving closerhttp://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-transfers-are-moving-closer-9051247Brixton Buzz : 20th AprilSaving Lambeth’s Minet Library – last meeting tonight (20th April)http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/04/saving-lambeths-minet-library-last-meeting-tonight-20th-april/

Library News Round-up: 2 April 2015

Public Libraries NewsEditorial | 2000 fewer libraries? Ed Vaizey again decides not to intervenehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/03/2000-fewer-libraries-ed-vaizey-again-decides-not-to-intervene.htmlThis Is The West Country : 2nd AprilMore library changes as services in Cornwall could be privatised or merged with Devonhttp://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/12868049.More_library_changes_as_services_in_Cornwall_could_be_privatised_or_merged_with_Devon/Birmingham Mail : 2nd AprilShock at Library of Birmingham…

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…

Library News Round-up: 11 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 11th NovemberAuthors claim victory after Liverpool drops library closure plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/11/liverpool-library-closure-plans-carol-ann-duffy-caitlin-moranAlan Gibbons’ Diary : 10th NovemberLiverpool’s reprieved libraries: first thoughtshttp://alangibbons.net/2014/11/liverpools-reprieved-libraries-first-thoughts/Herald Scotland : 11th NovemberEast Renfrewshire | Pupils to help run libraries as full-time staff face axehttp://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/pupils-to-help-run-libraries-as-full-time-staff-face-axe.25838033Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 30 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 30th OctoberGovernment turns 1,000 public buildings into WiFi hotspotshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/11197617/Government-turns-1000-public-buildings-into-WiFi-hotspots.html Vaizey: Public-building wi-fi cash will keep cities ‘internationally competitive’ – 30th Octoberhttps://www.cable.co.uk/news/vaizey-public-building-wi-fi-cash-will-keep-cities-internationally-competitive-700000196/The Star : 30th OctoberMinister ‘not minded’ to order inquiry into Sheffield library takeoverhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/minister-not-minded-to-order-inquiry-into-sheffield-library-takeover-1-6925187Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberAuthors plan…

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…

Library News Round-up: 14 October 2014

The Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessments of Public Spending Cuts – A Resource Database http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/chrp/projects/spendingcuts/resources/databaseUnion Solidarity International : 14th OctoberGreenwich | Librarians on strike over staff cuts, reduction of service and pay“Since GLL took over the service one library has closed, the…

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: 9 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 8th OctoberSheffield libraries row: government may intervene over volunteer takeoverMP David Blunkett says it would be ‘breathtaking cheek’ for government to launch inquiry over move prompted by cutshttp://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/08/sheffield-libraries-row-government-intervene-takeover-volunteersTHE BOOKSELLER : 9th OctoberAuthors fight to keep Liverpool’s librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-fight-keep-liverpool-s-librariesHinckley…

Libraries News Round up: 30 September 2014

BBC News : 30th SeptemberPlans to close 28 Devon libraries are shelvedCampaigners have given a cautious welcome to the new plans.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29423237Torquay Herald Express : 30th September Devon County Council shelves library closure proposals http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Devon-County-Council-shelves-library-closure/story-23019862-detail/story.html North Devon Journal : 30th September…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 September 2014

THE TIMES : 26th SeptemberRichard Morrison: ‘It is myopic and middle-class to claim libraries are redundant’behind ££Paywall and under Copyright. Includes Vaizey’s contact with Sheffield Councilhttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/article4217889.eceTHE TIMES : 26th SeptemberRosemary Bennett: Library cuts drive children to culturebehind ££Paywall and under…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 September 2014

Left Foot Forward : 10th September‘If at first you don’t succeed, you don’t succeed’ – How the government is failing adult learnershttp://leftfootforward.org/2014/09/how-the-government-is-failing-adult-learners/Liverpool Confidential : 10th SeptemberPleas to spare Liverpool libraries from closureThe problem for the city is that there is…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th SeptemberLead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th SeptemberPoor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaignSave The Children : September 2014New Report | Read On. Get OnAddressing child poverty through literacyhttp://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdfCILIP…