Tag: local libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 23 May 2014

Third Sector : 22nd May Councils should ‘treat voluntary sector fairly when setting budgets’ A joint letter sent out to all council leaders in England before last week’s local elections from the local infrastructure body Navca, the chief executives body…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

Voices for the Library : 28th January Data protection and volunteer-led libraries http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/01/data-protection-and-volunteer-led-libraries/ Swindon Advertiser : 28th January Letter | Valuable volunteers As the manager of the Walcot Community Shop I would like to correct the references Sherry Waldon made about the shop and…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th December CIPFA records continuing library closures Details  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-records-continuing-library-closures.html Public Finance : 10th December Rate of library closures slowing, CIPFA survey finds http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2013/12/rate-of-library-closures-slowing-cipfa-survey-finds/ Herald Scotland : 10th December Library volunteers up by half in a year http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/library-volunteers-up-by-half-in-a-year.22913946…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th October 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th October Speak up for Libraries Conference 23/11/13; Resisting, Improving and Promoting! http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/speak-up-for-libraries-conference.html  The Star : 13th October Letter | I prefer a library to a council office makeover http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/i-prefer-a-library-to-a-council-office-makeover-1-6141485 Sheffield Telegraph : 13th October Clegg’s anger over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd August 2013

The Next Web (TNW) : 22nd August The future of libraries http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/08/22/the-future-of-libraries/ Sunderland Echo : 23rd August ‘No interest’ from community in running Sunderland libraries or other services http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/no-interest-from-community-in-running-sunderland-libraries-or-other-services-1-5978018 Spalding Guardian : 23rd August Union’s library demos plea http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/union-s-library-demos-plea-1-5421480 Society…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 31st July Council defends decision to stock extremist books at Woolwich library http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10214547/Council-defends-decision-to-stock-extremist-books-Woolwich-library.html Booktrade Info : 31st July Irate UK librarians call for no confidence vote on Minister Vaizey http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/48680 Good Library Guide : 31st July Copyright-…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th June 2013

Public Libraries News : 26th June Editorial | “Slightly worse than our worst case scenario” : The latest Government cuts examined http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/06/slightly-worse-than-our-worst-case-scenario-the-latest-government-cuts-examined.html This Is Hampshire : 27th June Library service being run into the ground, warns union Funding cuts have…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Manchester Evening News : 8th May Six Manchester libraries face axe within weeks despite protests…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Public Libraries News : 6th May Library Campaign’s call to action on volunteer libraries:  “Let’s…