Tag: Manchester libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February 2016

House of Commons : 24th February NEW | Briefing Paper: Public libraries in England http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN05875 Worcester Observer : 25th February Worcester MP full of praise for work of libraries “Staff at each of the libraries I visited raised concerns with me over public…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th FebruaryNational digital library network gets £30k fundinghttp://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-fundingTHE GUARDIAN : 6th FebruaryGo digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-itArts Council England : 6th FebruaryTravels in My TardisTo mark National Libraries…

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: 22 January 2015

Manchester Evening News : 22nd JanuaryLibrary visitor numbers plunge as cuts force drastic reduction in opening hours Seven Manchester libraries have seen visitor numbers plummet by as much as 90per cent since funding cuts led to them beingrun by volunteers with drastically…

Library News Round-up: 23 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd NovemberSieghart Review to recommend task force for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-review-recommend-urgent-action-plan-librariesSUNDAY TIMES : 23rd NovemberBishop confesses library lovehttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1487434.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_22 THE OBSERVER : 23rd NovemberStars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritagehttp://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/fundraising-trade-union-libraries-manchesterTHE INDEPENDENT : 23rd NovemberBritish culture…

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…

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: 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…