Tag Archive for mobile libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 5 August 2014

SCL : 5th AugustSCL digital study points to unique role for public libraries as physical spaces for accessing digital knowledge and opportunities http://www.goscl.com/scl-digital-study-points-to-unique-role-for-public-libraries-as-physical-spaces-for-accessing-digital-knowledge-and-opportunities/Huddersfield Examiner : 5th AugustKirklees | Public meeting set to save Lindley LibraryKirklees Council faces having to cut its £6.3m…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August 2014

The Library Campaign : 31st JulyUnhappy birthday, 1964 Act!It won’t matter what any Act says if DCMS declines to do one darned thing to get it implemented.  And that’s where we are today. http://www.librarycampaign.com/unhappy-birthday-1964-act/ THE GUARDIAN : 1st AugustPhilip Ardagh…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2014

Locality : 22nd JulyIncome Generation for Public Libraries: a Practical Guide for Library Service Commissioners and Providers in England http://locality.org.uk/blog/income-generation-public-libraries-practical-guide-library-service/Library Campaign : 21st JulyThe spin behind council’s message on libraries exposed by Dorset library userhttp://www.librarycampaign.com/the-spin-behind-the-council-story-on-libraries-exposed/ Ledbury Reporter : 22nd JulyHay-on-Wye under attack The…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 July 2014

Today’s news items, with thanks to Shirley Burnham.  Bournemouth Echo : 17th JulyFears Poole council will axe valuable mobile library service used by vulnerable residentshttp://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/districts/poole/11345362.Axing_popular_mobile_library_would_cause____uproar___/Redditch Advertiser : 17th JulyWorcestershire | Wythall Library’s future looks to have been securedhttp://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/11348719.Wythall_Library__39_s_future_looks_to_have_been_secured/Leon’s Library Blog : 17th…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd May Philip Pullman leads authors condemning inadequate prison libraries Society of Authors’ letter charges justice minister Chris Grayling with failure to fulfil statutory responsibilities http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/02/philip-pullman-condemning-inadequate-prison-libraries Alyson’s Welsh Libraries Blog : 1st May New standards for Welsh…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th April 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 16th April Good for Goodman? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/04/16/good-for-goodman/ Express & Star : 16th April Sandwell | Libraries face job cuts in restructure The council already shaved £300,000 off its library budget in 2013/14 and cut a further £880,000 in the two…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd March 2014

Financial Times : 23rd March Libraries lend themselves to new business creation http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/82c28574-b102-11e3-9f6f-00144feab7de.html#axzz2wn841vlD BBC News : 23rd March Full judicial review into Lincolnshire’s libraries’ plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-26705177 Mid-Sussex Times : 23rd March Letter | You have made a big difference So – a…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th March 2014

York Press : 14th March ‘Difficult’ savings to be made in county council’s 2020 North Yorkshire programme “If the goal is to protect services, people must step up to the mark as the alternative is losing them” http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/11077470.___Difficult____savings_to_be_made_in_county_council_s_2020_North_Yorkshire_programme/?ref=rss Croydon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th March 2014

Croydon Guardian : 13th March Private contractor Carillion makes 11 Croydon library employees redundant http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/11076289.Contractor_hired_to_run_libraries_makes_11_employees_redundant/ THE BOOKSELLER : 13th March Direct-selling on agenda at APS conference Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim Godfray fretted over e-lending by libraries damaging booksellers’ business models,…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th February 2014

BBC News : 20th February Hampshire mobile library services face cutbacks  The consultation also includes changes to how libraries in Grayshott, Kingsclere and Milford on Sea are run. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26269581 Cambridge News : 20th February £3m for two new libraries in…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd February 2014

Southend Standard : 2nd February 100 volunteers say they’ll run Southend’s libraries http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/echo/10979155.100_volunteers_say_they_ll_run_Southend_s_libraries/?ref=nt Louth Eye : 1st February Lincolnshire | Evidence Of Shocking Cluelessness At LCC http://www.loutheye.co.uk/01-02-14-evidence-of-shocking-cluelessness-at-lcc.php Spalding Guardian : 2nd February The Deepings | Council drew up ‘secret’ library plan “There may be…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th January Editorial | To claim that paid staff can in any way give a better service is ridiculous” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/to-claim-that-paid-staff-can-in-any-way-give-a-better-service-is-ridiculous.html LocalGov : 29th January Councils paying over the odds for IT equipment, survey finds http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-paying-over-the-odds-for-IT-equipment-survey-finds/35492 Locality.org : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th January Birmingham faces £2m library cuts Libraries across Birmingham face closure as the city looks to slash £2m from its library budget, with even the flagship Library of Birmingham facing heavy cuts. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-faces-%C2%A32m-library-cuts.html THE BOOKSELLER :…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th January 2014

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January Volunteers needed to run museums and libraries http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565926/Volunteers-needed-to-run-museums-and-libraries.html SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January Volunteers must take a role in running parks and museums By Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565979/Volunteers-must-take-a-role-in-running-parks-and-museums.html James Powney’s Blog : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th December 2013

Northern Echo : 29th December Reduced opening hours at libraries in borough of Stockton in new year http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/teesvalley/hartlepool/10903254.Reduced_opening_hours_at_libraries_in_borough_of_Stockton_in_near_year_/ Public Libraries News : 27th December Changes in branch numbers 2007/8 to 2012/13 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/12/changes-in-branch-numbers-20078-to-201213.html Haringey Independent : 28th December Haringey Borough Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th December 2013

BBC News : 6th December Somerset | Library volunteers scheme criticised by community group http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25256102 THE GUARDIAN : 6th December Authors’ Public Lending Right payments frozen http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/06/authors-public-lending-right-payments-frozen THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December Pembrokeshire reviews mobile libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pembrokeshire-reviews-mobile-libraries.html BBC News : 6th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd December 2013

Harrogate News : 2nd December Arts Council awards £100,000 to put artists into county libraries http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2013/12/02/arts-council-awards-100000-put-artists-county-libraries/ Spalding Guardian : 2nd December Library closures expected to be rubber stamped http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/library-closures-expected-to-be-rubber-stamped-1-5722539 THE GUARDIAN l 1st December The Library: A World History by…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th November 2013

Croydon Guardian : 20th November Croydon library staff handed redundancy warnings by Carillion http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/10822155.Library_staff_handed_redundancy_warnings/ Don’t privatise libraries : 20th November Carillion threaten Library staff with redundancies http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/carillion-threaten-library-staff-with.html The Scotsman : 20th November Moray Council libraries vote: Four to close http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/moray-council-libraries-vote-four-to-close-1-3195515…