Tag: mobile libraries

Libraries News Round up: 2 October 2014

Local Guardian : 2nd OctoberWandsworth | Anonymous Conservative councillor discloses document revealing library closure planshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/wandsworthnews/11506847.Anonymous_councillor_discloses_document_revealing_library_closure_plans/Burton Mail : 2nd OctoberWorst fears confirmed as thousands in South Derbyshire to lose mobile libraries http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Worst-fears-confirmed-thousands-South-Derbyshire/story-23032193-detail/story.htmlStoke Sentinel :  30th SeptemberStaffordshire | Petition launched to safeguard the future of Werrington…

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: 23 September 2014

Booking opens for Speak Up For Libraries Conference on 22 Nov 2014Meet the decision-makershttp://speakupforlibraries.org/sufl-conference/booking-opens-for-speak-up-for-libraries-conference-2014/Computer Weekly : 23rd SeptemberInvestment needed to tackle digital divide, says Go ON UKA lot of libraries have 10-year-old desktops, are staffed by volunteers without digital skills or…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th SeptemberPrisoners get better libraries than public, says ToryPrisoners are “far better served” by library facilities than the general public, an MP has claimed.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11085562/Prisoners-get-better-libraries-than-public-says-Tory.htmlCo-op News : 9th SeptemberHow co-ops can start an information revolution“as local authorities cut…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 September 2014

Hampshire Chronicle : 4th SeptemberSeventeen mobile library stops saved but Hampshire CC is axing paid staff at three libraries http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/business/11450505.Mobile_library_stops_saved_but_more_jobs_to_go_in_council_cuts/ About My Area : 5th SeptemberLabour’s parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire – ‘Still Time To Have Your Say On Libraries’…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2014

BBC News : 28th AugustBorrowing and visitor numbers double at the Library of Birmingham in first yearhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-28939274Grimsby Telegraph : 28th AugustPlan launched to help save two threatened libraries in North East Lincolnshire The businessman stressed the new ventures will be…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th AugustCILIP names 2014 library staff of the year http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-names-2014-library-staff-year.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 12th AugustEdinburgh Festival Review | Spine: angry blast at society that denies knowledgeUnexpectedly moving and bubbling with anger, this is a play with backbone which asks urgent questions:…

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…