Tag: Newcastle City Council

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February 2016

Spiked Online : 23rd February Turning libraries into community centres Libraries are for reading, not knitting http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/turning-libraries-into-community-centres/18057#.VsyQWUBNgmQ UK Authority : 23rd February Six library authorities take up cloud e-book service http://www.ukauthority.com/news/6002/six-libraries-take-up-cloud-e-book-service Buteman : 23rd February Put school librarians before top job,…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February Library of Birmingham visitor numbers plummet by 600k http://www.thebookseller.com/news/visitor-numbers-library-birmingham-plummet-600k-322929 Public Technology : 22nd February How technology can save council libraries Peterborough model examined https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/features/how-technology-can-save-council-libraries Chronicle Live : 22nd February Newcastle City Council meeting LIVE: Cabinet expected…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2016

Chronicle Live : 20th January The Government hopes that a public weary of local council cuts will let them off the hook David Stockdale is Newcastle Council’s cabinet member for communities and facilities http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opinion/government-hopes-public-weary-local-10765824 Telegraph & Argus : 21st January…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Snooper’s charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users’ data http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/13/snoopers-charter-theresa-may-cafes-wifi-network-store-customers-data Public Technology : 14th January Library websites ‘need to break free from councils’ says SCL https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/library-websites-need-break-free-councils Chronicle Live : 14th January Proposals to cut Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Joanna Trollope: ‘UK cannot afford to close one single public library’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/13/joanna-trollope-uk-not-afford-close-one-single-public-library THE BOOKSELLER : 12th January Authors lead support for My Library By Right campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-lead-support-cilips-library-campaign-319953 Chronicle Live : 13th January Libraries in Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November Report highlights “concerning” gender pay gap in library sector http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-highlights-lack-diversity-library-workers-317381 THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November ACE ‘astonished’ by increase in funding  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mixed-reaction-trade-following-spending-review-317394 CILIP : 25th November Autumn Statement is “perfect storm” for libraries warns CILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 23rd November Save the library, lose the pool: Newcastle finds self-help has its limits as cuts bite http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/23/newcastle-cuts-save-library-lose-pool-john-harris BBC News : 23rd November London cuts: Which council services should be stopped? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34899040 MoneyMarketUK.com : 23rd November Five…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2015

Daily Echo : 28th SeptemberLetter | Council can do job There is only one community group able to run our library service and that is Southampton City Council. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/13788799.Council_can_do_job/ Publican’s Morning Advertiser : 28th SeptemberPubs minister checks out a book with his pint Cornwall visit.  Appointed in…

Library News Round-up: 12 February 2015

Braintree & Witham Times : 12th FebruaryCampaign to save our libraries is gathering pace“My phone hasn’t stopped ringing!”http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11786856.Campaign_to_save_our_libraries_is_gathering_pace/  Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th FebruaryBid to “save” public libraries in Kenthttp://www.courier.co.uk/Bid-save-public-libraries-Kent/story-26017762-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 12th FebruaryLetter – Lincs CC Leader| Moves to cut library…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…

Library News Round-up: 1 December 2014

Wales Online : 1st DecemberLetter | Why we need to save our librarieshttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-monday-1-8203992 Museums Association Journal : 1st DecemberA novel approachAre flagship libraries the answer? CILIP’s Annie Mauger among those quoted http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/features/01122014-a-novel-approachWetherby News : 1st DecemberNorth Yorkshire | Will Starbeck Library have to close? http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/news/local/community-news/have-your-say-on-starbeck-library-s-future-1-6981603 Chronicle…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th November 2013

Public Libraries News : 28th November Public Lending Right (PLR) and Volunteer Libraries  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/legal/public-lending-right-plr-and-volunteer-libraries THE GUARDIAN : 28th November Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015 Study warns that authorities will have to focus…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 27th September Library visits down once again as closures continue  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/library-visits-down-closures-continue?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 27th September Library visits drop by a quarter in eight years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24296825 Good Library Blog : 27th September DCMS figures show dramatic decline…