Tag: Northamptonshire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 2 September 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 2nd September Swindon | Campaign to save Park Library is launched ahead of public meeting showdown http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14720858.Campaign_to_save_Park_Library_is_launched_ahead_of_public_meeting_showdown/ Lancashire Telegraph : 2nd September ‘We’ll carry on fight for our libraries’ – new petition launched http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14720102.___We___ll_carry_on_fight_for_our_libraries______new_petition_launched/ Bedford Times & Citizen :…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st November Editorial | There’s one mobile technology not doing so well http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/11/theres-one-mobile-technology-not-doing-so-well.html Henley Standard : 2nd November Wokingham | Villagers demand return of librarian Wargrave  http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=111375 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd November Library could be closed and relocated as council…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 October 2015

Research Information : 8th October CILIP pro-Conservative tweet raises members’ hackles http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=2001Conservative Home (published online – 8th Oct)Judy Terry: Suffolk shows how libraries can thrive as social enterprises However, if I were in the driving seat again today, I’d be looking at something…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Library News Round-up: 30 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th JulyBlantern promises library data improvement article has attracted interesting comments http://www.thebookseller.com/news/blantern-promises-library-data-improvement-308331BBC News : 30th JulyOne in five elderly has ‘no-one to turn to’, warns charityCampaign to End Loneliness director Lauren Alcock-Ferguson said the survey findings were…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire libraries: Council’s plans to cut libraries described as “perverse” http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Council-s-plans-cut/story-27455921-detail/story.html  Market Rasen Mail : 21st JulyLibraries – Council jumping gunhttp://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/libraries-council-jumping-gun-1-6861140 Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire campaigners head to London to seek legal challenge over libraries shake-uphttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-campaigners-head-London-seek-legal/story-27449211-detail/story.html Telegraph & Argus…

Library News Round-up: 30 March 2015

DCMS  NEW Letter :  Ed Vaizey MP to Leader, LCC | Local inquiry into library provision in Lincolnshirehttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/418460/Local_Inquiry_Into_Library_Provision_in_Lincolnshire.pdfTHE BOOKSELLER : 30th MarchSettle appointed c.e.o. of libraries task forcehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/settle-appointed-ceo-libraries-task-force THE BOOKSELLER : 30th MarchBirmingham moots library cooperative model http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-moots-library-cooperative-model Hertfordshire Mercury : 30th MarchMerger plans look healthy for…

Library News Round-up: 17 March 2015

The Conversation : 17th MarchWe need to remember that libraries are about books, not business http://theconversation.com/we-need-to-remember-that-libraries-are-about-books-not-business-35884BBC News : 16th MarchPlans to close seven Bristol libraries on hold http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31909805Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th MarchAdvocacy under austerity, Vaizey, Northamptonshire & donations and cynical electioneering http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/advocacy-under-austerity-vaizey.html | @Don’t Privatise…

Library News Round-up: 16 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th MarchLibrary task force starts workhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-task-force-starts-workTHE BOOKSELLER : 16th MarchEditorial | Hearts and crimeshttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/hearts-and-crimesTHE BOOKSELLER : 16th MarchPoole appointed as CILIP c.e.ohttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/poole-appointed-cilip-ceoSolihull News : 16th MarchFears for future of Dickens Heath libraryhttp://www.solihullnews.net/news/local-news/fears-future-dickens-heath-library-8851621 Cambridge News : 16th MarchCambridge Central Library could…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin😐 Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 19 February 2015

State Library of Queensland | Report – The Library Dividend http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/226143/the-library-dividend-summary-report.pdf THE GUARDIAN : 19th FebruaryManchester central library disposed of 240,000 items during refurbishment http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/19/manchester-central-library-disposed-of-240000-items-during-refurbishmentTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th FebruaryDetails on Manchester’s library stock cull http://www.thebookseller.com/news/details-manchesters-library-stock-cull Barbara Band : 19th FebruaryCan We Afford Not To Have Libraries?http://barbara567band.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/can-we-afford-not-to-have-libraries.htmlMessenger Newspapers…

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: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 3 February 2015

Northampton News : 3rd FebruaryThe call has gone out for library guardians from across Northamptonshire to step forwardBy becoming a guardian, library users can contribute towards enhancing library services by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment to…

Library News Round-up: 13 December 2014

Public Libraries NewsStatistics – Spending on public libraries in the UKhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/statisticsLocal Gov Lawyer : 11th DecemberNorthants CC eyes ‘next generation’ model & retained organisation with 150 staff http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21116%3Acounty-eyes-next-generation-model-and-retained-organisation-with-150-staff&catid=59&Itemid=27

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: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…