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: 5th February 2014

York Press : 5th February Deal will see social enterprise running York’s libraries The society, Explore Libraries and Archive Mutual, will be mainly funded by the council but will work on an independent basis, jointly owned by staff and residents…

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…