Tag: outsourcing

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April 2018

Bristol Post: 18 April North Somerset | Three more libraries under threat of closure as council looks to make essential cuts https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/three-more-libraries-under-threat-1474080 The Bookseller: 19 April Local election candidates urged to champion libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-encourages-local-election-candidates-champion-libraries-771066 Hemel Gazette 19 April Hertfordshire’s libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2018

PRIVATE EYE Issue No.1466 (p.35) Library News:  Northamptonshire In all good newsagents today Labour List: 21 March Outsourcing fails public services – Tory Barnet ‘easyCouncil’ chaos is proof ‘Libraries have been privatised, slashing space and leaving them unstaffed up to…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | ‘Save Highbridge Library’ protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary school pupils up to three years behind in reading ability…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2018

Stop the Privatisation of Public Libraries: 17 February Outsourcing Fundamentalism, Hasn’t Herts heard of Carillion? and SCL/Taskforce backed vol-led ‘libraries’ conference comes to Sheffield. http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/outsourcing-fundamentalism-hasnt–herts.html Burnham-On-Sea: 17 February Somerset | Campaign to save Highbridge Library from closure gathers pace http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-17-02-18.php…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2018

AlderleyEdge.com: 26 January Cheshire East | Hundreds back sisters’ campaign to save our library http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17040/hundreds-back-sisters-campaign-to-save-our-library Brixton Buzz: 26 January Lambeth Council confirms job specs for GLL book-ish gym staff as Carnegie ‘Library’ prepares to re-open http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/01/lambeth-council-confirms-job-specs-for-gll-book-ish-gym-staff-as-carnegie-library-prepares-to-re-open/ Andover Advertiser: 26 January…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2018

The Bookseller: 16 January Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister https://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-ellis-new-libraries-minister-710106 Warrington Guardian: 16 January Council chief executive to join national Libraries Taskforce http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15845156.Council_chief_executive_to_join_national_Libraries_Taskforce/ The Bookseller: 16 January Croydon takes back running of libraries after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-takes-libraries-back-carillion-collapses-710041 East…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2017

The Star: 7 December Moving beyond hotel plan with library and arts centre vision in Sheffield city centre https://www.thestar.co.uk/whats-on/out-and-about/moving-beyond-hotel-plan-with-library-and-arts-centre-vision-in-sheffield-city-centre-1-8895558 The Northern Echo: 7 December Gateshead Council scraps computer charge in libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15705728.Council_scraps_computer_charge_in_libraries/ Warrington Guardian: 7 December ‘We didn’t give up’…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 24th August Editorial | A Labour library mess-up and the police in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/a-labour-library-mess-up-and-the-police-in-libraries.html Coventry Telegraph : 25th August Letter | ‘Anyone who thinks this is a good idea has no concept of what a library…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 December 2015

UK Authority.com : 24th December Age UK says pensioners could suffer from digital shift (and LGA response) http://www.ukauthority.com/news/5875/age-uk-says-pensioners-could-suffer-from-digital-shift Wales Online : 24th December RCT library visitors down 26% since 13 libraries were axed in May 2014 ‘Many people have stopped going…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2015

Times Series : 24th November Barnet council leader defends approach to outsourcing http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/14099606.Council_leader_defends_approach_to_outsourcing_as_union_warns_92__of_jobs_at_risk_of_being_farmed_out/ Lancaster Guardian : 24th November Lancaster and Morecambe children’s centres, libraries and day care centres hit list http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/community/lancaster-and-morecambe-children-s-centres-libraries-day-care-centres-hit-list-1-7588079 (some more from the 23rd) THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd…

Library News Round-up: 28 March 2015

Bexley Times : 27th MarchBexley and Bromley councils partner to out source library services“Bexley and Bromley (it’s been a joint service for years) ‘soft market testing’ to outsource their remaining libraries” — Ian Anstice, @publiclibnews on Twitterhttp://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley_and_bromley_councils_partner_to_out_source_library_services_1_4013014Irish Times:  28th MarchLetter | The public library…