Tag: Oxfordshire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 23 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 23rd May The Safe House: a documentary on the decline of UK libraries – trailer video Poet and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina has teamed up with journalist Davina Catt to document the history of British public libraries and…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 5th March Who would be a librarian now? You know what, I’ll have a go http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/05/librarian-professional-calling-priest-degree Question Everything They Tell You : 5th March A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist Oxfordshire and Swindon discussed…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th February Bradford council washes its hands of 14 libraries after ‘devastating’ budget cuts http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/26/bradford-council-washes-its-hands-of-14-libraries-after-devastating-budget-cuts Oxford Mail : 26th February Spelling out our libraries’ future after council cuts “Are Oxfordshire’s 43 libraries all safe?”  –  the county council…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 18th February Letter | ‘Effects of library cuts’ Cuts by Oxfordshire County Council, coupled with those imposed by Swindon Borough Council will hit some communities very hard. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14285686.Effects_of_library_cuts/ Longridge News : 18th February Lancashire | Longridge leaps into action in face…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2016

James Powney’s Blog : 1st February Brent Library Privatisation Ditched http://jamespowney.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/brent-library-privatisation-ditched.html LGA : 1st February Transitional support needed for councils following funding shake-up http://www.local.gov.uk/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/7671840?_56_INSTANCE_0000_templateId=NEWS BBC News : 1st February Oxfordshire | Bicester town centre’s new library to open in April http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35458233 Stamford…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2015

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 12th November CILIP’s weak statement to the Prime Minister http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2015/11/cilips-weak-statement-to-the-prime-minister.html CILIP : 12th November CILIP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to develop publicly-funded libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-calls-prime-minister-david-cameron-develop-publicly-funded-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th November Trusts v Volunteer Libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 October 2015

Hinckley Times : 29th OctoberLeicestershire | Mobile library plan is mooted for Barwell Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group had to pull out after failing to find ways to make the branch financially viable.http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/mobile-library-plan-mooted-barwell-10344247Oxford Times : 29th OctoberLibrary…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Library News Round-up: 17 June 2015

Public Libraries News :  16th JuneEditorial | Legal action against the DCMS over cuts to public libraries: appeal for information Paul Heron from Public Interest Lawyers has been in touch with regard to gaining national information on the failure of the DCMS to…

Library News Round-up: 14 June 2015

SUNDAY EXPRESS : 14th JuneBreak the silence: Soon you can be as loud as you like in the LIBRARY, new rules sayhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/584252/Library-silence-books-mobile-phone-technology-loud-disturbing-readingSkegness Standard : 14th JuneShortlist for libraries contracthttp://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/shortlist-for-libraries-contract-1-6795490Bicester Advertiser : 13th JuneProject invites young people to talk democracy and…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12th JulyCulture Secretary visits Worcester to salute £60m world class HiveHe also said the current review of libraries being commissioned by the Government is coming to an end and when drawing his own conclusions, centres like The…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th December Petitions against Sheffield library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/petitions-against-sheffield-library-closures.html Yorkshire Post : 30th December Sheffield | 5,000 oppose library closure plans http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/5-000-oppose-library-closure-plans-1-6341930 Henley Standard : 30th December Sonning Common | Library’s future secured but part-time staff to go http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1397754