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Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2018

LGA: 26 February Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will not protect under-pressure local services https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/extra-council-tax-income-201819-will-not-protect-under-pressure-local-services Oxfordshire Guardian: 26 February Spreading the word to encourage library use http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/spreading-the-word-to-encourage-library-use/ Bath Chronicle: 26 February Bath & NE Somerset | Staff sickness forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2018

The Gazette: 24 February South Gloucestershire | New chapter for Hawkesbury Upton book lovers http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/16043403.New_chapter_for_Hawkesbury_Upton_book_lovers/ Derbyshire Times: 24 February Derbyshire County Council to appoint new bosses ahead of service changes and job cuts https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-to-appoint-new-bosses-ahead-of-service-changes-and-job-cuts-1-9032946 Falmouth Packet: 24 February Cornwall Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January 2018

Bromley Times: 24 January Bromley Council may face strike action over outsourcing policy http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley-council-may-face-strike-action-over-outsourcing-policy-1-5367043 Private Eye: Issue No. 1462 Library News: Carillion | Croydon, Ealing, Harrow Available in newsagents Thornton Heath Chronicle: 24 January Croydon | Library collapse predicted http://www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/lirbary-collapse-predicted/…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 January 2018

The Bookseller: 2 January Leadsom vows to campaign for ‘sustainable future’ of libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/andrea-leadsom-visits-brackley-library-698976 Banbury Guardian: 2 January Northants | Nine-year-old shows MP ‘how great Brackley Library is’ as campaign against cutbacks continues https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/nine-year-old-shows-mp-how-great-brackley-library-is-as-campaign-against-cutbacks-continues-1-8312148 Oxfordshire Guardian: 2 January New chapter…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 September 2016

London SE1 : 20 September Lambeth | Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8902 The Mirror : 20 September Cheshire | Britain’s oldest public lending library faces closure due to Tory cuts http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-oldest-public-lending-library-8879544 Swindon Advertiser : 21 September Swindon |…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 August 2016

LGA : 24th August Council library staff trained to help people file police reports http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-library-staff-trained-to-help-people-file-police-reports/41507| Infoism : 24th August Public libraries, police and the normalisation of surveillance http://infoism.co.uk/2016/08/police-libraries/ West Briton : 24th August Cornwall | Upton Cross library facing closure as council…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 21st August Editorial | Fewer are Taking Part so let’s have a National Demonstration http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/fewer-are-taking-part-so-lets-have-a-national-demonstration.html The Visitor : 22nd August Lancashire | 2,450 sign Morecambe Library petition http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/local/2-450-sign-morecambe-library-petition-1-8082752 Isle of Wight Radio : 22nd August Mobile Libraries Hit By Isle…

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: 22 October 2015

BBC News : 22nd OctoberNorthern Ireland libraries: Fewer staff will affect service to public http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34602707 Belfast Telegraph : 22nd OctoberLibrary staff ‘living in a constant state of uncertainty’ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/library-staff-living-in-a-constant-state-of-uncertainty-34131386.html Lincolnshire Echo : 22nd OctoberSave Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners could be hit with £90,000 bill for…

Library News Round-up: 21 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 20th NovemberEditorial | Westminster Hall debate on public librarieshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/westminster-hall-debate-on-public-libraries.htmlITV  News : 21st NovemberVideo feature | Morpurgo backs 10 year old’s library campaign http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2014-11-21/report-morpurgo-backs-10-year-olds-library-campaign/ Barnet & Whetstone Press : 21st NovemberMiliband - “I think Barnet’s approach has been wrong.  I think its approach to…

Library News Round-up: 14 October 2014

The Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessments of Public Spending Cuts – A Resource Database http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/chrp/projects/spendingcuts/resources/databaseUnion Solidarity International : 14th OctoberGreenwich | Librarians on strike over staff cuts, reduction of service and pay“Since GLL took over the service one library has closed, the…

Libraries News Round up: 7 October 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th OctoberHave we fallen out of love with e-readers? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/have-we-fallen-out-of-love-with-ereaders-9778559.html Teesdale Mercury : 7th OctoberDurham | Less choice on offer at ‘invisible’ Barnard Castle libraryhalf the books gone + other shocking detailhttp://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/2014/less-choice-on-offer-at-invisible-barnard-castle-libraryRuncorn & Widnes World : 7th OctoberMobile library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 15th September2 Past Presidents express fears over CILIP leadership proposalshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/2-past-presidents-express-fears-over-cilip-leadership-proposals.html The Herald : 16th SeptemberOxfordshire | Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/11474749.Volunteers_will_run_half_of_county___s_libraries_by_2015/Leicester Mercury : 16th SeptemberLetter | Village library is vital for community’s wellbeing You assume we would…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 May 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 27th May Oxfordshire | Downton Abbey saves village library with £20,000 donation “The money has enabled us to keep a professional library open.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/10858127/Downton-Abbey-saves-village-library-with-20000-donation.html Leon’s Library Blog : 27th May Response to Challenge Accepted  ‘Alternatives to Volunteer Libraries’ by…

Libraries News Round- up: 20 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th May SoA lobbies Harman on school libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/soa-lobbies-harman-school-libraries.html BBC News : 20th May Oxfordshire libraries ‘face struggle to find volunteers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-27470736 Leon’s Library Blog : 20th May Are Community Managed Libraries Effective? Research by Mike Cavanagh, Head…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th February 2014

Kent Online : 10th February Minister Ed Vaizey picks Deal library as the place to be on National Library Day Mr Vaizey said: “It is important libraries remain relevant.” http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/minister-comes-to-deal-for-12558/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th February Blog | Get stuck in - by Desmond…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th August 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th August Date set for National Libraries Day 2014 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/date-set-national-libraries-day-2014.html CILIP : 5th August National Libraries Day to take place on Saturday 8 February 2014 http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/national-libraries-day-take-place-saturday-8-february-2014

Library News Round-up: 14th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 14th January Library volunteers left without ‘effective support’, says WI  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-volunteers-left-without-effective-support-says-wi.html Third…