Tag: Paul Blantern

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: 15 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th April Libraries Taskforce needs to act, campaigners say http://www.thebookseller.com/news/taskforce-needs-act-campaigners-say-327152 Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign : 15th April Secretary of State declines to launch an Inquiry into Lincolnshire’s library service https://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/04/15/secretary-of-state-declines-to-launch-an-inquiry-into-lincolnshires-library-service/ Pendle Today : 15th April Lancashire | Library closures…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 23rd November Save the library, lose the pool: Newcastle finds self-help has its limits as cuts bite http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/23/newcastle-cuts-save-library-lose-pool-john-harris BBC News : 23rd November London cuts: Which council services should be stopped? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34899040 MoneyMarketUK.com : 23rd November Five…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Campaigners must be ‘realistic’ about future of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-must-be-realistic-about-future-of-libraries-316551 Nuneaton News : 16th November Leicestershire | Campaigners call for Barwell library closure rethink http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Campaigners-library-closure-rethink/story-28183778-detail/story.html  Grantham Journal : 17th November Lincolnshire | London organisation could run county’s libraries including Grantham…

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…

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: 15 April 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1390Library News | Library of Birmingham (p.29)Leon’s Library Blog : 15th AprilExciting operating models!A tweet by Paul Blantern evokes a response from Leonhttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/04/15/exciting-operating-models/ Public Libraries News : 15th AprilGeneral Election 2015 : Statements from Conservatives, Greens, Labour & Lib Dems on…

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: 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…

Sieghart Report – The latest

About 100 people packed the room for the first-ever public discussion of the Sieghart report (in the House of Commons, hosted by the All-Party parliamentary group for libraries, on 14 January). Laura Swaffield, Chair of the Library campaign, reports. Everyone,…