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Libraries News Round-up: 29 May 2016

The Observer : 29th May Boys who live with books ‘earn more as adults’ Italian economists find access to books can materially affect earnings compared with those who grew up with few or none. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/29/boys-books-earnings-adults Daily Record : 29th May…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th May London library closures cost local council three times more than keeping them open http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lambeth-council-london-library-closures-cost-three-times-more-than-it-did-to-keep-them-open-a7043921.html THE BOOKSELLER : 24th May Stephen Fry backs libraries in poster campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stephen-fry-becomes-cilips-poster-boy-save-libraries-330283 Booktrade Info : 24th May Stephen Fry Supports…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th May MP’s campaign against Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mp-criticses-lancashire-library-closures-328510 You Tube | Lancashire Headline News : 9th May Campaigners disappointed at plans to close 29 Lancashire libraries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7o7sWFKasA Lancashire Telegraph : 9th May County Council boss accused…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2016

Cumnock Chronicle : 1st May Dumfries & Galloway | Three local services in Sanquhar will be combined http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/14464226.Sanquhar_to_get_combined_council_services/ Torquay Herald Express : 30th April Devon | Ashburton’s new Library at the Post Office has encouraged more young people to read http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Ashburton-s-new-Library-Post-Office-encouraged/story-29193446-detail/story.html#1 Lichfield Mercury :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th April Why we’ll continue our fight to save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/apr/08/why-we-continue-our-fight-to-save-lambeth-carnegie-library THE GUARDIAN : 8th April If it weren’t for tax havens, Lambeth might be able to afford its libraries http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/apr/08/tax-havens-lambeth-libraries-cuts-panama-papers Socialist Worker : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2016

Hereford Times : 15th March Herefordshire | Masters House and Ledbury Library go from strength to strength http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/14344491.Masters_House_and_Ledbury_Library_go_from_strength_to_strength/?ref=twtrec Lin Anderson Blog : 15th March Orkney | Stop the Cuts – Mobile Libraries are Vital http://www.lin-anderson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/stop-cuts-mobile-libraries-are-vital.html The Lincolnite : 14th March…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2016

Public Libraries News Editorial | Halifax give a little extra help (or do they?) and the SCL fail to directly support #MyLibraryByRight http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/01/halifax-give-a-little-extra-help-or-do-they-and-the-scl-fail-to-directly-support-mylibrarybyright.html Public Libraries News The pros and cons of commercial involvement in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/privatized-libraries-outsourcing-library-services/the-pros-and-cons-of-commercial-involvement-in-libraries Shropshire Star : 23rd January Shropshire | Wrekin MP…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2015

Horncastle News : 28th December Lincolnshire | No guarantees but Horncastle Library set to avoid cuts GLL “could be asked to make plans for around £500,000 in additional savings” http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/no-guarantees-but-library-set-to-avoid-cuts-1-7134644 Brixton Blog : 28th December Lambeth | Burning calories, burning books http://www.brixtonblog.com/34971-2/34971 Press &…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 December 2015

Sign CILIP’s #MyLibraryByRight  petition to protect your rights to a quality public library service: https://www.change.org/p/john-whittingdale-hm-government-act-now-to-protect-my-statutory-rights-to-a-quality-public-library-service THE GUARDIAN : 18th December To lose our libraries would be a national disaster – we must act to save them | Desmond Clarke http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/18/lose-libraries-disaster-save-strangling-service-reform-technology Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2015

YOU TUBE : 12th December Saving Southampton’s Libraries Needs More Council Support, Say Campaigners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaf46DouFMU&feature=share Hartlepool Mail : 12th December The 7 budget cuts that will affect people in Hartlepool the most Scroll down – to ‘Libraries’ http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/the-7-budget-cuts-that-will-affect-people-in-hartlepool-the-most-1-7620310 Lincolnshire Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services Several ‘libraries’ references http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government Swindon Borough Council : 1st December Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget Swindon is considering a…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2015

Croydon Advertiser : 30th November ‘Possibility’ all Croydon libraries could close ‘apart from statutory ones’ says culture chief Only central library to be retained? http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Possibility-Croydon-libraries-close-apart/story-28269849-detail/story.html HoldtheFrontPage : 30th November Lancashire | Sister weeklies unite to save libraries threatened with axe…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 November 2015

Barry Today : 20th November Rhoose Library fight goes to Court of Appeal http://www.barry-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=102025&headline=Library%20fight%20goes%20to%20Court%20of%20Appeal§ionIs=news&searchyear=2015 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 21st November Solidarity to Lambeth Library Workers!  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/solidarity-to-lambeth-library-workers.html Daily Record : 21st November Councillors stage protest at Scottish Parliament against planned cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberBritish Library’s chief librarian confirmed as CILIP trustee http://www.thebookseller.com/news/british-library-chief-librarian-confirmed-cilip-trustee-314753THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberSchool libraries protesters rally outside Scottish Parliament http://www.thebookseller.com/news/protesters-rally-outside-scottish-parliment-314751 Huddersfield Examiner: 19th OctoberKirklees | Future of Kirkburton library set to be decided this week http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/future-kirkburton-library-set-decided-10282959 Leon’s Library Blog : 18th OctoberThe Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th SeptemberCILIP votes overwhelmingly against ‘amateurisation’ of library service http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-votes-against-amateurisation-library-service-313284Leon’s Library Blog : 25th SeptemberCilip AGM 2015 http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/25/cilip-agm-2015/ SCL : 25th September Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries http://www.ascel.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/public/Libraries%20extend%20welcome%20to%20refugees%20and%20migrants.pdfShropshire Star :…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 24th SeptemberA letter from Camden Unison re proposed library cuts http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/a-letter-from-camden-unison-re-proposed.html THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd SeptemberTwo libraries, 80 jobs go at Kirklees http://www.thebookseller.com/news/80-libray-jobs-lost-due-cost-cutting-shake-kirklees-library-service-313241Huffington Post : 23rd SeptemberUSA |Our Libraries Are in Trouble http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilal-isler/our-libraries-are-in-trou_b_8184360.htmlNorthwich Guardian : 23rd SeptemberCheshire West | Town’s library and museums…