Tag: petition

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…

Library News Round-up: 16 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th JulyLincolnshire library campaigners head to high courthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-head-high-court-307434Stamford Mercury : 15th JulyLincolnshire library cuts in High Court once morehttp://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/community/community-news/lincolnshire-library-cuts-in-high-court-once-more-1-6851531Wales Online : 15th JulyCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to court http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Ham & High :…

Library News Round-up: 13 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 12th JulyEditorial | 175 innovations for your public library service … and 343 volunteer libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/175-innovations-for-your-public-library-service-and-343-volunteer-libraries.htmlHam & High : 13th JulyHave your say on £800,000 cuts putting Camden libraries in the firing lineLibraries could close, see opening hours slashed,…

Library News Round-up: 20 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th AprilMoran condemns ‘weepingly few books’ in local library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/moran-condemns-weepingly-few-books-local-library Loughborough Echo : 20th AprilLeicestershire | Library transfers are moving closerhttp://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-transfers-are-moving-closer-9051247Brixton Buzz : 20th AprilSaving Lambeth’s Minet Library – last meeting tonight (20th April)http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/04/saving-lambeths-minet-library-last-meeting-tonight-20th-april/

Library News Round-up: 16 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th AprilLabour slams coalition’s ‘legacy of boarded-up libraries’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labour-slams-coalitions-legacy-boarded-librariesThe Lincolnite : 16th AprilLincolnshire heritage sites included in libraries outsourcing contractinc. libraries refshttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/04/lincolnshire-heritage-sites-included-in-libraries-outsourcing-contract/ Hinckley Times : 16th AprilLeicestershire | Library offload plans progress for villages http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/library-offload-plans-progress-villages-9054656News North Wales : 16th AprilPetitions’ bid to…

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: 13 April 2015

Kent News : 13th AprilCampaigners deliver library petition to County Hallhttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/campaigners_deliver_library_petition_to_county_hall_1_4031933Hexham Courant : 13th April Mayor Fears for Hexham Library’s Futurehttp://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/mayor-fears-for-hexham-library-s-future-1.1205184 Times Series : 12th AprilProtesters stage second protest march against Barnet Borough Council’s library cutshttp://www.times-series.co.uk/news/12885115.Protesters_stage_second_march_through_Barnet_over_library_cuts/ Leicester Mercury : 12th April19 communities on…

Library News Round-up: 4 April 2015

Birmingham Mail : 4th AprilLibrary of Birmingham: 158 reasons people would volunteer to keep city landmark open longer http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/library-birmingham-158-reasons-people-8981196 Spenborough Guardian : 4th AprilKirklees | Heckmondwike Library friends group hands petition to councillorhttp://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/library-friends-group-hands-petition-to-councillor-1-7191191Steve Reed : 3rd April A fair deal for Upper Norwood http://www.steve4croydon.co.uk/a-fair-deal-for-upper-norwood/