Tag: privatisation of Public Libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd June Support for statutory school libraries grows http://www.thebookseller.com/news/support-statutory-school-libraries-grows.html Public Libraries News : 1st June Public Library Standards in England http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/documents/public-library-standards-in-England Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd June Volunteer limitations  ‘Volunteering has been our Achilles heel’ – A report…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st December 2013

Bristol Post :  31st December 2 Letters | It’s wrong to say libraries are just internet cafes http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Libraries-Wrong-say-internet-cafes/story-20382238-detail/story.html BBC News : 30th December Free school plan for Bristol Central Library challenged http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-25553178 Western Daily Press : 30th December Libraries are clinging on…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th November Record numbers for summer reading scheme  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/record-numbers-summer-reading-scheme.html CILIP Cymru Wales : 15th November Concerns over threats to library services in Wales raised in open letter to Minister for Culture & Sport http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/concerns-over-threats-library-services-wales-raised-open-letter-minister Inside Moray :…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th November 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th November GLL, Bibliotheca and Lincolnshire Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/gll-bibliotheca-and-lincolnshire.html  Manchester Evening News : 8th November Trafford | Council set to make staff take unpaid holidays in new cuts  Volunteers would also be needed to help run the borough’s 14…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 24th September Sue Charteris |Libraries are trusted spaces, but this doesn’t mean they have to stay the same http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/sep/24/library-service-council-space Public Libraries News : 23rd September Editorial | Three controversial ideas – council overheads, 3D printing and LibraryPlus http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/09/three-controversial-ideas-council-overheads-3d-printing-and-libraryplus.html Huddersfield Examiner…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th August 2013

The Star : 26th August Sheffield council faces challenge on library secret “It is appalling Labour is keeping details in the public interest from public scrutiny.” http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-council-faces-challenge-on-library-secret-1-5985903 This Is Grimsby : 26th August ‘I question that closing libraries is way…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th August 2013

Market Rasen Mail : 25th August Letter | Councillor Anne Reynolds : E-Petition to Save Libraries http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-e-petition-to-save-libraries-1-5410899 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 25th August A pint and a book please http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/a-pint-and-book-please.html Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 24th August PayDay loans and libraries http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/08/payday-loans-and-libraries.html