Tag: protesting

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June

Bristol Post: 22 June Council announce public meetings to discuss budget cuts 12-week consultation launched last week. Cut options include reducing the number of city libraries from 27 to 10. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-announce-public-meetings-discuss-128086 BBC News: 22 June Bristol mayor tells protesters ‘come…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May

Speak Up for Libraries: 19 May Manifesto for Libraries for the General Election 2017 http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/manifesto-for-libraries-for-the-general-election-2017/ Shields Gazette: 19 May South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/south-tyneside-council-gives-go-ahead-for-library-plans-consultation-1-8550290 Northern Echo: 19 May ‘I should have listened to you’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2016

The Star : 28th FebruaryVolunteers to take over one of last Sheffield Council run library services http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-to-take-over-one-of-last-sheffield-council-run-library-services-1-7753753 Shropshire Star : 28th February More libraries set to stay open under Telford council cuts trasnfer to parish councils & community groups http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/28/more-libraries-set-to-stay-open-under-telford-council-cuts/ Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February 2016

Spiked Online : 23rd February Turning libraries into community centres Libraries are for reading, not knitting http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/turning-libraries-into-community-centres/18057#.VsyQWUBNgmQ UK Authority : 23rd February Six library authorities take up cloud e-book service http://www.ukauthority.com/news/6002/six-libraries-take-up-cloud-e-book-service Buteman : 23rd February Put school librarians before top job,…

Library News Round-up: 23 June 2015

Coventry Observer : 23rd JuneProtest at council against libraries & disabled jobs service cuts proposalshttp://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/protest-at-council-against-libraries-and-disabled-jobs-service-cuts-proposals-7914/Coventry Telegraph : 23rd June Anti-cuts protest before first full meeting of newly elected Coventry City Council todaySarah Smith, a Tile Hill resident who has been campaigning…

Library News Round-up: 4 June 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th JuneEd Vaizey MP – Libraries must embrace the digital age to meet “changing needs and expectations” of publichttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11650196/Libraries-must-embrace-the-digital-age-to-meet-changing-needs-and-expectations-of-public.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneVaizey keen on national library frameworkhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaziey-keen-national-library-frameworkTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneLibraries urged to innovate to raise…

Library News Round-up: 26 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 26th MayLondon’s 10 best library cardsMaligned, abused, crushed almost to death by public austerity, public libraries are being forced to take creative measures to kindle the interest of an attention-deficient public.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/26/london-10-best-library-cardsTHE GUARDIAN : 26th MayTime for the…

Library News Round-up: 20 May 2015

BBC News – Education : 20th MayMore pupils ‘reading for pleasure’New research by the Literacy Trusthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32797986 BT.com : 20th MayMore children are enjoying reading “And government too should remember that literacy must first and foremost be enjoyed, if we are to engage…

Library News Round-up: 16 May 2015

Birmingham Mail : 16th MayPolice called as Library of Birmingham protesters stage sit in http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-called-library-birmingham-protesters-9267820Keighley News : 16th MaySocial and health care workers could become mobile librarians, claims Keighley-district councillor http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/12954993.Social_workers_and_health_care_workers_to_become_mobile_librarians_/

Library News Round-up: 2 April 2015

Public Libraries NewsEditorial | 2000 fewer libraries? Ed Vaizey again decides not to intervenehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/03/2000-fewer-libraries-ed-vaizey-again-decides-not-to-intervene.htmlThis Is The West Country : 2nd AprilMore library changes as services in Cornwall could be privatised or merged with Devonhttp://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/12868049.More_library_changes_as_services_in_Cornwall_could_be_privatised_or_merged_with_Devon/Birmingham Mail : 2nd AprilShock at Library of Birmingham…