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Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2016

The Star : 22 September Sheffield | Letter | Community centres? http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/community-centres-1-8140402 The Bookseller : 23 September Pullman, Blackman and Rosen urge Bradley to act on libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-urge-call-library-action-398621 Plymouth Herald : 23 September Plymouth union leader vows to fight council’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2015

London Evening Standard : 18th November Lambeth library workers walk out in protest over gym plans http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/lambeth-library-workers-walk-out-in-protest-over-gym-plans-a3117441.html London SE1 : 18th November Lambeth | Waterloo Library staff stage walkout over closure plans http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8541 Huddersfield Examiner : 18th November Kirklees libraries…

Library News Round-up: 20 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th JulyApp could turn America’s poor into lifelong readersWhile the UK quibbles over library ebook lending, American publishers are teaming up with charities and libraries to give away thousands of ebooks to low-income students. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/20/app-americas-poor-lifelong-readersTHE BOOKSELLER : 20th…

Library News Round-up: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th FebruaryLincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967Harlow Star : 9th FebruaryEssex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekershttp://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html Guardian Series : 9th FebruaryEssex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Libraryhttp://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/Jackie Morris : 8th FebruaryFighting TalkJackie Morris is…

Library News Round-up: 28 January 2015

ITV News : 28th January‘Escalating’ care costs will mean cuts to libraries, museums and road management services, warn councilshttp://www.itv.com/news/2015-01-28/escalating-care-costs-will-mean-cuts-to-libraries-museums-and-road-management-services-warn-councils/Gazette & Herald : 28th JanuaryNorth Yorkshire | Appeal for volunteers in bid to save Ryedale’s librariesdetailshttp://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/11754550.Appeal_for_volunteers_in_bid_to_save_Ryedale_s_libraries/ Thurrock Gazette : 27th JanuaryLeading Article | Taxpayers have every…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd January 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd January UK councils found to benefit from half a million hours of unpaid labour Bexley council said many of its unpaid placements were in library services, where paid positions were lost in 2012. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/02/councils-benefit-half-a-million-hours-unpaid-labour-foi-request DAILY TELEGRAPH…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th December 2013

Welsh Government : 3rd December Written Statement – Public Libraries in Wales http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2013/8265614/?lang=en# The Star : 5th December Sheffield pupils take library battle to Town Hall The youngsters also handed over 200 copies of a survey completed by pupils in…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd December ACE grant to library artists sparks controversy http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-grant-library-artists-sparks-controversy.html Mancunian Matters : 3rd December Is the end nigh for Greater Manchester’s libraries?  http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/031213674-end-nigh-greater-manchesters-libraries-savage-cuts-and-ailing-visitor-numbers-make ITV News : 3rd December Lincolnshire Council closing libraries to save £2 million…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October CILIP calls for report into library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html Alan Gibbons : 30th October Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/ Web Wire : 31st October Arts Council England launches updated strategy http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st September CILIP rejects name change and has no confidence in Vaizey http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-rejects-name-change-and-has-no-confidence-vaizey.html-0 Ludlow Advertiser : 21st September Author (Deborah Moggach) joins Herefordshire’s libraries campaign http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/10667987.Author_joins_Herefordshire_s_libraries_campaign/ This Is Lincolnshire : 21st September Save Lincolnshire Libraries protest march,…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd August 2013

The Next Web (TNW) : 22nd August The future of libraries http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/08/22/the-future-of-libraries/ Sunderland Echo : 23rd August ‘No interest’ from community in running Sunderland libraries or other services http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/no-interest-from-community-in-running-sunderland-libraries-or-other-services-1-5978018 Spalding Guardian : 23rd August Union’s library demos plea http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/union-s-library-demos-plea-1-5421480 Society…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd July 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 23rd July Alan Wylie | New blog – Localism and Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/localism-and-libraries.html Horncastle News : 23rd July Campaigners ready to fight to save Lincolnshire’s libraries             http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/campaigners-ready-to-fight-to-save-lincolnshire-s-libraries-1-5312275 Southport Visitor : 23rd July Fate of some of Southport’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st July Libraries must ‘face reality’, warns Ashley http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-must-face-reality-warns-ashley.html Sheffield Star : 1st July Letter |Library campaigners will not go away http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/library-campaigners-will-not-go-away-1-5812317 Sunderland Echo : 1st July Sunderland library protestors’ dismay over TV agony aunt’s backing for…