Tag: public libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 29th July 2013

LocalGov : 29th July Croydon outsources library services The council has signed an eight-year contract with John Laing Integrated Services (JLIS). http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110572 DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Judicial review process to be made tougher The Ministry of Justice is to…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 24th July Children ‘too distracted by technology to listen to stories’ It has revamped its library and introduced a Jackanory-style “storytelling   space” to encourage teachers, librarians and visiting authors to read aloud   to young children. Miss Kelleher…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th July CILIP to debate ‘no confidence’ motion in Vaizey https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-debate-no-confidence-motion-vaizey.html Communitiesagainstthecuts.com : 25th July Library campaigners slam business influence on arrangements to run Library of Birmingham Library campaigners have criticised the unrepresentative composition of the proposed…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 23rd July Edinburgh visitors up 15%: the England/Scotland divide http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/edinburgh-visitors-up-15-the-englandscotland-divide.html Good Library Guide : 23rd July Fact or friction The  Sieghart programme is a nonsense on several levels – and this is only  one of them. …

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd July 2013

Fortune Magazine : 22nd July Amazon versus your public library http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/07/22/amazon-9/ Spalding Guardian : 22nd July Video | Protestors make voices heard at libraries consultation Coun Phil Dilks led the protest outside. He said: “We’re objecting to  the consultation being…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st July 2013

Rutland Times : 21st July Lincolnshire villages could lose mobile libraries http://www.rutland-times.co.uk/news/local/lincolnshire-villages-could-lose-mobile-libraries-1-5304600 Spalding Guardian : 21st July ‘You have the power to save your library’ At a well-attended public meeting last Thursday at the Deeping Community Centre regarding the closure…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th July 2013

They Work For You : 18th July Written Answer – Q Public Libraries | The minimum statutory requirement http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-07-18a.162017.h&s=speaker%3A11905#g162017.r0 THE GUARDIAN | Culture Professionals Network : 18th July Arts Council England’s annual review – what’s your verdict? As culture professionals, we…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th July 2013

Bucks Free Press : 17th July Sir Terry Pratchett returns to Beaconsfield Library http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10554442.Sir_Terry_Pratchett_returns_to_Beaconsfield_Library/ BBC News : 18th July Almost 40% of army recruits have reading age of 11, MPs warn http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23346693 York Press : 18th July Social enterprise will…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 17th July The austerity story: How Spain fell in love with books again as locals flood back to libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-austerity-story-how-spain-fell-in-love-withbooks-again-as-locals-flood-back-to-libraries-8714705.html Spalding Today : 17th July Community shows united front in fight for (Deepings) library http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/community-shows-united-front-in-fight-for-library-1-5289535 Socialist Party…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 15th July Motion of no confidence in the libraries minister Ed Vaizey http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/motion-of-no-confidence-in-the-libraries-minister-ed-vaizey.html Question Everything : 16th July The first rule of politics: never believe anything until it’s been officially denied Vaizey has redefined hypocrisy in…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th July Vaizey confirms PLR extension The changes will only apply to loans made on site in libraries, and not to those digital loans made remotely. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-confirms-plr-extension.html Henley Standard : 15th July Residents back plan to keep…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 13th July Editorial |1 2 3 Creepy House! http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/1-2-3-creepy-house.html Iran Book News Agency : 14th July Library campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016 in U.K. http://www.ibna.ir/vdchzknzx23nqid.01t2.html Boston Standard : 14th July Lincolnshire | Campaign group vows…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th July Library Campaign warns of library ‘slaughter’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-campaign-warns-library-slaughter.html Public Libraries News : 10th July US and UK libraries advocacy compared … and an Ode to the Library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/us-and-uk-libraries-advocacy-compared-and-an-ode-to-the-library.html … SCL Publishes Workforce Development Survey 8,550 people from…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th July 2013

Localgov.co.uk : 9th July York considers new delivery model for libraries and archive services If approved, staff will own a third of the new CBS which will have exempt charity status. http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110410 Infoism : 8th July What I would like…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd July 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd July Let’s keep doing it by the book: why we shouldn’t cut libraries Two contributors explain why they are against council plans to cut the number of libraries in Lincolnshire by more than half http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jul/03/why-we-should-not-cut-libraries Retford…