Tag: public libraries

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th June 2013

CLOA : 6th June Yinnon Ezra – Gov Advisor on Library Policy So do we really need superheros to sort out Public Libraries? http://blog.cloa.org.uk/2013/06/06/so-do-we-really-need-superheros-to-sort-out-public-libraries/ Gov.uk : 11th June Maria Miller | Speech – British Hospitality and Tourism Summit 2013 A…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th June 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 7th May Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities The Arts Council England explains how libraries can adapt to financial  challenges and to changes in the way we consume information http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jun/07/libraries-adapt-changing-world Harrow…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd June 2013

38 Degrees member poll mentions libraries twice – please complete this survey as this group really gets results https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/member-poll-june-1-2013 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st May Lampard pushes Summer Reading Challenge “Reading with my children is incredibly important to me and a…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st May 2013

Public Libraries News : 30th May Well done to Edinburgh. Not so well done to … http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/05/well-done-to-edinburgh-not-so-well-done-to.html Ledbury Reporter : 31st May Herefordshire |Troubled Ledbury library to move to historic site Fears Ledbury library would close have been quashed after…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th May 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th May Sefton and Manchester: libraries latest http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sefton-and-manchester-libraries-latest.html Manchester Evening News : 28th May Manchester’s Libraries reprieved amid ‘shambles’ claims Council bosses passed an  amended plan at their latest executive meeting after protests from  campaigners and a…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th May 2013

This Is Nottingham : 25th May Samantha Mattos: Libraries are a modern marvel Our visits have ensured that books and everything else the library has  to offer are uppermost in my daughter’s favourite things. http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Samantha-Mattos-Libraries-modern-marvel/story-19088361-detail/story.html Canberra Times : 27th May…