Tag: public library news

Library News Round-up: 26 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 26th DecemberThe future of Britain’s libraries: why lattes and Wi-Fi are nothing to fear I’m torn between being thrilled by the possibilities and convulsed with fear at the thought of how little the government seems to care about any of it.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/26/future-of-britains-libraries-lattes-wifiNorthern Echo…

Library News Round-up: 23 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd NovemberSieghart Review to recommend task force for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-review-recommend-urgent-action-plan-librariesSUNDAY TIMES : 23rd NovemberBishop confesses library lovehttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1487434.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_22 THE OBSERVER : 23rd NovemberStars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritagehttp://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/fundraising-trade-union-libraries-manchesterTHE INDEPENDENT : 23rd NovemberBritish culture…

Library News Round-up: 9 November 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 9th NovemberMake more Elbow room for the nation’s libraries, says Guy Garveyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/make-more-elbow-room-for-the-nations-libraries-says-guy-garvey-9849304.htmlHarrogate Advertiser : 8th NovemberNorth Yorkshire libraries at risk of closure in new wave of council cutsfull details of libraries affectedhttp://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/north-yorkshire-libraries-at-risk-of-closure-in-new-wave-of-council-cuts-1-6938776Lincolnshire Echo : 9th NovemberMoney owed…

Library News Round-up: 7 November 2014

BBC RADIO 2 : 7th NovemberJeremy Vine Show | Library closures33 mins in.  Includes an excellent interview with 6 year-old child, followed by SCL President, Ciara Eastellhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lp8t3Public Libraries News : 6th NovemberNow’s the time to do something for libraries: and there may…

Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th NovemberSieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-serviceParliament | CMS Committee : 5th NovemberWork of Arts Council Englandhttp://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htmWigan Today : 4th NovemberCouncil reclaims public buildingsRunning of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

Library News Round-up: 31 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st OctoberCulture secretary ‘not minded to intervene in Sheffield’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/culture-secretary-not-minded-intervene-sheffieldLGA : 31st OctoberMinister unlikely to intervene on Sheffield’s library changesSheffield Council’s plan to allow volunteers to run its 15 branch libraries have been branded ‘thorough and well considered’…

Library News Round-up: 29 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th OctoberSupport for campaign tackling ‘time bomb’ of low literacyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11194637/Support-for-campaign-tackling-time-bomb-of-low-literacy.htmlLocal Government Lawyer : 29th OctoberHaringey Council Tax Benefit consultation unlawful, Supreme Court rules http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20599:haringey-council-tax-benefit-consultation-unlawful-supreme-court-rules-&catid=59&Itemid=27 Telegraph & Argus : 29th OctoberCampaigners welcome promise of full consultation on plans to close libraries…

Library News Round-up: 27 October 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 27th OctoberUK’s libraries plug IT skills gap in online jobs markethttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4e404242-5ba6-11e4-81ac-00144feab7de.html#axzz3HMCxMy2FTimes Series : 27th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘deeply worrying’http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/11561569.Library_proposals__deeply_worrying_/Huddersfield Examiner : 27th OctoberKirklees Council budget: Have your say on what the council should do with its money It could…

Library News Round-up: 14 October 2014

The Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessments of Public Spending Cuts – A Resource Database http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/chrp/projects/spendingcuts/resources/databaseUnion Solidarity International : 14th OctoberGreenwich | Librarians on strike over staff cuts, reduction of service and pay“Since GLL took over the service one library has closed, the…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th June 15 libraries under threat in Wirral http://www.thebookseller.com/news/15-libraries-under-threat-wirral.html Liverpool Echo : 18th June Wirral council insists it has ‘no plans’ to close libraries but says it is ‘exploring all options’ The report states that having groups…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 May 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 27th May Oxfordshire | Downton Abbey saves village library with £20,000 donation “The money has enabled us to keep a professional library open.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/10858127/Downton-Abbey-saves-village-library-with-20000-donation.html Leon’s Library Blog : 27th May Response to Challenge Accepted  ‘Alternatives to Volunteer Libraries’ by…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May International publishers warn of ‘severe’ risk on copyright http://www.thebookseller.com/news/international-publishers-warn-severe-risk-copyright.html THE BOOKSELLER : 12th May LGA warns on future for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lga-warns-future-libraries.html LocalGov : 12th May LGA: Councils at ‘end of the road’ for efficiency savings…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

Voices for the Library : 28th January Data protection and volunteer-led libraries http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/01/data-protection-and-volunteer-led-libraries/ Swindon Advertiser : 28th January Letter | Valuable volunteers As the manager of the Walcot Community Shop I would like to correct the references Sherry Waldon made about the shop and…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th January 2014

UKAuthority.com : 17th January Librarians alarmed at community policy Key advice on www.gov.uk about setting up community managed libraries is flawed and does not appear to have ministerial sign-off, the body representing professional librarians claimed this week. The allegation will fuel concerns…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th December CIPFA records continuing library closures Details  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-records-continuing-library-closures.html Public Finance : 10th December Rate of library closures slowing, CIPFA survey finds http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2013/12/rate-of-library-closures-slowing-cipfa-survey-finds/ Herald Scotland : 10th December Library volunteers up by half in a year http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/library-volunteers-up-by-half-in-a-year.22913946…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

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: 2nd July 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd July Councils call for the abolition of six core Whitehall departments Sir Merrick Cockell has warned that 56 councils risk collapse unless changes are made to their funding and management http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jul/02/councils-call-for-abolition-whitehall-departments Market Rasen Mail : 2nd…

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…