Tag: public services

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February Library of Birmingham visitor numbers plummet by 600k http://www.thebookseller.com/news/visitor-numbers-library-birmingham-plummet-600k-322929 Public Technology : 22nd February How technology can save council libraries Peterborough model examined https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/features/how-technology-can-save-council-libraries Chronicle Live : 22nd February Newcastle City Council meeting LIVE: Cabinet expected…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 18th February Letter | ‘Effects of library cuts’ Cuts by Oxfordshire County Council, coupled with those imposed by Swindon Borough Council will hit some communities very hard. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14285686.Effects_of_library_cuts/ Longridge News : 18th February Lancashire | Longridge leaps into action in face…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services Several ‘libraries’ references http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government Swindon Borough Council : 1st December Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget Swindon is considering a…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1403Library News | Lambeth (p.35) Available now in newsagentsSave Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th OctoberVolunteer Crisis http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/volunteer-crisis/ Shropshire Star : 14th OctoberShropshire Council Cabinet votes to offload community libraries http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/14/live-shropshire-council-cabinet-meeting-to-decide-future-of-libraries/Juice Radio, Brighton : 14th OctoberCouncil Leader Warns City’s Finances Are In Crisis proposals for community hubs and…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

Library News Round-up: 9 August 2015

Hinckley Times : 9th AugustLeicestershire | Future looks bright for village library35 more to be similarly “off-loaded” http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/future-looks-bright-village-library-9801788 Spalding Today : 9th AugustLincolnshire | Library volunteers plea ‘putting an end to council cuts politics’ “There are a lot of people in the area who may have…

Library News Round-up: 22 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyLincolnshire library plans ‘perverse’ High Court told http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-plans-perverse-high-court-told-307868THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyVaizey to launch wi-fi pilot scheme today http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-launch-wifi-pilot-scheme-today-307863 CILIP : 22nd JulyImproving access to library services for visually impaired peoplehttp://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/improving-access-library-services-visually-impaired-peopleLGA : 22nd JulyPoor children being let down by…

Library News Round-up: 16 June 2015

DAILY EXPRESS : 16th JuneThe places where mobile phones should be banned Public librarieshttp://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/584606/Mobile-phone-banned Ars Technica UK : 16th JuneEuropean Parliament committee adopts controversial pro-user copyright reform reportThe newly adopted report hopes to make it easier for libraries to lend e-books…

Library News Round-up: 14 June 2015

SUNDAY EXPRESS : 14th JuneBreak the silence: Soon you can be as loud as you like in the LIBRARY, new rules sayhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/584252/Library-silence-books-mobile-phone-technology-loud-disturbing-readingSkegness Standard : 14th JuneShortlist for libraries contracthttp://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/shortlist-for-libraries-contract-1-6795490Bicester Advertiser : 13th JuneProject invites young people to talk democracy and…

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: 6 May 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 6th MayVital services could disappear if Tories win the general election warns top union Cuts to public libraries and library staff feature http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vital-services-could-disappear-tories-5643030 THE GUARDIAN : 6th MayManchester council bans homeless people from using libraryhttp://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2015/may/06/manchester-council-bans-homeless-people-from-using-library

Library News Round-up: 4 January 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 4th JanuaryCoffee is only the start of the future of our librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/04/future-libraries-closure-government-report Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuaryBrent Council proposes to privatise the management of its library servicehttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-council-proposes-to-privatise.html …Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuarySave Bob Lawrence Library Campaign –…

Library News Round-up: 13 December 2014

Public Libraries NewsStatistics – Spending on public libraries in the UKhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/statisticsLocal Gov Lawyer : 11th DecemberNorthants CC eyes ‘next generation’ model & retained organisation with 150 staff http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21116%3Acounty-eyes-next-generation-model-and-retained-organisation-with-150-staff&catid=59&Itemid=27

Library News Round-up: 11 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th DecemberTom Tivnan | Blog – The library of the future?Tom Tivnan is the Features Editor at The Booksellerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-futureTHE GUARDIAN : 10th DecemberBirmingham turns page on glittering new library as staff and hours slashed Shock at plans for Europe’s biggest…

Library News Round-up: 17 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th NovemberNeil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural ‘seed corn’http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/17/neil-gaiman-libraries-are-cultural-seed-cornBooktrust : 17th NovemberPhilip Ardagh | Libraries, love letters, starfish and face fungushttp://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/writing/online-writer-in-residence/blog/797Daily Echo : 17th NovemberSouthampton | Campaign to save under threat city library“If the libraries go, where do the children go?” http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11605419.Campaign_to_save_under_threat_city_library/ London Borough…

Library News Round-up: 16 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th OctoberMauger to leave CILIPhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/mauger-leave-cilipLeicester Mercury : 16th October Letter writer has concerns over future of the library service A commendable letter| http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Letter-writer-concerns-future-library-service/story-23202391-detail/story.html Yorkshire Evening Post : 16th OctoberLeeds: Cutting of hours ‘key to survival of libraries’http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-cutting-of-hours-key-to-survival-of-libraries-1-6898621BBC…