Tag: reading

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2015

Local Government Lawyer Lincolnshire Council to consider costs pursuit after judgment issued in libraries disputehttp://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24835%3Acouncil-to-consider-costs-pursuit-after-judgment-issued-in-libraries-dispute&catid=56&Itemid=24British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) High Court judgement – Lincolnshire Libraries  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/2964.html Save Lincs Libraries CampaignSad Day for Lincolnshire http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/10/23/sad-day-for-lincolnshire/ PSFK : 23rd OctoberFrance | Craving a Read? Vending…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st OctoberLibrary of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-birmingham-in-2m-language-school-conversion-315112 THE GUARDIAN : 21st OctoberStaff shortages forcing prisoners to choose between books and showers http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/21/staff-shortages-forcing-prisoners-to-choose-between-books-and-showersLibraries Taskforce : 21st OctoberGuest Blog | Libraries as Fun Palaces – by author Stella Duffyhttps://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/21/libraries-as-fun-palaces/Newham Recorder :…

Library News Round-up: 8 June 2015

Public Libraries News : 5th JuneThe Vaizey Network: 120 discuss the future of public librarieshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/06/the-vaizey-network-120-discuss-the-future-of-public-libraries.htmlPublic Libraries News : 7th JuneAnother window-dressing review … and more on the increasingly disastrous Cambridge “Enterprise Centre”http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/06/another-window-dressing-review-and-more-on-the-increasingly-disastrous-cambridge-enterprise-centre.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th JuneFathers not reading enough to…

Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th FebruaryNational digital library network gets £30k fundinghttp://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-fundingTHE GUARDIAN : 6th FebruaryGo digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-itArts Council England : 6th FebruaryTravels in My TardisTo mark National Libraries…

Library News Round-up: 2 January 2015

Huddersfield Examiner : 2nd JanuaryKirklees | Public meeting called to save Heckmondwike Libraryhttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/public-meeting-called-save-heckmondwike-8368849 Oxford Mail : 2nd JanuaryKennington Library revamp will start new chapterThe group relies on volunteers to help run the library but said they do not stay long enough.  … The…

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: 25 November 2014

10 year-old Leon Remphry’s storming speech to save libraries at full Cornwall Council meeting from 00:32.http://www.cornwall.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/153278 The Digital Reader : 24th NovemberAn Incomplete Report on a Flawed Pilot Program Suggests that Library eBook Loans Don’t Drive Saleshttp://the-digital-reader.com/2014/11/24/incomplete-report-flawed-pilot-program-suggests-library-ebook-loans-dont-drive-sales/V3.co.uk : 25th NovemberThree billion people now have…

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: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 13th September5 Letters | Children must learn to love reading … including letters from Michael Rosen and Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/12/children-must-learn-to-love-reading Burton Mail : 13th SeptemberPublic force North-West Leicestershire library closure re-thinkhttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Public-force-North-West-Leicestershire-library/story-22920154-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 13th SeptemberStannington library group announces building upkeep partnershiphttp://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/stannington-library-group-announces-building-upkeep-partnership-1-6839222Staffordshire Newsletter…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 12th SeptemberYoung read more books than older generation, research finds“It’s vital that libraries aren’t written off as irrelevant …”http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/12/young-read-more-books-than-older-generation-researchReport | The Case for a National Strategy for Public LibrariesProduced by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) for the…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th SeptemberLead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th SeptemberPoor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaignSave The Children : September 2014New Report | Read On. Get OnAddressing child poverty through literacyhttp://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdfCILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July 2014

Alan Gibbons : 12th JulyEd Vaizey states the blindingly obvioushttp://alangibbons.net/2014/07/ed-vaizey-states-the-blindingly-obvious/Alan Gibbons : 12th July Quote of the day “….no authority should close a library solely to save costs”  —  Culture Minister Ed Vaizey http://alangibbons.net/2014/07/quote-of-the-day-73/ Public Libraries News Society of Chief…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th April Rosen warns new culture secretary on library ‘crisis’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rosen-warns-new-culture-secretary-library-crisis.html THE BOOKSELLER : 10th April Sheffield libraries could become wine bars  The city council has revealed the names of the groups and companies that have expressed…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th March 2014

Alan Gibbons Blog : 30th March Maria Miller: fit for purpose? It looks like we are going to wait in vain for her to apologise for the much more serious irregularity of wounding the public library service, possibly fatally. http://alangibbons.net/2014/03/maria-miller-fit-for-purpose/…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th March 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 12th March Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10691061/Malorie-Blackman-Why-are-libraries-mandatory-in-prisons-but-not-schools.html Skegness Standard : 11th March Wainfleet Library and museum cut fears However, from May 6, opening hours are reducing from 14 hours to 8.  …

Libraries News Round-up: 11th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 11th March Survey shows deep class divide in reading habits Researchers from the University of Sheffield identify significant link between deprivation and not reading books http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/11/survey-class-divide-reading-habits?commentpage=1 THE BOOKSELLER : 11th March Booktrust highlights ‘reading divide’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/booktrust-highlights-reading-divide.html Swindon…