Tag Archive for #savelibraries

A small but telling victory…

Congratulations to Friends of Deeping Library in Lincolnshire, who have at last got their Executive Member for Libraries, Nick Worth, to admit that local people are not ‘willing’ volunteers. TLC hopes this will help stem the national tide of claims…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2014

Infoism : 21st JulyWhy I think we need to speak out against media assaults on public librarieshttp://infoism.co.uk/2014/07/why-i-think-we-need-to-speak-out-against-media-assaults-on-public-libraries/Spalding Guardian : 21st JulyCouncil leaders bid to save libraries offerPlans to reform Lincolnshire’s library service are in limbo ….http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/what-s-on/lifestyle-and-leisure/council-leaders-bid-to-save-libraries-offer-1-6191089The Star : 21st JulyD-Day…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th April 2014

THE OBSERVER : 27th April Peter Bazalgette | We have to recognise the huge value of arts and culture to societyinc. role of Librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/27/value-of-arts-and-culture-to-society-peter-bazalgette THE INDEPENDENT : 27th April You can’t put a price on joy http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/you-cant-put-a-price-on-joy-9292286.html This Is The West Country…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th April 2014

This Is Local London : 12th April Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand  http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11145261.Greenwich_libraries_extend_opening_hours_following_public_demand/ Get Hampshire : 12th April Library staff jobs under threat in council bid to save money http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/library-staff-hampshire-face-job-6981339 Maidenhead Advertiser : 12th April Royal Borough…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th December 2013

Get West London : 19th December Harrow | ‘Positive future’ no more as library management company in consultation with staff over redundancies  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/incoming/positive-future-no-more-library-6432962 The Star : 19th December Funding promise for Sheffield library facing closure http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/funding-promise-for-sheffield-library-facing-closure-1-6325942 Crosby Herald : 19th December Sefton | Carnegie…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th November Desmond Clarke:  Library strategy http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-strategy.html CILIP : 26th November CILIP Council election result  http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/four-new-members-cilip-council-elected … Nottingham Post : 26th November The smallest libraries in the county are facing changes It is expected that the libraries most…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Partial u-turn for Moray on library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/partial-u-turn-moray-library-closures.html STV : 19th November Three closure-threatened libraries to stay open says Moray Council However, the campaign group believes councillors will accept during a debate on Wednesday that their decision…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 6th November Austerity measures make libraries vital as more needy people use them http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/06/austerity-measures-libraries-vital-needy-people Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 5th November Consultation or Con? “over 13,000 more people signed the petition rejecting the council’s proposals than voted for the entire executive…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd November 2013

The Star : 3rd November ‘Petty’ Sheffield library closures anger http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/petty-sheffield-library-closures-anger-1-6210830 St Albans Review : 3rd November Herts | Meeting to discuss future of library services in St Albans A total of ten public meetings are being held, one in each district…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th September 2013

New Save Our Libraries – Campaign to halt library closures in Moray and throughout Scotland Campaigners to lobby Council Convenor http://saveourlibraries.org.uk/?p=39   and on Twitter: @MorayLibraries Spalding Today : 15th September Dream to save library for a village hub A survey has been sent…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th August 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th August Date set for National Libraries Day 2014 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/date-set-national-libraries-day-2014.html CILIP : 5th August National Libraries Day to take place on Saturday 8 February 2014 http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/national-libraries-day-take-place-saturday-8-february-2014

Libraries News Round-up: 4th August 2013

Public Libraries News : 4th August CILIP’s suggested new name revealed, the e-lending pilot takes shape … and the rest of the news http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/08/cilips-suggested-new-name-revealed-the-e-lending-pilot-takes-shape-and-the-rest-of-the-news.html Cumbernauld News : 4th August North Lanarkshire | Town centre library bought to book             “People who…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd August 2013

DAILY MAIL : 3rd August Librarian, 57, who stood up to a family of yobs was arrested and forced to wear ‘degrading’ hood by police Sussex, England http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383863/Librarian-57-stood-family-yobs-arrested-forced-wear-degrading-hood-police.html Good Library Guide : 3rd August There are still taxpayers paying for…

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: 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…