Tag: School Libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February 2016

Spiked Online : 23rd February Turning libraries into community centres Libraries are for reading, not knitting http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/turning-libraries-into-community-centres/18057#.VsyQWUBNgmQ UK Authority : 23rd February Six library authorities take up cloud e-book service http://www.ukauthority.com/news/6002/six-libraries-take-up-cloud-e-book-service Buteman : 23rd February Put school librarians before top job,…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2016

Publishers Weekly : 12th February Three Ways Publishers and Libraries Can Work Better Together http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/69404-three-ways-publishers-and-libraries-can-work-better-together.html Leon’s Library Blog : 13th February Parish or Bust! http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/02/13/parish-or-bust/ Swindon Advertiser : 13th February Librarians shown appreciation with giant Valentine’s Day card http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14273854.Librarians_showed_appreciation_with_giant_Valentine_s_Day_card/

Libraries News Round-up: 27 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 27th January The loss of libraries is another surefire way to entrench inequality http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jan/27/loss-libraries-entrench-inequality-poor-family Knowledge Exchange : 27th January Rural transport: connecting communities communites being “cut off” http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/27/rural-transport-connecting-communities/ Huddersfield Examiner : 27th January Kirklees Council says protests…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January 2016

SUNDAY TIMES : 24th January Young writers lead fight to save libraries extract. full story behind paywall http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/scotland/article1659949.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_01_23 Stratford Observer : 24th January Warwickshire | Alcester Library moving to new home http://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/alcester-library-moving-new-home/ Telegraph & Argus : 22nd January Bradford Council libraries boss promises a…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th December Gliori in protest over school librarian cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gliori-protest-over-school-librarian-cuts-319143 Sleaford Standard : 29th December Lincolnshire | New chapter for village library (Heckington) http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-chapter-for-village-library-1-7133177 Hinckley Times : 29th December Library use is on the slide in the East Midlands The…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2015

Horncastle News : 28th December Lincolnshire | No guarantees but Horncastle Library set to avoid cuts GLL “could be asked to make plans for around £500,000 in additional savings” http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/no-guarantees-but-library-set-to-avoid–cuts-1-7134644 Brixton Blog : 28th December Lambeth | Burning calories, burning books http://www.brixtonblog.com/34971-2/34971 Press &…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Workers strike over plans to turn libraries into gyms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-library-workers-strike-over-plans-turn-libraries-gyms-316938 Brixton Blog : 19th November Fury over Lambeth libraries vote http://www.brixtonblog.com/34123-2/34123 THE GUARDIAN : 19th November Publishers answer minister’s call to offer schools cheap classics…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 November 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th November Community Tubs http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/04/community-tubs/ BBC News : 4th November Library services to be devolved in Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34718530 Pirate FM Radio : 4th November Cornwall’s Library Shake-Up http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1783037/cornwalls-library-shake-up/ BBC News : 4th November Wales | Lib Dem plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberBritish Library’s chief librarian confirmed as CILIP trustee http://www.thebookseller.com/news/british-library-chief-librarian-confirmed-cilip-trustee-314753THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberSchool libraries protesters rally outside Scottish Parliament http://www.thebookseller.com/news/protesters-rally-outside-scottish-parliment-314751 Huddersfield Examiner: 19th OctoberKirklees | Future of Kirkburton library set to be decided this week http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/future-kirkburton-library-set-decided-10282959 Leon’s Library Blog : 18th OctoberThe Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2015

ITV News : 3rd October Latest community library in Leicester opens today http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-10-03/latest-community-library-in-leicester-opens-today/ For Info: Anstey Library’s opening times: http://libraryopeningtimes.co.uk/listing-1722.htmlDon’t Privatise Libraries : 3rd OctoberLewisham Library Campaigners raise concerns re cuts, volunteers & consultation with Head of Service http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/lewisham-library-campaigners-raise.html Brixton Buzz : 3rd October U-turn from…

Library News Round-up: 23 August 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 23rd AugustCelebrity endorsements won’t solve illiteracy Morgan’s plans are problematic, and smack of government tendencies to hastily paper over serious cracks in educational issues. By laying blame for children’s illiteracy upon teachers, schools and parents for taking an…

Library News Round-up: 20 August 2015

Alan Gibbons Blog : 19th AugustAlan’s Letter to Nicky Morganhttp://alangibbons.net/2015/08/letter-to-nicky-morgan/Public Libraries News : 19th AugustSpecial: Automatic English child library membership? No, not really.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/08/special-automatic-english-child-library-membership-no-not-really.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 20th AugustWhat is comprehensive & efficient? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/08/20/what-is-comprehensive-efficient/ …Fife Today : 20th AugustCould communities unwittingly undermine efforts to…

Library News Round-up: 10 August 2015

BBC News : 10th AugustSouthampton libraries face axe unless volunteers come forwardhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33851868Daily Echo : 10th AugustSix libraries in Southampton could close as the council looks to save £90mhttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13586016.Six_Southampton_libraries_may_shut_as_council_cuts_costs/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDonaldson bemoans school library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/donaldson-bemoans-school-library-closures-308898THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDesmond…

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: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th JulyDrop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell This story has been very widely published Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddellDCMS : July 2015Taking…

Library News Round-up: 9 June 2015

Gov.uk : 9th JuneSecond Meeting of the Leadership for Libraries Task Forcehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/second-meeting-of-the-leadership-for-libraries-task-forceTHE BOOKSELLER : 9th JuneChris Riddell crowned children’s laureateHe said it is “bizarre” that it is not a statutory requirement for all schools to be equipped with a library…

Library News Round-up: 29 May 2015

29th MayWales | New guidance on community managed libraries and statutory provision https://libalyson.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/new-guidance-on-community-managed-libraries-and-statutory-provision/ DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th MayMalorie Blackman: ‘I’ve had to develop a thick skin’A bold speech in defence of literacy, public libraries & school libraries“In certain political quarters, there is a refusal…

Library News Round-up: 19 April 2015

Public Libraries News: 19th April“Getting rid of a member of your team”: a ten year old’s view on library cutshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/getting-rid-of-a-member-of-your-team-a-ten-year-olds-view-on-library-cuts.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 19th AprilAccess & Choice: the importance of libraries – by Barbara Bandhttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/04/19/access-choice-the-importance-of-school-libraries/ South Wales Argus : 18th AprilBlaenau…

Library News Round-up: 7 April 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th AprilEditorial | Don’t look at the man behind the curtainhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/04/dont-look-at-the-man-behind-the-curtain.htmlITV News : 7th AprilBromley council workers to strike over ‘mass privatisation’http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2015-04-07/bromley-council-workers-to-strike/Gazette Live : 7th AprilCouncil to consult on the future of Middlesbrough libraries Middlesbrough Council Executive recommends consultation…

Library News Round-up: 9 March 2015

Good eReader : 9th MarchPublisher Revenue Plummets as the Novelty of eBooks Wanehttp://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/publisher-revenue-plummets-as-the-novelty-of-e-books-waneDaily Record : 9th MarchTeachers and parents outraged Scottish schools are spending just 70p a month per pupil on books http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-teachers-parents-outraged-scottish-5295724Greenock Telegraph : 9th MarchInverclyde | Greenock author’s call to save…