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Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2018

Reading Chronicle: 14 March Liberal Democrat campaigners have urged Wokingham Borough Council to oppose the closure of Maiden Erlegh Library http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16085732._Don_t_take_our_library_away_from_us____campaigners_plea_for_eleventh_hour_rescue/ Tamworth Informed: 14 March Staffordshire | Libraries to offer more arts and cultural events https://www.tamworthinformed.co.uk/libraries-to-offer-more-arts-and-cultural-events/ Hull Daily Mail: 14…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2018

Stop the Privatisation of Public Libraries: 17 February Outsourcing Fundamentalism, Hasn’t Herts heard of Carillion? and SCL/Taskforce backed vol-led ‘libraries’ conference comes to Sheffield. http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/outsourcing-fundamentalism-hasnt-herts.html Burnham-On-Sea: 17 February Somerset | Campaign to save Highbridge Library from closure gathers pace http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-17-02-18.php…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June 2016

CILIP : 22nd June Bringing people together in memories http://www.cilip.org.uk/blog/bringing-people-together-memories SCL : 22nd June Libraries to Invest Time and Resources in Art and Culture http://goscl.com/libraries-to-invest-time-and-resources-in-art-and-culture/ SCL BBC and Society of Chief Librarians Sign Strategic Partnership http://goscl.com/bbc-and-society-of-chief-librarians-sign-strategic-partnership/ Derry Journal : 22nd…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st March If librarians and steelworkers wanted state bail-outs they should have done something useful – like bankers http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-librarians-and-steelworkers-wanted-state-bail-outs-they-should-have-done-something-useful-like-a6962121.html THE GUARDIAN : 31st March Lambeth library plans condemned as ‘absolute shambles’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/31/lambeth-library-plans-london-budget-cuts-close ITV News : 31st March…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th February Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/communities-rally-together-support-national-libraries-day-322020 THE GUARDIAN : 5th February We can’t lose public libraries – they’re as crucial for students as ever http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/05/public-libraries-crucial-for-students-closures THE GUARDIAN : 5th February Podcast | Celebrating…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February 2016

Public Libraries News :  2nd February Swindon proposes just 1 out of 15 libraries to survive: SCL plans 2 day conference http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/swindon-proposes-just-1-out-of-15-libraries-to-survive-scl-plans-2-day-conference.html Times Series : 3rd February Barnet | Anger over unstaffed libraries Campaigners pretended to wreak havoc in a staff-free library…

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: 23 January 2016

Public Libraries News Editorial | Halifax give a little extra help (or do they?) and the SCL fail to directly support #MyLibraryByRight http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/01/halifax-give-a-little-extra-help-or-do-they-and-the-scl-fail-to-directly-support-mylibrarybyright.html Public Libraries News The pros and cons of commercial involvement in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/privatized-libraries-outsourcing-library-services/the-pros-and-cons-of-commercial-involvement-in-libraries Shropshire Star : 23rd January Shropshire | Wrekin MP…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th January 14 million fewer books available in libraries than when David Cameron took office http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/12102686/14-million-fewer-books-available-in-libraries-than-when-David-Cameron-took-office.html Leon’s Library Blog : 17th January Sometimes I Get So Angry..! http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/17/sometimes-i-get-so-angry/

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Snooper’s charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users’ data http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/13/snoopers-charter-theresa-may-cafes-wifi-network-store-customers-data Public Technology : 14th January Library websites ‘need to break free from councils’ says SCL https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/library-websites-need-break-free-councils Chronicle Live : 14th January Proposals to cut Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2016

SCL : 12th January New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future http://goscl.com/new-report-looks-at-creating-a-single-library-digital-presence-to-support-public-libraries-in-the-future/ Lincolnshire Echo: 12th January Letter | ‘Lincolnshire County Council is swinging its axe at the wrong target in libraries’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-8216-Lincolnshire-County-Council-swinging/story-28474717-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries - Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2015

S W Londoner : 6th November Brixtonians will march tomorrow in bid to save Lambeth libraries http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/protestors-to-march-through-brixton-in-bid-to-save-lambeth-libraries-and-scary-monsters/ THE BOOKSELLER :  6th November Vaizey praises library campaign groups in speech http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-praises-library-campaign-groups-speech-316063 Speech | Ed Vaizey MP – Launch of SCL’s Universal Learning Offer https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/launch-of-the-universal-learning-offer-in-libraries THE BOOKSELLER…

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: 1 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st OctoberCILIP urges libraries to welcome refugees http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-libraries-welcome-refugees-313738 BBC News : 1st OctoberReading Council plans £600k cut to library service http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34411773 LGA : 1st OctoberLibraries funded to run innovative digital inclusion activity http://www.localgov.co.uk/Libraries-funded-to-run-innovative-digital-inclusion-activity/39520The Star : 1st October Sheffield libraries branch out a year…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th SeptemberCILIP votes overwhelmingly against ‘amateurisation’ of library service http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-votes-against-amateurisation-library-service-313284Leon’s Library Blog : 25th SeptemberCilip AGM 2015 http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/25/cilip-agm-2015/ SCL : 25th September Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries http://www.ascel.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/public/Libraries%20extend%20welcome%20to%20refugees%20and%20migrants.pdfShropshire Star :…

Library News Round-up: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with Lincolnshire CC as authority blames Save Lincs Libraries for “wasting”…