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Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2017

Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 10 September Libraries SOS Day 19/10/17 – is it enough? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/libraries-sos-day-191017-is-it-enough.html?m=1 Leicester Mercury: 11 September Futuristic ‘self-access’ technology could replace library staff in Leicestershire http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/futuristic-self-access-technology-could-445971 North Wales Chronicle: 11 September Anglesey | Council seek your…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2017

Ham & High: 7 September Top authors organise protest over Haringey Council’s library changes http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/children-s-and-young-adult-authors-organsie-protest-over-haringey-council-changes-to-librarian-role-1-5185257 This is Wiltshire: 7 September Parish councillors clash over future of north Swindon’s libraries http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15522334.Parish_councillors_clash_over_future_of_north_Swindon__39_s_libraries/ The Citizen: 7 September  Library visits fall across Lancashire, figures reveal http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/15518096.Library_visits_fall_across_Lancashire__figures_reveal/…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2016

ITV News : 7th December The future of libraries in Swindon to be decided http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-12-07/the-future-of-libraries-in-swindon-to-be-decided/ BBC News : 6th December Self service libraries in North Somerset ‘to cut costs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38219337 Bristol Post : 7th December £92million council cuts: Bristol’s libraries back in…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June 2016

BBC News : 29th June Dorset mobile library cuts finalized by county cabinet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36664569 Libraries Taskforce : 29th June Ayub Khan MBE | Celebrating Shakespeare 2016 – the party goes on https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/06/29/celebrating-shakespeare-2016-the-party-goes-on/ Brecon & Radnor Express : 29th June Powys | Deadline looms for…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st May BBC launches Love To Read campaign at Hay http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bbc-launches-lovetoread-hay-330725 Northern Echo : 31st May Darlington councillors fail to back campaign to save library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14525333.Darlington_councillors_fail_to_back_campaign_to_save_library/ York Press : 31st May York Libraries could be in line…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 May 2016

Public Libraries News : 19th May Editorial | “Cameron can come to ours and assist those trying to get online” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/05/cameron-can-come-to-ours-and-assist-those-trying-to-get-online.html Newbury News : 20th May West Berkshire | Council refuses to release library closure legal advice http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18187/Council-refuses-to-release-library-closure.html Brighton & Hove Independent : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd May Library use falling sharply, study shows http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/03/library-use-falling-sharply-study-shows London Evening Standard : 3rd May Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures and mergers gather pace http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/stephen-fry-defends-lifesaving-libraries-as-closures-and-mergers-gather-pace-a3238516.html Socialist Worker : 3rd May Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2016

Libraries Taskforce : 25th January Toolkit number 2: community libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/25/toolkit-number-2-community-libraries/#comment-189 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 25th January Maurice writes to the Secretary of State AGAIN http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/01/25/maurice-writes-to-the-secretary-of-state-again/ Get Reading : 25th January Wokingham Council plans to expand and protect libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-council-plans-expand-protect-10768924…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 November 2015

PublicSectorExecutive (PSE) : 5th November Devon libraries to be outsourced to private company owned by staff http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devon-libraries-to-be-outsourced-to-private-company-owned-by-staff?dorewrite=false Cambridge News : 5th November Have your say on ways Cambridgeshire libraries can make money – and stave off the threat of cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 - Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

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: 28 May 2015

Barnet UNISON : 28th May Why we are striking from a Library workerhttp://www.barnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1576BBC News : 27th MayCommunity groups set to run libraries in LeicestershireThe authority hopes communities will run up to 36 libraries while it retains responsibility for 16 of…

Library News Round-up: 1 April 2015

PRIVATE EYE Library News (p.27) - Barnetavailable in newsagents today Pedronicus : 1st AprilThe “future of libraries” and the black hole of “Library Leadership”https://pedronicusuk.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/the-future-of-libraries-and-the-black-hole-of-library-leadership/BBC News : 1st AprilMerthyr Tydfil leisure services handed to trusthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-32143238Croydon Guardian : 1st AprilLetter | Library’s wheels falling offhttp://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/12864978.Letter_to_the_Editor__Library___s_wheels_falling_off/ Hull Daily Mail :…

Library News Round-up: 11 March 2015

Joseph Rowntree Foundation : March 2015Report | Cost of the cuts: the impact on local government and poorer communitiesMultiple references to Libraries, plus a specific section (p.57) : ‘Libraries and Leisure’ http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/CostofCuts-Full.pdfTHE GUARDIAN : 11th MarchFinchley: few seats can boast such stark differences…

Library News Round-up: 10 January 2015

Leicester Mercury : 10th JanuaryLetter | Council’s plans for local library are outrageouswell argued by officers & members of Braunstone Heritage Archive Grouphttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Council-s-plans-local-library-outrageous/story-25834956-detail/story.htmlSkegness Standard : 10th JanuaryLincs | Fears raised Spilsby Library could be facing its final chapterhttp://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/fears-raised-spilsby-library-could-be-facing-its-final-chapter-1-6510781 Northern Echo : 9th JanuaryLibrary to team…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 July 2014

BBC News – Education : 8th July School libraries ‘should be counted’, say MPs and peers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28209254 APPG Report - The Beating Heart of the School BBC News – Radio Lincolnshire First-hand report on the Judicial Review on iPlayer – 2…