Tag: Self service

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March 2018

The Guardian: 1 March Northamptonshire announces ‘heavily reduced’ libraries plan – on World Book Day https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/01/northamptonshire-libraries-open-one-day-a-week-world-book-day Northamptonshire Telegraph: 2 March Northants County Council U-turn over library opening hours https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/northants-county-council-u-turn-over-library-opening-hours-1-8400683 The Bookseller: 2 March Calls for ‘urgent’ enquiry into plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2018

AlderleyEdge.com: 26 January Cheshire East | Hundreds back sisters’ campaign to save our library http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17040/hundreds-back-sisters-campaign-to-save-our-library Brixton Buzz: 26 January Lambeth Council confirms job specs for GLL book-ish gym staff as Carnegie ‘Library’ prepares to re-open http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/01/lambeth-council-confirms-job-specs-for-gll-book-ish-gym-staff-as-carnegie-library-prepares-to-re-open/ Andover Advertiser: 26 January…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January 2018

Bromley Times: 24 January Bromley Council may face strike action over outsourcing policy http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley-council-may-face-strike-action-over-outsourcing-policy-1-5367043 Private Eye: Issue No. 1462 Library News: Carillion | Croydon, Ealing, Harrow Available in newsagents Thornton Heath Chronicle: 24 January Croydon | Library collapse predicted http://www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/lirbary-collapse-predicted/…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2018

Politics.co.uk: 18 January Want to tackle loneliness? Stop closing libraries http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/01/18/want-to-tackle-loneliness-stop-closing-libraries BBC News: 18 January Half of Somerset’s libraries under threat of closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-42740838 Somerset Country Gazette: 18 January Nearly half of council-run libraries in Somerset could be set to…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2018

The Bookseller: 16 January Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister https://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-ellis-new-libraries-minister-710106 Warrington Guardian: 16 January Council chief executive to join national Libraries Taskforce http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15845156.Council_chief_executive_to_join_national_Libraries_Taskforce/ The Bookseller: 16 January Croydon takes back running of libraries after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-takes-libraries-back-carillion-collapses-710041 East…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2018

The Bookseller: 9 January Hancock becomes culture secretary as Greening quits government https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hancock-new-culture-minister-greening-quits-government-704271 Stoke Sentinel: 9 January Consultation begins on future of Staffordshire libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/consultation-begins-future-staffordshire-libraries-1030446 St Albans & Harpenden Review: 9 January Herts County Council seek views on library services…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2018

The Bookseller: 8 January Government announces ‘hubs’ to boost children’s literacy Alan Gibbons quoted https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-pledges-703961 Burton Mail: 8 January Derbyshire | Schools’ library service could close down because so few have signed up https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/schools-library-service-could-close-1004224 Express & Star: 8 January Staffordshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 December 2017

BBC News: 17 December Northumberland | Council deal secures future of Alnwick’s Playhouse theatre Community hub to be created, including a library http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-42383921 Your Thurrock: 17 December Plans for a new community hub in Aveley a step closer To include…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 December 2017

Leigh Journal: 16 December Wigan | Library volunteers feel ‘squeezed out’ after service changes http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/15774440.Library_volunteers_feel__squeezed_out__after_service_changes/ Thurrock Gazette: 16 December New facilities announced for Aveley Community Hub Includes a self-serve library http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/NEWS/15776348.New_facilities_announced_for_community_centre/

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2017

The Bookseller:11 December Latest CIPFA figures reveal scale of library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-library-figures-687596 The Guardian: 11 December Figures show children worst hit by library cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/11/figures-show-children-worst-hit-by-library-cuts Public Finance: 11 December Council spending on libraries cut by £66m last year http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2017/12/council-spending-libraries-cut-ps66m-last-year LocalGov:…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2017

The Gazette: 26 November South Gloucestershire | New volunteers find their feet at Chipping Sodbury’s library http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15682843.New_volunteers_find_their_feet_at_town___s_library/ Brixton Buzz: 26 November Lambeth’s shame: photos of the still-closed Carnegie Library, November 2017 http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/11/lambeths-shame-photos-of-the-still-closed-carnegie-library-november-2017/ Clitheroe Advertiser: 26 November Lancashire | Axed library to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2017

Stoke Sentinel: 11 October Staffordshire | Stone’s library is put forward for community status’ http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/stones-library-put-forward-community-610652 Camelford & Delabole Post: 11 October Cornwall | Library take over ‘moving swiftly’ http://www.camelford-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109150 Midsomer Norton Journal: 11 October B&NES firmly told by the public: don’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 September 2017

Leon’s Library Blog: 27 September One Hundred And Two! A librarian speaks out about working with volunteers. https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/09/27/one-hundred-and-two/ BBC News: 27 September Berkshire | Reading council needs old books and cash for its libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-41414353 Melton Times: 26 September Leicestershire…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2017

Burton Mail: 24 September Staffordshire | Self-service libraries plans could see stock damaged – claim http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/self-service-libraries-plans-could-505873 Weston Mercury: 24 September Parish council rejects library move… after North Somerset Council buys new signs http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/yatton-parish-council-to-stay-at-hangstones-pavilion-1-5205900 Derby Telegraph: 24 September Derby’s library volunteers…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2017

East Anglia Daily Times: 19 September Essex | Council launches consultation to ask residents for views on future of library services http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/council-launches-consultation-to-ask-residents-for-views-on-future-of-library-services-1-5199989 The Echo: 19 September Essex County Council to hold consultation into future of mobile library services http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/15543826.Residents_face_losing_access_to_mobile_library_services/ Eastbourne Herald:…

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/…