Tag: Self service

Libraries news round-up: 12 October 2018

Public Finance: 12 October Government passing on costs of services to public, says major study Government is increasingly shifting the costs of public services on to citizens as the effects of austerity continue, a CIPFA-backed analysis out today has revealed.…

Libraries news round-up: 10 October 2018

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting…

Libraries news round-up: 8 October 2018

The Bookseller: 8 October Petition calls for ‘ringfencing’ of government library funding  Seaton Matters: 8 October 2018 #lovelibraries ‘A seven and a half per cent annual reduction in book issues – if we carry on like this, libraries won’t be…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 19 July 2018

Darlington & Stockton Times: 19 July Darlington’s MP urges council to pause for thought over library plans Get Reading: 19 July Reading councillors keep Palmer Park library open on Saturdays A collection point for books ordered online will also be…

Libraries news round-up: 8 July 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 8 July Striking the right balance Tenby Observer: 8 July Pembrokeshire | Neyland library to be declared surplus to requirements Weston Mercury: 7 July Somerset | Public urged to work together to save library Live Berkshire: 6…

Libraries news round-up: 2 July 2018

Bexley Times: 2 July Relocation of Sidcup library given the green light West Bridgford Wire: 2 July Ruddington among libraries refurbished and modernised in Notts Yorkshire Coast Radio: 2 July Filey Library to Open Next Week Dumbarton & Vale of…

Libraries news round-up: 28 June 2018

  The Times: 28 June Teenagers locked out of libraries as cash-strapped councils cut staff   Border Telegraph: 28 June Scottish Borders | School library concerns raised in Holyrood   Exmouth Journal: 28 June Devon | Topsham’s new community hub…

Libraries news round-up: 13 June 2018

BBC News: 13 June Scotland | Union concern over a plan to use pupils to run school libraries Peeblesshire News: 13 June Parents anger at their library used as misrepresented example PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1472 Library News (p.35) Librarians…

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:…