Tag: Sheffield council

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Library closures ‘will double unless immediate action is taken’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/12/library-closures-will-double-unless-immediate-action-is-taken?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 12th December Lancashire County Council agrees to hand over three libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38289200 Libraries Taskforce : 12th December Yarm Library co-locates with Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2016

The Star : 28th FebruaryVolunteers to take over one of last Sheffield Council run library services http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-to-take-over-one-of-last-sheffield-council-run-library-services-1-7753753 Shropshire Star : 28th February More libraries set to stay open under Telford council cuts trasnfer to parish councils & community groups http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/28/more-libraries-set-to-stay-open-under-telford-council-cuts/ Swindon Advertiser…

Library News Round-up: 22 April 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 22nd AprilHalving opening times at Birmingham’s brilliant new library is madnesshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11552072/Halving-opening-times-at-Birminghams-brilliant-new-library-is-madness.html Peterborough Telegraph : 22nd AprilVivacity confirms no compulsory redundancies for Peterborough library staffhttp://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/vivacity-confirms-no-compulsory-redundancies-for-peterborough-library-staff-1-6704216 Bristol Post : 22nd AprilSaving Wick Road Libraryhttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Saving-Wick-Road-Library/story-26373955-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd AprilObjection to plans to…

Library News Round-up: 31 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st OctoberCulture secretary ‘not minded to intervene in Sheffield’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/culture-secretary-not-minded-intervene-sheffieldLGA : 31st OctoberMinister unlikely to intervene on Sheffield’s library changesSheffield Council’s plan to allow volunteers to run its 15 branch libraries have been branded ‘thorough and well considered’…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 September 2014

THE TIMES : 26th SeptemberRichard Morrison: ‘It is myopic and middle-class to claim libraries are redundant’behind ££Paywall and under Copyright. Includes Vaizey’s contact with Sheffield Councilhttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/article4217889.eceTHE TIMES : 26th SeptemberRosemary Bennett: Library cuts drive children to culturebehind ££Paywall and under…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 September 2014

Facebook : 17th SeptemberLetter from Ed Vaizey to Sheffield Councilhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.386268241527465.1073741832.267181170102840&type=1 BBC News : 17th SeptemberDevon | Ashburton Library could move into post officehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29228424The Economist : 17th SeptemberPublic Libraries: Shelvedhttp://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/09/public-librariesTom Roper’s Weblog : 17th SeptemberWas the CILIP Governance Review conducted ‘in plain sight’?http://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2014/09/was-the-cilip-governance-review-conducted-in-plain-sight.htmlPublic Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 August 2014

Law Gazette : 4th AugustLocalism Act complicates service consultationhttp://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/legal-updates/consulting-on-library-cuts/5042490.articleBatley News : 4th AugustA good deed for Kirklees librariesKirklees Council will not be able to close down Cleckheaton Library due to details written into its deed, a concerned user has claimed.http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/a-good-deed-for-kirklees-libraries-1-6763780Tamworth…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th March 2014

ITV News : 28th March Children ‘pay price’ for austerity The Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, warns that the poorest families are being hit by welfare cuts and that children are affected by library closures … http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-03-28/children-pay-price-for-austerity/ Express &…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th January 2014

The Star : 13th January Clegg plea for Sheffield library U-turn “Libraries are more important than politics.” http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/clegg-plea-for-sheffield-library-u-turn-1-6368194 Public Libraries News : 12th January Editorial | Too good a gift horse for the checking of the mouth http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/too-good-a-gift-horse-for-the-checking-of-the-mouth.html Torquay Herald Express :…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th January 2014

LocalGov : 7th January Councils urged to bid for funding to develop new delivery models http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-urged-to-bid-for-funding-to-develop-new-delivery-models/35311 Leicester Mercury : 7th January 700 jobs to go as Leicestershire County Council makes £110 million savings The council will continue to run its…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd November 2013

The Star : 3rd November ‘Petty’ Sheffield library closures anger http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/petty-sheffield-library-closures-anger-1-6210830 St Albans Review : 3rd November Herts | Meeting to discuss future of library services in St Albans A total of ten public meetings are being held, one in each district…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October CILIP calls for report into library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html Alan Gibbons : 30th October Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/ Web Wire : 31st October Arts Council England launches updated strategy http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th August 2013

The Star : 26th August Sheffield council faces challenge on library secret “It is appalling Labour is keeping details in the public interest from public scrutiny.” http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-council-faces-challenge-on-library-secret-1-5985903 This Is Grimsby : 26th August ‘I question that closing libraries is way…