Tag: Sheffield library

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: 10 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCelebration and protest marks National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/celebration-and-protest-marks-national-libraries-day THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCardiff’s ‘strong message’ on National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cardiffs-strong-message-national-libraries-day Wales Online : 10th FebruaryCardiff libraries saved as people power wins the day – Plan to axe funding for 7 libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Library News Round-up: 25 January 2015

Pedronicus UK : 25th JanuaryThe crisis in UK public libraries – A Beeching moment ?https://pedronicusuk.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/the-crisis-in-uk-public-libraries-a-beeching-moment/ Lincolnshire Echo : 25th JanuaryLetter | Lincolnshire County Council defies consultationfrom Liz Waterland, Chair, Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-Lincolnshire-County-Council-defies/story-25907881-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 25th JanuaryFriends of Deepings Library to lobby councillors…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…

Library News Round-up: 10 November 2014

BBC News : 10th NovemberAt risk libraries ‘to stay open’, says Liverpool mayor Joe Andersonhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-29985668Liverpool Echo: 10th NovemberChildren’s authors celebrate the saving of Liverpool libraries as a ‘great day’ http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/childrens-author-celebrates-great-day-8084165Liverpool Echo : 10th NovemberComment: Liverpool libraries U-turn  – Paddy Shennan asks…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 28th AugustWill digitisation destroy libraries or make us stronger?Simon Chaplin is head of the Wellcome Libraryhttp://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/aug/28/digital-digitisation-libraries-books-wellcomeThe Star : 29th August‘Set up to fail’ – Sheffield library lease fears weeks before takeoverhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/set-up-to-fail-sheffield-library-lease-fears-weeks-before-takeover-1-6811025 The Star : 29th AugustSheffield | Councillor insists Walkley…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2014

BBC News : 12th JulyLeicestershire libraries plea for volunteers to sign upLibrary users in Leicestershire have been told their libraries could close unless volunteers come forward to help run them.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-28266744Spalding Guardian : 12th JulyLibraries fight in High Court reviewhttp://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/libraries-fight-in-high-court-review-1-6174725The Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th February 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 7th February A local cheer for National Libraries Day The branch library around the corner is a shining example of why the resource is so vital across the country http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/feb/07/local-national-libraries-day-branch-vital THE BOOKSELLER : 7th February Liverpool library…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd January 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd January UK councils found to benefit from half a million hours of unpaid labour Bexley council said many of its unpaid placements were in library services, where paid positions were lost in 2012. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/02/councils-benefit-half-a-million-hours-unpaid-labour-foi-request DAILY TELEGRAPH…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th December 2013

Get West London : 19th December Harrow | ‘Positive future’ no more as library management company in consultation with staff over redundancies  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/incoming/positive-future-no-more-library-6432962 The Star : 19th December Funding promise for Sheffield library facing closure http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/funding-promise-for-sheffield-library-facing-closure-1-6325942 Crosby Herald : 19th December Sefton | Carnegie…

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…