Tag: Sheffield

Libraries News Round-up: 21 June 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th June Vaizey: Library service is not in crisis http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-library-service-not-crisis-335976 Public Sector Executive : 20th June Devolution offers ‘more opportunities’ for preserving libraries http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devolution-offers-more-opportunities-for-preserving-libraries The Star : 21st June Sheffield | Letter: Volunteer councillors http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/volunteer-councillors-1-7973930

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 20th June Chris Riddell wins the Kate Greenaway medal with The Sleeper and the Spindle We need to stop and consider whether we want to live in a society where libraries are being downgraded…. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/20/chris-riddell-kate-greenaway-2016-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle-neil-gaiman London Evening…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 10th June The internet and coffee shops are no replacement for libraries http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/10/libraries-cuts-ya-shot-polly-ho-yen?CMP=share_btn_tw Public Libraries News : 10th June Open Minds Open Libraries … but what’s on the #SCLHorizons? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/06/open-minds-open-libraries-but-whats-on-the-sclhorizons.html Brighton & Hove Independent : 10th June…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 June 2016

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1420 : Library News (p.35) Crown Street Library, Darlington In newsagents now Croydon Citizen : 8th June What do Croydon’s children think about libraries? http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydons-children-think-libraries/ Sheffield Star : 8th June Letter | The fight for libraries http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-should-not-have-to-choose-our-cuts-1-7952573 Sheffield…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 June 2016

Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen : 3rd June Cash-strapped Lancashire local authorities lose more than £1m http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/14535030.Cash_strapped_Lancashire_local_authorities_lose_more_than___1m/ The Star : 3rd June Sheffield | Benefits of libraries the Council‘s view http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/benefits-of-libraries-1-7945363 THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd June Get a grip, Libraries Taskforce http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/get-grip-libraries-taskforce-331096 This Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 May 2016

Darlington & Stockton Times : 27th May North Yorkshire | Volunteers set to staff many libraries http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/14520358.Volunteers_set_to_staff_many_libraries/ Yorkshire Post : 26th May Letter | Volunteers step in when cuts  hit our libraries Sheffield Council defends its Libraries policy http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-volunteers-step-in-when-cuts-hit-our-libraries-1-7933624 Garstang Courier : 27th May Lancashire | Councillors…

Library News Round-up: 10 December 2014

BBC Radio 4 : 10th DecemberPM at 5 pm | Public libraries25 minutes inFeaturing CIPFA’s Chief Exec and the Rhydyfelin library campaigners.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tlfsp News Wales : 10th DecemberLibraries must embrace change to remain at heart of the communityThe Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism…

Library News Round-up: 12 November 2014

PRIVATE EYE  Issue 1379 Library News | SheffieldCouncils meanwhile keep trying to find the lower limit of Vaizey’s idea of “comprehensive”(Available in newsagents)Herald Scotland : 12th NovemberStorm at move to staff libraries with volunteersCommunity volunteers would help operate most public libraries in a…

Library News Round-up: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…

Library News Round-up: 30 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 30th OctoberGovernment turns 1,000 public buildings into WiFi hotspotshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/11197617/Government-turns-1000-public-buildings-into-WiFi-hotspots.html Vaizey: Public-building wi-fi cash will keep cities ‘internationally competitive’ – 30th Octoberhttps://www.cable.co.uk/news/vaizey-public-building-wi-fi-cash-will-keep-cities-internationally-competitive-700000196/The Star : 30th OctoberMinister ‘not minded’ to order inquiry into Sheffield library takeoverhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/minister-not-minded-to-order-inquiry-into-sheffield-library-takeover-1-6925187Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberAuthors plan…

Library News Round-up: 17 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th October Ministers don’t ‘get’ culture, says 2012 Games scriptwriter “Now Eton is closing the libraries” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/11168564/Ministers-dont-get-culture-says-2012-Games-scriptwriter.html Coventry Telegraph : 17th October ‘School libraries play a huge part in pupils’ education’  Vicky Wayman is a former journalist…

Libraries News Round up: 1 October 2014

BBC News : 1st OctoberSecond library consultation starts after High Court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29438362Save Lincs Libraries : 1st October Dear Nick Worth, about that library proposal from Mrs Palmer…http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/10/01/dear-nickworth-about-that-library-proposal-from-mrs-palmer/Public Libraries News : 30th SeptemberEditorial | Sheffield takes last step, Lincolnshire does it again … while…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 18th SeptemberEd Vaizey v. Sheffield Council: battle is joineddetailed analysis of Ed Vaizey’s letter to the councilhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/ed-vaizey-v-sheffield-council-battle-is-joined.htmlAlan Gibbons Diary : 19th SeptemberWhat Ed Vaizey doesn’t tell you http://alangibbons.net/2014/09/what-ed-vaizey-doesnt-tell-you/ THE BOOKSELLER : 19th SeptemberVaizey letter delays Sheffield…

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: 13 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 13th September5 Letters | Children must learn to love reading … including letters from Michael Rosen and Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/12/children-must-learn-to-love-reading Burton Mail : 13th SeptemberPublic force North-West Leicestershire library closure re-thinkhttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Public-force-North-West-Leicestershire-library/story-22920154-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 13th SeptemberStannington library group announces building upkeep partnershiphttp://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/stannington-library-group-announces-building-upkeep-partnership-1-6839222Staffordshire Newsletter…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2014

Southend Standard : 22nd AugustVictory in library cuts battleThe future of Southend’s libraries looks secure after plans emerged to keep at least one paid member of staff in each one. http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/11426372.Victory_in_library_cuts_battle/Express & Echo : 22nd August Union warns Devon County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 August 2014

Sheffield librarian is ‘privileged to do a job I love that makes a difference’ “People do try to mask the fact that they can’t read, so it is really important to be aware that not everyone can.”http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/going-out/sheffield-librarian-is-privileged-to-do-a-job-i-love-that-makes-a-difference-1-6788446Potteries Eye : 18th AugustHow…