Tag Archive for Shirley Burnham

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876 Newbury Today : 1st February Confusion over parish funding for…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th December New analysis shows extent of England’s library book spend drop http://www.thebookseller.com/news/book-spend-and-lending-declines-448271 Public Libraries News : 14th December Editorial | Reading, Feeding and staying open on Christmas Day: innovation continues http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/12/reading-feeding-and-staying-open-on-christmas-day-innovation-continues.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December ‘Heartbreaking’ cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th July NHS partners up with (volunteer-run) libraries to boost wellbeing https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2016/jul/13/nhs-libraries-wellbeing-health-promotion-community Get West London : 13th July Ealing Central Library gets Primark move as council approves downsize http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/ealing-central-library-gets-primark-11608787 Eastbourne Herald : 13th JulyEast Sussex | Council chiefs may…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Swindon set to close 11 of its 15 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/12/swindon-set-to-close-11-of-its-15-libraries THE BOOKSELLER : 12th July Swindon Council urged to rethink ‘severe’ library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-slams-swindon-councils-plans-close-11-libraries-352071 Coventry Telegraph : 12th JulyDozens of protesters campaign about library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Briefing Paper for Libraries Taskforce visit to Swindon

BRIEFING PAPER FOR TASKFORCE VISIT TO SWINDON EXECUTIVE SUMMARY          BACKGROUND          PROPOSED LIBRARY PROVISION          LIBRARIES IN SWINDON’S DEPRIVED AREAS          STATUTORY STATUS, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY          GROWTH OF SWINDON          SWINDON’S DEMOGRAPHICS          COSTS AND BENEFITS          CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS   1.  Background Swindon was one of…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2016

DCMS : 16th February Letter | from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Lord Collins of Highbury http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2016-0146/Letter_to_L._Collins_of_Highbury_16.02.16.pdf ITV News : 23rd February Libraries in Reading face Government cuts http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-02-23/libraries-in-reading-face-government-cuts/ Telegraph & Argus : 23rd February Bradford | Amended Council budget proposals could bring better…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 4th February ‘A new low’: librarians warn councils against closing services After Swindon announces plans to hand over running of 14 of its 15 library services to volunteers or close them, professionals warn of dire consequences http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/04/librarians-warn-councils-against-closing-services-swindon-united-kingdom Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2016

Libraries Taskforce : 25th January Toolkit number 2: community libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/25/toolkit-number-2-community-libraries/#comment-189 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 25th January Maurice writes to the Secretary of State AGAIN http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/01/25/maurice-writes-to-the-secretary-of-state-again/ Get Reading : 25th January Wokingham Council plans to expand and protect libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-council-plans-expand-protect-10768924…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2016

SCL : 12th January New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future http://goscl.com/new-report-looks-at-creating-a-single-library-digital-presence-to-support-public-libraries-in-the-future/ Lincolnshire Echo: 12th January Letter | ‘Lincolnshire County Council is swinging its axe at the wrong target in libraries’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-8216-Lincolnshire-County-Council-swinging/story-28474717-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2015

Cambridge News : 3rd December Mobile Libraries are handed a reprieve http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Lollipop-ladies-facing-chop-8211-mobile-libraries/story-28286945-detail/story.html Brixton Blog : 3rd December VIDEO | Users of Lambeth libraries & people campaigning to keep the borough’s libraries open speak out http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-campaigners-speak-out/34463 Swindon Advertiser : 3rd December Threat to…

Library News Round-up: 17 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th SeptemberAre publishers really ‘hoodwinking’ academics? An anonymous library expert & anonymous publisher respondhttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/17/are-publishers-really-hoodwinking-academics THE BOOKSELLER : 17th SeptemberOver 70 library staff take redundancy in Hampshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/seventy-four-library-staff-take-redundancy-council-looks-save-millions-312814Portsmouth News : 16th SeptemberHampshire | Seventy four library workers take redundancy as council looks to save…

Library News Round-up: 5 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th SeptemberEnd ‘negative narrative’ around libraries urges Settlehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-head-wants-stop-negative-narrative-surrounding-libraries-311451 Huddersfield Examiner : 4th SeptemberNew campaign to try and save Kirklees’ librarieshttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/new-campaign-try-save-kirklees-9988827 Pub Is The Hub : 3rd SeptemberBattle of Britain fighter pilot opens library in Cornish pub “We have developed…

Library News Round-up: 18 August 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 18th AugustLibrarians call on Birmingham to maintain library serviceshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/18/librarians-call-on-birmingham-to-maintain-library-servicesHR Magazine : 18th AugustThe future of public sector Human Resources + an angry comment from Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/features/1153197/the-future-of-public-sector-hr On The Wight : 18th AugustConsultation on library cut-backs draws closer Possible closure of…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2014

Steve Halliday Local Digital Insights from librariescomment from Shirley Burnham and reply from authorLocal Government now has a Library Renewals Digital Dashboard with GOV.UK.http://stevehallidaycio.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/local-digital-insights-from-libraries/comment-page-1/#comment-506Report | Hertfordshire | Delivering the ‘Inspiring Libraries’ Strategy17 libraries to be unstaffed unless volunteers assisthttp://www.hertsdirect.org/mm/17941497/17941504/custservperflibitem520140919.doc …Inspiring Libraries – A New Strategy for Hertfordshire Libraries3…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 August 2014

SCL : 5th AugustSCL digital study points to unique role for public libraries as physical spaces for accessing digital knowledge and opportunities http://www.goscl.com/scl-digital-study-points-to-unique-role-for-public-libraries-as-physical-spaces-for-accessing-digital-knowledge-and-opportunities/Huddersfield Examiner : 5th AugustKirklees | Public meeting set to save Lindley LibraryKirklees Council faces having to cut its £6.3m…