Tag: Society of Chief Librarians

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June 2016

BBC News : 29th June Dorset mobile library cuts finalized by county cabinet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36664569 Libraries Taskforce : 29th June Ayub Khan MBE | Celebrating Shakespeare 2016 – the party goes on https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/06/29/celebrating-shakespeare-2016-the-party-goes-on/ Brecon & Radnor Express : 29th June Powys | Deadline looms for…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June 2016

CILIP : 22nd June Bringing people together in memories http://www.cilip.org.uk/blog/bringing-people-together-memories SCL : 22nd June Libraries to Invest Time and Resources in Art and Culture http://goscl.com/libraries-to-invest-time-and-resources-in-art-and-culture/ SCL BBC and Society of Chief Librarians Sign Strategic Partnership http://goscl.com/bbc-and-society-of-chief-librarians-sign-strategic-partnership/ Derry Journal : 22nd…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th February Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/communities-rally-together-support-national-libraries-day-322020 THE GUARDIAN : 5th February We can’t lose public libraries – they’re as crucial for students as ever http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/05/public-libraries-crucial-for-students-closures THE GUARDIAN : 5th February Podcast | Celebrating…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 27th January The loss of libraries is another surefire way to entrench inequality http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jan/27/loss-libraries-entrench-inequality-poor-family Knowledge Exchange : 27th January Rural transport: connecting communities communites being “cut off” http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/27/rural-transport-connecting-communities/ Huddersfield Examiner : 27th January Kirklees Council says protests…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894 The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level? Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries – Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st OctoberCILIP urges libraries to welcome refugees http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-libraries-welcome-refugees-313738 BBC News : 1st OctoberReading Council plans £600k cut to library service http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34411773 LGA : 1st OctoberLibraries funded to run innovative digital inclusion activity http://www.localgov.co.uk/Libraries-funded-to-run-innovative-digital-inclusion-activity/39520The Star : 1st October Sheffield libraries branch out a year…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th SeptemberCILIP votes overwhelmingly against ‘amateurisation’ of library service http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-votes-against-amateurisation-library-service-313284Leon’s Library Blog : 25th SeptemberCilip AGM 2015 http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/25/cilip-agm-2015/ SCL : 25th September Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries http://www.ascel.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/public/Libraries%20extend%20welcome%20to%20refugees%20and%20migrants.pdfShropshire Star :…

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: 29 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th JulyLibrarians dispute children’s attendance ‘fall’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/librarians-dispute-childrens-attendance-fall-308324Lincolnshire Echo : 29th JulyCouncil leader Martin Hill launches scathing attack on Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaignershttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Council-leader-Martin-Hill-launches-scathing/story-27506790-detail/story.htmlHucknall Dispatch : 29th JulySave our libraries – plea to Notts councilhttp://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/news/local/save-our-libraries-plea-to-notts-council-1-7383379The Scotsman : 29th JulyLibraries are…

Library News Round-up: 5 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 5th JulyThe importance of being careful in emails … and charging for the latest in legohttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/the-importance-of-being-careful-in-emails-and-charging-for-the-latest-in-lego.htmlHinckley Times : 4th JulyLeicestershire | Burbage Parish Council makes bid to save village library http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/burbage-parish-council-makes-bid-9572731Daily Beast : 3rd JulyHow to (Almost) Ruin a…

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: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 27 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th JanuaryLibrary scheme to support dementia sufferershttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-scheme-support-dementia-sufferers Library Stuff : 26th JanuaryBarbara Band – A library scheme with no libraries? http://barbara567band.blogspot.co.ukInfoism : 27th JanuaryLibraries – it’s a “question of priorities”http://infoism.co.uk/2015/01/libraries-its-a-question-of-priorities/Stoke Sentinel : 27th JanuaryStoke-on-Trent | Library opens at leisure centre in Abbey…

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…

The Local Studies service in context

  It can be easy to forget that the local studies service should be considered part of the “comprehensive and efficient” service required by statute because many local authorities choose not to manage it through the library structure. Local Studies…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 4th March How government can engage with citizens online – expert views http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/mar/04/public-service-reform-technology?CMP=twt_gu&commentpage=1 Go On UK : 24th February Go ON UK CEO demands greater Basic Online Skills investment http://www.go-on.co.uk/go-on-uk-ceo-demands-greater-basic-online-skills-investment/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th March Mutuals…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd March 2014

Booktrade Info : 3rd March Press Release | Public Library E-lending Pilots Launched Today  http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/52617 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd March An open Letter to Mr Ed Vaizey MP re Lincolnshire Libraries http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/03/03/an-open-letter-to-mr-ed-vaizey-mp-re-lincolnshire-libraries/ Library Journal : 3rd March The Closing of British…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th December Campaigners attack SCL on CIPFA http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-attack-scl-cipfa.html Spalding Guardian : 17th December MP in fight to save library from the axe MP John Hayes is fighting on to save Market Deeping Library from the county council axe.…