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Library News Round-up: 16 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 15th DecemberOutsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local governmentThe gutting of Barnet council means even births, deaths and marriages are managed elsewhere. Your town hall may be next.http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/15/local-services-barnet-council-town-hall THE GUARDIAN : 16th DecemberArts Council England hires…

Library News Round-up: 6 December 2014

Express & Star : 6th DecemberThousands sign petitions over Staffordshire libraries cutbackshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/06/thousands-sign-petitions-over-staffordshire-libraries-cutbacks/ Wells Journal : 6th DecemberSomerset | Wells library survives closure threat http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Wells-library-survives-closure-threat/story-25120058-detail/story.htmlWestern Telegraph : 5th DecemberPembroke Dock library hours reduction concerns“It’s the thin edge of the wedge, so much has been taken…

Library News Round-up: 16 November 2014

Keighley News : 16th NovemberNorth Yorkshire | New chapter beckons at Cross Hills LibraryAlan Wylie has posted a commenthttp://m.keighleynews.co.uk/news/11605026.New_chapter_beckons_at_Cross_Hills_Library/ … Northampton Chronicle : 16th NovemberSpecial Report | Northamptonshire children’s service shake-upWe go in for advice, for support, for a shoulder to cry on. A…

Library News Round-up: 13 November 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th NovemberMake a noise about libraries but, please, keep quiet afterwardsLibraries shouldn’t have to become multi-platform, nor should they have to jump through hoops to show us their worth.http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/make-a-noise-about-libraries-but-please-keep-quiet-afterwards-week-in-books-9859442.html CILIP : 13th NovemberGuy Daines | English public libraries – a…

Library News Round-up: 6 November 2014

Public Interest Lawyers : 6th NovemberPress Release | Coalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiry http://www.prlog.org/12391858-coalition-minister-is-minded-to-duck-out-of-library-inquiry.html THE GUARDIAN : 6th NovemberLetter – Laura Swaffield, Chair, The Library Campaignhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1wvTWiCMAAiT54.jpg:largeTHE BOOKSELLER : 6th NovemberLibrary Campaign attacks CMS Arts Council reporthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-campaign-attacks-cms-arts-council-reportThe Library Campaign :…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

Libraries News Round up: 7 October 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th OctoberHave we fallen out of love with e-readers? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/have-we-fallen-out-of-love-with-ereaders-9778559.html Teesdale Mercury : 7th OctoberDurham | Less choice on offer at ‘invisible’ Barnard Castle libraryhalf the books gone + other shocking detailhttp://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/2014/less-choice-on-offer-at-invisible-barnard-castle-libraryRuncorn & Widnes World : 7th OctoberMobile library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2014

Save Lincs Libraries : 18th JulyPress Release : Public Interest Lawyershttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/18/high-court-quashes-decision-of-lincolnshire-county-council-to-close-libraries/Malvern Gazette : 19th JulyWorcestershire | Library changes could have been far worse, says council leaderCouncillor Adrian Hardman says the only reason no libraries are earmarked for closure is because of massive…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st March A school library is an equaliser Anna James is The Bookseller’s books and media editor http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/school-library-equaliser.html THE BOOKSELLER : 31st March North Yorks school library service to close School library services have closed across the…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March Sieghart submissions highlight library ‘lottery’ CILIP quoted http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-submissions-highlight-library-lottery.html Huffington Post : 21st March The Death of Multiculturalism?  Newham’s libraries feature prominently http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/iram-sarwar/multiculturalism_b_5001582.html THE GUARDIAN : 21st March Manchester Central Library reopens after £50m revamp http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/21/manchester-central-library-reopens-50m-pound-revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th January 2014

BBC News : 18th January Wales | Library closure plans scrutinised as council cuts bite Questions are being raised as to whether councils which close libraries to save money can still meet their statutory duty to provide the service.  Council leaders argue…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Public Libraries News : 22nd January “Community Libraries: Learning from Experience” – The most important…