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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: 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…