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Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1417 Library News | DCMS + Lambeth and Lincolnshire Available now in newsagents Fleetwood Today : 27th April Lancashire | Political row over libraries protest in Wyre http://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/news/local/political-row-over-libraries-protest-in-wyre-1-7879761 BBC News : 27th April Listed Walkley Library in Sheffield to house bar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36143741…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 March 2016

The Bookseller : 17th March McDermid and Cleeves join Orkney library fight http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mcdermind-and-cleeves-join-fight-save-orkney-mobile-library-324729 Bitternpark Info : 18th March Southampton | ‘Bright and busy future’ forecast for Cobbett Road Library http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3090:bright-and-busy-future-forecast-for-cobbett-road-library&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 BBC News : 18th March Southampton libraries: Community groups to…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th February Libraries saved me, now they need rescuing — Karin Slaughter http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/08/libraries-saved-me-now-they-need-rescuing Conservative Home : 8th February Tory MPs threaten to rebel over local government funding settlement for rural areas Now all the fat is gone,…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 7th February Bradford South MP joins fight against major cutbacks to district’s libraries http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14259299.MP_joins_fight_against_major_cutbacks_to_district_s_libraries/ BBC News : 7th February Vale of Glamorgan libraries community takeover plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35502151 Bitterne Park Info : 7th February Southampton | Optimistic mood for…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2015

YOU TUBE : 12th December Saving Southampton’s Libraries Needs More Council Support, Say Campaigners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaf46DouFMU&feature=share Hartlepool Mail : 12th December The 7 budget cuts that will affect people in Hartlepool the most Scroll down – to ‘Libraries’ http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/the-7-budget-cuts-that-will-affect-people-in-hartlepool-the-most-1-7620310 Lincolnshire Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2015

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 12th November CILIP’s weak statement to the Prime Minister http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2015/11/cilips-weak-statement-to-the-prime-minister.html CILIP : 12th November CILIP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to develop publicly-funded libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-calls-prime-minister-david-cameron-develop-publicly-funded-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th November Trusts v Volunteer Libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 November 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th November Community Tubs http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/04/community-tubs/ BBC News : 4th November Library services to be devolved in Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34718530 Pirate FM Radio : 4th November Cornwall’s Library Shake-Up http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1783037/cornwalls-library-shake-up/ BBC News : 4th November Wales | Lib Dem plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2015

Shropshire Star : 10th OctoberD-Day for dozens of Shropshire libraries – Council to vote on futures http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/10/d-day-for-dozens-of-shropshire-libraries-council-to-vote-on-futures/ Bitterne Park Info: 10th October Deadline looms for Southampton groups wishing to take over threatened librariesThe deadline for groups to express interest in running Southampton libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2015

Daily Echo : 28th SeptemberLetter | Council can do job There is only one community group able to run our library service and that is Southampton City Council. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/13788799.Council_can_do_job/ Publican’s Morning Advertiser : 28th SeptemberPubs minister checks out a book with his pint Cornwall visit.  Appointed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 11 September 2015

Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCampaigners stage protest at Southampton Civic Centre http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13713394.Campaigners_stage_protest_at_Southampton_Civic_Centre/ Daily Echo : 11th SeptemberSeven organisations have stepped forward eager to run six under-threat Southampton libraries She was unable to disclose the organisations’ names because talks were still in a confidential…

Library News Round-up: 10 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th SeptemberReading Agency presents report to Downing Streethttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/six-book-challenge-312000 Six Book Challenge Impact Report http://readingagency.org.uk/adults/Six_Book_Challenge_evaluation_Full_Report_FINAL.pdf Grantham Journal : 10th SeptemberLincolnshire | Fears for the future of Grantham Libraryhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/fears-for-the-future-of-grantham-library-1-6951760 Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCrunch talks over future of six Southampton librarieshttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13710916.Crunch_talks_over_future_of_six_Southampton_libraries/ Cambrian News…

Library News Round-up: 31 August 2015

ITV News : 31st AugustDevon | Roommates: local library moves into town post office in face of budget cutshttp://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2015-08-31/roommates-local-library-moves-into-town-post-office-in-face-of-budget-cuts/Ledbury Reporter : 31st AugustArts council chief to visit Hereford On Fridayhttp://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13636393.Arts_council_chief_to_visit_Hereford/ Southampton Daily Echo : 31st AugustLetter | Resist these cuts How about robustly taking on the government,…

Library News Round-up: 29 August 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 29th August‘Even those who declared loyalty to Stalin kept their libraries open, so why not Lincolnshire’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/8216-declared-loyalty-Stalin-kept-libraries-open/story-27694789-detail/story.htmlTorquay Herald Express : 29th AugustDevonshire | Community celebrates Ashburton Post Office and library openinghttp://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Community-celebrates-Ashburton-Post-Office/story-27700404-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 29th August Southampton | Council consultation on libraries’ closure was…

Library News Round-up: 19 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th AugustCampaigners welcome literacy drive but condemn government hypocrisy http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-article-309716DAILY TELEGRAPH : 19th AugustEvery child in England to be enrolled in a local library, Nicky Morgan sayshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/11810700/Every-child-in-England-to-be-enrolled-in-a-local-library-Nicky-Morgan-says.htmlSchools Week : 19th AugustNicky Morgan’s library campaign branded a ‘hollow gesture’…

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: 15 August 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 15th AugustLetter - Peter Gout | People from all parties wanted to save Lincolnshire librarieshttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-People-parties-wanted-save-Lincolnshire/story-27603491-detail/story.html Grantham Journal : 15th AugustLincolnshire | Barrowby’s library bid moves forwardhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/barrowby-s-library-bid-moves-forward-1-6905419 Spalding Today : 15th AugustLincolnshire | LIBRARIES: Campaign under attackhttp://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/libraries-campaign-under-attack-1-6903358 Daily Echo : 15th AugustSouthampton councillors have been urged to use money…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

Library News Round-up: 10 August 2015

BBC News : 10th AugustSouthampton libraries face axe unless volunteers come forwardhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33851868Daily Echo : 10th AugustSix libraries in Southampton could close as the council looks to save £90mhttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13586016.Six_Southampton_libraries_may_shut_as_council_cuts_costs/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDonaldson bemoans school library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/donaldson-bemoans-school-library-closures-308898THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDesmond…