Tag: Southampton

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2018

Reading Chronicle: 14 March Liberal Democrat campaigners have urged Wokingham Borough Council to oppose the closure of Maiden Erlegh Library http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16085732._Don_t_take_our_library_away_from_us____campaigners_plea_for_eleventh_hour_rescue/ Tamworth Informed: 14 March Staffordshire | Libraries to offer more arts and cultural events https://www.tamworthinformed.co.uk/libraries-to-offer-more-arts-and-cultural-events/ Hull Daily Mail: 14…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Library News Round-up: 9 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th JanuaryFalkirk looks to scrap school library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/falkirk-looks-scrap-school-library-serviceTHE GUARDIAN : 8th JanuarySchool libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaceshttp://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/jan/08/school-libraries-books-students-technologyPublic Libraries News : 8th JanuaryEditorial | Je Suis Charlie, Birmingham, Library song and the Magna Carta http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/je-suis-charlie-birmingham-library-song-and-the-magna-carta.html Don’t Privatise Libraries :…

Library News Round-up: 29 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 29th December2 Letters | Don’t close the book on our libraries http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/29/dont-close-the-book-on-our-libraries-leeds-birmingham Morning Star : 29th DecemberIt’s official – Libraries are to blame for the recession…http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-ebfc-Its-official-libraries-are-to-blame-for-the-recessionDaily Echo : 29th DecemberCampaigners have launched a petition to save Cobbett Road Library in Southamptonhttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/district/southampton/11690378.Bid_launched_to_save_city_library/The…

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: 12 November 2014

PRIVATE EYE  Issue 1379 Library News | SheffieldCouncils meanwhile keep trying to find the lower limit of Vaizey’s idea of “comprehensive”(Available in newsagents)Herald Scotland : 12th NovemberStorm at move to staff libraries with volunteersCommunity volunteers would help operate most public libraries in a…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 May 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 27th May Oxfordshire | Downton Abbey saves village library with £20,000 donation “The money has enabled us to keep a professional library open.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/10858127/Downton-Abbey-saves-village-library-with-20000-donation.html Leon’s Library Blog : 27th May Response to Challenge Accepted  ‘Alternatives to Volunteer Libraries’ by…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th November 2013

ITV News : 18th November Half of Sheffield libraries could close  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-11-18/half-of-sheffield-libraries-could-close/ TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION  : 18th November Academics challenge ‘apocalyptic’ predictions for future of libraries http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/academics-challenge-apocalyptic-predictions-for-future-of-libraries/2009100.article Bucks Free Press : 17th November Council boss: Bourne End library cuts to…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th August 2013

This Is Bristol : 14th August Come and meet us Simon Cook invitation extended, to discuss concerns about Bristol Central Library http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Come-meet-Simon-Cook/story-19654159-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 14th August Southampton |Plea to fund £1m new city library http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10611522.Plea_to_fund___1m_new_city_library/ Harrow UNISON : 13th…

Library News Round-up: 5th 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. ITV News : 5th January Newcastle | Protests over plans to close city libraries includes video http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2013-01-05/protests-over-plans-to-close-city-libraries/…