Tag Archive for Speak Up for Libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May

Speak Up for Libraries: 19 May Manifesto for Libraries for the General Election 2017 http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/manifesto-for-libraries-for-the-general-election-2017/ Shields Gazette: 19 May South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/south-tyneside-council-gives-go-ahead-for-library-plans-consultation-1-8550290 Northern Echo: 19 May ‘I should have listened to you’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June 2016

CILIP : 23rd June CILIP to work alongside Speak Up for Libraries group as independent supporter http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-work-alongside-speak-libraries-group-independent-supporter Speak Up for Libraries – Update : 23rd June http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/speak-up-for-libraries-update/ Libraries Taskforce : 23rd June Guest post | Soul of the City: a vision for the…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th February CILIP demands national library strategy for England http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-creation-national-strategy-english-libraries-322866 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1412 | Library News (p.35) West Berkshire Available in newsagents Society of Authors : 17th February Libraries http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/libraries Public Technology : 17th February…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th February Letters : Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool; Cllr Iain Malcolm Leader, South Tyneside council; Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg, Taunton, Somerset; and  Shareen Campbell Swindon, Wiltshire http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/12/hard-hit-northern-councils-hit-back-over-tory-slush-fund Sheffield Telegraph : 12th February Book loans drop by one-third at Sheffield’s volunteer-run libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/book-loans-drop-by-one-third-at-sheffield-s-volunteer-run-libraries-1-7729070 Swindon Advertiser : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February ‘National…

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: 28 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January How the battle to save Lincolnshire’s libraries became a full-time job http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/28/battle-save-lincolnshire-libraries-full-time-job THE GUARDIAN : 28th January ‘Speak up before there’s nothing left’: authors rally for National Libraries Day http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/28/authors-rally-national-libraries-day-philip-ardagh-ann-cleeves THE BOOKSELLER : 28th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2016

Chorley Guardian : 26th January Lancashire | Library campaigners hold peaceful protest “Despite our financial situation, we are committed to continuing to provide 34 fully staffed libraries” http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/library-campaigners-hold-peaceful-protest-1-7696418#ixzz3yLOViZ7A And, please don’t forget to book…. Speak Up For Libraries – Rally and Lobby…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2015

Brixton Blog : 6th OctoberUNISON calls on Lambeth council to rethink gym libraries http://www.brixtonblog.com/unison-calls-on-lambeth-council-to-rethink-gym-libraries/33056 This Is Local London : 5th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘extremely worrying’, say campaignershttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/13805092.Library_proposals__extremely_worrying___say_campaigners/ Local Government Lawyer : 5th OctoberReport claims ‘one-party councils’ could be missing out on procurement savingshttp://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24609%3Areport-claims-one-party-councils-could-be-missing-out-on-procurement-savings&catid=53&Itemid=21THE BOOKSELLER…

November 14 – not to be missed!

Here’s your chance to be at the first-ever dialogue between grassroots campaigners and the national Taskforce. Paul Blantern, chair, and Kathy Settle, chief executive, are main speakers (and listeners) at The Speak Up for Libraries conference on 14 November. One…

Library News Round-up: 11 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 11th MayE-lending: what does your new government mean for digital libraries? Sieghart Report dominateshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/11/e-lending-libraries-sieghart-reportTHE BOOKSELLER : 11th MayWhittingdale made new culture secretary http://www.thebookseller.com/news/whittingdale-made-new-culture-secretary Wales Online : 11th MayGrade II listed Roath Library set to be closed, just weeks after being…

Library News Round-up: 20 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th AprilMoran condemns ‘weepingly few books’ in local library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/moran-condemns-weepingly-few-books-local-library Loughborough Echo : 20th AprilLeicestershire | Library transfers are moving closerhttp://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-transfers-are-moving-closer-9051247Brixton Buzz : 20th AprilSaving Lambeth’s Minet Library – last meeting tonight (20th April)http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/04/saving-lambeths-minet-library-last-meeting-tonight-20th-april/

Library News Round-up: 23 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd NovemberSieghart Review to recommend task force for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-review-recommend-urgent-action-plan-librariesSUNDAY TIMES : 23rd NovemberBishop confesses library lovehttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1487434.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_22 THE OBSERVER : 23rd NovemberStars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritagehttp://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/fundraising-trade-union-libraries-manchesterTHE INDEPENDENT : 23rd NovemberBritish culture…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 September 2014

THE TIMES : 26th SeptemberRichard Morrison: ‘It is myopic and middle-class to claim libraries are redundant’behind ££Paywall and under Copyright. Includes Vaizey’s contact with Sheffield Councilhttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/article4217889.eceTHE TIMES : 26th SeptemberRosemary Bennett: Library cuts drive children to culturebehind ££Paywall and under…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2014

Booking opens for Speak Up For Libraries Conference on 22 Nov 2014Meet the decision-makershttp://speakupforlibraries.org/sufl-conference/booking-opens-for-speak-up-for-libraries-conference-2014/Computer Weekly : 23rd SeptemberInvestment needed to tackle digital divide, says Go ON UKA lot of libraries have 10-year-old desktops, are staffed by volunteers without digital skills or…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 25th November The future of libraries – keeping the service alive Join us Thursday 28 November to discuss how councils can reinvent library services in the 21st century http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/nov/25/libraries-future-service-councils DAILY TELEGRAPH : 25th November Michael Morpurgo: Bring back story…