Tag: Staffordshire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2017

Burton Mail: 24 September Staffordshire | Self-service libraries plans could see stock damaged – claim http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/self-service-libraries-plans-could-505873 Weston Mercury: 24 September Parish council rejects library move… after North Somerset Council buys new signs http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/yatton-parish-council-to-stay-at-hangstones-pavilion-1-5205900 Derby Telegraph: 24 September Derby’s library volunteers…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 September 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 2nd September Swindon | Campaign to save Park Library is launched ahead of public meeting showdown http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14720858.Campaign_to_save_Park_Library_is_launched_ahead_of_public_meeting_showdown/ Lancashire Telegraph : 2nd September ‘We’ll carry on fight for our libraries’ – new petition launched http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14720102.___We___ll_carry_on_fight_for_our_libraries______new_petition_launched/ Bedford Times & Citizen :…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May 2016

Brixton Buzz : 18th May Lambeth Full Council meeting ends in farce as residents are prevented from having say over library closures http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2016/05/lambeth-full-council-meeting-ends-in-farce-as-residents-are-prevented-from-having-say-over-library-closures/ Lichfield Mercury : 19th May Lichfield Library and Friary debate at Staffordshire County Council today http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/Lichfield-Library-Friary-debate-Staffordshire/story-29293515-detail/story.html Rossendale…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 9th May County Council staff wait for jobs news as cuts row grows http://www.lep.co.uk/news/county-council-staff-wait-for-jobs-news-as-cuts-row-grows-1-7901825 Lancashire Evening Post : 10th May Letter | ‘Shameful legacy of closures’ http://www.lep.co.uk/news/your-say/readers-letters-may-10-1-7903759 Chorley Guardian : 10th May Shock as closure hit list is…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2016

Cumnock Chronicle : 1st May Dumfries & Galloway | Three local services in Sanquhar will be combined http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/14464226.Sanquhar_to_get_combined_council_services/ Torquay Herald Express : 30th April Devon | Ashburton’s new Library at the Post Office has encouraged more young people to read http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Ashburton-s-new-Library-Post-Office-encouraged/story-29193446-detail/story.html#1 Lichfield Mercury :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…

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: 25 February 2016

House of Commons : 24th February NEW | Briefing Paper: Public libraries in England http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN05875 Worcester Observer : 25th February Worcester MP full of praise for work of libraries “Staff at each of the libraries I visited raised concerns with me over public…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2016

International Business Times : 29th January Young people in England have ‘lowest literacy levels’ in developed world says OECD http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/young-people-england-have-lowest-literacy-levels-developed-world-says-oecd-1540711 BBC News : 29th January Northern Ireland study suggests many poorer children starting school struggle with language http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35444576 Derby Telegraph…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 1st November Hertfordshire becomes the latest council to cut mobile libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hertfordshire-becomes-the-latest-council-to-cut-mobile-libraries-a6716541.html Leon’s Library Blog : 1st November Paved with good intentions http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/01/paved-with-good-intentions/ Varsity .co.uk : 1st November Cambs | MP criticises “cruel and colossal” £120m cuts to County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October 2015

EDP24 : 24th OctoberNorfolk | Controversial cuts to fire service and libraries could be scrapped http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/controversial_cuts_to_fire_service_and_libraries_could_be_scrapped_1_4283470 Shropshire Star : 24th October Last thing we want is to close libraries, says Shropshire councillor http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/24/last-thing-we-want-is-to-close-libraries-says-shropshire-councillor/ Burton Mail : 24th October Staffordshire | Changes in the air for our library system  http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Mail-Says-Changes-air-library/story-28041657-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th OctoberEditorial | Cuts in Barnet and Lambeth … and the joys of storytelling http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/10/cuts-in-barnet-and-lambeth-and-the-joys-of-storytelling.htmlBarnet Today : 5th OctoberBarnet libraries could be saved but more protests are planned http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=7656&headline=Libraries%20could%20be%20saved%20but%20more%20protests%20are%20planned LGA : 5th October Councils promised more money to help refugees http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-promised-more-money-to-help-refugees/39548 London SE1 :…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2015

Private Eye : 30th SeptemberIssue No 1402 (p. 35)Library News | Herefordshire Available in newsagentsITV News : 30th SeptemberLeicestershire | Community groups on course to take over libraries http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-09-30/community-groups-on-course-to-take-over-libraries/Get Reading : 30th SeptemberLibraries in Reading: cuts of £600,000 to be made Every branch library in Reading –…

Library News Round-up: 17 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 17th SeptemberAre publishers really ‘hoodwinking’ academics? An anonymous library expert & anonymous publisher respondhttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/17/are-publishers-really-hoodwinking-academics THE BOOKSELLER : 17th SeptemberOver 70 library staff take redundancy in Hampshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/seventy-four-library-staff-take-redundancy-council-looks-save-millions-312814Portsmouth News : 16th SeptemberHampshire | Seventy four library workers take redundancy as council looks to save…

Library News Round-up: 16 September 2015

BBC News : 16th SeptemberNHS trust to take over 8 Staffordshire libraries The detail of how the eight libraries would be staffed has yet to be worked out, a trust spokesperson said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34262906 West Briton : 16th SeptemberCornwall | Public consultation launched over future of…

Library News Round-up: 15 September 2015

Pew Research Centre : 15th SeptemberUSA | Report : Libraries and Services for Learning, Key Groups and Economic Opportunities http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/09/15/libraries-and-services-for-learning-key-groups-and-economic-opportunities/#libraries-as-providers-of-resources-for-immigrants-and-veterans-and-for-those-who-want-technology-helpBurton Mail : 15th SeptemberLibraries in Staffordshire handed to community groupshttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Libraries-Staffordshire-handed-community-groups/story-27795345-detail/story.html Times Series : 15th SeptemberLibrary supporters march in protest at cuts http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13735383.Library_supporters_march_in_protest_at_cuts/ Huddersfield Examiner : 15th…