Tag: Staffordshire libraries

Library News Round-up: 22 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JuneCarnegie winner Landman condemns library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/carnegie-winner-landman-condemns-library-closuresBirmingham Post : 22nd JuneBritish Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership Special project will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with initiative designed to help support…

Library News Round-up: 19 June 2015

The Lincolnite : 19th JuneHearing into potential judicial review of Lincolnshire libraries’ decision set for Julyhttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/06/hearing-into-potential-judicial-review-of-lincolnshire-libraries-decision-set-for-july/Burton Mail : 19th JunePlans on changes to mobile libraries in Staffordshirehttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Plans-changes-mobile-libraries-Staffordshire/story-26724127-detail/story.html Shropshire Live : 19th JuneChurch Stretton Library Support Group set to launch legal action…

Library News Round-up: 17 June 2015

Public Libraries News :  16th JuneEditorial | Legal action against the DCMS over cuts to public libraries: appeal for information Paul Heron from Public Interest Lawyers has been in touch with regard to gaining national information on the failure of the DCMS to…

Library News Round-up: 25 May 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 25th MayLibraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library sayshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/11627276/Libraries-could-outlast-the-internet-head-of-British-Library-says.htmlStaffordshire Newsletter : 25th MayStaffordshire library staff go digital help people get onlinehttp://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Staffordshire-library-staff-digital-help-people/story-26567830-detail/story.html Local Gov Lawyer : 22nd MayCrowdfunding website looks to fund public interest litigationhttp://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23067%3Acrowdfunding-website-looks-to-fund-public-interest-litigation&catid=56&Itemid=24

Library News Round-up: 4 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th MarchLabour and libraries: the shape of things to comehttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/04/labour-and-libraries-the-shape-of-things-to-come/ Hansard : 3rd MarchPublic Libraries: Written question – 225619http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-26/225619/ On You Tube : 3rd MarchBBC Radio Coventry Alan Gibbons Interview – Coventry Libraries Campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjQODi5k0g&feature=youtu.beStoke Sentinel : 4th MarchDo…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin😐 Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 18 February 2015

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  SCL ‘internships’ (p.29) Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagentsTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th FebruaryOver half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run Alan Gibbons quoted http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-runCoventry Telegraph : 18th FebruaryEvery Coventry library to remain open for another year http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897Hertfordshire Mercury :…

Library News Round-up: 14 February 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 14th FebruaryNick Worth : Changing Lincolnshire’s library set-ups isn’t arbitrary – we must find a way to save £2mhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/POLITICS-Changing-Lincolnshire-s-library-set-ups/story-26015351-detail/story.html Louth Leader : 14th FebruaryLetter | Council have lost the plot over librarieshttp://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/letters/letter-council-have-lost-the-plot-over-libraries-1-6580369 Liverpool Echo : 13th FebruarySeacombe Library is occupied as protesters battle against…

Library News Round-up: 11 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th FebruaryRally for the Library of Birmingham on #NLD15with text of Alan’s SPEECH http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/rally-for-library-of-birmigham-7215.html Hemel Today : 11th FebruaryCounty’s 46 libraries to remain open as technology and volunteers set a path for the futurehttp://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/county-s-46-libraries-to-remain-open-as-technology-and-volunteers-set-a-path-for-the-future-1-6573706Gazette & Herald : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…

Library News Round-up: 21 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1384Library News | Swansea “book clubs”In all good newsagents Public Libraries News : 20th JanuaryEditorial | Trafford, Lincs, Staffs, Cardiff … everywhere, reallyincludes a contribution from Brian Ashley with his views on the Libraries Taskforce, etc.  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/trafford-lincs-staffs-cardiff-everywhere-really.htmlThe Star : 20th JanuarySheffield…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

Library News Round-up: 11 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th DecemberTom Tivnan | Blog – The library of the future?Tom Tivnan is the Features Editor at The Booksellerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-futureTHE GUARDIAN : 10th DecemberBirmingham turns page on glittering new library as staff and hours slashed Shock at plans for Europe’s biggest…

Library News Round-up: 8 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 7th DecemberEditorial | The perils of a discretionary service and localismDiscusses the latest CIPFA statisticshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/the-perils-of-a-discretionary-service-and-localism.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 8th DecemberCIPFA stats show drops in library numbers and usagehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-stats-show-drops-library-numbers-and-usageGet West London : 8th DecemberCampaigner dismisses culture minister’s visit to threatened…

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: 17 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th NovemberNeil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural ‘seed corn’http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/17/neil-gaiman-libraries-are-cultural-seed-cornBooktrust : 17th NovemberPhilip Ardagh | Libraries, love letters, starfish and face fungushttp://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/writing/online-writer-in-residence/blog/797Daily Echo : 17th NovemberSouthampton | Campaign to save under threat city library“If the libraries go, where do the children go?” http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11605419.Campaign_to_save_under_threat_city_library/ London Borough…

Library News Round-up: 22 October 2014

Welsh Government Press Release : 22nd OctoberLibraries | Transformational approach needed includes link to Expert Reviewhttp://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/cultureandsport/2014/141022-future-libraries/?lang=en & link to Expert Review @Express & Star : 22nd OctoberDismay as Wolverhampton health & library hub shelved after talksWolverhampton City Council has now shelved the plans, leaving residents…

Library News Round-up: 21 October 2014

BBC News : 20th OctoberWalsall Council warns of job cuts and library closureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-29694325Infoism I J Clark | Extremism, nudge theory and access to informationWhether such professional opposition would be successful is a different matter. It would not, however, go without being vehemently challenged.…