Tag: Staffordshire

Library News Round-up: 4 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th DecemberGoodman out, Bryant in as shadow culture ministerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/goodman-out-bryant-shadow-culture-ministerBBC News : 3rd DecemberLabour Reshuffle …Shadow arts minister Helen Goodman takes on the shadow welfare reform brief.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30310735Public Libraries News : 3rd DecemberEditorial | Peak Library, the perils of competitive tendering, double taxation…

Library News Round-up: 21 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 20th NovemberEditorial | Westminster Hall debate on public librarieshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/westminster-hall-debate-on-public-libraries.htmlITV  News : 21st NovemberVideo feature | Morpurgo backs 10 year old’s library campaign http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2014-11-21/report-morpurgo-backs-10-year-olds-library-campaign/ Barnet & Whetstone Press : 21st NovemberMiliband – “I think Barnet’s approach has been wrong.  I think its approach to…

Library News Round-up: 18 November 2014

Stoke Sentinel : 18th NovemberStaffordshire County Council library staff asked how to save their jobsThere are 320 library staff employed by the authority, and dozens could potentially lose their jobs if they are replaced by unpaid volunteers.http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-library-staff-asked/story-24549439-detail/story.html Express & Star :…

Library News Round-up: 14 October 2014

The Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessments of Public Spending Cuts – A Resource Database http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/chrp/projects/spendingcuts/resources/databaseUnion Solidarity International : 14th OctoberGreenwich | Librarians on strike over staff cuts, reduction of service and pay“Since GLL took over the service one library has closed, the…

Library News Round-up: 10 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 10th OctoberWriters join fight to save Liverpool’s librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/10/writers-join-fight-to-save-liverpool-libraries-caitlin-moran-cathy-cassidyLiverpool Echo : 9th OctoberProposals to rescue Liverpool libraries come in as community rallies to save ‘at-risk’ facilitiesPeople attended a public meeting with Liverpool council to raise fears over the…

Libraries News Round up: 2 October 2014

Local Guardian : 2nd OctoberWandsworth | Anonymous Conservative councillor discloses document revealing library closure planshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/wandsworthnews/11506847.Anonymous_councillor_discloses_document_revealing_library_closure_plans/Burton Mail : 2nd OctoberWorst fears confirmed as thousands in South Derbyshire to lose mobile libraries http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Worst-fears-confirmed-thousands-South-Derbyshire/story-23032193-detail/story.htmlStoke Sentinel :  30th SeptemberStaffordshire | Petition launched to safeguard the future of Werrington…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 15th September2 Past Presidents express fears over CILIP leadership proposalshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/2-past-presidents-express-fears-over-cilip-leadership-proposals.html The Herald : 16th SeptemberOxfordshire | Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/11474749.Volunteers_will_run_half_of_county___s_libraries_by_2015/Leicester Mercury : 16th SeptemberLetter | Village library is vital for community’s wellbeing You assume we would…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2014

BBC News : 4th SeptemberThousands sign 10-year-old’s Falmouth Library petitionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-29052002Pirate FM Radio : 4th SeptemberFalmouth schoolboy hands in a five and a half thousand signature petition over the future of Cornwall’s libraries. “It’s been proven that reading makes you a lot…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2014

Sydney Morning Herald : 3rd SeptemberLibraries dumping of books could signal a new dark agehttp://www.smh.com.au/comment/libraries-dumping-of-books-could-signal-a-new-dark-age-20140903-10bspm.html Staffordshire Newsletter : 3rd SeptemberFuture uncertain for Stafford librariesWhen the Newsletter asked Mike Lawrence, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Localism, what would happen…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberFour of the UK’s most innovative libraries From robot building to cooking lessons, public libraries are creatively staving off the threat of closureJenny Peachey is a policy officer for Carnegie UK Trusthttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/sep/01/four-of-the-uks-most-innovative-librariesPirate FM – News : 1st…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 16th AugustThe woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf“I wanted to make people aware of libraries as an ecosystem that are threatened in the same way as coral reefs.”http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/16/phyllis-rose-the-shelf-library-bookLeon’s Library Blog…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August 2014

Wales Online : 12th AugustVale of Glamorgan | Job losses, volunteer-run libraries and £32m cuts warning as council faces ‘permanent austerity’http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/job-losses-volunteer-run-libraries-32m-7602471Stoke Sentinel : 12th AugustStaffordshire | Library consultation events planned in Eccleshall, Loggerheads and Newcastlehttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Library-consultation-events-planned-Eccleshall/story-22518446-detail/story.htmlNews Shopper : 12th AugustNew library to open in Penge…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August 2014

Islington Gazette : 7th AugustSecret Islington Council document: further details uncovered Libraries ‘options’ clarifiedDespite repeatedly promising not to close any libraries, both proposed plans for the future of book lending in the borough involve closure.http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-courtsIslington Gazette : 7th AugustHalf libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 August 2014

Law Gazette : 4th AugustLocalism Act complicates service consultationhttp://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/legal-updates/consulting-on-library-cuts/5042490.articleBatley News : 4th AugustA good deed for Kirklees librariesKirklees Council will not be able to close down Cleckheaton Library due to details written into its deed, a concerned user has claimed.http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/a-good-deed-for-kirklees-libraries-1-6763780Tamworth…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August 2014

The Library Campaign : 31st JulyUnhappy birthday, 1964 Act!It won’t matter what any Act says if DCMS declines to do one darned thing to get it implemented.  And that’s where we are today. http://www.librarycampaign.com/unhappy-birthday-1964-act/ THE GUARDIAN : 1st AugustPhilip Ardagh…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 July 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 30th JulyKirklees set to close 24 of its 26 libraries PLN data cited.  Ann Cleeves, Alan Gibbons and Ian Anstice are quoted. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/30/kirklees-close-24-26-libraries-cutsBBC News : 30th JulyCornwall mobile library service cut to one van http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-28567947Swindon Advertiser :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 July 2014

BBC News : 26th JulyHundreds sign boy’s Falmouth Library campaignhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-28501215Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th JulyHello, Hello, Hello, What’s All This Then?http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/hello-hello-hello-whats-all-this-then.htmlBurton Mail : 26th JulyBurton and Barton under Needwood communities to be given chance to have their say on future…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July 2014

Arts Professional : 25th JulyArts and culture valued by vast majority of local authoritieshttp://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/arts-and-culture-valued-vast-majority-local-authorities York Press : 25th JulyYork’s new mutuals celebrated A reception was held at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday to celebrate the fact that 100 of these societies are…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2014

Locality : 22nd JulyIncome Generation for Public Libraries: a Practical Guide for Library Service Commissioners and Providers in England http://locality.org.uk/blog/income-generation-public-libraries-practical-guide-library-service/Library Campaign : 21st JulyThe spin behind council’s message on libraries exposed by Dorset library userhttp://www.librarycampaign.com/the-spin-behind-the-council-story-on-libraries-exposed/ Ledbury Reporter : 22nd JulyHay-on-Wye under attack The…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2014

Save Lincs Libraries : 18th JulyPress Release : Public Interest Lawyershttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/18/high-court-quashes-decision-of-lincolnshire-county-council-to-close-libraries/Malvern Gazette : 19th JulyWorcestershire | Library changes could have been far worse, says council leaderCouncillor Adrian Hardman says the only reason no libraries are earmarked for closure is because of massive…