Tag: Staffordshire

Libraries News Round-up: 16 July 2014

Local Gov : 16th JulyDiary of a StrikeI am 28 and will be striking for the first time. I work as a library assistant http://www.localgov.co.uk/Diary-of-a-strike/36762THE BOOKSELLER : 16th JulyWriters urge government to ‘act immediately’ on school libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/writers-urge-government-act-immediately-school-libraries.html THE BOOKSELLER : 16th JulyRoper…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 July 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th JulyLibrary workers join strike action http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-workers-join-strike-action.htmlPublic Libraries News : 9th JulyEditorial | Library strike: when not working in a library is the best that one can dohttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/07/library-strike-when-not-working-in-a-library-is-the-best-that-one-can-do.htmlCentre for Labour & Social Studies : 9th JulyRenewing Public Ownershiphttp://classonline.org.uk/pubs/item/renewing-public-ownershipLocal Government Chronicle…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 July 2014

Public Libraries News : 6th July Editorial | Less are taking part … but why? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/07/less-are-taking-part-but-why.html DAILY TELEGRAPH : 6th July Library’s shelves emptied in Devon village over fears about closure http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10949566/Librarys-shelves-emptied-in-Devon-village-over-fears-about-closure.html North Devon Journal : 6th July Hundreds gather to support…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 June 2014

TES : 20th June How to save libraries from the e-predators Claire Fox is director of the Institute of Ideas http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6434256 Stourbridge News : 20th June Staffordshire | MP worried about Kinver Library volunteer plan http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/11289607.MP_worried_about_Kinver_Library_volunteer_plan/?ref=var_0 Exmouth Journal : 20th June Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2014

Liverpool Echo : 17th June Many of Wirral libraries at risk of closure under council plans http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/many-wirral-libraries-risk-closure-7282695 Wirral Globe : 16th June Community groups asked to takeover management of Wirral libraries http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11280221.Community_groups_asked_to_takeover_management_of_Wirral_libraries/ THE BOOKSELLER : 17th June Librarians launch crowdfunded…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June 2014

Express & Star : 14th June Editorial | Libraries are our cultural soul, now who will save them? I barely have the time to read novels as it is, let alone run a library. http://www.expressandstar.com/comment-and-opinion/2014/06/14/libraries-are-our-cultural-soul-now-who-will-save-them/ Express & Echo : 14th June Exeter’s refurbished…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 12th June CILIP Governance: fit for the future? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/06/12/cilip-governance-fit-for-the-future/ Midweek Herald : 12th June Huge turnout at ‘save our library’ meeting And they presented surprised officials with a cost breakdown – based on the authority’s own…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 June 2014

Crowdfunder The National Public Library Festival celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Public Libraries Act http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/National-Public-Libraries-Festival The Echo : 11th June Libraries closure plans are on hold Controversial plans to shut libraries or staff them with volunteers have been…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 June 2014

Public Libraries News : 9th June Editorial | Shadow minister Helen Goodman MP shows an interest http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/06/shadow-minister-helen-goodman-mp-shows-an-interest.html Question Everything : 10th June Power to the People How are you supposed to represent people when you haven’t asked them for their views? http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/power-to-people.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th May 2014

Public Libraries News : 5th May Editorial | Keep library users happy: don’t send them away angry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/keep-library-users-happy-dont-send-them-away-angry.html The Lincolnite : 6th May Volunteering to run libraries is a mistake, say protesters “They’ve got a statutory obligation to deliver a service and…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 18th March M M Zadrozny | If libraries can’t make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/save-the-new-york-public-library Express & Star : 18th March Reduced opening hours for Wolverhampton libraries revealed Bosses say the move avoids…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th January 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th January Editorial | To claim that paid staff can in any way give a better service is ridiculous” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/to-claim-that-paid-staff-can-in-any-way-give-a-better-service-is-ridiculous.html LocalGov : 29th January Councils paying over the odds for IT equipment, survey finds http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-paying-over-the-odds-for-IT-equipment-survey-finds/35492 Locality.org : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th December 2013

CILIP PMLG  Newsletter – ‘Access’ Including, among others, articles from Annie Mauger, John Dolan and Ian Anstice http://info.cilip.org.uk/FS/2834/Documents/PMLG%20Access%20Issue%201.pdf  Stoke Sentinel : 20th December Community volunteers could be drafted in to run libraries as part of a major-shake-up in Staffordshire Some…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd April 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. This Is Derbyshire : 22nd April ‘Misleading’ accusation over library shutdowns  as elections loom  http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Misleading-accusation-library-shutdowns-elections/story-18769560-detail/story.html…