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: 14 July 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12th JulyCulture Secretary visits Worcester to salute £60m world class HiveHe also said the current review of libraries being commissioned by the Government is coming to an end and when drawing his own conclusions, centres like The…

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: 8 July 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 8th July School libraries must be ‘fit for purpose’ says cross-party report from MPs Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group says ‘it is vital that all schools have a good library to ensure children develop essential literacy and…

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…