Tag: Swindon

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Swindon set to close 11 of its 15 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/12/swindon-set-to-close-11-of-its-15-libraries THE BOOKSELLER : 12th July Swindon Council urged to rethink ‘severe’ library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-slams-swindon-councils-plans-close-11-libraries-352071 Coventry Telegraph : 12th JulyDozens of protesters campaign about library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th July Wrexham Council scraps plans to outsource libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/council-scraps-plans-outsource-wrexham-libraries-trust-351206 Get Reading : 11th JulyBracknell budget: £6 million cuts likely “We have a statutory obligation to run a library service, but what is a statutory library service? Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July 2016

  Swindon Advertiser : 8th July Let’s create innovative library service says Leader, David  Renard http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14605222.Let_s_create_innovative_library_service__says_David_Renard/   Blackpool Gazette : 8th July Letter | LIBRARIES – Politicians should be careful with our cash from UKIP candidate http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-july-8-2016-1-8004565   Brixton Blog : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 20th June Chris Riddell wins the Kate Greenaway medal with The Sleeper and the Spindle We need to stop and consider whether we want to live in a society where libraries are being downgraded…. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/20/chris-riddell-kate-greenaway-2016-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle-neil-gaiman London Evening…

Briefing Paper for Libraries Taskforce visit to Swindon

BRIEFING PAPER FOR TASKFORCE VISIT TO SWINDON EXECUTIVE SUMMARY          BACKGROUND          PROPOSED LIBRARY PROVISION          LIBRARIES IN SWINDON’S DEPRIVED AREAS          STATUTORY STATUS, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY          GROWTH OF SWINDON          SWINDON’S DEMOGRAPHICS          COSTS AND BENEFITS          CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS   1.  Background Swindon was one of…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 December 2015

This is Money: 23rd December The next big fraud risk? The plot to get you to bank in libraries …. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3371038/Plot-bank-libraries-post-offices-closing-thousands-branches-risk-fraud.html Leon’s Library Blog: 23rd December Shape of things to come http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/12/23/shape-of-things-to-come/ Swindon Advertiser: 23rd December Community radio station moves into…

Library News Round-up: 1 November 2014

The Spectator : 31st OctoberThe Arts Council’s culture of secrecy puts government departments to shame http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/mira-barhillel/2014/10/the-arts-councils-culture-of-secrecy-puts-government-departments-to-shame/ Swindon Advertiser : 1st November Swindon | Takeover of leisure centres begins today Greenwich Leisure Limited will be taking over all the leisure sites  ….  One…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 August 2014

Sheffield librarian is ‘privileged to do a job I love that makes a difference’ “People do try to mask the fact that they can’t read, so it is really important to be aware that not everyone can.”http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/going-out/sheffield-librarian-is-privileged-to-do-a-job-i-love-that-makes-a-difference-1-6788446Potteries Eye : 18th AugustHow…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 August 2014

SCL : 5th AugustSCL digital study points to unique role for public libraries as physical spaces for accessing digital knowledge and opportunities http://www.goscl.com/scl-digital-study-points-to-unique-role-for-public-libraries-as-physical-spaces-for-accessing-digital-knowledge-and-opportunities/Huddersfield Examiner : 5th AugustKirklees | Public meeting set to save Lindley LibraryKirklees Council faces having to cut its £6.3m…

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: 11 July 2014

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 11th JulyInside the Library Judicial Review – A Campaigner Reportshttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/11/inside-the-libraryjudicialreview-a-campaigner-reports/ Grimsby Telegraph : 11th JulyOutcry at libraries shake-up proposals affecting Humberston, Scartho, Willows, Grant Thorold, Nunsthorpe & Laceby http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Outcry-libraries-shake-plan/story-21450514-detail/story.html Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th JulyLibrary workers on #J10Strike http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/library-workers-on-j10strike.html Wirral Globe :…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 July 2014

BBC News – Education : 8th July School libraries ‘should be counted’, say MPs and peers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28209254 APPG Report – The Beating Heart of the School BBC News – Radio Lincolnshire First-hand report on the Judicial Review on iPlayer – 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th February Stark warnings of library ’emergency’; hopes for new review http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stark-warnings-library-emergency-hopes-new-review.html Public Libraries News : 23rd February Editorial | Have even less of a say in the organisation you pay for http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/have-even-less-of-a-say-in-the-organisation-you-pay-for.html The Star : 24th February Doncaster | Meeting…

Libraries News Round-up: 31th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Books on Prescription scheme sees loans rise  More than 100,000 people have made use of the Books on Prescription scheme since it launched in public libraries last summer. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/books-prescription-scheme-sees-loans-rise.html Luton Today : 31st January Article…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

Voices for the Library : 28th January Data protection and volunteer-led libraries http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/01/data-protection-and-volunteer-led-libraries/ Swindon Advertiser : 28th January Letter | Valuable volunteers As the manager of the Walcot Community Shop I would like to correct the references Sherry Waldon made about the shop and…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th December 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Should libraries rely on volunteers?  includes a poll http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/poll/2013/dec/12/libraries-volunteers-council-cuts London Evening Standard : 12th December Derek Jacobi: Libraries have been a big part of my life and we must fight to save them  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/derek-jacobi-libraries-have-been-a-big-part-of-my-life-andwe-must-fight-to-save-them-8999869.html THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th November 2013

Croydon Guardian : 20th November Croydon library staff handed redundancy warnings by Carillion http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/10822155.Library_staff_handed_redundancy_warnings/ Don’t privatise libraries : 20th November Carillion threaten Library staff with redundancies http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/carillion-threaten-library-staff-with.html The Scotsman : 20th November Moray Council libraries vote: Four to close http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/moray-council-libraries-vote-four-to-close-1-3195515…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th October 2013

Public Libraries News : 27th October Editorial | “No consistency of service”: volunteer libraries … and Luton http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/no-consistency-of-service-volunteer-libraries-and-luton.html Public Libraries News : 27th October “The reality is very different”: A volunteer library manager speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/practicalities/the-reality-is-very-different-a-volunteer-library-manager-speaks ACE |  Community Led Libraries Conference  – …