Tag: The Library Campaign

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd November 2013

The Star : 3rd November ‘Petty’ Sheffield library closures anger http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/petty-sheffield-library-closures-anger-1-6210830 St Albans Review : 3rd November Herts | Meeting to discuss future of library services in St Albans A total of ten public meetings are being held, one in each district…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 2nd November Why we need the Back Office: a library assistant speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-back-office-front-office/why-we-need-the-back-office-a-librarian-speaks Public Libraries News : 2nd November Co-located library downside: a trip to a Birmingham combined clinic/library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-co-location/co-located-library-downside-a-trip-to-a-birmingham-combined-cliniclibrary NottinghamPost.com : 2nd November Matt Styles:…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st November 2013

Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131029-gc0001.htm#13102978000371 Local Government Lawyer : 31st October Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn All Campaigners> Why not…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October CILIP calls for report into library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html Alan Gibbons : 30th October Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/ Web Wire : 31st October Arts Council England launches updated strategy http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th October 2013

CILIP : 30th October Call for Government to honour promise to publish annual review of public libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/call-government-honour-promise-publish-annual-review-public-libraries The Lincolnite : 30th October Lincolnshire people strongly opposed to library cuts, survey finds http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/10/lincolnshire-residents-strongly-oppose-library-cuts-consultation-finds/ Stamford Mercury : 30th October Lincolnshire library…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th October 2013

We are Barnsley : 29th October Big Changes Set For Town’s Libraries http://www.wearebarnsley.com/mobile/news/article/3944/big-changes-set-for-towns-libraries This Is South Wales : 29th October Neath Port Talbot | Community’s fight to save old library goes onlinehttp://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Community-s-fight-save-old-library-goes-online/story-20000794-detail/story.html#axzz2j5w26rxw Mix96 Radio : 29th October ‘A Book With Your Pint?’…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 28th October Are community-led libraries the answer? http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/are-community-led-libraries-the-answer/ BBC News : 28th October Northern Ireland libraries membership drops after work Almost half of the library branches that have been recently rebuilt or refurbished have lost members…

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  – …

Libraries News Round-up: 25th October 2013

Bristol247.com : 25th October Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time  He highlighted Brent Council’s “radical” changes to library services, which he said had brought overall improvements. http://www.bristol247.com/2013/10/25/bristol-libraries-future-darkens-mayor-question-time-93913/ BBC News : 25th October Luton library closures announced due to…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th October 2013

Swindon Advertiser : 24th October Swindon | Council launch consultation to slash £300,000 from town’s library budget http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10761151.Council_launch_consultation_to_slash___300_000_from_town_s_library_budget/ Inside Moray : 24th October Councillor asked to explain why he ‘misled’ community over Libraries http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1179 Bucks Herald : 24th October Library shake-up: ‘Can…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd October 2013

Inside Croydon : 22nd October Laing exit library business after taking over in Croydon http://insidecroydon.com/2013/10/22/laing-exit-library-business-after-taking-over-in-croydon/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd October JLIS bought out by Carillion http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/jlis-bought-out-by-carillion.html Southend Standard : 22nd October Video: Residents urged to stump up cash to…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th October 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 20th October Hope for libraries The council said there had been a “marked increase” in numbers of groups coming forward wanting to run them. http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/hope-for-libraries-1-6158137 TES : 18th October Leadership – Libraries are necessities, not luxuries A…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th October 2013

The Star : 19th October Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372 Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408 THE INDEPENDENT : 18th October Chris Bryant MP | These local cuts are dismantling the last…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th October 2013

CILIP : 17th October CILIP call for ministerial clarification over community-managed library ‘advice’ on gov.uk http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/cilip-call-ministerial-clarification-over-community-managed-library-advice-govuk-0 THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October Government library guidance ‘hits new low’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-library-guidance-hits-new-low.html HelenMilner.com : 16th October Speech | Re-imagining Carnegie: Libraries for the 21st Century In order…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th October 2013

BBC News : 14th October Rhondda Cynon Taf’s cuts plan to save £56m after budget Fourteen of its 26 libraries have also been earmarked for closure, which would save £800,000 a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24524861 THE GUARDIAN : 15th October Neil Gaiman: Why…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th October 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 14th October Neil Gaiman: Closing libraries ‘is like stopping the vaccination programmes’  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/neil-gaiman-closing-libraries-is-like-stopping-the-vaccination-programmes-8879956.html Reading Agency : 14th October Neil Gaiman delivers our second annual lecture good detail and extracts http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/neil-gaiman-delivers-our-second-annual-lecture.html THE BOOKSELLER : 14th October Gaiman: closing…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th October 2013

Inside Moray : 12th October Cabinet Secretary to ask Moray Council to reconsider Libraries closures http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1108 First News : 12th October Nine libraries set to shut doors in Sunderland  http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/nine-libraries-set-to-shut-doors-in-sunderland-i9981 Public Libraries News See this pinterest board “A notable thing…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th October 2013

Sunderland Echo : 11th October Sunderland library occupation ends peacefully At one point, 60-year-old Helmut Izaks handcuffed himself to a library security scanner. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-occupation-ends-peacefully-1-6140507 Sunderland Echo : 11th October Nine condemned Sunderland libraries close their doors today http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/the-final-chapter-nine-condemned-sunderland-libraries-close-their-doors-today-1-6136069 Craven Herald…