Tag: The Library Campaign

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th October 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 10th October Super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution The rise of super-libraries is an example of the growing inequality in the provision of libraries across the country http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2013/oct/10/super-libraries-birmingham-public-resources THE GUARDIAN : …

Libraries News Round-up: 9th October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th October Jarvis leaves library role, replaced by Goodman http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-leaves-library-role-replaced-goodman.html  Question Everything : 9th October Questions to Swindon Borough Council on Libraries http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/questions-to-swindon-borough-council-on.html This Is Hull & East Riding : 9th October Thousands face sack in Hull…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th October 2013

BBC News : 8th October England’s young adults trail world in literacy and maths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320 BBC News : 8th October Carol Buck loses Doncaster library funding appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-24447890 ITV News : 8th October Former Doncaster Mayor wins library legal battle…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th October 2013

Cambridge News : 7th October Big Society-run libraries in Cambridgeshire never happened – but the big cuts have http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Big-Society-run-libraries-in-Cambridgeshire-never-happened-but-the-big-cuts-have-20131007031434.htm OpenDemocracy.net : 7th October Bradford | Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to get organised We want to help…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th October 2013

Thanks to Shirley Burnham for the links that we post daily on our website.  Here is today’s round up of news relating to libraries. The Library Campaign  Briefing Paper for the Libraries APPG http://www.librarycampaign.com/the-library-campaign-briefing-paper-to-libraries-appg/  THE GUARDIAN : 4th October ‘Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 2nd October Ed Vaizey admits to being “completely useless” http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/ed-vaizey-admits/ THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd October Ten ‘enterprising libraries’ chosen for scheme http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ten-enterprising-libraries-chosen-scheme.html BBC London : 3rd October The Breakfast Show | Libraries – Lauren Smith on iPlayer –…