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Libraries News Round-up: 30 January 2018

Harrow Times: 30 January Harrow libraries brought in-house following Carillion liquidation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15906772.Libraries_brought_in_house_following_Carillion_collapse/ Scottish Daily Record: 30 January Final decision on potential library opening time cuts looms in West Dunbartonshire https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/final-decision-potential-library-opening-11938452 Bristol Post: 30 January Blackadder star Tony Robinson brands Bristol…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2017

Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 10 September Libraries SOS Day 19/10/17 – is it enough? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/libraries-sos-day-191017-is-it-enough.html?m=1 Leicester Mercury: 11 September Futuristic ‘self-access’ technology could replace library staff in Leicestershire http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/futuristic-self-access-technology-could-445971 North Wales Chronicle: 11 September Anglesey | Council seek your…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August

Ipswich Star: 6 August Suffolk | Much-loved Rosehill Library in Ipswich celebrates completion of major makeover http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/much-loved-rosehill-library-in-ipswich-celebrates-completion-of-major-makeover-1-5137343 The Bookseller: 7 August Unison to hold ‘SOS Day’ for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-hold-sos-day-libraries-607831 Burnham on Sea.com: 7 August Somerset | Protest held in Burnham-On-Sea…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2017

Lancashire Telegraph : 5th January Fury over ‘duplicitous’ timing of Whalley Library sale announcement http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15004758.Fury_over____duplicitous____timing_of_Whalley_Library_sale_announcement/ Hereford Times : 5th January Hereford library to re-open http://www.herefordtimes.com/NEWS/15001677.Hereford_library_to_re_open/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Blog | A healthy, happy, connected community: it starts in  the library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2016

Government Business : 12th September Feature | The time of the library is now Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/time-library-now Public Finance : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 December 2015

LSE : 22nd December You don’t have to close public libraries to kill the principle upon which they were built – Ian Anstice http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/public-libraries-in-an-age-of-austerity/ West Briton : 22nd December Truro Library under threat of closure http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Truro-library-threat-closure/story-28391217-detail/story.html Hinckley Times : 22nd December…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 December 2015

South London Press: 21st December UNISON send out ballot papers for strike to Lambeth library staff http://www.slp.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115130&headline=UNISON%20send%20out%20ballot%20papers%20for%20strike%20to%20Lambeth%20library%20staff&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2015 Bourne Local : 21st December Lincolnshire | Martin Hill: Tell us where council cuts should be made http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/martin-hill-tell-us-where-council-cuts-should-be-made-1-7123540 Lancashire Telegraph : 21st December IT plan…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 November 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1405 13-26 November Library News (p.35) | Cobbett Road Library, Southampton In newsagents today London Evening Standard : 11th November London library workers ballot to strike over plans to turn libraries into ‘healthy living centres’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-library-workers-ballot-to-strike-over-plans-to-turn-libraries-into-healthy-living-centres-a3111676.html Barry &…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2015

Brixton Blog : 6th OctoberUNISON calls on Lambeth council to rethink gym libraries http://www.brixtonblog.com/unison-calls-on-lambeth-council-to-rethink-gym-libraries/33056 This Is Local London : 5th OctoberBarnet | Library proposals ‘extremely worrying’, say campaignershttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/13805092.Library_proposals__extremely_worrying___say_campaigners/ Local Government Lawyer : 5th OctoberReport claims ‘one-party councils’ could be missing out on procurement savingshttp://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24609%3Areport-claims-one-party-councils-could-be-missing-out-on-procurement-savings&catid=53&Itemid=21THE BOOKSELLER…

Library News Round-up: 21 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st August Southampton Council accused of political point scoring over libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/southampton-council-accused-making-political-point-over-library-closures-309745  Leicester Mercury : 21st August UNISON accuses Leicester City Council of planning to decimate library services through cost-cuttinghttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/UNISON-accuses-Leicester-City-Council-planning/story-27652166-detail/story.html THE BOOKSELLER : 20th AugustPullman blasts government over status…

Library News Round-up: 17 March 2015

The Conversation : 17th MarchWe need to remember that libraries are about books, not business http://theconversation.com/we-need-to-remember-that-libraries-are-about-books-not-business-35884BBC News : 16th MarchPlans to close seven Bristol libraries on hold http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31909805Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th MarchAdvocacy under austerity, Vaizey, Northamptonshire & donations and cynical electioneering http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/advocacy-under-austerity-vaizey.html | @Don’t Privatise…

Library News Round-up: 22 November 2014

The Informed : 22nd NovemberSpeak up about the hidden consequences of library cutshttp://theinformed.org.uk/2014/11/speak-up-about-the-hidden-consequences-of-library-cuts/Loughborough Echo : 22nd NovemberLibrary staffing axe plans given go-aheadLeicestershire County Council’s cabinet has accepted plans to see 36 village libraries run entirely by volunteers.http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-staffing-axe-plans-given-8140361 Walsall Advertiser : 22nd NovemberPublic urged to…

Library News Round-up: 18 November 2014

Stoke Sentinel : 18th NovemberStaffordshire County Council library staff asked how to save their jobsThere are 320 library staff employed by the authority, and dozens could potentially lose their jobs if they are replaced by unpaid volunteers.http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-library-staff-asked/story-24549439-detail/story.html Express & Star :…

Library News Round-up: 6 November 2014

Public Interest Lawyers : 6th NovemberPress Release | Coalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiry http://www.prlog.org/12391858-coalition-minister-is-minded-to-duck-out-of-library-inquiry.html THE GUARDIAN : 6th NovemberLetter – Laura Swaffield, Chair, The Library Campaignhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1wvTWiCMAAiT54.jpg:largeTHE BOOKSELLER : 6th NovemberLibrary Campaign attacks CMS Arts Council reporthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-campaign-attacks-cms-arts-council-reportThe Library Campaign :…