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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 :…

Library News Round-up: 26 October 2014

Barnet UNISON : 26th OctoberBarnet UNISON response to outsourcing Library proposalbarnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1436 Also at Don’t Privatise Librarieshttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/barnet-unison-response-to-outsourcing.htmlBoston Target : 26th OctoberLincolnshire library staff face threats of violence and drunks“These kinds of incidents are extremely rare in our smaller libraries, and it would be…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 1st July Reply from the LibDem spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/01/reply-from-the-liberal-democrats/ THEY WORK FOR YOU 30/06 Parliamentary Q’s & Written Answers (Libraries)  1.  Helen Goodman MP http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-06-30a.201600.h  2. Adam Afriyie MP http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-06-30a.201676.h  Devon UNISON…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th March 2014

Croydon Guardian : 13th March Private contractor Carillion makes 11 Croydon library employees redundant http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/11076289.Contractor_hired_to_run_libraries_makes_11_employees_redundant/ THE BOOKSELLER : 13th March Direct-selling on agenda at APS conference Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim Godfray fretted over e-lending by libraries damaging booksellers’ business models,…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th February 2014

Louth Leader : 14th February Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners express their support for library staff http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/save-lincolnshire-libraries-campaigners-express-their-support-1-5878123 BBC News : 14th February Dumfries & Galloway | Wigtown campaigners fight cut in book town library hours From April, opening hours are set to go…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th January 2014

The Star : 13th January Clegg plea for Sheffield library U-turn “Libraries are more important than politics.” http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/clegg-plea-for-sheffield-library-u-turn-1-6368194 Public Libraries News : 12th January Editorial | Too good a gift horse for the checking of the mouth http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/too-good-a-gift-horse-for-the-checking-of-the-mouth.html Torquay Herald Express :…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th December 2013

Get West London : 27th December Harrow braced for cuts in library staff under new manager  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/harrow-braced-cuts-library-staff-6448402 The Star : 27th December Sheffield’s head of libraries closes book on career http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/sheffield-s-head-of-libraries-closes-book-on-career-1-6338617 The News : 27th December Portsmouth library cafe tenders…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th December 2013

MickFortune.com : 18th December Are Councils using framework agreements to destroy the UK Public Library Service – You decide. http://www.mickfortune.com/WordPress/?p=1061 THE BOOKSELLER : 18th December Major job cuts at Southend’s libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/major-job-cuts-southends-libraries.html The Echo : 18th December Southend | 45% of library…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th December 2013

Welsh Government : 3rd December Written Statement – Public Libraries in Wales http://wales.gov.uk/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2013/8265614/?lang=en# The Star : 5th December Sheffield pupils take library battle to Town Hall The youngsters also handed over 200 copies of a survey completed by pupils in…