Tag: Unison

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 21st November Campaigner meeting with Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group 20/11/13  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/campaigner-meeting-with-libraries-all-party-parliamentary-group-201113 Mumsnet:  ‘Self service library counters – I hate ’em (50 posts) http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1919397-Self-service-library-counters-I-hate-em Birmingham Post : 21st November Capita pockets £1.2m to create Library of Birmingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th November 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 6th November Austerity measures make libraries vital as more needy people use them http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/06/austerity-measures-libraries-vital-needy-people Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 5th November Consultation or Con? “over 13,000 more people signed the petition rejecting the council’s proposals than voted for the entire executive…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th October 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th October Speak up for Libraries Conference 23/11/13; Resisting, Improving and Promoting! http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/speak-up-for-libraries-conference.html  The Star : 13th October Letter | I prefer a library to a council office makeover http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/i-prefer-a-library-to-a-council-office-makeover-1-6141485 Sheffield Telegraph : 13th October Clegg’s anger over library…

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: 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 –…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th September 2013

Sunderland Echo : 30th September Anger as Sunderland library closures are rubberstamped http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/anger-as-sunderland-library-closures-are-rubberstamped-1-6100257 ITV News : 30th September Lincolnshire |Library campaigners vow to fight until decision News report Video  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-30/library-campaigners-vow-to-fight-until-decision/ BBC News : 30th September Lincolnshire County Council libraries consultation ends…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th September 2013

Gazette Series : 27th September Strike action to close South Gloucestershire libraries tomorrow  http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/10703187.Strike_action_to_close_South_Gloucestershire_libraries_tomorrow/ Market Rasen Mail : 28th September Letter | Libraries – Figures don’t stack up  http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-libraries-figures-don-t-stack-up-1-5521916 This Is Grimsby : 28th September Brand new chapter for library as it closes…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th September ‘No confidence’ Vaizey vote this Saturday http://www.thebookseller.com/news/no-confidence-vaizey-vote-saturday.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 19th September No confidence motion in Ed Vaizey Alan’s opinion piece http://alangibbons.net/2013/09/no-confidence-motion-in-ed-vaizey/ Ledbury Reporter : 19th September Live blog: Updates from today’s Herefordshire Council cabinet…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd August 2013

The Next Web (TNW) : 22nd August The future of libraries http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/08/22/the-future-of-libraries/ Sunderland Echo : 23rd August ‘No interest’ from community in running Sunderland libraries or other services http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/no-interest-from-community-in-running-sunderland-libraries-or-other-services-1-5978018 Spalding Guardian : 23rd August Union’s library demos plea http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/union-s-library-demos-plea-1-5421480 Society…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th August 2013

This Is Bristol : 14th August Come and meet us Simon Cook invitation extended, to discuss concerns about Bristol Central Library http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Come-meet-Simon-Cook/story-19654159-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 14th August Southampton |Plea to fund £1m new city library http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10611522.Plea_to_fund___1m_new_city_library/ Harrow UNISON : 13th…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st August 2013

CILIP : 1st August New name for library and information professional body proposed http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/new-name-library-and-information-professional-body-proposed CILIP : 31st July New name for library and information professional body proposed http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/new-name-library-and-information-professional-body-proposed Library Journal : 1st August Ian Clark | UK Report Recommends Author…

Library News Round-up: 19th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Islington Tribune : 18th January Letter | Libraries are being hollowed out  (UNISON Stewards) http://www.islingtontribune.com/letters/2013/jan/dad%E2%80%99s-army-march-against-such-appalling-cuts The INDEPENDENT: 19th January…

Library News Round-up: 9th January 2013

All links thanks to Shirley Burnham. Follow her on twitter at  @shirleyburnham Booktrust.org : 9th January Rosemary Clarke MBE, 1954-2013 We know that her loss will be felt keenly not only amongst her family and friends, but also amongst the thousands of people…