Tag Archive for volunteer-run libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2016

Public Libraries News : 8th March Editorial | Desmond Clarke, revisions, and some delicious rivalry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/03/desmond-clarke-revisions-and-some-delicious-rivalry.html Libraries Taskforce : 7th March Meeting the teams in community run libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/07/meeting-the-teams-in-community-run-libraries/ Lancashire CC : 8th March Wheatley Lane Library to close end of March…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2016

The Star : 28th FebruaryVolunteers to take over one of last Sheffield Council run library services http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-to-take-over-one-of-last-sheffield-council-run-library-services-1-7753753 Shropshire Star : 28th February More libraries set to stay open under Telford council cuts trasnfer to parish councils & community groups http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/28/more-libraries-set-to-stay-open-under-telford-council-cuts/ Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th February Bradford council washes its hands of 14 libraries after ‘devastating’ budget cuts http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/26/bradford-council-washes-its-hands-of-14-libraries-after-devastating-budget-cuts Oxford Mail : 26th February Spelling out our libraries’ future after council cuts “Are Oxfordshire’s 43 libraries all safe?”  -  the county council…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February 2016

Spiked Online : 23rd February Turning libraries into community centres Libraries are for reading, not knitting http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/turning-libraries-into-community-centres/18057#.VsyQWUBNgmQ UK Authority : 23rd February Six library authorities take up cloud e-book service http://www.ukauthority.com/news/6002/six-libraries-take-up-cloud-e-book-service Buteman : 23rd February Put school librarians before top job,…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 18th February Letter | ‘Effects of library cuts’ Cuts by Oxfordshire County Council, coupled with those imposed by Swindon Borough Council will hit some communities very hard. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14285686.Effects_of_library_cuts/ Longridge News : 18th February Lancashire | Longridge leaps into action in face…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th February CILIP demands national library strategy for England http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-creation-national-strategy-english-libraries-322866 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1412 | Library News (p.35) West Berkshire Available in newsagents Society of Authors : 17th February Libraries http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/libraries Public Technology : 17th February…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 February 2016

Coventry Telegraph : 16th February Coventry council library cuts consultation branded a ‘sham’ Original plans left “barely altered” despite feedback from thousands of residents http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-council-library-cuts-consultation-10898404 Swindon Advertiser : 16th February Volunteer library operator says model can work http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14280684.Volunteer_library_operator_says_model_can_work/

Libraries News Round-up: 12 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th February Letters : Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool; Cllr Iain Malcolm Leader, South Tyneside council; Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg, Taunton, Somerset; and  Shareen Campbell Swindon, Wiltshire http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/12/hard-hit-northern-councils-hit-back-over-tory-slush-fund Sheffield Telegraph : 12th February Book loans drop by one-third at Sheffield’s volunteer-run libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/book-loans-drop-by-one-third-at-sheffield-s-volunteer-run-libraries-1-7729070 Swindon Advertiser : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th February Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/communities-rally-together-support-national-libraries-day-322020 THE GUARDIAN : 5th February We can’t lose public libraries – they’re as crucial for students as ever http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/05/public-libraries-crucial-for-students-closures THE GUARDIAN : 5th February Podcast | Celebrating…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 4th February ‘A new low’: librarians warn councils against closing services After Swindon announces plans to hand over running of 14 of its 15 library services to volunteers or close them, professionals warn of dire consequences http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/04/librarians-warn-councils-against-closing-services-swindon-united-kingdom Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January 2016

The Bee FM : 31st January Lancashire | Local comedian helps campaign to save local Chorley library Coppull Library http://www.thebee.co.uk/news/local-news/1869934/local-comedian-helps-campaign-to-save-local-chorley-library/?platform=hootsuite BBC News : 30th January Lincolnshire | Market Deeping’s volunteer-run library opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-35449733

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2016

Public Libraries News Editorial | Halifax give a little extra help (or do they?) and the SCL fail to directly support #MyLibraryByRight http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/01/halifax-give-a-little-extra-help-or-do-they-and-the-scl-fail-to-directly-support-mylibrarybyright.html Public Libraries News The pros and cons of commercial involvement in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/privatized-libraries-outsourcing-library-services/the-pros-and-cons-of-commercial-involvement-in-libraries Shropshire Star : 23rd January Shropshire | Wrekin MP…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Snooper’s charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users’ data http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/13/snoopers-charter-theresa-may-cafes-wifi-network-store-customers-data Public Technology : 14th January Library websites ‘need to break free from councils’ says SCL https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/library-websites-need-break-free-councils Chronicle Live : 14th January Proposals to cut Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2016

Shropshire Live : 11th January Judicial Review on Church Stretton Library to be heard in April http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/01/11/judicial-review-on-church-stretton-library-to-be-heard-in-april/ Walsall Advertiser : 11th January Hundreds protest against planned closures of Walsall libraries http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/8203-Hundreds-protest-planned-closures-Walsall/story-28504616-detail/story.html Express & Star : 11th January Walsall | More than 100…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2016

DAILY MIRROR : 9th January Tory cuts mean two libraries close for good every WEEK – with hundreds more under threat http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-cuts-mean-two-libraries-7148599 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th January ‘Open+’ denying access to U16/18′s  +  Bibliotheca grants for National Libraries Day…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries - Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 January 2016

The Library Campaign : 1st January Sort out CIPFA, says Tim Coates, and TLC agrees http://www.librarycampaign.com/sort-out-cipfa-says-tim-coates-and-tlc-agrees/ Hinckley Times : 1st January Barwell library may not be facing final chapter Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group…