Tag Archive for volunteer-run libraries

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th December Gliori in protest over school librarian cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gliori-protest-over-school-librarian-cuts-319143 Sleaford Standard : 29th December Lincolnshire | New chapter for village library (Heckington) http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-chapter-for-village-library-1-7133177 Hinckley Times : 29th December Library use is on the slide in the East Midlands The…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2015

ITV News : 14th December Leicestershire’s latest community library opens http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-12-14/leicestershires-latest-community-library-opens-in-sileby/ Deprivation data: Sileby Library LE12 7RS scores 6745 out of 12,660 (where 1 is the least deprived) http://www.cuf.org.uk/parish/190185 Gazette & Herald : 14th December North Yorkshire | Leaders say maximum council tax rise “almost…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 December 2015

Public Libraries News : 13th December Editorial | The top public library trends of 2015 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/the-top-public-library-trends-of-2015.html Yellow Advertiser : 13th December Southend | Reading project designed to help youngsters and less confident readers http://www.yellowad.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108424&headline=Reading%20project%20designed%20to%20help%20youngsters%20and%20less%20confident%20readers&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2015 Northern Echo : 11th December North Yorkshire | Writings on the wall…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2015

YOU TUBE : 12th December Saving Southampton’s Libraries Needs More Council Support, Say Campaigners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaf46DouFMU&feature=share Hartlepool Mail : 12th December The 7 budget cuts that will affect people in Hartlepool the most Scroll down – to ‘Libraries’ http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/the-7-budget-cuts-that-will-affect-people-in-hartlepool-the-most-1-7620310 Lincolnshire Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th December Editorial | Vlogging and library data http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/vlogging-and-library-data.html Falkirk Herald : 6th December Call to save Falkirk libraries before it’s too late Cuts to Libraries “would amount to 29 per cent of the overall cuts”. http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/call-to-save-falkirk-libraries-before-it-s-too-late-1-3966584 Local…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services Several ‘libraries’ references http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government Swindon Borough Council : 1st December Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget Swindon is considering a…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 November 2015

Barry Today : 20th November Rhoose Library fight goes to Court of Appeal http://www.barry-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=102025&headline=Library%20fight%20goes%20to%20Court%20of%20Appeal§ionIs=news&searchyear=2015 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 21st November Solidarity to Lambeth Library Workers!  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/solidarity-to-lambeth-library-workers.html Daily Record : 21st November Councillors stage protest at Scottish Parliament against planned cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 November 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th November Community Tubs http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/04/community-tubs/ BBC News : 4th November Library services to be devolved in Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34718530 Pirate FM Radio : 4th November Cornwall’s Library Shake-Up http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1783037/cornwalls-library-shake-up/ BBC News : 4th November Wales | Lib Dem plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 1st November Hertfordshire becomes the latest council to cut mobile libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hertfordshire-becomes-the-latest-council-to-cut-mobile-libraries-a6716541.html Leon’s Library Blog : 1st November Paved with good intentions http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/01/paved-with-good-intentions/ Varsity .co.uk : 1st November Cambs | MP criticises “cruel and colossal” £120m cuts to County Council…