Tag: volunteer-run libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1403Library News | Lambeth (p.35) Available now in newsagentsSave Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th OctoberVolunteer Crisis http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/volunteer-crisis/ Shropshire Star : 14th OctoberShropshire Council Cabinet votes to offload community libraries http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/14/live-shropshire-council-cabinet-meeting-to-decide-future-of-libraries/Juice Radio, Brighton : 14th OctoberCouncil Leader Warns City’s Finances Are In Crisis proposals for community hubs and…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2015

Barry & District News : 12th OctoberRhoose residents go to High Court to oppose library closurehttp://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/13842066.Rhoose_residents_go_to_High_Court_to_oppose_library_closure/?ref=rssHereford Times : 12th OctoberOpen letter to Leader, Herefordshire Council Hubert Porte | Library is badly missed – temporary arrangement neededhttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/13810482.Library_is_badly_missed___temporary_arrangement_needed/ Leicester Mercury : 12th OctoberLetter | Saving our…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th OctoberThe Gordian Knot Volunteershttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/04/the-gordian-knot/ Barnet Eye : 4th OctoberGuest Blog | What all Barnet Tory Councillors should realise about libraries – By Barnet Librarian http://barneteye.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/guest-blog-what-all-barnet-tory.html Brixton Blog : 4th OctoberLambeth libraries to double up as gyms http://www.brixtonblog.com/lambeth-libraries-to-double-up-as-gyms/32976 Shropshire Star: 4th OctoberEllesmere library…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2015

Private Eye : 30th SeptemberIssue No 1402 (p. 35)Library News | Herefordshire Available in newsagentsITV News : 30th SeptemberLeicestershire | Community groups on course to take over libraries http://www.itv.com/news/central/2015-09-30/community-groups-on-course-to-take-over-libraries/Get Reading : 30th SeptemberLibraries in Reading: cuts of £600,000 to be made Every branch library in Reading –…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2015

Daily Echo : 28th SeptemberLetter | Council can do job There is only one community group able to run our library service and that is Southampton City Council. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/13788799.Council_can_do_job/ Publican’s Morning Advertiser : 28th SeptemberPubs minister checks out a book with his pint Cornwall visit.  Appointed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 16 September 2015

BBC News : 16th SeptemberNHS trust to take over 8 Staffordshire libraries The detail of how the eight libraries would be staffed has yet to be worked out, a trust spokesperson said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34262906 West Briton : 16th SeptemberCornwall | Public consultation launched over future of…

Library News Round-up: 15 September 2015

Pew Research Centre : 15th SeptemberUSA | Report : Libraries and Services for Learning, Key Groups and Economic Opportunities http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/09/15/libraries-and-services-for-learning-key-groups-and-economic-opportunities/#libraries-as-providers-of-resources-for-immigrants-and-veterans-and-for-those-who-want-technology-helpBurton Mail : 15th SeptemberLibraries in Staffordshire handed to community groupshttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Libraries-Staffordshire-handed-community-groups/story-27795345-detail/story.html Times Series : 15th SeptemberLibrary supporters march in protest at cuts http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13735383.Library_supporters_march_in_protest_at_cuts/ Huddersfield Examiner : 15th…

Library News Round-up: 13 September 2015

Parliament Live TVCulture, Media and Sport Committee – Wednesday 9 September  Watch:  John Whittingdale set out his priorities for DCMS  http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/e6fdec06-fd51-4b6e-bfa4-f45168d8ef55 Public Libraries News : 13th SeptemberEditorial | Every silver cloud has a darker lining: Stafford and Willesden Green Now to some, I’m…

Library News Round-up: 9 September 2015

BBC News : 9th SeptemberNew £1m Stafford library offers access to 3D printinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34187495Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th SeptemberBarnet Children’s March for Libraries 12/9/15  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/barnet-childrens-march-for-libraries.htmlBlackpool Gazette : 9th September Letter | Council CutsIf you close libraries the elderly, along with mother groups, would suffer.http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/letters-emails/letters-september-9-2015-1-7451654 UNISON Scotland…

Library News Round-up: 6 September 2015

London SE1 : 5th SeptemberSouthwark | Old Kent Road’s public library to move to Aylesbury Estate site after 125-year history http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8433  Leicester Mercury : 6th SeptemberLeicestershire’s second ‘community partnership’ library set to open in Markfield this weekMarkfield is one of 36 libraries that…

Library News Round-up: 5 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th SeptemberEnd ‘negative narrative’ around libraries urges Settlehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-head-wants-stop-negative-narrative-surrounding-libraries-311451 Huddersfield Examiner : 4th SeptemberNew campaign to try and save Kirklees’ librarieshttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/new-campaign-try-save-kirklees-9988827 Pub Is The Hub : 3rd SeptemberBattle of Britain fighter pilot opens library in Cornish pub “We have developed…

Library News Round-up: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberMichael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticketTHE GUARDIAN: 1st SeptemberLocal authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts Evening Standard : 1st SeptemberJeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges…

Library News Round-up: 29 August 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 29th August‘Even those who declared loyalty to Stalin kept their libraries open, so why not Lincolnshire’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/8216-declared-loyalty-Stalin-kept-libraries-open/story-27694789-detail/story.htmlTorquay Herald Express : 29th AugustDevonshire | Community celebrates Ashburton Post Office and library openinghttp://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Community-celebrates-Ashburton-Post-Office/story-27700404-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 29th August Southampton | Council consultation on libraries’ closure was…

Library News Round-up: 28 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th August‘Essential’ councillors understand ‘value’ of librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/essential-councillors-understand-value-libraries-310189Leon’s Library Blog : 28th AugustThe ‘Amateurisation’ of Public Librarieshttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/08/28/the-amateurisation-of-the-public-libraries/ … Grimsby Telegraph : 28th AugustN.E. Lincolnshire | Scartho Library reopening will open new chapter for communityhttp://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Library-reopening-open-new-chapter-community/story-27689561-detail/story.html Tamworth Herald : 28th AugustStaffordshire | Tamworth Library’s weekday opening hours…

Library News Round-up: 17 August 2015

THE TIMES :  17th AugustAli Smith joins fight over library closures An extract – the remainder behind ££Paywall http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4529524.eceTHE BOOKSELLER : 17th August Smith warns library closures threat to ‘democracy of reading’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/smith-warns-closure-libraries-threat-democracy-reading-309319 Herald Scotland : 16th AugustAli Smith warns festival audience over…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…