Tag Archive for volunteer-run libraries

Library News Round-up: 11 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th JuneWi-fi for all libraries by March 2016 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wi-fi-all-libraries-march-2016 Bromley Times : 11th JuneBromley residents urged to take a stand against ‘mass privatisation plans’http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley_residents_urged_to_take_a_stand_against_mass_privatisation_plans_1_4108232 Cambrian News : 11th JuneGwynedd | Outrage at plans to close Nefyn Libraryhttp://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/48743/Market Rasen Mail : 11th June New…

Library News Round-up: 10 June 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1394Library News | Library of Birmingham (and Cambridge Central Library)Available in all good newsagentsHarrow Times : 10th JuneHarrow Council criticised by MP Bob Blackman for ignoring library campaignershttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13323279.Library_closures__MP_says_council__rubber_stamped__decisions/Parliament.uk TRANSCRIPT | Westminster Hall Debate – Libraries (Harrow)scroll down to Libraries (Harrow) –…

Library News Round-up: 26 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 26th MayLondon’s 10 best library cardsMaligned, abused, crushed almost to death by public austerity, public libraries are being forced to take creative measures to kindle the interest of an attention-deficient public.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/26/london-10-best-library-cardsTHE GUARDIAN : 26th MayTime for the…

Library News Round-up: 13 May 2015

Alan Wylie | Don’t Privatise Libraries Stepping back!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/stepping-back.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th MayVaizey remains as culture ministerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-remains-culture-ministerPRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1392available today in newsagentsLibrary News (p.28) | Cambridge Central Library Leon’s Library Blog : 13th MayWe’ve got five years..!http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/05/13/weve-got-five-years/Wales Online : 13th May‘Sell off’ papers…

Library News Round-up: 22 April 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 22nd AprilHalving opening times at Birmingham’s brilliant new library is madnesshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11552072/Halving-opening-times-at-Birminghams-brilliant-new-library-is-madness.html Peterborough Telegraph : 22nd AprilVivacity confirms no compulsory redundancies for Peterborough library staffhttp://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/vivacity-confirms-no-compulsory-redundancies-for-peterborough-library-staff-1-6704216 Bristol Post : 22nd AprilSaving Wick Road Libraryhttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Saving-Wick-Road-Library/story-26373955-detail/story.html Sheffield Telegraph : 22nd AprilObjection to plans to…

Library News Round-up: 15 April 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1390Library News | Library of Birmingham (p.29)Leon’s Library Blog : 15th AprilExciting operating models!A tweet by Paul Blantern evokes a response from Leonhttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/04/15/exciting-operating-models/ Public Libraries News : 15th AprilGeneral Election 2015 : Statements from Conservatives, Greens, Labour & Lib Dems on…

Library News Round-up: 13 April 2015

Kent News : 13th AprilCampaigners deliver library petition to County Hallhttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/campaigners_deliver_library_petition_to_county_hall_1_4031933Hexham Courant : 13th April Mayor Fears for Hexham Library’s Futurehttp://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/mayor-fears-for-hexham-library-s-future-1.1205184 Times Series : 12th AprilProtesters stage second protest march against Barnet Borough Council’s library cutshttp://www.times-series.co.uk/news/12885115.Protesters_stage_second_march_through_Barnet_over_library_cuts/ Leicester Mercury : 12th April19 communities on…

Library News Round-up: 6 April 2015

The Lincolnite : 6th AprilLibraries campaigners seek second judicial review of Lincolnshire cutshttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/04/libraries-campaigners-seek-second-judicial-review-of-lincolnshire-cuts/Dawn Finch : 5th AprilLibraries: The harsh truth about volunteersDawn Finch is Vice President of CILIP, a Library and Literacy consultant and children’s authorhttps://deefinch.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/the-truth-about-volunteers/

Library News Round-up: 2 April 2015

Public Libraries NewsEditorial | 2000 fewer libraries? Ed Vaizey again decides not to intervenehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/03/2000-fewer-libraries-ed-vaizey-again-decides-not-to-intervene.htmlThis Is The West Country : 2nd AprilMore library changes as services in Cornwall could be privatised or merged with Devonhttp://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/12868049.More_library_changes_as_services_in_Cornwall_could_be_privatised_or_merged_with_Devon/Birmingham Mail : 2nd AprilShock at Library of Birmingham…

Library News Round-up: 21 March 2015

The Cambridge Student : 21st MarchControversy over future of Cambridge Central Libraryhttp://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/0034077-controversy-over-future-of-cambridge-library.html Cambridge News : 21st MarchWhy there’s furore at Cambridge Central Libraryhttp://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/8217-s-furore-Cambridge-Central-Library-anger/story-26208253-detail/story.html London SE1 : 20th MarchLambeth | Waterloo Library: little enthusiasm for volunteer-run servicehttp://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8148 TheJournal.ie : 20th MarchCouncil libraries are using…

Library News Round-up: 13 March 2015

Bitterne Park Info : 13th MarchSouthampton | Protest to save city libraries on 18th March All the detailshttp://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2628:protest-to-save-city-libraries&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 Daily Echo : 13th MarchSouthampton | Letter: Library services quietly being cut“I have discovered a cut to library services which has occurred without any publicity”http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/11855790.Library_services_quietly_being_cut/ Spalding Guardian : 13th MarchLincolnshire | Downing…

Library News Round-up: 3 March 2015

Times Series : 3rd MarchShadow Culture Minister Chris Bryant MP visits Golders Green Library“I am not completely opposed to a volunteer run library. If that’s the only solution to a particular area, then fine.”http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11829653.Shadow_Culture_Minister_visits_Golders_Green_to_discuss_library_cuts/Barnet & Whetstone Press : 3rd MarchCampaigners…

Library News Round-up: 1 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 1st MarchA reply from Labour…sort of!http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/01/a-reply-from-laboursort-of/ East Lindsey Target : 1st MarchLincolnshire | Government probes council’s library servicehttp://www.eastlindseytarget.co.uk/Government-probes-council-s-library-service/story-26076419-detail/story.htmlIslington Gazette : 1st MarchIslington Council pass budget cutting 188 jobs but saving ‘key services’Libraries “safe for now, but …”http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington_council_pass_budget_cutting_188_jobs_but_saving_key_services_1_3974678

Library News Round-up: 23 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd FebruaryCoates: ‘Too much library money going on council overheads’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-too-much-library-money-council-overheadsThe Rotarian : March 2015 issueA salute to society’s most successful civic institutionhttp://therotarianmagazine.com/in-praise-of-libraries/#comment-14459Local Government Chronicle : 23rd FebruaryBarking & Dagenham | Non-profit trust to deliver vast array of London borough’s…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

Library News Round-up: 18 February 2015

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  SCL ‘internships’ (p.29) Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagentsTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th FebruaryOver half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run Alan Gibbons quoted http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-runCoventry Telegraph : 18th FebruaryEvery Coventry library to remain open for another year http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897Hertfordshire Mercury :…

Library News Round-up: 11 February 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th FebruaryRally for the Library of Birmingham on #NLD15with text of Alan’s SPEECH http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/rally-for-library-of-birmigham-7215.html Hemel Today : 11th FebruaryCounty’s 46 libraries to remain open as technology and volunteers set a path for the futurehttp://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/county-s-46-libraries-to-remain-open-as-technology-and-volunteers-set-a-path-for-the-future-1-6573706Gazette & Herald : 11th…

Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th FebruaryNational digital library network gets £30k fundinghttp://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-fundingTHE GUARDIAN : 6th FebruaryGo digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-itArts Council England : 6th FebruaryTravels in My TardisTo mark National Libraries…

Library News Round-up: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…