Tag: volunteer-run libraries

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…

Library News Round-up: 15 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 14th JulyCuts in Camden, more details on losses in Bucks, Dorset and Worcshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/cuts-in-camden-more-details-on-losses-in-bucks-dorset-and-worcs.htmlPlease also note under ‘national news’ on the same PLN page, a furious email about the BBC’s coverage of (Armthorpe Library) Doncaster.  It looks as though the…

Library News Round-up: 13 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 12th JulyEditorial | 175 innovations for your public library service … and 343 volunteer libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/175-innovations-for-your-public-library-service-and-343-volunteer-libraries.htmlHam & High : 13th JulyHave your say on £800,000 cuts putting Camden libraries in the firing lineLibraries could close, see opening hours slashed,…

Library News Round-up: 7 July 2015

BBC News : 7th JulyProposal for more cuts to Isle of Wight library servicehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33427010On The Wight : 7th JulyHave your say on the future of Isle of Wight librarieshttp://onthewight.com/2015/07/07/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-isle-of-wight-libraries/Minster FM News : 7th JulyNorth Yorkshire |  Library cuts go ahead with more…

Library News Round-up: 3 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

Library News Round-up: 2 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

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/