Tag: volunteer-run libraries

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…

Library News Round-up: 3 February 2015

Northampton News : 3rd FebruaryThe call has gone out for library guardians from across Northamptonshire to step forwardBy becoming a guardian, library users can contribute towards enhancing library services by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment to…

Library News Round-up: 29 January 2015

Thurrock Gazette : 29th JanuaryEvie, 6, tells Prime Minister: ‘Please help save our libraries’ http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11755122.Evie__6__tells_Prime_Minister___Please_help_save_our_libraries_/VIDEO : Watch Evie read out the letter to try to save her libraryhttp://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11747090.VIDEO__Six_year_old_girl_asks_the_Prime_Minister_to_save_her_library/ Burton Mail : 29th JanuaryLeicestershire | Measham library still at risk of closureMeasham library is still at…

Library News Round-up: 25 January 2015

Pedronicus UK : 25th JanuaryThe crisis in UK public libraries – A Beeching moment ?https://pedronicusuk.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/the-crisis-in-uk-public-libraries-a-beeching-moment/ Lincolnshire Echo : 25th JanuaryLetter | Lincolnshire County Council defies consultationfrom Liz Waterland, Chair, Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-Lincolnshire-County-Council-defies/story-25907881-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 25th JanuaryFriends of Deepings Library to lobby councillors…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…

Library News Round-up: 22 January 2015

Manchester Evening News : 22nd JanuaryLibrary visitor numbers plunge as cuts force drastic reduction in opening hours Seven Manchester libraries have seen visitor numbers plummet by as much as 90per cent since funding cuts led to them beingrun by volunteers with drastically…

Library News Round-up: 10 January 2015

Leicester Mercury : 10th JanuaryLetter | Council’s plans for local library are outrageouswell argued by officers & members of Braunstone Heritage Archive Grouphttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Council-s-plans-local-library-outrageous/story-25834956-detail/story.htmlSkegness Standard : 10th JanuaryLincs | Fears raised Spilsby Library could be facing its final chapterhttp://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/fears-raised-spilsby-library-could-be-facing-its-final-chapter-1-6510781 Northern Echo : 9th JanuaryLibrary to team…

Library News Round-up: 27 December 2014

Grimsby Telegraph : 27th DecemberN.E. Lincs | Closing chapter for Laceby Library stalwarts http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Closing-chapter-Laceby-Library-stalwarts/story-25771681-detail/story.html Melton Times : 27th DecemberLeicestershire | Council seeks community groups and volunteers to run libraries in Bottesford and East Goscote http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/community/community-news/council-seeks-community-groups-and-volunteers-to-run-libraries-in-bottesford-and-east-goscote-1-6491593 Daily Echo : 27th DecemberFuture of Hampshire libraries ‘depends on…

Library News Round-up: 17 December 2014

DCMS : 16th DecemberAnnual report to Parliament on public library activities during 2013/14https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964-201314DCMS : 16th DecemberAlliance formed to improve access to digital serviceshttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/alliance-formed-to-improve-access-to-digital-services National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe (NAPLE) : 16th DecemberLibrary advocacy in Europe: the Reading & Writing Foundationhttp://napleblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/library-advocacy-in-europe-the-reading-writing-foundation/THE…