Tag Archive for volunteer-run libraries

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: 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…

Library News Round-up: 2 December 2014

ASCEL : 2nd DecemberChildren’s digital needs and libraries – new research commissioned by ASCELinc. link to the research report – published today http://www.ascel.org.uk/press.asp Pratham Books : 1st DecemberVideo | Pam Sandlian Smith – What to Expect from Libraries in the 21st CenturyWhy…

Library News Round-up: 23 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd NovemberSieghart Review to recommend task force for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-review-recommend-urgent-action-plan-librariesSUNDAY TIMES : 23rd NovemberBishop confesses library lovehttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1487434.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_22 THE OBSERVER : 23rd NovemberStars join the fight to save people’s history as cuts threaten Manchester’s radical heritagehttp://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/fundraising-trade-union-libraries-manchesterTHE INDEPENDENT : 23rd NovemberBritish culture…

Library News Round-up: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August 2014

Islington Gazette : 7th AugustSecret Islington Council document: further details uncovered Libraries ‘options’ clarifiedDespite repeatedly promising not to close any libraries, both proposed plans for the future of book lending in the borough involve closure.http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-courtsIslington Gazette : 7th AugustHalf libraries…