Tag: volunteer run library

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2017

Grimsby Telegraph: 28 August NE Lancashire | Town mayor mucks in to mark start of Scartho Library extension following hike in popularity Library run by charity gets extension to provide additional ‘activity space’ http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/town-mayor-mucks-mark-start-380001 Sun FM: 28 August Sunderland |…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2017

Chronicle Live: 25 August Anger as multi-million-pound plans for three Northumberland leisure centres are shelved http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-multi-million-pound-plans-13527211 Bucks Free Press: 25 August 35 children’s centres across Bucks face axe Plans include delivering children’s services out of other venues such as libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January

Gov.uk : 23rd January Rob Wilson’s speech to the London Library Ambition sector forum https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/rob-wilsons-speech-to-the-london-library-ambition-sector-forum Birmingham Post : 23rd January £150,000 Sutton Coldfield Library rescue plan put forward http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/150000-sutton-coldfield-library-rescue-12494895 Craven Herald & Pioneer : 23rd January Bradford | Are you willing to…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 October

BBC News : 28th October Hay-on-Wye: ‘Town of books’ library battling closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-37797579 Public Sector Exec : 28th October Libraries that fail to serve communities ‘need to close’, digital charity says “I’m fed up of seeing them get a free…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July 2016

CILIP : 20th July Hollowing out of children’s library services? New survey http://www.cilip.org.uk/youth-libraries-group/news/hollowing-out-childrens-library-services-new-survey   Derby Telegraph : 25th July Nearly half of Derby library jobs at risk http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/nearly-half-of-derby-library-jobs-at-risk/story-29548535-detail/story.html   The Star : 25th July Urgent plea to ‘use Sheffield libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2016

ITV News : 7th July Campaign as Swindon Council plans to cut 75% of its libraries http://www.itv.com/news/west/2016-07-07/campaign-as-council-plans-to-cut-75-of-its-libraries/ THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July Fresh plans to cut 22 more libraries across England emerge http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-threatened-closure-343646 This Is Wiltshire : 6th July Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 July 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 6th July Council to cut 11 out of 15 libraries within next 12 months http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14599527.Council_to_close_11_out_of_15_libraries_within_next_12_months/ BBC News : 6th July Protests over closure plans for Coventry libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-36721629 Coventry Telegraph : 5th July Several libraries could close if community groups cannot be…

Library News Round-up: 20 September 2015

Sleaford Standard : 20th SeptemberLincolnshire | New volunteer-run library all set to open More “volunteer librarians” soughthttp://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-volunteer-run-library-all-set-to-open-1-6965873 Burton Mail : 20th SeptemberStaffordshire | Delight as Barton Library is taken over by NHS trust http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Delight-Barton-Library-taken-NHS-trust/story-27824447-detail/story.html Leon’s Library Blog : 20th SeptemberWhen is a librarian not a librarian? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/20/when-is-a-librarian-not-a-librarian/ Westmorland Gazette :…

Library News Round-up: 25 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th MarchPoliticians vie for author votes at lively hustingsThe lively debate, which ended with Vaizey and Bryant arguing on stage over issues including funding for libraries, was moderated by SoA chairman Daniel Hahn.http://www.thebookseller.com/news/politicians-vie-author-votes-lively-hustingsLoughborough Echo : 24th MarchLeicestershire | Residents…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 August 2014

SCL : 5th AugustSCL digital study points to unique role for public libraries as physical spaces for accessing digital knowledge and opportunities http://www.goscl.com/scl-digital-study-points-to-unique-role-for-public-libraries-as-physical-spaces-for-accessing-digital-knowledge-and-opportunities/Huddersfield Examiner : 5th AugustKirklees | Public meeting set to save Lindley LibraryKirklees Council faces having to cut its £6.3m…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2014

Locality : 22nd JulyIncome Generation for Public Libraries: a Practical Guide for Library Service Commissioners and Providers in England http://locality.org.uk/blog/income-generation-public-libraries-practical-guide-library-service/Library Campaign : 21st JulyThe spin behind council’s message on libraries exposed by Dorset library userhttp://www.librarycampaign.com/the-spin-behind-the-council-story-on-libraries-exposed/ Ledbury Reporter : 22nd JulyHay-on-Wye under attack The…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2014

Infoism : 21st JulyWhy I think we need to speak out against media assaults on public librarieshttp://infoism.co.uk/2014/07/why-i-think-we-need-to-speak-out-against-media-assaults-on-public-libraries/Spalding Guardian : 21st JulyCouncil leaders bid to save libraries offerPlans to reform Lincolnshire’s library service are in limbo ….http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/what-s-on/lifestyle-and-leisure/council-leaders-bid-to-save-libraries-offer-1-6191089The Star : 21st JulyD-Day…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2014

BBC News : 12th JulyLeicestershire libraries plea for volunteers to sign upLibrary users in Leicestershire have been told their libraries could close unless volunteers come forward to help run them.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-28266744Spalding Guardian : 12th JulyLibraries fight in High Court reviewhttp://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/libraries-fight-in-high-court-review-1-6174725The Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd May Kent looks to outsource over 90 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/kent-looks-outsource-over-90-libraries.html Local Government Chronicle : 22nd May Nottingamshire: a radical way forward  http://www.lgcplus.com/topics/procurement/notthingamshire-a-radical-way-forward/5070926.article?blocktitle=&contentID= THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd May New management structure for PLR http://www.thebookseller.com/news/new-management-structure-plr.html ITV News : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th May 2014

Public Libraries News : 5th May Editorial | Keep library users happy: don’t send them away angry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/keep-library-users-happy-dont-send-them-away-angry.html The Lincolnite : 6th May Volunteering to run libraries is a mistake, say protesters “They’ve got a statutory obligation to deliver a service and…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd May Philip Pullman leads authors condemning inadequate prison libraries Society of Authors’ letter charges justice minister Chris Grayling with failure to fulfil statutory responsibilities http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/02/philip-pullman-condemning-inadequate-prison-libraries Alyson’s Welsh Libraries Blog : 1st May New standards for Welsh…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…