Tag: volunteers

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd December ACE grant to library artists sparks controversy http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-grant-library-artists-sparks-controversy.html Mancunian Matters : 3rd December Is the end nigh for Greater Manchester’s libraries?  http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/031213674-end-nigh-greater-manchesters-libraries-savage-cuts-and-ailing-visitor-numbers-make ITV News : 3rd December Lincolnshire Council closing libraries to save £2 million…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th November Library cuts ‘worse in deprived north’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-cuts-worse-deprived-north.html CILIP : 28th November Damaging library cuts are wrong and dangerous http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/damaging-library-cuts-are-wrong-and-dangerous Public Libraries News : 28th November The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th November 2013

Public Libraries News : 28th November Public Lending Right (PLR) and Volunteer Libraries  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/legal/public-lending-right-plr-and-volunteer-libraries THE GUARDIAN : 28th November Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015 Study warns that authorities will have to focus…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th November Desmond Clarke:  Library strategy http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-strategy.html CILIP : 26th November CILIP Council election result  http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/four-new-members-cilip-council-elected … Nottingham Post : 26th November The smallest libraries in the county are facing changes It is expected that the libraries most…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th November 2013

Public Libraries News Speak Up For Libraries panel, 23rd November 2013 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/speak-up-for-libraries-panel-23rd-november-2013 Horncastle News : 23rd November Council set to reverse decision on library cuts The News understands the county council is under pressure to reverse a controversial decision to…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 21st November Campaigner meeting with Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group 20/11/13  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/campaigner-meeting-with-libraries-all-party-parliamentary-group-201113 Mumsnet:  ‘Self service library counters – I hate ’em (50 posts) http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1919397-Self-service-library-counters-I-hate-em Birmingham Post : 21st November Capita pockets £1.2m to create Library of Birmingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st November 2013

Keighley News : 21st November Bradford | Silsden woman’s worries over ‘lifeline’ libraries service cuts Miss Wade has written to the council opposing the proposed scrapping of the provision, which is part of the mobile library service. http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/10822977.Silsden_woman_s_worries_over____ifeline____libraries_service_cuts/ Free Press : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th November 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th November Record numbers for summer reading scheme  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/record-numbers-summer-reading-scheme.html CILIP Cymru Wales : 15th November Concerns over threats to library services in Wales raised in open letter to Minister for Culture & Sport http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/concerns-over-threats-library-services-wales-raised-open-letter-minister Inside Moray :…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th November 2013

Chad.co.uk : 11th November Nottinghamshire | Councillor: ‘Libraries will close, mark my words’ http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/county-council-budget-councillor-libraries-will-close-mark-my-words-1-6234680 Northern Scot : 11th November Moray | Library protestor pursues legal challenge http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Library-protestor-pursues-legal-challenge-11112013.htm Northern Scot : 11th November Moray | Reverse decision or legal action will follow say campaigners http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Reverse-decision-or-legal-action-will-follow-say-campaigners-11112013.htm The Scotsman :…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th November 2013

Wembley Matters : 9th November Brent’s approach to consultation – has anything changed? http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/brents-approach-to-consultation-has.html?m=1 South Wales Evening Post : 10th November Plans in place in Resolven, Briton Ferry and Blaengwynfi to save libs from closure http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Plans-place-Resolven-Briton-Ferry-Blaengwynfi/story-20057753-detail/story.html Chard & Ilminster News…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th November 2013

East London Lines : 9th November Controversial company Carillion take over Croydon’s libraries despite facing accusations for blacklisting http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2013/11/controversial-company-carillion-take-over-croydons-libraries-despite-facing-multiple-compensation-claims-for-blacklisting/ Spalding Guardian : 9th November 23,000 sign petitions to save libraries http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/23-000-sign-petitions-to-save-libraries-1-5665521 Stamford Mercury : 9th November Survey reveals scale of…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th November 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th November GLL, Bibliotheca and Lincolnshire Libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/gll-bibliotheca-and-lincolnshire.html  Manchester Evening News : 8th November Trafford | Council set to make staff take unpaid holidays in new cuts  Volunteers would also be needed to help run the borough’s 14…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd November 2013

Public Libraries News : 2nd November Why we need the Back Office: a library assistant speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-back-office-front-office/why-we-need-the-back-office-a-librarian-speaks Public Libraries News : 2nd November Co-located library downside: a trip to a Birmingham combined clinic/library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/efficiencies-2/efficiencies-co-location/co-located-library-downside-a-trip-to-a-birmingham-combined-cliniclibrary NottinghamPost.com : 2nd November Matt Styles:…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st November 2013

Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131029-gc0001.htm#13102978000371 Local Government Lawyer : 31st October Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn All Campaigners> Why not…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October CILIP calls for report into library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html Alan Gibbons : 30th October Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/ Web Wire : 31st October Arts Council England launches updated strategy http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th October 2013

CILIP : 30th October Call for Government to honour promise to publish annual review of public libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/call-government-honour-promise-publish-annual-review-public-libraries The Lincolnite : 30th October Lincolnshire people strongly opposed to library cuts, survey finds http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/10/lincolnshire-residents-strongly-oppose-library-cuts-consultation-finds/ Stamford Mercury : 30th October Lincolnshire library…