Tag: welsh libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018

BBC News: 21 February Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43130957 BBC News: 21 February Libraries without staff are ‘just a room full of books’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-43132731/libraries-without-staff-are-just-a-room-full-of-books Express & Star: 21 February Walsall library revamp to cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February

BBC News : 6th February One in 10 Welsh libraries are run by volunteers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38742310 BBC News : 6th February  What next for libraries as scores are shut and out-sourced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38654997 Huffington Post : 6th February Council Cuts: The Silent…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2015

BBC News : 15th OctoberNorfolk County Council budget cuts could see libraries close Almost 60% of libraries in Norfolk could close as county council bosses look to save £111m over the next three years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-34540033Shropshire Star : 15th OctoberCourt vow over Shropshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 4 September 2015

BBC Radio 6 Music 6 Music Celebrates Libraries1 hr programme – Sunday, 6th Sept at 1.00 pmhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068yfx4 DCMS : 4th SeptemberEd Vaizey MP | Share your ideas for a new cultural programmehttp://dcmsblog.uk/2015/09/share-your-ideas-for-a-new-cultural-programme/Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th SeptemberLabour’s Policy Review on Libraries; a lost opportunity?http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/labours-policy-review-on-libraries-lost.html Wirral…

Library News Round-up: 5 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th MarchGovernment promotes child library membershiphttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-promotes-child-library-membershipNorthants Herald & Post : 5th March‘Thriving’ Northampton library praised by culture minister who says donation scheme is a great idea http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/Thriving-Northampton-library-praised-culture/story-26124894-detail/story.html Palatinate : 5th MarchDurham | 90% of Collingwood College’s library stock to be removed and sold…

Library News Round-up: 31 January 2015

BBC News : 30th January ‘Too many Welsh libraries closing’ warning says ex-National Library for Wales chief http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-31064924 BBC News : 31st January Seven Cardiff libraries under threat in council cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-31058915 Lincolnshire Echo : 31st January Politics: Audit report brought…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

Library News Round-up: 6 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th JanuaryStaffs library cuts set to include mobile servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/staffs-library-cuts-set-include-mobile-serviceBirmingham Post : 6th JanuaryBritish Library could offer lifeline to Library of BirminghamA partnership with the British Library could see Birmingham’s new £188 million library become its regional centre http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/british-library-could-offer-lifeline-8394050The…

Library News Round-up: 2 January 2015

Huddersfield Examiner : 2nd JanuaryKirklees | Public meeting called to save Heckmondwike Libraryhttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/public-meeting-called-save-heckmondwike-8368849 Oxford Mail : 2nd JanuaryKennington Library revamp will start new chapterThe group relies on volunteers to help run the library but said they do not stay long enough.  … The…

Library News Round-up: 15 December 2014

Spiked Online : 15th DecemberThe future of libraries – no books, no knowledgeBut rather than responding to this challenge by remaking the case for public libraries, even in economically uncertain times, this (Carnegie UK) report throws in the towel.  http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-future-of-libraries-no-books-no-knowledge/16354#.VI8_y8lNglASouth Wales Guardian :…

Library News Round-up: 11 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th DecemberTom Tivnan | Blog – The library of the future?Tom Tivnan is the Features Editor at The Booksellerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-futureTHE GUARDIAN : 10th DecemberBirmingham turns page on glittering new library as staff and hours slashed Shock at plans for Europe’s biggest…

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: 1 December 2014

Wales Online : 1st DecemberLetter | Why we need to save our librarieshttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-monday-1-8203992 Museums Association Journal : 1st DecemberA novel approachAre flagship libraries the answer? CILIP’s Annie Mauger among those quoted http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/features/01122014-a-novel-approachWetherby News : 1st DecemberNorth Yorkshire | Will Starbeck Library have to close? http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/news/local/community-news/have-your-say-on-starbeck-library-s-future-1-6981603 Chronicle…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th June Labour’s Goodman warns on library volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labours-goodman-warns-library-volunteers.html SCL Annual Report 2013/14 http://www.goscl.com/wp-content/uploads/SCL-ANNUAL-REPORT-2013-14-final1.pdf Welsh public libraries review  Call for evidence http://wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/museumsarchiveslibraries/cymal/libraries/public-libraries-review/?skip=1&lang=en DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th June Lynne Truss | Is there still hope for public libraries?  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10875869/Is-there-still-hope-for-public-libraries.html Bromsgrove…