Tag Archive for Wifi

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August

Ham & High: 1 August Save Barnet Libraries campaign sees first victory after protest as culture ministry registers formal complaint http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/politics/save-barnet-libraries-campaign-sees-first-victory-after-protest-as-culture-ministry-registers-formal-complaint-1-5131185 Blackpool Gazette: 1 August Lancashire | Volunteer dream fading but library will still re-open Thornton Library likely to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April

The Gazette: 14 April Lancashire | Warning over library bid ‘chaos’ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/warning-over-library-bid-chaos-1-8493776 Big Issue: 14 April Government considers inquiry into library closures http://www.bigissue.com/news/government-considers-inquiry-library-closures/ Get Reading: 14 April Cost-cutting hits Reading libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/cost-cutting-hits-reading-libraries-12885537 Yorkshire Evening Post: 14 April Free wi-fi switched…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th SeptemberCILIP votes overwhelmingly against ‘amateurisation’ of library service http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-votes-against-amateurisation-library-service-313284Leon’s Library Blog : 25th SeptemberCilip AGM 2015 http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/25/cilip-agm-2015/ SCL : 25th September Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries http://www.ascel.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/public/Libraries%20extend%20welcome%20to%20refugees%20and%20migrants.pdfShropshire Star :…

Library News Round-up: 27 August 2015

CILIP : 27th AugustCILIP calls on Councils to consider social & economic impact of library cuts when balancing the booksResponding to the Department for Communities & Local Government’s release of the provisional 2014/15 annual income and expenditure figures for Local…

Library News Round-up: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with Lincolnshire CC as authority blames Save Lincs Libraries for “wasting”…

Library News Round-up: 8 July 2015

PRIVATE EYE : Issue No. 1396Library News (p.35) | Ed Vaizey, Wifi and library closuresAvailable in newsagents Common Space : 8th JulyKnowledge is power: grassroots campaign in Fife to defend libraries from closurehttps://www.commonspace.scot/articles/1839/knowledge-is-power-grassroots-campaign-in-fife-to-defend-libraries-from-closurePublic Libraries News : 7th JulyHang on, we’ve seen this…

Library News Round-up: 5 January 2015

Wales Online : 5th JanuaryCardiff | Write a ‘love letter’ to your library – author’s plea to help save capital city’s serviceshttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/write-love-letter-your-library-8386545 Gazette Live : 5th JanuaryStockton | Take a tour of Billingham’s new £2.7m library and customer service centre http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/view-take-tour-billinghams-new-8384552Cable.co.uk : 5th JanuaryPublic wi-fi won’t lift…

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…

Over to you, Ed!

The Sieghart report on public libraries has sat on the minister’s desk for over a month. No sign of publication. Maybe it’s because the minister (Ed Vaizey) is waiting until he can publish it alongside news of what he’s going…

Library News Round-up: 30 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 30th OctoberGovernment turns 1,000 public buildings into WiFi hotspotshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/11197617/Government-turns-1000-public-buildings-into-WiFi-hotspots.html Vaizey: Public-building wi-fi cash will keep cities ‘internationally competitive’ - 30th Octoberhttps://www.cable.co.uk/news/vaizey-public-building-wi-fi-cash-will-keep-cities-internationally-competitive-700000196/The Star : 30th OctoberMinister ‘not minded’ to order inquiry into Sheffield library takeoverhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/minister-not-minded-to-order-inquiry-into-sheffield-library-takeover-1-6925187Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberAuthors plan…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

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…