Tag Archive for William Sieghart

Libraries News Round-up: 3 January 2017

Public Libraries News : 2nd January Editorial | Honours and the Year in Review  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2017/01/honours-and-the-year-in-review.html THE TIMES : 3rd January Letter | Noisy Libraries “Books and quiet study spaces have no place in William Sieghart’s brave new library world” Behind the ££Paywall 2BR Radio :…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th April Libraries Taskforce needs to act, campaigners say http://www.thebookseller.com/news/taskforce-needs-act-campaigners-say-327152 Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign : 15th April Secretary of State declines to launch an Inquiry into Lincolnshire’s library service https://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/04/15/secretary-of-state-declines-to-launch-an-inquiry-into-lincolnshires-library-service/ Pendle Today : 15th April Lancashire | Library closures…

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: 11 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th JuneWi-fi for all libraries by March 2016 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wi-fi-all-libraries-march-2016 Bromley Times : 11th JuneBromley residents urged to take a stand against ‘mass privatisation plans’http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley_residents_urged_to_take_a_stand_against_mass_privatisation_plans_1_4108232 Cambrian News : 11th JuneGwynedd | Outrage at plans to close Nefyn Libraryhttp://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/48743/Market Rasen Mail : 11th June New…

Library News Round-up: 23 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd MarchDesmond Clarke | Blog: The public side of public librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/public-side-public-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd MarchDamned if we do…http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/22/damned-if-we-do/ Bristol Post : 23rd MarchLetter | Take on young as trainees in librarieshttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/young-trainees-libraries/story-26213251-detail/story.htmlLincolnshire Echo : 23rd MarchInternal Audit of the Libraries Project to…

Library News Round-up: 20 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th MarchSieghart reveals task force digital ambitionshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-reveals-task-force-digital-ambitionsYour Thurrock : 20th MarchThurrock libraries: Read my lips: “Jobs will go”http://www.yourthurrock.com/Thurrock-libraries-Read-lips-Jobs/story-26205235-detail/story.html Clacton & Frinton Gazette : 20th MarchThurrock libraries ‘still at risk’http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11863892.Thurrock_libraries__still_at_risk_/Bristol 24/7 : 19th MarchDisappointment at Central Library decisionFragmenting the…

Library News Round-up: 19 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchRakuten to buy OverDrive for £275mhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/rakuten-buy-overdrive-275mTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchAll libraries in England to get wi-fi fundinghttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/all-libraries-england-get-wi-fi-fundingPublic Net : 18th MarchFree Wi-fi for 57 Libraries in deprived areas‘Barclays Digital Eagles’ will provide technical support at the new Wi-fi…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Sieghart Report – The latest

About 100 people packed the room for the first-ever public discussion of the Sieghart report (in the House of Commons, hosted by the All-Party parliamentary group for libraries, on 14 January). Laura Swaffield, Chair of the Library campaign, reports. Everyone,…

Library News Round-up: 8 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE -  Issue No: 1383Library News (p.28) - OBE for Staffordshire’s Janine Coxnow in all good newsagentsMorning Star Online : 8th JanuaryWilliam Sieghart’s report on the sad state of England’s public libraries dismays TONY SIMPSON http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b06b-A-tear-jerking-tractNottingham Post : 8th JanuaryLibraries are a…

Library News Round-up: 4 January 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 4th JanuaryCoffee is only the start of the future of our librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/04/future-libraries-closure-government-report Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuaryBrent Council proposes to privatise the management of its library servicehttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-council-proposes-to-privatise.html …Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuarySave Bob Lawrence Library Campaign –…

Library News Round-up: 26 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 26th DecemberThe future of Britain’s libraries: why lattes and Wi-Fi are nothing to fear I’m torn between being thrilled by the possibilities and convulsed with fear at the thought of how little the government seems to care about any of it.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/26/future-of-britains-libraries-lattes-wifiNorthern Echo…

Library News Round-up: 22 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd DecemberSeven things I’ll miss about the traditional library If they’re going to insist on monetising and modernising libraries, it’ll be the sights, sounds, smells and texts that I miss http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/seven-things-miss-traditional-library Book Trust : 22nd DecemberPhilip Ardagh | A…

Library News Round-up: 19 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 19th DecemberEditorial | Special on Sieghart: The Independent Library Reporthttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/special-on-sieghart-the-independent-library-report.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 19th DecemberJoanna Trollope | Flexible and digitised, our libraries have a bright future http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11301894/Flexible-and-digitised-our-libraries-have-a-bright-future.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 19th DecemberMuch ado about nothing…the Sieghart report? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/12/19/much-ado-about-nothing-the-sieghart-report/Barry & District News : 19th…

SIEGHART: ACTION NEEDED NOW!

Sieghart has spoken! The long-awaited independent report on England’s public libraries is out, after sitting on ministers’ desks for over two months.  But – so far – the most important bit is missing. The bit where the government says: “OK, this…

Library News Round-up: 6 November 2014

Public Interest Lawyers : 6th NovemberPress Release | Coalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiry http://www.prlog.org/12391858-coalition-minister-is-minded-to-duck-out-of-library-inquiry.html THE GUARDIAN : 6th NovemberLetter – Laura Swaffield, Chair, The Library Campaignhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1wvTWiCMAAiT54.jpg:largeTHE BOOKSELLER : 6th NovemberLibrary Campaign attacks CMS Arts Council reporthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-campaign-attacks-cms-arts-council-reportThe Library Campaign :…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 July 2014

Today’s news items, with thanks to Shirley Burnham.  Bournemouth Echo : 17th JulyFears Poole council will axe valuable mobile library service used by vulnerable residentshttp://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/districts/poole/11345362.Axing_popular_mobile_library_would_cause____uproar___/Redditch Advertiser : 17th JulyWorcestershire | Wythall Library’s future looks to have been securedhttp://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/11348719.Wythall_Library__39_s_future_looks_to_have_been_secured/Leon’s Library Blog : 17th…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th June Pubs could deliver more future library services http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pubs-could-deliver-more-future-library-services.html LGA Magazine by William Sieghart – ‘Future Libraries’ http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/first-features/-/journal_content/56/10180/6287803/NEWS Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th June Dawn of the Unread, Merrick Cockell, franchising & Sieghart’s message to the…