Tag: Wirral libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

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: 20 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th JulyApp could turn America’s poor into lifelong readersWhile the UK quibbles over library ebook lending, American publishers are teaming up with charities and libraries to give away thousands of ebooks to low-income students. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/20/app-americas-poor-lifelong-readersTHE BOOKSELLER : 20th…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

Library News Round-up: 14 February 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 14th FebruaryNick Worth : Changing Lincolnshire’s library set-ups isn’t arbitrary – we must find a way to save £2mhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/POLITICS-Changing-Lincolnshire-s-library-set-ups/story-26015351-detail/story.html Louth Leader : 14th FebruaryLetter | Council have lost the plot over librarieshttp://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/letters/letter-council-have-lost-the-plot-over-libraries-1-6580369 Liverpool Echo : 13th FebruarySeacombe Library is occupied as protesters battle against…

Library News Round-up: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th FebruaryLincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967Harlow Star : 9th FebruaryEssex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekershttp://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html Guardian Series : 9th FebruaryEssex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Libraryhttp://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/Jackie Morris : 8th FebruaryFighting TalkJackie Morris is…

Library News Round-up: 6 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th FebruaryNational digital library network gets £30k fundinghttp://thebookseller.com/news/national-digital-library-network-gets-30k-fundingTHE GUARDIAN : 6th FebruaryGo digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/go-digital-by-all-means-but-dont-bring-the-venture-capitalists-in-to-do-itArts Council England : 6th FebruaryTravels in My TardisTo mark National Libraries…

Library News Round-up: 30 January 2015

Get Bucks : 30th JanuaryBuckinghamshire libraries aim to be ‘heart of communities’If he was correctly quoted, this “Library Services Manager” makes some astonishing statements http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/buckinghamshire-libraries-aim-heart-communities-8548335Wirral Globe : 30th JanuaryCouncil leader blasts ministers in row over Wirral library cutshttp://m.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11761614.Council_leader_blasts_ministers_in_row_over_Wirral_library_cuts/Brixton Buzz : 30th JanuaryLambeth Council…

Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th NovemberSieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-serviceParliament | CMS Committee : 5th NovemberWork of Arts Council Englandhttp://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htmWigan Today : 4th NovemberCouncil reclaims public buildingsRunning of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

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: 23 October 2014

BBC News : 22nd OctoberWales should have ‘national’ library service, say experts Ministers said financial strains on public services meant the current model was “unlikely to survive”.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-29726742DAILY EXPRESS : 23rd OctoberHospital volunteers ‘should get £200 off their council tax’Libraries mentionedhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/526243/Hospital-volunteers-200-off-council-taxHowever, please also…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 September 2014

Facebook : 17th SeptemberLetter from Ed Vaizey to Sheffield Councilhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.386268241527465.1073741832.267181170102840&type=1 BBC News : 17th SeptemberDevon | Ashburton Library could move into post officehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29228424The Economist : 17th SeptemberPublic Libraries: Shelvedhttp://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/09/public-librariesTom Roper’s Weblog : 17th SeptemberWas the CILIP Governance Review conducted ‘in plain sight’?http://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2014/09/was-the-cilip-governance-review-conducted-in-plain-sight.htmlPublic Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July 2014

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 11th JulyInside the Library Judicial Review – A Campaigner Reportshttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/11/inside-the-libraryjudicialreview-a-campaigner-reports/ Grimsby Telegraph : 11th JulyOutcry at libraries shake-up proposals affecting Humberston, Scartho, Willows, Grant Thorold, Nunsthorpe & Laceby http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Outcry-libraries-shake-plan/story-21450514-detail/story.html Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th JulyLibrary workers on #J10Strike http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/library-workers-on-j10strike.html Wirral Globe :…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2014

Liverpool Echo : 17th June Many of Wirral libraries at risk of closure under council plans http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/many-wirral-libraries-risk-closure-7282695 Wirral Globe : 16th June Community groups asked to takeover management of Wirral libraries http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11280221.Community_groups_asked_to_takeover_management_of_Wirral_libraries/ THE BOOKSELLER : 17th June Librarians launch crowdfunded…