Tag: Wolverhampton

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 23 March East Sussex | Date announced for closure of seven libraries https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/date-announced-for-closure-of-seven-libraries-1-8428997 Express & Star: 23 March Wolverhampton | Penn Library officially open again after £60,000 makeover https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/penn/2018/03/23/penn-library-officially-open-again-after-60000-makeover/ Derby Telegraph: 23 March Look which city library is…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2017

Shropshire Star: 22 August Powys County Council aims to halve cost of running libraries  ‘community partnerships’ planned  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/08/22/powys-county-council-aims-to-halve-cost-of-running-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 22 August NE Lincolnshire | ‘I don’t know what I’d do without it’ – Library users urge council to shelve…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 July

Bournemouth Echo: 31 July Library staff to see their pay reduced as part of jobs “realignment” Library manager pay scales to be brought in line with those in Poole. Agreed by union. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15443222.Library_staff_to_see_their_pay_reduced_as_part_of_jobs__quot_realignment_quot_/ Lancashire Telegraph: 31 July Whalley Library set…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 July

Gazette & Herald: 21 July North Yorkshire | Celebrations mark the reopening of Norton library Now a volunteer-run library, with rooms to rent http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15409899.Celebrations_mark_the_reopening_of_library/ Blackpool Gazette: 21 July Grand opening planned for cafe Dementia-friendly cafe open is Anchorsholme Library http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/grand-opening-planned-for-cafe-1-8662216…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 February

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council : 17 February Exciting times for library mutual Dudley announce GLL as preferred bidder for outsourcing of libraries http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/february-2017/exciting-times-for-library-mutual/ Express & Star : 18 February Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/02/18/wolverhampton-libraries-bilston-could-move-from-145-year-old-home-in-major-shake-up/…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 August 2014

Sheffield librarian is ‘privileged to do a job I love that makes a difference’ “People do try to mask the fact that they can’t read, so it is really important to be aware that not everyone can.”http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/going-out/sheffield-librarian-is-privileged-to-do-a-job-i-love-that-makes-a-difference-1-6788446Potteries Eye : 18th AugustHow…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June 2014

Ciara Eastell Speech to SCL Seminar – June 5, 2014 http://www.goscl.com/wp-content/uploads/Ciaras-speech.pdf Don’t Privatise Libraries : 16th June The SCL and volunteer-led libraries http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-scl-and-volunteer-led-libraries.html West Briton : 16th June Mobile library service likely to be axed in Cornwall Cornwall has come…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June 2014

Express & Star : 14th June Editorial | Libraries are our cultural soul, now who will save them? I barely have the time to read novels as it is, let alone run a library. http://www.expressandstar.com/comment-and-opinion/2014/06/14/libraries-are-our-cultural-soul-now-who-will-save-them/ Express & Echo : 14th June Exeter’s refurbished…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th March 2014

ITV News : 28th March Children ‘pay price’ for austerity The Children’s Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, warns that the poorest families are being hit by welfare cuts and that children are affected by library closures … http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-03-28/children-pay-price-for-austerity/ Express &…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th March 2014

Horncastle News : 8th March Letter | Lincolnshire County Councillors should give up their expenses http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-county-councillors-should-give-up-their-expenses-1-5919649 Stamford Mercury : 7th March Letter | ‘Out of touch’ over libraries plans Whatever happened to democracy in Lincolnshire ? If it is not already dead, it is…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January Thirty Leicestershire libraries under threat http://www.thebookseller.com/news/thirty-leicestershire-libraries-under-threat.html Yinnon Ezra, Libraries Advisor, has left the DCMS His final Blog for CLOA http://blog.cloa.org.uk/2014/01/07/is-it-that-time-already/ Express & Star : 8th January Wolverhampton library-users’ dismay at plans to cut opening hours…

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: 23rd October 2013

Ealing Today : 23rd October New Management For Ealing’s Libraries http://www.ealingtoday.co.uk/shared/ealibrarychange001.htm Local Guardian : 23rd October John Laing Integrated Services bought out just weeks after taking control of Croydon libraries http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10755374.Council_contractor_bought_out_just_weeks_after_taking_control_of_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 22 October Croydon Libraries under new…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 24th July Children ‘too distracted by technology to listen to stories’ It has revamped its library and introduced a Jackanory-style “storytelling   space” to encourage teachers, librarians and visiting authors to read aloud   to young children. Miss Kelleher…

Library News Round-Up: 21st January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE GUARDIAN : 18th January Privatised public services pose ‘significant new risk’ to public ethics…

Library News Round-Up: 28th December 2012

Reproduced here, with kind permission of Shirley Burnham. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter Bolton News : 28th December Big drop in lending after library axe Now, the first council report published on the impact of…