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Libraries News Round-up: 30 June 2016

Northern Echo : 30th June Campaigners say Darlington deserves better after council agrees to cuts http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14591161.Campaigners_say_the_Darlington_deserves_better_after_council_agrees_to_cuts/ Blackpool Gazette : 30th June VIDEO | Pupil power! Youngsters hit the streets with ‘Save our Libraries’ message http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/pupil-power-in-battle-to-save-libraries-1-7990259 Blackpool Gazette : 30th June…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June 2016

CILIP : 23rd June CILIP to work alongside Speak Up for Libraries group as independent supporter http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-work-alongside-speak-libraries-group-independent-supporter Speak Up for Libraries – Update : 23rd June http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/speak-up-for-libraries-update/ Libraries Taskforce : 23rd June Guest post | Soul of the City: a vision for the…

Library News Round-up: 6 December 2014

Express & Star : 6th DecemberThousands sign petitions over Staffordshire libraries cutbackshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/06/thousands-sign-petitions-over-staffordshire-libraries-cutbacks/ Wells Journal : 6th DecemberSomerset | Wells library survives closure threat http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Wells-library-survives-closure-threat/story-25120058-detail/story.htmlWestern Telegraph : 5th DecemberPembroke Dock library hours reduction concerns“It’s the thin edge of the wedge, so much has been taken…

Library News Round-up: 22 October 2014

Welsh Government Press Release : 22nd OctoberLibraries | Transformational approach needed includes link to Expert Reviewhttp://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/cultureandsport/2014/141022-future-libraries/?lang=en & link to Expert Review @Express & Star : 22nd OctoberDismay as Wolverhampton health & library hub shelved after talksWolverhampton City Council has now shelved the plans, leaving residents…

Library News Round-up: 17 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th October Ministers don’t ‘get’ culture, says 2012 Games scriptwriter “Now Eton is closing the libraries” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/11168564/Ministers-dont-get-culture-says-2012-Games-scriptwriter.html Coventry Telegraph : 17th October ‘School libraries play a huge part in pupils’ education’  Vicky Wayman is a former journalist…

Libraries News Round up: 3 October 2014

Public Libraries News : 2nd OctoberAn idea for free: how libraries can be a vital radar for other council serviceshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/10/an-idea-for-free-how-libraries-can-be-a-vital-radar-for-other-council-services.htmlSouth Swindon Labour : 3rd OctoberJim Robbins: West Swindon Library is under threatGLL, the new operators, have announced that they want…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 16th AugustThe woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf“I wanted to make people aware of libraries as an ecosystem that are threatened in the same way as coral reefs.”http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/16/phyllis-rose-the-shelf-library-bookLeon’s Library Blog…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th AugustCILIP names 2014 library staff of the year http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-names-2014-library-staff-year.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 12th AugustEdinburgh Festival Review | Spine: angry blast at society that denies knowledgeUnexpectedly moving and bubbling with anger, this is a play with backbone which asks urgent questions:…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 July 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 30th JulyKirklees set to close 24 of its 26 libraries PLN data cited.  Ann Cleeves, Alan Gibbons and Ian Anstice are quoted. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/30/kirklees-close-24-26-libraries-cutsBBC News : 30th JulyCornwall mobile library service cut to one van http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-28567947Swindon Advertiser :…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 July 2014

BBC News : 23rd JulyLibraries ‘crucial’ for local life, people tell Welsh Assembly inquiryhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-28423522ITV News : 23rd JulyLibraries ‘much more than books’ for Welsh communitieshttp://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2014-07-23/libraries-much-more-than-books-for-welsh-communities/ National Assembly for Wales : July 2014Report – Public Libraries in Waleshttp://www.assemblywales.org/bus-home/bus-business-fourth-assembly-laid-docs/cr-ld9868-e.pdf?langoption=3&ttl=CR-LD9868%20-%20Report%20by%20the%20Communities%2C%20Equality%20and%20Local%20Government%20Committee%20on%20public%20libraries%20in%20WalesWales Online : 23rd JulyFancy…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2014

Save Lincs Libraries : 18th JulyPress Release : Public Interest Lawyershttp://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/07/18/high-court-quashes-decision-of-lincolnshire-county-council-to-close-libraries/Malvern Gazette : 19th JulyWorcestershire | Library changes could have been far worse, says council leaderCouncillor Adrian Hardman says the only reason no libraries are earmarked for closure is because of massive…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June 2014

North Devon Journal : 19th June All libraries face changes in light of proposed cuts warns councillor  A councillor has warned that even libraries presumed safe from cuts could face changes. http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/libaries-face-changes-light-proposed-cuts-warns/story-21262951-detail/story.html Stoke Sentinel : 19th June Staffordshire County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th March 2014

Croydon Guardian : 13th March Private contractor Carillion makes 11 Croydon library employees redundant http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/11076289.Contractor_hired_to_run_libraries_makes_11_employees_redundant/ THE BOOKSELLER : 13th March Direct-selling on agenda at APS conference Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim Godfray fretted over e-lending by libraries damaging booksellers’ business models,…

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: 19th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th September ‘No confidence’ Vaizey vote this Saturday http://www.thebookseller.com/news/no-confidence-vaizey-vote-saturday.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 19th September No confidence motion in Ed Vaizey Alan’s opinion piece http://alangibbons.net/2013/09/no-confidence-motion-in-ed-vaizey/ Ledbury Reporter : 19th September Live blog: Updates from today’s Herefordshire Council cabinet…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th April 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 April Public Leaders Network | Public sector procurement: fear of fraud http://www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2013/apr/12/public-sector-procurement-corruption-safeguards The…