Libraries News Round-up: 7 March

The Guardian : 7 March Councils are facing bankruptcy – is this the end of public service? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/councils-local-authorities-bankruptcy-public-service Huddersfield Examiner : 7 March Kirklees: Developer offers new library for Mirfield - if he can turn…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March

Blackpool Gazette : 6 March Lancashire | Hopes high as library rescue plans discussed at County Hall Bids received from groups to run two libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hopes-high-as-library-rescue-plans-discussed-at-county-hall-1-8423377 Jesmond Local : 6 March Tyne & Wear…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March

Plymouth Herald : 5 March 'Read-in' protest against plans to close Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/read-in-protest-against-plans-to-close-plymouth-library/story-30181294-detail/story.html York Press : 5 March £500,000 for Haxby Memorial Hall plans The city council is planning to…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March

The Guardian : 2 March World Book Day: Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/mar/02/without-libraries-and-librarians-we-are-less-human-and-more-profoundly-alone Daily Echo : 2 March More than a dozen Hampshire libraries closed…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March

The Bookseller : 28 February Libraries 'crucial' for the nation's engagement in literature, says RSL http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rsl-report-finds-libraries-crucial-nations-engagement-literature-499471 Fife Today : 1 March Farewell to Kinghorn's librarian Community-led library to open in its place…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February

Herald Scotland : 27 February Rosemary Goring: To axe librarians is to treat learning with utter contempt http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15121547.Rosemary_Goring__To_axe_librarians_is_to_treat_learning_with_utter_contempt/  View News : 28 February Devon | Brand new Ottery St Mary…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February

Basildon Echo : 27 February £1.5million regeneration will see library and community centre move http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15119451.__1_5million_regeneration_will_see_library_and_community_centre_move/ Evening Times : 27 February Glasgow librarians share gong for helping city fall in love…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool The Bookseller | 23 February Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831 Plymouth…

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:…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 February

Bath Chronicle : 15 February Bath and North East Somerset Council WILL consult over Bath Central Library move http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-and-north-east-somerset-council-will-consult-over-bath-central-library-move/story-30139722-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 16 February Library jobs under threat to save…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February

The Bookseller : 14 February West Berkshire to axe half its library staff http://www.thebookseller.com/news/west-berkshire-axe-half-its-library-staff-487126 Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal : 14 February Bath & NE Somerset | Waterloo Road’s new Surgery, Library and Children’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February

The Bookseller : 14 February Graeme Macrae Burnet backs campaign against Scottish library cuts Macrae Burnet is backing the CILIPS Libraries Matter campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/graeme-macrae-burnet-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-487071 Plymouth Herald : 14 February Closure of library would mean…

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