Libraries News Round-up: 29th October 2013

We are Barnsley : 29th October Big Changes Set For Town's Libraries http://www.wearebarnsley.com/mobile/news/article/3944/big-changes-set-for-towns-libraries This Is South Wales : 29th October Neath Port Talbot | Community's fight to save old library goes onlinehttp://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Community-s-fight-save-old-library-goes-online/story-20000794-detail/story.html#axzz2j5w26rxw…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th October 2013

Public Libraries News : 27th October Editorial | "No consistency of service": volunteer libraries … and Luton http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/no-consistency-of-service-volunteer-libraries-and-luton.html Public Libraries News : 27th October "The reality is very different": A volunteer library…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th October 2013

Bristol247.com : 25th October Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time  He highlighted Brent Council’s "radical" changes to library services, which he said had brought overall improvements. http://www.bristol247.com/2013/10/25/bristol-libraries-future-darkens-mayor-question-time-93913/ BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th October 2013

Swindon Advertiser : 24th October Swindon | Council launch consultation to slash £300,000 from town's library budget http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10761151.Council_launch_consultation_to_slash___300_000_from_town_s_library_budget/ Inside Moray : 24th October Councillor asked to explain why he 'misled' community over…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd October 2013

Inside Croydon : 22nd October Laing exit library business after taking over in Croydon http://insidecroydon.com/2013/10/22/laing-exit-library-business-after-taking-over-in-croydon/ Don't Privatise Libraries : 22nd October JLIS bought out by Carillion http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/jlis-bought-out-by-carillion.html Southend Standard :…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 16th October Of websites and weasel words http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/of-websites-and-weasel-words/ Good Library Guide : 20th October The English Public Library Service is Beyond Repair http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/10/the_english_pub.html This Is Devon…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th October 2013

The Star : 19th October Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372 Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408 THE INDEPENDENT : 18th…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th October 2013

CILIP : 17th October CILIP call for ministerial clarification over community-managed library ‘advice’ on gov.uk http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/cilip-call-ministerial-clarification-over-community-managed-library-advice-govuk-0 THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October Government library guidance 'hits new low' http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-library-guidance-hits-new-low.html HelenMilner.com : 16th…

Do it Yourself Libraries

The latest announcement on www.gov.uk is of huge concern. Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management. https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th October 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 14th October Neil Gaiman: Closing libraries 'is like stopping the vaccination programmes'  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/neil-gaiman-closing-libraries-is-like-stopping-the-vaccination-programmes-8879956.html Reading Agency : 14th October Neil Gaiman delivers our second annual lecture good detail…

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