THE GUARDIAN : 8th October
Politics and the art of persuasion
Officers must understand the political reality in which members have to operate. My head of service once masterminded the award of a significant government grant to our authority, to upgrade a dozen libraries. However …

Chronicle Live : 8th October
Gateshead library staff shouldering the burden of welfare changes
“…. We aren’t complaining about that but we do think that maybe if our budgets are being severely cut then perhaps there is an argument that we are getting to be good at [helping with online tasks] and we have the facilities but perhaps not the resources to fund it.”

EDP24 : 8th October
Norfolk | Council bosses insist that libraries will remain open – as donation boxes spark concern over their future

Louth Leader : 8th October
Councillor’s call for new libraries option to be considered
County Coun Steve Palmer, Lincolnshire Independent spokesman for libraries, wants all libraries to not only stay open, but kept in the control of the authority and run with professional staff. 

North Devon Gazette : 8th October
Plans to save Devon library service given the go ahead
The council wants to set up pilot projects with 10 communities to help shape the new organisation, while it is also going to investigate transferring the library service to a trust or ‘mutual’ charitable organisation that would run it on behalf of the council.

North Devon Journal : 8th October
Appledore author gives ‘two cheers’ to libraries consultation report

Loughborough Echo : 8th October
Leicestershire | Communities strategy considered 
“We believe that communities can work with us to both help themselves and others and to run some of these services, such as libraries.”

Denbighshire Free Press : 8th October
Fears that cutting archive office days will hurt town


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Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1427 Library News: Surrey (p.34) In all good newsagents Bromley Times : 14th September Unite hails ‘significant victory’ as group pulls out of community library takeovers…

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