SLIC : 12th August
Review Explores the Role of Volunteers in Libraries
A review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services in Scotland.

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th August
Coates calls for Vaizey to be replaced as culture minister 

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th August 
Southampton residents confront council over library closures 

THE GUARDIAN : 14th August
I love the new Birmingham Library – and I hate what’s happening to it

Permaculture Magazine : 14th August
Can You Help UK Libraries?
Author Alan Gibbons, and the Waterstone’s ex-head Tim Coates, gave workable, practical examples of what can be done.
‘Permaculture’ promoting their books, so people can buy & donate them to Libraries – to “Help spread the permaculture word…”

Daily Echo : 14th August
Residents hit out at Southampton’s council chiefs over plans to shut six city libraries 

Ross Gazette : 14th August
Herefordshire | Letter | ‘Save the Library’ 

Dunfermline Press : 14th August
Consultations over future of West Fife libraries begins


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Libraries News Round-up: 19 March

The Star : 19 March How 500 volunteers are keeping Doncaster libraries afloat five years after communities took them over St Albans Review : 19 March Herts | Two state-of-the-art libraries…

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