Essex library campaigners urge community groups to withdraw help

Essex library campaigners are warning community groups could face an “unsustainable burden” of nearly £50,000 a year if they choose to run a local library service - and are calling on more to withdraw their offers to run local libraries. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-19 21:57:18 UTC ]
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Essex libraries campaigners hit out at 'commercialisation' of service

Plans for Essex libraries by the county council have sent “alarm bells ringing” about increased commercialisation of the service, a campaign group has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-24 02:02:07 UTC ]
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Essex library campaigners prepare for action as 1,600 back petition to stop volunteer service

Library campaigners in Essex are gearing up for a county wide day of action next month, as more than 1,600 people sign a petition against plans for volunteers to run some facilities.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 05:47:04 UTC ]
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Library campaigners accuse Essex council of 'stealth' cuts

Essex library campaigners are planning new protests after accusing the council of planning library cuts “by stealth”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-16 14:49:13 UTC ]
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Essex libraries saved after council U-turn in triumph for campaigners

Essex County Council has announced it is ditching plans to close its libraries and their future is secure for the next five years following a huge community campaign, supported by authors including David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-09 00:31:48 UTC ]
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Campaigners in new bid to save Essex library services

Library campaigners are calling on Essex County Council to launch a new consultation on the future of its libraries in a new bid to save the services.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-08 10:24:45 UTC ]
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Campaign group Voices for the Library to close

Campaign group Voices for the Library is to disband due to the pressures of the workload on its members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vaizey praises library campaign groups in speech

In a speech given at the launch of the Society of Chief Librarians' (SCL) Universal Learning Offer, culture minister Ed Vaizey highlighted the "valuable" role libraries play and praised the commitment of the “remarkable” number of campaign groups fighting to keep them open. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Five Liverpool libraries 'ready for community groups'

Liverpool city council is preparing to hand over five libraries to local community groups to run, according to the Liverpool Echo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lincolnshire library campaigners urge minister to intervene

Library campaigners in Lincolnshire are continuing their fight against council cuts, submitting new evidence to the secretary of state urging them to intervene in the council's decision. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Community groups asked to take on Wakefield libraries

Community groups in West Yorkshire are banding together in an attempt to take over libraries... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campaigners question IOW council's 'community libraries'

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 15:12 The Isle of Wight council has said five libraries originally scheduled for closure last June will become "community libraries" and will not be closed. But campaigners have branded plans to hand the libraries over to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mauger to urge WI to campaign for libraries

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 24/05/2011 - 08:38 Annie Mauger, chief executive of CILIP, is to call on the Women's Institute to campaign for public libraries when she addresses the organisation's annual general meeting in Liverpool on 8th June. The WI, which has a 210,000... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report Urges Library Leaders to Address Decline in Public Library Usage Stats

In 'The Freckle Report 2021,' veteran London-based bookseller, library advocate, and former Waterstones managing director Tim Coates warns that U.S. public library usage is in decline—and he suggests library leaders must do more to reverse the slide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries

With the August recess looming and a second round of coronavirus relief in the works, $2 billion in funding for libraries hangs in the balance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 18:49:50 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: New Reader Survey Urges Publishers, Libraries to Bridge Their Data Gap

Among the stories making news this week: veteran bookseller and library advocate Tim Coates releases a reader-focused survey; more drama over Drag Queen Storytimes; and what to expect from all the talk of antitrust action in the tech sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Community Mourns John Eldred, Pioneering Founder of Midwest Tape

John Eldred, president and owner of Midwest Tape, died on May 27. In a thoughtful remembrance shared with PW, Jeff Jankowski, Eldred's partner for over 30 years at Midwest Tape, recalled Eldred as a beloved friend who combined his passion for libraries with his love for history, movies,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Working Group Calls for Change in the Library E-book Market

In a paper released this week, the American Library Association’s Joint Digital Content Working Group offered a frank assessment of the state of the library e-book market and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action as Senate Recesses Without Relief Bill

With Congress now on break until September, ALA officials are urging library supporters to keep pressing lawmakers for a pandemic relief package that includes funding for libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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