Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister

Michael Ellis has been confirmed as the new libraries minister at the department of digital, culture, media and sport, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle last week. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael Joseph sends Jojo Moyes book to every library

Michael Joseph is supplying a free copy of Jojo Moyes’ new novel to every library that wants one to mark the start of Libraries Week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-08 08:37:15 UTC ]
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Libraries minister Wilson loses his seat

The future of the government’s libraries brief has been thrown into doubt after libraries minister Rob Wilson lost his seat in Thursday’s General Election. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scotland’s First Deputy Minister 'intends' national school libraries policy

Scotland’s First Deputy Minister has declared an intention to develop a national policy on school libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries minister visits Lancashire over cuts

Libraries minister Rob Wilson met with Lancashire County Council this week as part of an investigation into the council’s controversial plans to close 28 libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shadow culture minister and CILIP push for Swindon libraries intervention

Shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan [pictured] has called on the Secretary of State for Culture, Karen Bradley, to intervene in Swindon Council’s plans to close two thirds of the borough's libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New libraries minister stresses community action

New libraries minister Rob Wilson has said his existing role as minister for civil society "overlaps" with his new libraries brief, both in the aim of encouraging volunteering and community action and in developing new governance models including mutuals, trusts and co-operatives. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Birmingham Council confirms 'pause' on library book fund

Birmingham City Council has confirmed it is making cuts to the number of books it will buy for libraries, after libraries in the area asked members of the public to donate titles.   In a statement, city councillor Penny Holbrook told The Bookseller the council is stopping its book fund.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-13 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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Devon confirms mutual move for libraries

Devon will become the latest authority to move its library over to a new community-owned mutual organisation. Councillors approved the plans at a cabinet meeting yesterday (11th March), following in the footsteps of other councils, including Suffolk and the City of York. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cardiff library reprieve, but Birmingham cuts confirmed

Libraries in Cardiff have seen a reprieve from the city council, but major cuts to the Library of Birmingham are to go ahead. The ruling Labour group in Cardiff has confirmed that the seven libraries in the city that faced having their funding withdrawn will continue to be run and operated by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library protests planned for Cardiff while Lincolnshire confirms cuts

Protestors in Cardiff will use National Libraries Day this weekend to raise awareness of cuts facing the city's library service. Campaigners in Birmingham have already announced their own plans to protest on the day, forming a human chain "hugging" the threatened Library of Birmingham.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IWM confirms library cutbacks

The Imperial War Museums are to continue delivering a library service to the public and academics, but there will be cutbacks to the research access it offers and a charge will be introduced for researchers, the museum announced today (2nd February). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out with Michael Kelley: How Libraries Preserve E-books

As the ebook market develops on a licensed-access model, librarians caution that we are tumbling toward a digital memory hole in which large portions of our literary heritage could one day be lost altogether. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shadow culture minister condemns Lincolnshire library cuts

The shadow culture minister has condemned library cuts in Lincolnshire, branding the plans as... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out With Michael Kelley: The Digital Public Library of America

When it was first proposed, the Digital Public Library of America—a visionary project that aims to make discoverable and accessible online the gems of local library collections nationwide—drew many questions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out with Michael Kelley: Small Libraries Make a Big Impact

Big libraries get all the attention. But in late September of 2013, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issued an interesting report on small and rural libraries in the United States. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Libraries Day 2013 confirmed for 9th February

The third National Libraries Day will run on Saturday 9th February 2013. A proposal to shift... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New shadow libraries minister condemns closures

Recently appointed shadow libraries minister Dan Jarvis has condemned "mindless closures... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Closure confirmed for Herts School Library Service

Hertfordshire county council has voted through the closure of its school library service. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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