Round up

Librarian by Day : 18th July
You Can Not Do More With Less – Less for Libraries Means Less For Our Communities and They Deserve More
South London Press : 18th July
Criticism as libraries shake-up is approved
Lambeth council’s cabinet gave the go-ahead to its “Co-operative Libraries Plan” on Monday, but some people have said smaller libraries will suffer in the shake-up.
About My Area : 18th July
Portsmouth Launches the Nation’s Largest Ever Library Card Scheme
Manchester Evening News : 18th July
Volunteers to help run Hale libraryTwo full-time equivalent paid members of staff will remain at the library to work alongside the volunteers, and the rest have been moved to Altrincham Library.

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1583775_volunteers-to-help-run-hale-library

Halesowen News : 18th July
Dudley Halesown, Cradley and Long Lane library users invited to meeting
Controversial changes to Cradley Library will be a hot topic at a meeting for library users in Halesowen next week.
Doncaster Free Press : 18th July
Barnsley | Expanded library re-opens
The Society of Authors | via Twitter :@Soc_of_Authors : 18th July
The Society of Chief Librarians’ views on e-book lending: Library E-Book Lending Fears – Myth or Reality?
This Is Lincolnshire : 18th July
Council moves to calm fears of library closure in Skegness
Portsmouth.co.uk : 18th July
Residents will get their say on library move after petition
‘I thought we were past the days where the council would say “this is what we think is good for you” and instead we would consult people – but that is not what has taken place here.’

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