Round up

ACE: Libraries should be ‘hub’ of communities Campaign for the Book : 23rd May
Newsletter | “Envisioning” the decline of the public library service

Library Campaign : 23rd May
ACE Libraries report launched – Missing in action? 
inc. link to Report

CILIP : 23rd May
Press Release | Call for political leadership on Libraries

SCL : 23rd May
SCL Welcomes Arts Council’s Envisioning Report : 23rd May
Libraries must remain community hubs despite technological change, report says
inc quote from Ed Vaizey MP 

BBC News : 23rd May
Sefton Council approves plans to close seven libraries

Liverpool Echo : 23rd May
Seven libraries to close by end of year, confirm Sefton Council
Council still open to community groups taking over, but campaigners fear being too late to act

Crosby Herald : 23rd May
Sefton | Council report recommends closure of libraries in Crosby and Litherland

Evesham Observer : 23rd May
Broadway | More details given to help decide library future 
“It’s now up to the community to pull together to maintain the building and create a flexible exciting hub that really meets the needs of our community.”

Liverpool Echo : 22nd May
Sefton | Merseyside library cull could lead to 40 (frontline) staff redundancies
A report to councillors tells how between 16 and 19 full-time posts would be lost, but because the bulk of library staff are part-time that would put up to 40 people at risk of redundancy. & Argus : 22nd May
New library to be built in Bradford city centre & Argus : 22nd May
Leading Article | New chapter for library services

BBC News : 22nd May
Business | Paperless public libraries switch to digital

Brent & Kilburn Times : 22nd May
Council agree to work with campaigners in Kensal Rise Library battle
During the meeting the council conceded they had made mistakes in their previous running of the libraries but insisted they were keen to work with the community going forward.

The Save Kensal Rise Library Survey : 22nd May

Ealing Gazette : 22nd May
Private company set to run Ealing libraries

They Work For You | Hansard 20th May
Public Lending Right (PLR) – the Minister responds to a Parliamentary Q from Dan Jarvis MP 

They Work For You | Hansard 20th May
Audio-book loans – the Minister responds to a Parliamentary Q from Dan Jarvis MP

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