Fri, 06/12/2013 - 16:25
The mobile library service run by Pembrokeshire County Council, used by about 1% of the county’s population, is to be reviewed in a bid to save money.
The council has three mobile libraries, and the service has run since the 1950s.
According to the...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:30
Society of Authors chief executive Nicola Solomon [pictured] has raised concerns over a decrease in the estimated loans of Public Lending Right-registered books through the library service.
The PLR loan rate for 2014 is set to remain frozen at 6.2 pence.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has made the...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00
Louisa Young’s First World War novel My Dear I Wanted to Tell You (Harper) has been chosen as the 2014 title for Cityread London, marking the year of the war's centenary.
Meanwhile Private Peaceful by HarperCollins Childrens Books author Michael Morpurgo [pictured], also dealing with the First World War,...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 17:02
Plans to hand control of the bulk of Lincolnshire's libraries over to volunteers have been passed by Lincolnshire County Council.
Under the plans, up to 40 smaller libraries will be run by their local communities, with the council continuing to staff 15 larger libraries in central locations.
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 08:10
A move by Arts Council England to put artists into libraries to work with communities has proved controversial with library campaigners.
ACE has given a grant of £100,000 to North Yorkshire County Council's library service to fund 24 artists to be based in eight libraries to work with library users and other community...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 09:00
Children’s books dominate the newly opened Library of Birmingham’s most issued items list.
Since education activist Malala Yousafzai officially opened the £183m library on 3rd September more than 120,000 book issues have...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 09:00
Cuts-stricken Newcastle is one of four authorities chosen by the Society of Chief Librarians to take part in the Sieghart Review pilots.
Newcastle City Council joins Peterborough, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Derbyshire County...
Wed, 27/11/2013 - 06:30
Librarian Tom Roper, who helped lead the campaign against the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals attempts to rebrand itself, has been elected by CILIP members as one of four new council members to help run the body.
Tue, 26/11/2013 - 16:11
The level of cuts facing the public library service is likely to increase beyond April 2014.
This was the conclusion of a series of meetings between library campaigners, politicians and chief librarians.
While the need for more effective advocacy and positive messages about the value of libraries was highlighted, it was...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 16:08
Collaboration between libraries and publishers in the only way forwards, panellists argued at The Bookseller’s FutureBook conference today (21st November).
In a session titled “Library futures: discovery, digitisation and e-lending”, industry figures discussed how publishers and libraries could work...