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UK libraries in the news | 13 Jun 2018

UNISON warns that students could be disadvantaged by a plan to use pupils and volunteers to run school libraries,

Parents assisting a part-time school librarian angry being used as an example to promote students running libraries,  

UK library workers outrage over SCL deal with the Home Office,

Call for update on Barnet libraries refused despite concerns about staffless access, loss of study areas and impact on youth,

Locality call for Government’s financial support for Community Ownership Fund,

 Only 13% have signed up to Sth Gloucestershire’s staffless ‘open access’ scheme for libraries,

Oxfordshire promotes volunteer-run library model,

Hampshire’s refurbishment of Totton Library includes self-service kiosks and rentable spaces,

Plans for Kettering Council to buy two libraries in Northamptonshire to rent to community groups to run,

Plans to shorten opening hours in Derby Library could mean end to clubs run there…

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UK libraries in the news | 29 May 2018

Radical Librarians Collective condemn the deal between the Society of Chief Librarians and UK Visas and Immigration,

More co-location for library and discovery centre in Hampshire,

Langney Community Library Group plan to take on the running of a library in East Sussex,

Plans in Greenwich for a temporary library while Plumstead Library is renovated, 

Wellington Library Friends Group hold meeting on May 31 and remind residents to respond to Somerset’s library consultation…

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