Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January
Report to recommend £20m digital investment in libraries 

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/report-recomment-20m-digital-investment-libraries-319894

The Knowledge Exchange : 8th January
Digital leadership: how should digital be represented at board level?
Reading Room is is a digital consultancy that identifies opportunities, creates experiences and builds systems to help clients benefit from technological change
http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/08/digital-leadership-how-should-digital-be-represented-at-board-level/

Accrington Observer : 8th January
Lancashire Disabled woman’s fear as axe hovers over ‘lifeline’ libraries 
http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/local-news/disabled-womans-fear-axe-hovers-10697365

Brixton Buzz : 8th January
Lambeth | Internal Labour opposition to book-ish gyms grows as local Labour branch meetings pass motions condemning the move
http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2016/01/internal-labour-opposition-to-book-ish-gyms-grows-as-local-labour-branch-meetings-pass-motions-condemning-the-move/ 

Blackpool Gazette : 8th January
£5m more in cuts: Blackpool’s libraries and leisures centres could now be at risk 
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/5-more-in-cuts-blackpool-s-libraries-and-leisures-centres-could-now-be-at-risk-1-7662999

Bristol 24/7 News : 8th January
Bristol Central Library to be closed in March 
…. as work is carried out to prepare the basement for the Cathedral Primary School.
http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/education/bristol-central-library-to-be-closed-in-march

Isle of Man Today : 8th January
Library turns over a new leaf
‘There is a school of thought that would suggest libraries have limited or no place in the digital age. This is not a view held by the council, which sees the library as an asset very much at the heart of the community.’
http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/library-turns-over-a-new-leaf-1-7661013

Uckfield News : 8th January
Your chance to comment on proposed cuts to Uckfield library opening hours and across East Sussex
http://uckfieldnews.com/your-chance-to-comment-cuts-uckfield-library-opening-hours/

The Courier : 8th January
Council urged to ‘see sense’ on Fife libraries’ future
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/council-urged-to-see-sense-on-fife-libraries-future-1.918742

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