A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Public Libraries News : 5th May
One volunteer library, many questions: Walcot Library and matters arising

Irish Independent : 6th May
Libraries forced to close for days amid staff shortage crisis

This Is Nottingham : 4th May
‘Fantastic’ librarian Laura in running for top award
She said: “Many of our students have poor literacy skills, which mean they have problems accessing some of the curriculum.”

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Libraries News Round-up: 7 February

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February NLT analysis exposes England's literacy 'crisis'  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-research-probes-englands-literacy-problems-480351 BBC News : 7th February New plans to save two Birmingham libraries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38896837 ITV News : 7th February …

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