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
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/05/one-volunteer-library-many-questions-walcot-library-and-matters-arising.html

Irish Independent : 6th May
Libraries forced to close for days amid staff shortage crisis
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/libraries-forced-to-close-for-days-amid-staff-shortage-crisis-29244153.html

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.”
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Fantastic-librarian-Laura-running-award/story-18889687-detail/story.html

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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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