The Department of Housing Planning, Community and Local Government, in conjunction with the Local Government Management Agency and the Libraries Development Committee, has commenced the development of a new 5 year strategy for the public library service in Ireland. As part of their early consultation on developing the new strategy, they have invited Public Participation Networks to give some feedback on the progress of the Strategy developed to date – this is in advance of a more detailed public consultation which will take place in the Autumn.
Libraries are an important resource and civic space for individuals and communities and so it is important that the strategy caters to the changing needs of communities. PPN members are asked for their observations on the 3 thematic programmes and the 6 underpinning elements needed to deliver these programmes. More information about these can be found in the Draft Strategy Outline Form below.
Key questions are:
1. Do you feel the Thematic Programmes outlined would cover the most important services provided by libraries in your locality?
2. If not, what others in your opinion could be explored and pursued?
3. Is this likely to change significantly over the period 2018-2022?
4. Do you have any other comments/suggestions on the proposed strategy?
If you need printed copies of this form, or have any questions, please contact DLR PPN manager Laura Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 6394506