The research gives a comprehensive picture of community libraries in England today, covering their operations, structures, governance, performance, service offering, finances, sustainability and more and covers a wide range of operating models. You can read the full report here:
If the full report seems a little weighty then the Libraries Taskforce blog offers a concise summary of the main research findings written by the research organisation:
This has been followed by a further post from the Libraries Taskforce explaining how they’ll be responding to the research findings:
And Power to Change have written an excellent response to the research report that is also well worth a read:
There’s lots here, but we think it’s well worth taking the time to read about the research and how the Libraries Taskforce are responding to it.