The expert panel undertaking the review of public libraries in Wales on behalf of the Minister for Culture and Sport have just issued a call for written evidence. Further details about the review and how to submit evidence is available online on the CyMAL division web pages.
The panel has invited responses to the following questions:
- What services should public libraries provide in the future to meet the changing needs of the people of Wales?
- What should be the roles and functions of the public library workforce in the future?
- How can libraries in Wales work together in the future to offer an efficient and effective library service on a local, regional and national basis?
- Do we require a new legislative framework and/or delivery model for public library services in Wales?
The panel will produce a report for the Minister later in the year. A full public consultation on the report and its recommendations will then follow. Terms of reference and how to respond are on the web pages. Deadline: 20 June 2014.
Note: “If you have contributed to the National Assembly of Wales’ Communities Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into public libraries, and your response is available on the inquiry website, you do not need to resubmit it for this review.”