Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021

Libraries deliver

CILIP has reported that after considerable preliminary cross-sector consultation, the Libraries Taskforce has published an open consultation draft document  Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021. The Ambition document sets out a vision of the value and impact of public libraries. Once finalised, Ambition will directly feed into the creation of an action plan showing how local and national government and the library profession will work together with local communities and other partners to make this shared ambition a reality.

Some very strong infographics highlight the ways in which public libraries support user needs.

In their vision for the 21st century, the report sees the purpose of the public library network as contributing to the delivery of 7 areas:
•reading and literacy
•digital literacy
•health and wellbeing
•economic growth
•culture and creativity

Feedback on the document is welcomed.