New research on the effectiveness and sustainability of community managed libraries released

New research on the effectiveness and sustainability of community managed libraries released

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  29th Sep 2017
A new piece of research on community libraries, commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Libraries Taskforce and conducted by SERIO has just been released.

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:Research and analysis to explore the service effectiveness and sustainability of community managed libraries in England.

The Libraries Taskforce blog offers a concise summary of the main research findings written by the research organisation, and a response to the findings

Power to Change have also written an excellent response to the research report, available here.