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Strategic planning of library services: longer-term, evidence-based sustainable planning toolkit

Toolkit to support those looking at the strategic planning of library services.


Annex B: useful datasets

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This toolkit is designed to support portfolio holders, senior officers, council transformation teams, and library service managers. It is designed to help users to undertake, or contribute to, a robust, objective and evidence-based analysis of local need and develop a strategy to deliver a library service that will meet the needs of their local communities.

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The toolkit was developed by the Local Government Association on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce.

Published 30 August 2017
Last updated 14 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Shared services expanded

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