The Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) libraries at Quirindi and Werris Creek are currently conducting a survey, in conjunction with Central Northern Regional Libraries (CNRL), to assess the services provided and to help ensure they are performing well and remaining relevant to the needs of their community
“We’d like as many people as possible, both members and non-members, to do this survey as it will help us plan for the future and community requirements. Children 12+ are also encouraged to submit the survey,” said Quirindi’s senior librarian Marcela Krasny.
“Things the survey looks at include whether the hours of operation suit your current needs, which methods you usually use to access services from your library, which online/social media platforms you would prefer the library used to engage with you, what type of events you would be interested in attending at your local library, rating the value of library collections, facilities, services and resources you’ve used in the past 12 months, what library programs/events you’ve attended over the past year and how valuable they are to you, rating the staff at your library, comments on ease of finding books and information, usefulness of the CNRL website, access to digital library resources, provision of computer/internet access, satisfaction with turnaround of reservation requests, presentation of the library buildings, availability of parking and availability of quiet spaces,” she said.
“Over the past decade or so libraries have become much more than just books and we are particularly interested in finding out which library services/resources are you aware of, including books for loan, DVDs & CDs for loan, online magazines, online eAudio and eBooks, newspapers to read, the seed library, author events, children's programs, science and technology maker programs (STEM), computers, printers, scanners, internet access / WiFi, loans from Libraries outside CNRL area and photocopying,”
“Your libraries encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us know your thoughts via the link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7JN5PWV. Data from the survey will also be used to support LPSC’s application for a State Library Infrastructure Grant to assist the redevelopment of the Quirindi Library precinct,” Ms Krasny concluded.