Richmond Tweed Regional Library
- Library Survey 2018
The purpose of the survey is to help Richmond Tweed Regional Library to plan for the future!
Richmond Tweed Regional Library is undertaking a region-wide community survey to inform the creation of its 10-year Strategic Plan.
In November 2017, Richmond Tweed Regional Library officially entered into its first Deed of Agreement in almost half a century. This historic occasion saw all four constituent councils – Tweed Shire, Lismore City, Byron Shire and Ballina Shire – agree to a set of fundamental guidelines which aim to provide stability, structure, and forward momentum to the future of library services on the North Coast.
The library is now undertaking community consultation to discover what residents and visitors want from their library service in the next decade.
Richmond Tweed Regional Library Communications & Engagement Support Librarian Suzy Arthur-Smith said it was essential to ask people what they need and want from their local libraries.
“We have engaged a third party organisation to conduct the survey,” Suzy explained.
“The community will be consulted in limited samples both via an online survey and a telephone study.”
Regional Library Manager Jo Carmody echoed Suzy’s sentiments, saying it was “vital” that the community was consulted to inform future planning.
“We want a library service that is modern and relevant for everyone in our community,” Jo said.
“Our communities have great ownership over a resource which provides our people with education, entertainment, opportunities, and a safe space to connect, discover and escape.”
The survey begins immediately and the community is asked to be prepared to provide honest, constructive feedback in order to provide a dynamic, informed direction for the future of library services in their area.
Thank you for your time and assistance. This market research is carried out in compliance with the Privacy Act, and the information you provided will be used only for research purposes. The research has been conducted by Micromex Research (02 4352 2388) on behalf of Richmond Tweed Regional Library.