Monthly Archives: January 2012

GCC’s new consultation survey – ‘baffling’, ‘manipulative’ and ‘full of assumptions and loaded questions’

As part of consultation on their re-drawn library strategy GCC have worked with a private consultation company to design a survey, which is available online and in libraries. The survey can be downloaded here: GCC_0018 QUESTIONNAIRE_PRINT We sent a link to the … Continue reading

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GCC’s new library consultation – roadshow dates and survey now available

Following the announcement of the new draft library strategy, GCC will be conducting a new six-week consultation process starting today (30th January). As part of this process, a series of consultation roadshows (where people can ask questions about the plans … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day in Gloucestershire – Programme of events

In celebration of National Libraries Day on Saturday 4th February, library users have arranged a programme of events around the county to celebrate our libraries and their value to our local communities: Bishops Cleeve: ‘Flying Author’ visit from Russell James … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire’s Rural/Community Mobile Libraries – the facts behind the fiction

John Holland writes If you look at the GCC Cabinet report on the new library strategy (page 20), or in more detail at pages 65-69 of GCC’s Context and User Needs Assessment, you can read what GCC wants you to … Continue reading

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The Flying Authors return to the skies – National Libraries Day in Gloucestershire

Following the fantastic events nationwide on 5th February 2011, a second National Libraries Day has been planned for Saturday 4th February 2012. Last year, library users arranged events at every public library in Gloucestershire which was open on the day, leading … Continue reading

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‘Partnership means respecting and listening’ – Views from Matson and Hesters Way

Library users in Matson, Hesters Way and Tuffley have been celebrating the news that under GCC’s revised proposals, they will retain a public library service in their community. Under GCC’s original proposals (ruled unlawful in November 2011), all three of … Continue reading

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Report of 20th January GCC Cabinet meeting – New library proposals appproved

On Friday 20th January, the GCC Cabinet met to discuss their newly released second attempt at a library strategy. Former Assistant Head of the Gloucestershire library service and FoGL member John Holland attended the meeting, and has written this report of … Continue reading

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