A vacancy has arisen on the Information Literacy Group committee for a Public Libraries representative to share their professional knowledge of their sector. We are
who are the users?
Anyone can use a public library at any age, which has been described as “cradle to grave” service. In Scotland, the Every Child a Library Member project encourages parents to join the library with their child at any age to encourage active participation. The information needs of the users can be as varied as the users as they come to read, to learn, to play, to relax, and to create. Having the ability to fulfil all those needs can be a challenge with diminishing budgets and staffing levels.