Following a successful and engaging phase one Let’s Talk Libraries consultation, the library service are pleased to return to DATPC to offer an update on progress.
Dorset Council’s new library strategy is being developed across two phases of public consultation: phase one Let’s Talk Libraries consultation took place in October 2021 to January 2022 and we heard from over 7,500 Dorset residents, partners, employees, Councillors and businesses. The draft library strategy, reflects the wealth of feedback received during phase one consultation and evidence around local need.
During the webinar we will discuss our strategy development process and introduce the draft strategy, including our vision, our mission, strategic aims and desired outcomes.
As well as introducing the draft strategy, we will walk through the work we will be completing over the summer in preparation for phase two Let’s Talk Libraries consultation. Phase two consultation will launch in the autumn; during phase two consultation we will ask our communities and partners to help refine the draft strategy, we will explore what the most important strategy outcomes are to them and what delivery could look like in their communities. This will allow us to prioritise resources and develop delivery action plans by spring 2023.
1: Session Slides
2: Briefing Note
Presented by Liz Crocker and Lisa Cotton