The rise of super libraries is an example of the growing inequality in the provision of libraries across the country. These inequalities are especially evident in rural areas, where pressures to rationalise library services are often greatest. In efforts to make their expenditure go further, many local councils have begun to centralise under-used services into multi-use hubs.While understandable, the pitfalls of this approach mean that services can become less accessible, particularly for vulnerable and more socially isolated residents.
What is necessary for libraries to prosper/
1. Place the library as the hub of a community
2. Make the most of digital technology and creative media
3. Ensure resilience and sustainability
4. deliver the right skills