Ambition & opportunity: a strategy for public libraries in Scotland 2015-2020

October 30, 2015

Tagged with: Good practice, Stategic planning

“This strategy is a catalyst for the changes which are necessary to ensure that the service remains meaningful and useful to citizens, is cost-effective and reflects the policy aims of local and Scottish Government. By addressing the particular needs of their communities, public libraries contribute to the effectiveness of local government in meeting their Single Outcome Agreements and helping to meet the national policy goals set out in the National Performance Framework.” [p13]

There are six strategic aims:

  1. Reading, literacy and learning
  2. Digital inclusion
  3. Economic wellbeing
  4. Social wellbeing
  5. Culture and creativity
  6. Excellent public services.
For each strategic aim, the report makes recommendations, and links to relevant national outcomes and indicators.Ambition & opportunity: a strategy for public libraries in Scotland 2015-2020