Survey results help plan for the future

Staff writer
January 25, 2013 01:00 AM

The Gibsons and District Public Library has concluded its highly successful community survey.

The information gathered is now being used by the library board and staff in a strategic planning process that will set the library's direction over the next several years.

Nearly 1,500 people responded to the survey - 1,110 current library users and 382 non-users.

Board chair Donna McMahon said she was "especially pleased that we achieved statistically relevant numbers of responses from all electoral areas."

Survey results indicated that the overwhelming majority of community members are very pleased with the library.

Suggestions for changes and improvements included continuing to expand the collection, investing in additional digital resources and offering training in new library technologies.

In October, the library welcomed its new chief librarian Tracey Therrien, who arrived from Smithers just in time to offer her wealth of experience to the strategic planning process.

The library will hold its annual general meeting at the library on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Everyone who holds a current library card is a member of the library association and is eligible to vote.

More information about the library and its board, can be found at:

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