26 September 2023

Libraries book survey to grow services

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Libraries ACT has launched a survey calling for feedback from Canberra’s multicultural community to inform its future services.

In a statement, the libraries said the survey was developed to understand how different cultural and linguistically diverse groups used their current services, programs and resources.

“Are you a person whose first language is not English?” Libraries ACT asked.

“Were you, or your parents, born outside of Australia?” it asked.

“If so, we’d like to hear from you to help us inform our future services.”

Libraries ACT said the survey covered the main languages spoken at home; the level of English language skills; languages spoken other than English; how people used Libraries ACT technology and online services; and how often they used library resources.

The Agency said help to complete the survey was available from local libraries.

It said the survey launch followed the release of the Agency’s Libraries ACT: Imagine 2030 project which called on Canberrans to help write the future of the city’s nine public libraries in a new co-design process.

Minister for Transport and City Services, Chris Steel said the Agency’s project sought to understand what people valued about their libraries, what they wanted to use them for and how libraries could continue as valuable community hubs in the years ahead.

Libraries ACT’s survey can be accessed at this PS News link.

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