Our first Zoom meeting on 14 April was a success. People attended from all over the country. The feedback we’ve had chimes in with our own thoughts – people value the chance to see others and share ideas. Some good stuff came out of it – and many suggestions.
Among the points to emerge were:
· All Friends groups are valuable, whether they are fighting cuts or supporting a service that isn’t in crisis.
· Many groups produce useful material that could be shared.
· The government (DCMS) has a legal duty to ensure good services … but doesn’t.
· National library bodies seldom do things that library users see as high priority – such as… · Demonstrate that libraries are great value for money · Run a publicity campaign for public libraries, perhaps centred on social media.
If you want to see what you missed – or refresh your memory – watch the recording of the meeting.
And we will hold another Zoom meeting soon.