Vancouver Island Library hopes to go from ‘good to great’

VIRL hosting community consultation meeting at Sooke branch on July 29

  • Wed Jul 22nd, 2015 11:00am
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You usually go to the library to get information. This time the library needs information from you.

Vancouver Island Regional Library is hosting community consultation meeting at each of its 39 branches and neighbouring communities. The Sooke meeting will be held July 29 at Sooke Family Resource Society, 6672 Wadams Way, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

“The objective is to hear what customers, community organizations and the general public believe will take their own library from good to great,” said Natasha Bartlett, VIRL communications officer.

Sessions are designed to encourage every participant to be heard through small, group-led activities. Sessions last approximately two hours. The results of each session will contribute to the library’s strategic plan and guide VIRL’s operations and direction for the future.

The last community consultation meeting was held in Sooke in 2010.

So far, VIRL has hosted sessions in more than half of its branches this summer, and the results were “lively and informative.”

The new proposed library in Sooke is not on the agenda but could be discussed with participants.

“The focus is not on a new library building, but on every aspect of their library that is of importance to the community. We encourage all feedback in relation to the questions asked at the sessions,” Bartlett said.

For more information and to fill out a survey, please go online to virl.bc.ca.