History of the Library Community Partners

THE SITUATION IN BARROW in 2014

62 people attended and from that meeting we initially received 38 offers to staff library sessions covering over 140 hours of time (but often not overlapping!). Since then, we have received many more offers to man sessions.

We formed  a Library Management Committee of 11 members including five trustees of BUSCA.

We also received a variety of other offers to help including cleaning.

THE  TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

  1. BUSCA  submitted our Registration of Interest.
  2. The new Library Management Committee has had its first meeting in November 2014 and since then, meets approximately monthly, usually on a Thursday afternoon in the library.
  3. We researched all the details for the Community Partnership and drew up a business plan which we submitted by March 14th 2015.
  4. We finalised the Community Partnership requirements by end of March 2015
  5. During June/July 2015 about 40 volunteers participated in a full programme of TRAINING by the LCC Library Service aimed to ensure that every volunteer felt confident to carry out the required range of tasks with enjoyment!
  6. We took over the running of Barrow library on Monday 27th July 2015
  7. We continue to welcome new volunteers who will always be needed.

The Library Management Committee had to fulfil these roles for a month until the Coordinator was in post. This proved to us how vital it is that we maintain this paid post. 

THE MODEL FOR THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

It is responsible for adhering to the Service Level Agreement contained in the Community Partnership as well as any additional functions that it deems desirable (eg fund-raising)

It will also report to Trustees and to the Parish Council on a regular basis.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOUR HELP, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE the library volunteer application form


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Last Updated. 10-January-2019 By Keith

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