Tomorrow's Library is a landmark, two year review of Victorian public libraries being conducted by the Ministerial Advisory Council on Public Libraries (MAC).
It is an opportunity for Victorian communities to shape the future of Victorian public libraries.
The Tomorrow’s Library Stage 1 Report marks the halfway point of the review and was launched on Monday 3 December, 2012.
Chair of MAC, David Morris MP, said the recommendations reflect the views of the sector and the community, following an extensive consultation that took place as part of the review.
“The report encapsulates the feedback received during the consultation process, which included 1,500 contributions from people and the organisations who are passionate about libraries,” he said.
Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell, who was presented with the report during the launch, said the response to the consultation proved that Victorians value the services and facilities offered at libraries.
“While the Victorian Government considers the best ways to ensure that local libraries can meet the growing and changing needs of out communities it is important that everyone has an opportunity to tell their library story or share their ideas,” Mrs Powell said.
This report will inform stage two of the review, which will start in early 2013.