The new framework (its fifth iteration) includes for the first time a number of measures which evaluate the impact and benefits for individuals of using a library service, such as increase in skills, improved health and well-being, and feeling part of a community.
The standards are used by the Welsh Government to monitor and assess performance of local authority library services and form part of Libraries Inspire, the Welsh Government’s strategic development framework for libraries.
The Minister launched the new framework at Prestatyn Library+, a new library developed with £300,000 of Welsh Government support. The library serves as a hub for Third Sector health and social care services and houses a single point information/customer service desk, which will also provide signposting to specialist support services and expertise.
More information and link to the downloadable publication on the right.