From public to volunteer library provision in the UK: lesson to learn - one size does not fit all

Forbes, Deborah, Findlay-King, Lindsay, Macfadyen, Gordon and Nichols, Geoff (2017) From public to volunteer library provision in the UK: lesson to learn - one size does not fit all. Voluntary Sector Review, 8 (3). pp. 343-355. ISSN 2040-8056

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Abstract

This paper reports on research findings on the transfer of public library services to volunteer delivery in the UK between 2014 and 2016, as a result of austerity and budget cuts by local government. The research asked two key questions: are libraries sustainable after their transfer and what lessons can be learnt from these transfers that will ensure success and sustainability? Initial findings indicate that cases in different locations vary and that 'one size does not fit all'.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: library, volunteers, asset transfer, sustainability
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Lindsay Findlay-King
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 11:24
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2017 14:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32921

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