Dual use libraries can be a cost effective solution in times of financial restraint. The SLA's latest publication - Effective Partnerships: Creating and Managing Dual Use Libraries for Schools and Communities - is a clear and concise guide to developing joint library services.
It covers the essential areas of management, access, safeguarding, staffing, budgets, accommodation, resources and promotional activities. There are two interesting and detailed case studies. This publication is essential reading for anyone responsible for running or for establishing a library service for both a school and a community.
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