How are library staff affected by the plans for the service?
There are no immediate plans to make changes to staff working in libraries. The public told us that library staff are very important to the quality and sustainability of local libraries. We now need to do detailed financial work to establish whether an alternative delivery model, such as a trust or mutual, could provide a cost-effective mechanism for the future delivery and management of the whole library service. As and when plans for a new organisation take shape, we will undertake full and formal staff and trade union consultation.