There are common themes in our library dreams!


International research on the strategic visions for public libraries highlights some common themes and shared directions for forward thinking libraries.



Our research has identified that the four most common areas from fifteen national and international strategic library documents are:

  1. Community – such as connected communities, community wellbeing, community focused
  2. Digital – such as digital services, responding to the digital shift , digital inclusion
  3. Service – delivery, inclusive and sustainable services
  4. Literacy and learning – including supporting, promoting and celebrating literacy and learning

As you will be aware, the review of The Next Horizon: VISION 2017 for Queensland public libraries, is underway and you are invited to contribute – either via this questionnaire or attendance at one of these workshops.  If you want to contribute to the review, please email