Library Needs Assessment Study Results
The Whitecourt & District Public LIbrary recently completed a needs assessment / feasibility study of its current facility and operations.
The purpose of the study was to address three areas of local concern regarding public libraries:
The effect of the Internet and emerging technologies on the future existence of public libraries;
A comparative analysis ot the facility, staffing levels, services and resources of the Whitecourt & District Public Library to other public libraries serving populations of comparable size in the Yellowhead Region of Alberta;
An introduction to the services, resources, and facilities of modern public libraries.
The contract for the Library Needs Assessment / Feasibility Study was granted to the architectural firm Group 2 based out of Red Deer, Alberta in December, 2011.
The study began in January, 2012 and concluded with presentations and final reports in June, 2012.
Below are links to the executive summary or final report, both in PDF format.
Executive Summary Report
Full Report (32 Mb)