Little Gems

I’ve spent the last week reviewing the findings of community survey I undertook for a cultural facility in NSW. We had an excellent response and people gave us detailed, well thought out answers which included suggestions, niggles and compliments. Something we can work with. When we know our service well we can often predict theContinue reading “Little Gems”

The IFLA Public Libraries Standing Committee visit Oodi Helsinki in March 2022.


Entries for PLOTY, or to give it its full name the 2022 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Awards are now open. Applications close on 29 April. Established in 2014 these Awards were developed to celebrate libraries which have been built in new or re-purposed buildings in the preceding 12 months. For the 2022 AwardContinue reading “PLOTY”


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Hi I’m Jan Richards, I am passionate about libraries, particularly public libraries. I have extensive experience in the sector at a senior management level, and a strong record of working with government and advocating for libraries. read more

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