Library Surveys Show Appreciation for Staff
Written by andrew-rossi on September 29, 2017
What do people want from the local libraries?
That’s the question that was asked of several focus groups earlier this year in an effort to better serve the community, according to Frances Clymer, County Library Director.
According to the results of the surveys, which were conducted in late May and early June in Cody, Powell and Meeteetse, an overall theme is the appreciation for the library staff.
However, Clymer adds that keeping the excellent staff that they have is a challenge, when they can’t offer competitive wages.
Specific results of the surveys show that residents appreciate the fact that Meeteetse’s public library is located in the school, which means that they can serve more children. Powell residents say they equally utilize print and digital resources, but requested a desire for more space. In Cody, patrons suggested a map of the facility be posted at the entrance, and also that a computer lab be set up.
Clymer noted that now that they have this feedback, the library board will take each of these recommendations and strategize how they can implement changes that will better serve the public.