Enventure Research is due to begin working with Derby City Council to consult with Derby residents about the future of the library service.
The consultation period will last for 12 weeks between December and February and involve both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Enventure Research aims to gather a minimum of 3,000 completed questionnaires from people who live in Derby, from both paper and online versions of the questionnaire designed by Enventure Research. Following this, Enventure Research will also be conducting focus groups with a small selection of Derby residents, including school children and library staff, to add further insight to the questionnaire responses.
Enventure will provide Derby City Council with a detailed report on the consultation findings in order to feed into the Council’s libraries strategic review.
The second phase of the consultation is due to take place next summer.