Barnet Libraries Review : Barnet UNISON
Barnet Council have commissioned “an independent evaluation of recent changes to the library service and to make some recommendations for the future.” (https://www.barnet.gov.uk/libraries-0)
The Company undertaking the review have asked Barnet UNISON and a sample of Library staff for their views. We welcome this engagement with Library workers.
We hope that the review will be fair and evidence based, and that the Council have made the necessary information and evidence available to the reviewing organisation. This must include comparable statistics on the use of libraries in staffed and unstaffed hours and include the four Libraries outsourced in 2017.
The findings of the review should be published in March and Barnet UNISON will make a full response at that time.