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Library offers incentive to get feedback on its collection

The Clarence Regional Library is asking the community to give its opinion on the types of items it purchases for its collection. Regional librarian, Kathryn Breward, said that as part of the goal of providing a high quality, relevant service a major collection survey would be made available to the community during November and December, and library staff would ask for suggestions about authors, areas of interest and different formats. “Developments such as the growth in popularity of ebooks, eaudiobooks, and the changing subject interests of the community make it necessary for libraries to engage their customers in the selection of materials,” she said. “In the valley this is carried out on an ongoing basis through purchase requests and community book selection days, but this survey will help to gain a better view of what people want. “The last collection survey was held in 2014 and showed that Australiana was the most popular genre in fiction while biographies came out on top in the non fiction category. We look forward to seeing what has changed over the past four years.” People can access the web survey at today until December 22, 2018. It is also available in branches. It will take 10 minutes to complete, can be anonymous or people can add their details to be in the draw to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet.