In this chapter the activities of five innovative public libraries are examined in order to gain an understanding of their strategic goals, services, programmes and major projects. By gaining an awareness of the achievements of Edmonton Publgic Library, the National Library Board of Singapore, Stuttgart City Library, Aarhus Public Library and Chicago Public Library much can be learnt about the service priorities and strategic directions that result in a valued and innovative modern public library service. The projects and initiatives of these libraries can be used as a model, both informing and inspiring the services of other public libraries. In this way, public libraries can benefit from the experiences of ...
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