Many of the details of Suffolk County Council’s proposals for an Industrial and Provident Society to be an umbrella organisation for 44 libraries, are unclear. (The libraries will be members of the IPS and appoint the board.)
But on Tuesday at the Cabinet meeting we did hear about two of the jobs at the IPS. There will be a general manager and a marketing person. Of how many qualified librarians there was no mention.
On hearing this, I found myself wondering whether the first task of the IPS will be to design a new logo.
Maybe they will need this, because, according to the Best Value Evaluation:
Membership is also open to organisations who wish to start a library with the Suffolk Libraries branding (without County Council funding attached to it), by becoming a member of the Suffolk libraries network and buying the services offered by the IPS.