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£15 an hour? I always imagined doing this sort of thing in public libraries as part of my job, should I be a public librarian. This sort of service should be the essence of what public libraries offer, alongside access to the products of imagination and research.
Public libraries should not be charging for this kind of service. The only rationale for charging is rationing, and I can certainly imagine it restricting the service available.
And surely the budget can’t be so stretched; if it is, library managment need to advocate for their service before taking up ideas like this.
At an interview for North Yorks public library service I said I wasn’t afraid of entrepeneurial thinking; maybe I actually am. We should first look to save money through good budgeting and the like before we come up with ‘personal searchers’ and the like.