While the consultants believe that action is needed on all 17 of the recommendations presented above, a variety of factors suggest that immediate attention can be given to some while acting on others will require considerably more extensive groundwork and preparation. The consultants have identified four of the recommendations that, in our opinion, should be addressed without delay.
Recommendations identified for immediate attention include:
#6 - Additional State Aid program to address equity issues,
#2 - Revisiting and strengthening the certification requirements for library directors
#14 - Development of library advocacy efforts modeled on the Ohio Library Council (OLC)
#16 - Development of a more symbiotic/synergistic relationship between the Library of Virginia and the public libraries of the Commonwealth