Big Sky Libraries (BSL) is a regional library service comprising three north-western NSW shires: Moree Plains, Walgett and Brewarrina.
In early 2020, after years of severe drought, there was intense flooding in northern NSW. This affected the first phase of the BSL community consultation process. Soon after, there was the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, the BSL Strategy encompasses the inherent constraints, challenges and possibilities evident in the research, and uses repeated metaphors, associations and feelings as a scaffold for objectives and actions.
For example, the four focal areas are drawn from recurrent metaphors and inferences that emerged from the community research: heart, brain, memory and capillaries.