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December 27, 2014

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Strategic Planning : Acknowledgements

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Library closed New Year's Day

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will close at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.


The following groups and individuals contributed to the development of The Seattle Public Library Strategic Plan:

Board of Trustees

Marie McCaffrey, President
Jane Noland, Vice President
Eric Liu
Dan Dixon
Theresa Fujiwara


Library Project Management Team

Susan Hildreth,
  Former City Librarian
Lin Schnell,
  Interim Chief Executive Officer
Eve Sternberg, Project Manager
Andra Addison
Tom Horne
Chance Hunt
Amy Lawson
Theresa Mayer
Lynn Miller
Julie Ann Oiye
Linda Saunto
Jonna Ward


The staff of The Seattle Public Library

Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Kirk Adams
Susan G.H. Adkins
Virginia Anderson
Jessica Dorr
Trish Millines Dziko
Jon P. Fine
Mike Galgon
Carver Gayton
Saadia Hamid
Jill U. Jackson
Joseph Janes
Ed Lazowska
Mike Mathieu
Luis Ortega
Deborah Prince
Jeff Schoenfeld
Marilyn Watkins
Rona Zevin



Many other Seattle residents contributed to the plan.



Thank you to The Seattle Public Library Foundation for funding this planning process. The Library was assisted by Berk & Associates, Brian Murphy and Julia Bosch. Thank you to the volunteers who assisted with the Community Survey.


Read the complete Strategic Plan




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