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December 19, 2014

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Strategic Planning : Goals and Objectives

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.

 

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.

Goals and Objectives

Summary of Goals and Objectives

1.

Fuel Seattle's Passion for Reading, Personal Growth and Learning

 

A.

Build community around books

 

B.

Strengthen the Library's contribution to the education of Seattle's youth

 

C.

Be Seattle's source for high-quality free instruction and programs to support personal growth

 

D.

Integrate learning into daily life

2.

Expand Seattle's Access to Information, Ideas and Stories

 

A.

Lead the nation in providing access to digital material

 

B.

Develop relevant and inspiring collections that meet Seattle's evolving needs and expectations

 

C.

Drive new models for improving information access and delivery

3.

Empower Seattle's Distinctive Communities and Vibrant Neighborhoods

 

A.

Bring Library resources to where people are

 

B.

Establish the Library as a civic focal point and resource hub for Seattle's communities

 

C.

Adapt spaces and services to support Seattle's vibrant neighborhoods

4.

Build Partnerships to Make a Difference in People's Lives

 

A.

Deploy a systematic approach to partnering that best leverages Library and partner resources

 

B.

Create alliances with government agencies and community groups to benefit Seattle residents

5.

Foster an Organizational Culture of Innovation

 

A.

Build Library staff and institutional capacity to innovate

 

B.

Use rigorous analysis to provide a positive user experience

 

C.

Manage change with flexibility

 

D.

Communicate and celebrate progress

 

Summary of Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

Goal 4

Goal 5

 

Read the complete Strategic Plan

 

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