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August 30, 2014

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Strategic Planning : Goal 1

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Goal 1: Fuel Seattle’s Passion for Reading, Personal Growth and Learning

Summary

A.

Build community around books

 

Re-imagine the Library's role in introducing readers to new books and helping readers choose the next book

 

Provide more ways for people to join conversations about books and culture

B.

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

 

Lead the movement to provide crucial early learning experiences for Seattle's young children

 

Ensure every teacher and school administrator is aware of the Library's ability to provide students with homework assistance, access to technology and diverse collections

 

Develop resources that support school curriculums through collaborative relationships with educators

 

Actively join civic efforts to close educational achievement gaps

C.

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

 

Ensure the people of Seattle have the skills to find, evaluate and use information

 

Create learning opportunities with public, private and nonprofit partners that maximize the best of Library and community resources

 

Develop intergenerational programming that inspires people to share stories across ages and cultures

 

Expand adult instruction and programming to engage Seattle's large young adult and growing senior populations

D.

Integrate learning into daily life

 

Establish the Library as the first source for practical information on commonly shared life challenges such as parenting, personal finances, education, health and aging

 

Create a platform where librarians, individuals and organizations can exchange knowledge on topics of interest to the community

 

Transform the Library into a learning lab where anyone can experiment with new technologies

 

Summary of Goals and Objectives

Goal 2

Goal 3

Goal 4

Goal 5

 

Read the complete Strategic Plan

 

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