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September 2, 2014

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Strategic Planning : Goal 3

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Goal 3: Empower Seattle’s Distinctive Communities and Vibrant Neighborhoods

Summary

A.

Bring Library resources to where people are

 

Establish a system-wide, coordinated outreach program to ensure Library staff know and participate in the life of the communities and neighborhoods we serve

 

Use online communities to reach new audiences

B.

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

 

Convene civic conversations where neighbors have a voice in discussing issues that matter

 

Become the best one-stop source for accurate information about government services

 

Connect our most vulnerable community members with information and services that improve their quality of life

 

Develop dynamic programming, services and spaces shaped by teens for teens

 

Welcome immigrants and refugees with relevant collections, services and connections

C.

Adapt spaces and services to support Seattle's vibrant neighborhoods

 

Charge Library staff to become the go-to contacts for well-rounded, current information on neighborhood activities

 

Develop resources, services and staff to reflect the personality and needs of the neighborhoods we serve

 

Re-shape our policies and practices to maximize patron access to computers, meeting rooms and study areas

 

Employ creative space planning to make Library buildings flexible and responsive to patron priorities as less space is needed to house physical collections

 

Experiment with new ways to harness volunteer energy and capacity

 

Summary of Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 4

Goal 5

 

Read the complete Strategic Plan

 

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