Strategic Mission & Goals, FY2014-FY2018
"Libraries are always in a state of transformation: as the means of information production and consumption change, so do libraries." --Shannon O'Neill, Librarian The New York Times, October 16, 2011
The Vineyard Haven Public Library serves as a community center for the diverse population of Tisbury, providing print and electronic materials to stimulate the imagination, programs and services to create young readers, and an array of lifelong learning options to satisfy curiosity. Another goal is to foster an informed citizenry among our residents and seasonal visitors by catering to all their informational needs.
MULTI-YEAR GOALS & INITIATIVES
User Benefit: Residents will have the information they need to support and promote democracy, to fulfill their civic responsibilities at the local, state, and national levels, and to fully participate in community decision making.
Goal 1: The community will access information on local, national and world affairs through library programs and collections.
Goal 2: Residents will find the resources they need to be able to fully participate in the civic process.
User Benefit: Children from birth to age five will have programs and services designed to ensure that they will enter school ready to learn to read, write and listen.
Goal 1: The youngest library users will find programs and literary resources to foster reading, writing and listening, enabling them to enter the classroom well prepared.
Goal 2: Parents will have access to the services and resources they need to encourage early literacy at home.
User benefit: Residents will have the resources they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.
Goal 1: Through the library, the community will have an inviting place to engage in social interaction, experience entertainment, explore topics of individual interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.
Goal 2: Young adults can access programs and activities that engage their diverse interests.
User Benefit: Residents who want materials to enhance their leisure time will find what they want when and where they want them and will have the help they need to make choices from among the options.
Goal 1: Patrons will have access to a diverse core collection in a wide variety of formats, and will have the ability to request and receive materials from outside the library with ease and efficiency.
Goal 2: The community will have access to reader's advisory resources that will allow them to make informed reading, viewing and listening choices with the help of a knowledgeable staff.
From the Vineyard Haven Public Library Strategic Plan, FY2014-FY2018, approved by the Library Board of Trustees, July 18, 2012
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