Thanks to everyone throughout Durham, including community members, library staff, trustees, and others who have been sharing thoughts and ideas about what will make Durham County Library an even greater community resource as well as a great place to work. Thanks to you, we have a 2007-2010 Strategic Plan:
Saying "Yes" to the Community: Durham Builds a Customer-Centered Library
Honoring the Past Acknowledging the Present Building the Future
We have seven goals, a few dozen objectives,and numerous strategies to accomplish these goals as we strive to become the best library system in America.
Goal 1: The library is a customer-centered and welcoming place for the entire Durham community.
Goal 2: The library supports family literacy by preparing children to succeed in school and by helping teens develop the skills they need to become productive and well-informed citizens.
Goal 3: The library is a leader in providing Durham's citizens with information technology resources necessary for academic, business, social networking and leisure activities.
Goal 4: The library embraces and promotes Durham's cultural heritage, thereby contributing to a vibrant community.
Goal 5: The library's facilities support the strategic plan.
Goal 6: The library's collections support the strategic plan.
Goal 7: The library's human resources support the strategic plan.
This wiki will continue to be a place for updates about Durham County Library's strategic planning process. Check back to see updates on what we ideas we have, what we are working on now, and what we've completed. Celebrate our success and help us learn from those things that didn't succeed as well as we would have liked.
If you have questions about the libraries, this planning project, or this wiki, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-560-0160. – less–ZoomInfo