Summary, Process & Goals
On behalf of the Blair County Library System (BCLS), and its 8 member libraries, this 2017-2020 Strategic Plan states a shared understanding of agreed-upon goals and priorities for the next four years. It is also meant to convey that understanding to our partners and funding agencies, as well as the public.
This plan represents the culmination of months of work. Input from the system’s head librarians, the BCLS board and selected community leaders and organizational partners was essential to completing this plan. We are grateful to consultant Tracy Carey for facilitating several of our sessions.
This plan reflects a focus on the following five goals:
- EXEMPLARY GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP
- TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
- STRONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
- CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
- EIGHT LIBRARIES ARE ENSURED
This plan is meant to be a living document. The librarians of the eight county libraries will review the plan in July and August of 2017 and have input on a detailed work plan will be developed for each goal. This plan and the work plan will be presented to the BCLS board at their September 2017 meeting for final approval. This plan will be updated each year and presented to the board with evaluation of previous year at April board meetings.
We look forward to the next steps in our journey!
Jennifer Knisely, System Administrator
Timothy Salony, County Coordinator
Catherine Martin, ILS Specialist
June 20, 2017 (approved by BCLS board September, 2017)