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Mission Statement

"Building a stronger community by enabling lifelong learning and enrichment."

Vision Statement

"A thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community"

Springfield-Greene County Library District Strategic Plan 2016—2020

Values

  • EmpowermentTo give someone the means or ability to do something.
  • ExcellenceTo be the best in everything we do.
  • ConfidenceTo be certain of trustworthiness.
  • RespectTo treat all people with dignity.
  • InnovationTo start or provide something new.
  • SynergyTo produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually.

Springfield-Greene County Library District Five-Year Plan

  • PROJECTS
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • Evaluate weekend hours and adjust as data suggests
    Jan - Sep '16
    Collect Data
    Oct '16 - Jun '17
    Schweitzer Brentwood
    Jul '17 - Jun '18
    Library Center & Library Station
    Jul '18 - Jun '19
    Republic, Park Central & Midtown
    Jul '19 - Jun '20
    Other locations
  • Implement wireless printing for public and staff
    Jan - Sep '16
  • ReNew Brentwood
    Jul '16 - Dec '17
  • Enhance user experience by implementing self-service opportunities
    Jul '16 - Dec '19
  • Evaluate materials security and loss prevention at a districtwide level
    Jul '16 - Jun '17
  • Use analytics to enhance marketing and promotional services
    Jul '16 - Sep '17
  • Create a people-friendly glossary of library language
    Jul '16 - Sep '17
  • Systematic evaluation and replacement of HVAC systems
    Jul '16 - Jun '19
  • Evaluate and adjust security services to all locations
    Jul '16 - Jun '17
  • Investigate in-house book printing for patrons and staff
    Jan '17 - Mar '18
  • Investigate options for effective and efficient inventory tracking and management
    Jul '17 - Jun '18
  • Systematic evaluation and implementation of durable, interactive furnishings and pieces in children's areas districtwide
    Oct '17 - Mar '19
  • Evaluate and adjust delivery services to all locations
    Jul '18 - Jun '19
  • Explore 7-day/24-hour kiosks and other remote service options
    Jul '18 - Jun '19
  • Evaluate adult learning classes and programs
    Jul '19 - Dec '20
  • Review Collection Services facilities and operations
    Jul '19 - Dec '20
  • Systematic evaluation and replacement of flooring throughout the district
    Jul '18 - Dec '20
  • Investigate feasibility and possibilities for a district switchboard
    Jul '19 - Dec '20
  • Explore modifications to library services to best serve patrons with physical, sensory, psychiatric, neurological and/or cognitive disabilities
    Jan '19 - Mar '20
  • Implement new manager and mentor training program
    Apr '19 - Dec '20
  • Investigate feasibility and possibilities of implementation of an Adult Programming Coordinator
    Jan '20 - Dec '20