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Mission Statement, Vision, Goals, and Objectives
The purpose of the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library is to provide library service to all citizens of Lincoln Lawrence and Franklin Counties. The library's primary thrust is education, particularly self-education, but it will supply recreational materials as well.
Materials deemed appropriate for the library include but are not limited to printed material in any form, recordings (audio and video), photographs, documents of historical interest, technological resources, children's materials and adult materials.
The library will engage in a limited amount of educational programming, with emphasis on children's work.
In pursuit of this mission, the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library is in a unique position to make a difference in the lives of citizens by helping to prepare them for the challenges of living in the 21st century through use of both traditional library services and emerging technologies. The library seeks to preserve the communities’ heritage and traditions, encourage the creation of economic and educational opportunities and ensure access to resources needed to enable each citizen to be active and responsible participants in an active, democratic society.
Long Range Goals.
Goals will be established in the areas of technology, technology training, administration, collection management, marketing, children's services, branch activities, public services, and technical services.
Goals and Objectives
Goals and objectives for Technology are covered in the library’s Technology Plan, which is to be considered a part of this document.
Goals and objectives for Technology Training are covered in the library’s Technology Training Plan, which is to be considered a part of this document.
Goal 1: Financial and statistical record keeping will be maintained in the most effective and accurate manner.
Objective 1: Bookkeeping software will be selected and maintained with the recommendation of the library auditor and evaluation by library staff. Software will be kept up to date through subscription and replaced when out of date.
Objective 2: Library bookkeeping will be transferrable to auditor in electronic form.
Objective 3: Reports shall be easily extracted from library financial data.
Objective 4: The library automation system shall keep statistics on library collections, users and usage.
Objective 5: Reports shall be easily extracted from library records.
Goal 2: Communication with library boards and with funding bodies will be emphasized.
Objective 1: Yearly reports will be made to funding bodies and an annual report summary will be prepared for their information.
Objective 2: Trustees will meet with local officials to reinforce the library’s importance to the economic, social and educational health of the community.
Objective 3: Increased funding is essential for the continuing health of the library at both the state and local level. Library staff and trustees will continue to make a strong effort to boost funding at all levels.
Goal 3: Each library facility, collection, staff member and board of trustees shall be evaluated regularly.
Objective 1: An annual needs assessment shall be conducted for each facility using the Needs Assessment document approved by the administrative board. This assessment will be used in conjunction with community analysis to map the library’s future.
Objective 2: Each library’s collection shall be reviewed following the Collection Development and Management Policy and maintained following the CREW Method.
Objective 3: Each library staff member shall be evaluated yearly.
Objective 4: The library director shall be evaluated by the administrative board yearly.
Objective 5: The administrative board shall evaluate itself yearly.
Objective 6: The administrative board shall review all library policies and plans every three years or more often.
Information concerning collection management is contained in the library’s Collection Development and Management Policy, Notes on Selection and Gift Policy, which should be considered along with this document.
Goal 1: The library shall maintain a complete and current inventory.
Objective 1: The library shall inventory its collection every three years using a rotation system to complete one-third of the inventory each year.
Objective 2: Subject areas will be assessed on a regular basis.
Objective 3: Material will be withdrawn and added as needed using the CREW method. Increasing the size of the collection is not a goal, increasing quality is.
Goals and objectives for Marketing the library are included in the library’s Marketing Plan, which is to be considered a part of this document.
The advent of integrated library automation software has greatly streamlined technical processing.
The procedure for dealing with gift books is detailed in the gift policy and selection policy. Gift books must be added to the collection or discarded within six months.
Branch activities. County librarians will submit regular reports through e-mail. Additional study (if necessary) will be undertaken by county librarians to make better use of their computers. County library staff should be able to assist patrons with simple computing tasks including word processing and simple spreadsheets as detailed in the Technology Training Plan.
Branch inventory should be completed in sync with headquarters.
Public services. The library shall continue its present level of special programming. Reference and interlibrary loan shall continue to attempt to provide materials requested by patrons.
Collecting local history and genealogy will continue to be a major objective of the library. The library will continue to solicit material for the collection.