NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY RELEASES STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR 2006-2011
Norfolk, VA (January 24, 2006) – Norfolk Public Library has released its new 5-Year strategic directions covering 2006 to 2011. The Creating a City of Readers Strategic Directions identifies the vision, mission, values, and goals that will shape the Library’s actions for the next 5 years, and highlights the initiatives the library will undertake to achieve these goals.
Developed under the guidance of Library Director Norman Maas, the Directions will help library employees, trustees, and volunteers design library services that best meet the informational, educational, reading, and technological needs of Norfolk’s diverse community.
“Our Strategic Directions will ensure that the Library’s energy and resources are used to provide library services that matter most to the people of Norfolk,” says Norman Maas. “Developing detailed action plans and objectives based on the directions will be our next step in the planning process, “adds Maas.
The Directions represent the contributions of many diverse groups and individuals. A broad data-gathering effort involving library staff, trustees, Friends of the Library, and numerous groups in the community including local elected officials and library customers was utilized.
Goals & Strategies
The Creating a City of Readers report identifies 11 major directions and lists strategic actions areas under each direction.For a printed copy of the Library’s Strategic Directions call Tia Freeman, Public Relations Specialist of the Norfolk Public Library at 757-664-7338. The Directions are also available online at www.npl.lib.va.us.