Strategic Plan FY 2021 – FY 2023
Approved by the Board of Library Trustees for Caroline County
April 15, 2020
The Caroline County Public Library brings people, information, and ideas together to increase knowledge, build community, and enrich lives.
Given the entrance of COVID-19 into our lives globally in early 2020, the staff and Board of Library Trustees recognize that we and the community we serve will face continued uncertain times with health and economic challenges at the forefront.
This strategic plan aims to provide a concise, flexible, agile roadmap that will guide us to effectively address the needs of the residents of Caroline County during these unpredictable times.
We are expanding our Pillars of Service to adopt the American Library Association’s E’s of Libraries ®:
We add to that list Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Current challenges and needs facing Caroline County residents, along with economic, health, educational, and technological trends were also reviewed.
We will focus on Education, Economic Growth (which includes Employment & Entrepreneurship), and Engagement. Empowerment, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will be a part of everything we do.
In FY2019 we completed a Library Space Utilization Study of our three facilities. Input came from staff, library customers, library board members, and community members. From the Study we have a plan to renovate the first floor of the Central Library and improve the public space at the North County Branch.
The Board of Library Trustees and staff are committed to maintaining sustainable operating and capital budget levels by continuing to work with County and State funders; seeking new grants and donations; and supporting the Friends of the Library in their membership and fundraising efforts.
Due to rapidly changing conditions, this Strategic Plan will be reviewed and amended as needed.
PILLARS OF SERVICE
Annual Plans will be developed based on the Strategic Plan. Qualitative and quantitative assessment will be conducted as part of the Annual Plans.