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Our recent Strategic Planning meetings included talk of the Public Library Associations proposed Planning for Results Service Responses. How does our library meet (or not meet, dare say) the needs of our community with the resources, programs, and services we provide? Details aside, Jenn and I shook out our Web site to see how we fit into each of the proposed Service Responses. We’ve got some great staff-authored indexes, original content, and program information on our Web site and much of it serves one or more of the 18 Responses. It’s one long list, so grab a bottle, cup, or can of whatever keeps you going and take a look around our Web site. We’re open 24/7.

  1. Be Informed Citizens: Local, National, and World Affairs
  2. Build Successful Enterprises: Business and Non-Profit Support
  3. Celebrate Diversity: Cultural Awareness
  4. Connect to the Online World: Public Internet Access
  5. Create Young Readers: Early Literacy
  6. Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History
  7. Express Creativity: Create and Share Content
  8. Get Facts Fast: Ready Reference
  9. Know Your Community: Community Resources and Services
  10. Learn to Read and Write: Adult, Teen, and Family Literacy
  11. Make Career Choices: Job and Career Development
  12. Make Informed Decisions: Health, Wealth, and Other Life Choices
  13. Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
  14. Stimulate Imagination: Reading, Viewing and Listening for Pleasure
  15. Succeed in School: Homework Help
  16. Understand How to Find, Evaluate, and Use Information: Information Fluency
  17. Visit a Comfortable Place: Physical and Virtual Spaces
  18. Welcome to the United States: Services for New Immigrants

2 June 2007 - Posted by | internet, libraries, web resources

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you Skokie Public Library for the best examples of identifying services delivered under the PLA Service Responses.

    Comment by bonnie gray | 18 March 2009 | Reply

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