71 Libraryland Mission Statements

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71 Libraryland Mission Statements

  1. The freedom to know is the foundation of democracy. The mission of the Library, a basic municipal service, is to be an information center for the community in order to preserve and encourage the free expression of ideas essential to an informed citizenry.
  2. The mission of the Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.
  3. Welcoming all, the Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen our diverse community.
  4. The Library provides learning opportunities for all members of our community to be successful in living a larger life by nurturing the heart and the mind.
  5. Inspiring exploration, connection, and discovery. We collaborate to advance teaching, learning and research. We provide access to the past and present through collections, services, spaces and expertise. Our work empowers learners scholars and researchers with local and global impact. Together we shape the future. Our Principles: Accountable, Open, Responsive, Sustainable, Transparent. Our Values: Collaboration, Inclusivity, Innovation, Intellectual Freedom, Service.
  6. The mission statement of the Library is to provide not only the best library services, material, staff, and cost-efficient facility but to aggressively market and promote our extensive reference collection, our adult and children’s collections and provide a diverse, educational, cultural, and recreational resource through a variety of media to our community’s changing age and demographic patterns, limited only by available funding and other resources supplied by residents and community organizations.
  7. The mission of the Library is to serve as a cathedral of human knowledge— an accessible database of knowledge that serves as the community’s memory—and as an information and knowledge safety net, while providing materials, programs, and services to the people of the community.
  8. We open our doors to assist all to:
    L Lifelong Learning
    E Enjoyment, enhancement, and enrichment
    A Access to diverse information
    R Responsive customer service
    N Navigate worlds of information
  9. So that enlightenment and literacy may flourish in our community, the Library dedicates itself to collecting and distributing an array of information and ideas that is diverse in material, varied in formats, and rich in viewpoint, reflecting the multicultural character of the community and world it serves. The Library provides free, equal, and confidential access to its resources and services. Essential to this mission is the active promotion of library services, collections, and programs.
  10. We will make extraordinary efforts to offer intellectual stimulation, information, and enjoyment to the community to help the people in our library district enhance their lives! The purpose of the Library is to advance human knowledge and understanding by providing access to high-quality information, literature, and the arts relevant to the community it serves. The Library will provide the community with courteous, efficient service and will encourage an interest in reading and learning.
  11. The mission of the Library is to serve and promote the informational, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of all the residents, providing access to the universe of information. The Library places special emphasis on prompt, accurate answers to questions and on the provision of a wide range of popular materials for personal use. The Library also supports students at the elementary and secondary level with appropriate materials and services. Further, the Library welcomes young children and seeks to meet the unique needs of those children and their parents.
  12. As the Community’s primary provider of information services and as a center for cultural and life enrichment resources and activities, the Library is committed to providing easy and equal access to materials and services. The staff maintains high standards of service and professionalism, insuring responsiveness to changing individual and community needs in reading, researching, education and recreation. The Library supports the principle of intellectual freedom as a foundation of a free society.
  13. The mission of the Library is to open doors to a world of information, education and recreation, thereby enhancing the economic, social and cultural vitality of our community.
  14. The mission of the Library System is to provide the means by which people of all ages, interests, and circumstances may avail themselves of the recorded wisdom, experiences, and ideas of others. In support of this mission, library materials are assembled, organized, and made accessible to all. Opportunities for personal, educational, cultural, and recreational enrichment are offered. Collections of library materials, services, and programs are planned and developed to respond to individual and community needs. A trained and skilled staff, and the latest technologies, are employed to facilitate and enhance the use of the resources of the library system. By committing themselves to excellence in all facets of the library system’s services and operations, the library administration, staff, and Public Library Advisory Board reaffirm the democratic ideals upon which the American Public Library is founded.
  15. Supporting your informational, educational, and recreational interests with convenient, creative, customer-friendly access to materials and services. The Library provides resources and services that inform, inspire, enrich and amaze—as we promote community and personal growth.
  16. The mission of the Library is to help people achieve their full potential by being a leading resource for information, education, culture and recreation.
  17. The mission of the Library is to provide all residents of the district with a comprehensive collection of materials in a variety of media that records human knowledge, ideas, and culture; to organize these materials for ready access, and to offer guidance and encouragement in their use.
  18. Our Mission… To provide access to ideas, information and service for our community. Our Pledge… To promote literacy, learning and enrichment for all ages, genders, and sexual orientations; To provide courteous, efficient and quality service to all; To provide a broad range of resources responsive to the diverse and changing needs of our community; To provide a knowledgeable, committed and caring staff; and To manage our resources in a responsible, cost effective manner. To provide access to ideas, information and service for our community.
  19. The library enables people of all ages to improve their quality of life by providing information and enrichment through traditional resources and new technology.
  20. Mission Statement: We provide quality information to the entire community and assure equal access to all our materials. We create a welcoming environment with a friendly, competent staff and introduce children and adults to the joys and rewards of reading and using the public library. We use appropriate technologies and provide new resources to meet changing community needs. We provide services that help members of the community overcome limits to library use. We reach out to the community to build cooperative relationships, promoting a sense of ownership in the library.
  21. The mission of the Library is to promote the development of independent, self-confident, and literate citizens through the provision of open access to cultural, intellectual, and informational resources.
  22. The mission of the Library is to provide every person, regardless of age, sex, education, language, religion, ethnic or cultural background, and mental or physical health, with effective access to the human record to meet informational, educational, and recreational needs. We will serve as a multi-purpose organization, providing a wide variety of resource materials, both print and non-print, to meet the needs and desires of individuals and groups for information, knowledge, and ideas. We will stimulate and encourage children, young people, adults, and senior citizens to accept the concept of lifetime learning and to use the resources of the library in their continuing education. We will cooperate with groups and agencies to promote and support educational, cultural, and social awareness activities in the community and to participate in the search for solutions to community problems. We will integrate the library into the social, cultural, and educational fabric of the community.
  23. The mission of the Library is to create meaningful opportunities for lifelong learning and personal enrichment that anticipate and excel in meeting the expectations of the community. The Library works through its mission by: Focusing on its patrons; Providing access to information in a variety of formats; Providing access to ideas, insights, and materials that inspirE; Providing access to resources that encourage curiosity, imagination, and creativity; Providing a welcoming and culturally stimulating setting in which the community can interact with resources, a knowledgeable staff, and each other.
  24. The mission of the Library is to bring people and information together in a cost-effective manner so that citizens may enrich their own lives. The library encourages and fosters reading at all age levels, whether for recreation or information, supports education and lifelong learning, and helps the public obtain information.
  25. The mission of the library is to provide quality information to the entire community and assure equal access to all our materials. We create a welcoming environment with a friendly, competent staff and introduce children and adults to the joys and rewards of reading and using the public library. We use appropriate technologies and provide new resources to meet changing community needs. We provide services that help members of the community overcome limits to library use. We reach out to the community to build cooperative relationships, promoting a sense of ownership in the library.
  26. The mission of the Library is to provide an environment where lifelong habits of learning, self-improvement, and self-expression are encouraged and where patrons can meet their educational, informational, and recreational needs. The Library responds to the needs of users through providing clean and inviting buildings, well-organized and up-to-date collections, friendly professional service, and well-trained staff.
  27. The mission of the Library is to be a resource of high quality services, information, and materials for the community. The term “information” is used here to refer to information in its broadest sense to include “not only the sum total of recorded human experience-factual, imaginative, scientific, and humanistic-but also the unrecorded experience available only from the human resources that library users may be referred.” With an efficient and effective facility, a service-oriented staff, and a collection focused on the main interests of the community and enhanced by membership in library networks, we will operate within the allocated resources.
  28. The mission of the Library is service to all people. This encompasses individuals and groups of every age, education, philosophy, occupation, economic level, ethnic origin, and human condition. Fulfilling the educational, informational, and recreational needs of these people is the Library’s broad purpose. More specifically, it helps people to keep up with change in all areas, educate themselves continually, become better members of their family and community, become socially and politically aware, be more capable in their occupations, develop their creative abilities and spiritual capacities, appreciate and enjoy literature and art, contribute to the overall expanse of knowledge, and stimulate their own personal social well-being.
  29. Dedicated to the spirit of community, the Library is committed to providing public access to information and materials regardless of format for library customers with friendly, competent, accurate and expedient service. Library materials and services shall encourage and satisfy the customer’s love of books; quest for information and life-long learning; and need for recreation.
  30. The mission of the Library is to provide access to informational, educational, cultural, and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies; to be responsive to the public library needs of the community; and to uphold the public’s freedom of access to information.
  31. The mission of the Library is to be a leading resource for information, education, culture and recreation, contributing to the life-long learning, and adapted to the special needs of our community. The library will provide access and guidance to materials both in-house and worldwide, utilizing both print and non-print technology. We will maintain quality materials and service. We will preserve and make accessible the history and culture of the community. We will develop in our youth the love and habit of reading. We will manage our financial resources in a responsible and prudent manner.
  32. The mission of the Library is to provide high quality and relevant library and information services for the people of the community. The library will provide for all ages and cultures; expand the services to potential users, particularly young people; maximize awareness of and facilitate access to all our services; offer value for money; and develop the full potential of our staff.
  33. The Library will serve as the community center for independent lifelong learning. By providing the most accurate and current information possible in formats to meet all citizens’ needs. By offering stimulating materials and programs. By fostering in children a permanent love of learning.
  34. It is the mission of the Library to provide free high-quality library materials and services in an efficient, fiscally responsible, and timely manner, and to cooperate with other institutions dedicated to similar goals, in order to meet the individual, informational, and educational interests of a diverse community of all ages.
  35. The purpose of the Library is to make freely and readily available to the citizens of the community printed and other materials and services which are responsive to their diverse, changing, and individual requirements for information and which will aid them in the pursuit of education and recreation. The Library seeks to promote programs which will stimulate and expand the reading interests of both children and adults and to coordinate this work with that of other educational, cultural, and social groups in the community.
  36. The mission of the Library is to serve the minds of the citizens in our community by providing easy access to resources that meet their informational and recreational needs. Our goals are to provide a collection of materials that anticipates the needs of the community; provide adequate facilities, personnel and points of access that maximize utilization of the library; provide programs and services that reflect the composition and diversity of the community; and continue to enhance library administration and services by networking and cooperating with other libraries, agencies, organizations, and institutions.
  37. The mission of the Library is to assemble, preserve, and make available books and related educational materials in organized collections, in order to promote an enlightened citizenship and enriched personal lives; serve the community as a general center of reliable information; and provide opportunity and encouragement for children, young people, and adults to educate themselves continuously.
  38. The mission of the Library District is to be a leading resource for information, education, culture and recreation, contributing to the life-long learning, and adapted to the special needs of our resort community. The library will provide access and guidance to materials both in-house and worldwide, utilizing both print and non-print technology. We will maintain quality materials and service. We will preserve and make accessible the history and culture of the Valley. We will develop in our youth the love and habit of reading. We will manage our financial resources in a responsible and prudent manner.
  39. As a unique community resource, freely available to all, the Library responds to the public’s need for information, education, and recreation. With books as its core, the library provides a wide range of materials, both print and non-print. It is the community’s center for lifelong learning. By incorporating new developments in technology the library ensures that its resources are accurate, timely, and responsive to individual and community needs.
  40. The mission of the Library is to stimulate an interest in and promote the opportunity for life-long learning. Further, the library strives to enrich the lives of its patrons by offering a balanced, broad collection of printed and spoken word, visual images and music, designed to reflect the needs and interests of the community.
  41. The Library will be a reliable community resource and a center of intellectual freedom serving the residents by acquiring, organizing and disseminating books, non-print materials and services that help educate, enrich, entertain and inform.
  42. The mission of the Library is to provide and promote open access to reading, cultural, intellectual, and informational resources that will enrich and enlighten all segments of our community.
  43. Libraries were established to provide information to all who inquire. Librarians are dedicated to gathering, organizing, and disseminating the world’s knowledge. No matter the format, be it print, media, microform or electronic, the Library supports freedom of access to the broadest spectrum of ideas. For many users, the library is the last line of defense in the search for truth.
  44. Our mission statement for the Library is to respond to the informational needs of the community; link local, national, and global resources; ensure that Library staff facilitates equal access to extensive and relevant print, audio-visual, and electronic resources for all of our customers; anticipate and meet the educational, cultural, business and recreational interests of the public, including those with special needs; and develop and provide inviting facilities and welcoming environments for community programs and services.
  45. The mission statement of the Library is to provide library services to the residents. Our goal is to feature current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats, including electronic access, for persons of all ages, to encourage lifelong learning. We will encourage children to develop an interest in reading and learning through service to children and for parents and children together. We will assist students of all ages in meeting education objectives established in their course of study. Finally, we will provide timely, accurate and useful information to community residents.
  46. The Library mission is to provide access to facts, ideas and creative expression. “Access” is provided in the following ways: a) by collecting and facilitating the use of print, audio-visual materials and electronic information services which are of relevance and/or interest to the community. b) by providing access to materials and services available from sources outside the Library which help the Library fulfill its mission. c) by creating indexes, directories and files in order to meet critical community wide Library needs. d) by establishing access to human informational and creative resources of the District and beyond.
  47. The library pursues its mission for purposes which reflect the objectives of the individual people using the Library. These purposes may be characterized as educational, informational or recreational. As an institution which helps individuals develop their own convictions and pursue personal opportunities, the Library plays an important role in the operation of a free and democratic society. Serving students of all ages, teachers, homeschoolers, preschool and daycare children, the Library is a part of the educational structure of the community. Although the District serves primarily residents and/or taxpayers, it directly or indirectly serves the entire fabric of the community, including local government, clubs and organizations, business and industry, and educational social service, artistic and religious institutions. The multicultural nature of the community is reflected in the collections and services of the Library.
  48. The Library provides books, other materials and services to meet users’ needs for timely, accurate, and useful information. The collection emphasizes current, high-demand, and high-interest materials in a variety of formats for persons of all ages. A professional staff develops a collection that meets these needs and assists patrons to use the library effectively. In addition to meeting the community’s need for reference and popular materials, the library supports the needs of students from preschool through high school grades and provides services and materials to encourage young people to develop an interest in reading and learning.
  49. Our main goal is to provide the highest quality of library service for the residents of the community. The Library provides materials and services to help its patrons obtain information to meet their recreational, educational, and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on supporting students of all ages and stimulating young people’s interest in and appreciation for reading and learning. Community service is another goal of our library and is fulfilled by providing programs and activities for all ages and interests.
  50. The Library is dedicated above all to a standard of excellence in offering books, information and other traditional and innovative library services to the residents of the County through its network of libraries that are conveniently located and easy to use. The library will provide residents with highly professional and cost effective service that will help its users continue learning, enjoy reading, and enhance the quality of their lives.
  51. We are dedicated to being the best public library for the communities we serve by providing outstanding and personalized service to everyone seeking access to the world of information and ideas. We accomplish this by: Providing information that is current, available in a variety of formats, and covers a wide range of subjects and points of view. Encouraging the young to use and enjoy our libraries in order to promote the lifelong joy of reading. Recruiting and training service-oriented staff who provide the professional link to our collections, facilities and services. Maintaining facilities that are comfortable and accessible. Being accountable for the efficient use of the assets of the District. We are a recognized leader in serving the diverse interest, needs and individual expression of all our citizens for informational, recreational, entertainment and cultural services through our coordinated services, programs and facilities, and we do so in the most cost effective and fiscally responsible manner possible to sustain the confidence of those we serve.
  52. The mission of the Library is to meet the evolving educational, cultural, informational, and recreational needs of the public by providing modern library resources and services. In fulfilling this mission, the library strives to acquire materials, plan programs, and provide services that reflect an understanding and consideration of the community served; with concern given for all ages, background, interests, abilities, and levels of education. The library recognizes an obligation to acquire materials and extend services to those members of the community who traditionally have not been library users. The library dedicates itself to providing ready access to the world of ideas and knowledge by planning for the informational needs of the community.
  53. The Library is a significant community resource which provides equal access to materials, programs, services and electronic information. We strive to utilize State-of-the-Art Technology and print resources to assist patrons in their pursuit of information to meet their educational, professional, and personal needs. Our emphasis is to provide quality reference services and materials of high interest in all appropriate formats to stimulate an appreciation for reading and learning for persons of all ages.
  54. Providing service, technology, reading and reference materials; Respecting the freedoms and rights of each individual; Carefully planning for the future; Listening to patron needs and concerns; and Supporting the people and communities of the County.
  55. The Library was established to provide books, materials and access to information free of charge and to promote and stimulate knowledge, culture and reading for pleasure for all adults and children in the County. The library is a steward of the intellectual energy of the community. It serves as a resource to encourage life-long learning, acts as a catalyst for the free exchange of ideas and promotes literacy among all people.
  56. The Library will provide access to a broad array of content, as well as training and assistance to help people successfully navigate and use information. The Library will provide a broad array of programs and services to educate, entertain and enrich people. The Library will be proactive and creative in anticipating and responding to community needs for resources, programs and services. The Library will be accessible: physically to people during convenient hours and electronically twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three-hundred and sixty five days a year, and without charge to the individual user. The Library will be the heart of the community, providing flexible and inviting environments within which to access and enjoy its resources. The Library will be a customer-driven organization with friendly, professional staff dedicated to creating a positive and fun library experience. The Library will attract, develop and sustain a highly professional staff in an environment where teamwork, high standards and esprit-de-corps support excellence. The Library will collaborate with other town agencies and community groups to serve the needs of the community. The Library will be a public-private partnership, funded annually by a combination of taxpayer dollars and individual donations sufficient to sustain a library of excellence.
  57. Dedicated to the spirit of community, the Library is committed to providing public access to information and materials regardless of format for library customers with friendly, competent, accurate and expedient service. Library materials and services shall encourage and satisfy the customer’s love of books; quest for information and lifelong learning; and need for recreation.
  58. The Library enhances the quality of life in our diverse community by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, by creating spaces and opportunities to connect and engage, and by fostering a love of reading and commitment to literacy.
  59. The mission of the Library is to be the cultural and learning center for the community, encouraging the joy and wonder of reading, the wisdom of diverse ideas, and the power of lifelong learning.
  60. Library’s Mission: Empowering our community to learn and create.
  61. We welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning. Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and other resources. We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover.
  62. The Library System serves as a cultural and intellectual center that enriches the community and empowers all residents with essential tools for lifelong learning.
  63. The Library encourages a lifelong love of reading and learning and supports the quest for knowledge, creativity, and adventure by provide free and open access to information and ideas.
  64. The Library provides residents the means to pursue lifelong learning; to meet their recreational reading interests; to find, evaluate and use information in a variety of formats; to get answers to their questions; and to better understand their personal and community heritage.
  65. The Library strives to inspire, enlighten and enrich its members by connecting them to books, information, and ideas needed for work, recreation, education and inspiration by providing excellent service to its members and community.
  66. Our mission is to inform, enrich, empower, and thereby improve the overall quality of life for every person in our community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of resources, ideas and information and by supporting an informed citizenry, lifelong learning and love of reading. We acquire, organize and provide books and other relevant materials, ensure free access to additional informational sources through the Library system, and serve our public with expert and caring assistance, reaching out to all members of our community.
  67. The Library serves as a doorway to opportunity, self-development and recreation for all its residents, and as a forum where they may share ideas, cultures and resources among themselves and with people around the globe. The free availability of information, the lively interaction of people, and the open exchange of ideas animate and extend the democratic mission of the library.  The library is a dynamic, community-oriented system providing excellent services, collections and programs to all members of the community. We are dedicated to affording the people of our city resources for recreational reading, independent learning, and the introduction of children to the world of literacy and learning.
  68. The Library will be the cultural heart, empowering the community by promoting literacy, information access, civic engagement, cultural inclusiveness, and openness to new ideas.
  69. The Library aims to be the heart of the community by promoting the development of independent, self-confident, and literate citizens by providing open access to cultural, intellectual, technological and, informational resources.
  70. To welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning to preserve local history and to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and technology.
  71. The Library’s mission is to enrich our citizens and communities through expanding access to innovation, information, ideas, and inspiration.

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