Library Vision Statement
Our vision is to meet the needs of a diverse and growing constituency by providing services and information. The Governing Board and Library staff will work together to serve the public and to respond to the changing nature of library services.
Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Jackson County Memorial Library is to maintain and improve the quality of life for all citizens of our community by providing a wide variety of materials, resources, and programs that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment. we especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the enjoyment of reading and the value of libraries.
The following goals are the priorities to be accomplished over the course of the next five years which address key strategic issues and support our vision and mission. They are not intended to address all the issues facing the library, rather, they are designed to focus the efforts of the library staff and governing body in providing materials and programs that meet the needs of the Jackson County community and maintain an excellence in service. These goals will be used by the Director to prepare annual operating plans which will implement the long range plan.
The goals and objectives of the Jackson County Memorial Library consist of service and management goals listed below:
Provide programs and services that support the library’s service responses, vision, and mission and that augment the collection.
Provide access to a wealth of current and popular materials that stimulate the thinking, satisfy the curiosity, expand knowledge of contemporary culture and society, and make leisure time more productive and enjoyable.
Continue a technology plan that consistently maintains current levels of technology and implements future technology as relevant.
Identify, acquire, and maintain a balanced, diverse and dynamic collection to further the library’s service responses, vision, and mission, which reflect current standards and the library’s collection department policy.
Provide a cohesive, qualified, and highly motivated staff to accomplish the service goals of the library, which will advance the library’s vision and mission statements thus recognizing staff as an invaluable resource.