From the Public Library Association (PLA):
Today the Public Library Association (PLA) unveiled a new strategic plan effective through the year 2022. The new PLA Strategic Plan describes the association’s core purpose, core values, and vision for future success while also identifying goal areas where PLA will direct its energy and resources over the next several years.
Some of the key deliverables outlined in the plan include:
- Increasing awareness of, and access to, the fundamental types of literacy skills people need to achieve success in the 21st century;
- Augmenting the number of libraries using meaningful and actionable measurements to understand and expand their impact on the community;
- Supporting public library staff in shifting from a library-centered approach to a community-centered approach toward service delivery; and
- Equipping its members with the resources to advocate and apply EDISJ principles in their libraries and communities.
“In updating the strategic plan, we closely considered our nation’s changing landscape – in political, economic, and social affairs – and its effect on public libraries,” explains PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, PhD. “We also sought wide-ranging input from PLA members, staff, and other key stakeholders.”
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