STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2023

Guiding Principles for the Huron County Library

Huron County Library has adopted the following vision, mission and values statements as guiding principles to delivering library services in the County of Huron. Read the full Strategic Plan: Huron County Library Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Vision

Huron County Library is an inclusive and vibrant community hub. It builds community, enriches lives and fosters creativity by providing access to information, skills and ideas.

Mission

Huron County Library provides the community with inviting and accessible facilities, engaging virtual spaces, comprehensive collections and user-friendly technology. Welcoming and knowledgeable staff and volunteers provide innovative services and programs that contribute to community vitality.

Values

  • Inclusive and equitable access for all
  • Literacy and lifelong learning
  • Intellectual freedom and protection of privacy
  • Customer services
  • Community focus
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Accountability, integrity and teamwork
  • Balancing tradition and innovation
  • Embracing a changing world

Goals

The Huron County Library Strategic Plan focuses on the following goals:

Goal 1: Deliver services, programs and collections that meet community needs.

Goal 2: Deliver innovative and reliable technology that supports and enhances library service and programs to meet community needs.

Goal 3: Promote and strengthen partnerships with community members and organizations in order to better understand and respond to community needs and initiatives.

Goal 4: Build relationships with funding sources to maintain and improve practices and services.

Goal 5: Promote and strengthen library culture of teamwork and collaboration.

Goal 6: Create dynamic spaces that are accessible, welcoming and safe for patrons.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge that the land we stand upon today is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral peoples. We recognize the First Peoples’ continued stewardship of the land and water, and that this territory was subject to the Dish with One Spoon wampum, under which multiple nations agreed to care for the land and resources by the Great Lakes in peace.

We would also like to acknowledge and recognize the Upper Canada Treaties signed in regards to this land, which include Treaty #29 and Treaty #45 1/2, and our roles as treaty people, committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation, gratitude, and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.