A roadmap for collaborative partnerships
On February 17, 2022, the Delaware County Library Board voted to approve a new strategic plan for the years 2021-2026. This strategic plan is a vision and road map for the collaborative partnerships that exist between the Delaware County Libraries District Center and the twenty-six member libraries across the community.
Delaware County Libraries began the strategic planning process in July 2021 with a survey of stakeholders, government officials, library staff, and the public. Based on the results of these surveys, Delaware County Libraries worked with SBrand Solutions and member library staff to create the strategic plan.
“The new plan is so strong because of the input of more than 450 Delaware Country residents who had a hand in creating it! Through surveys, interviews, and Zoom meetings, we were able to hear from library staff and trustees, community partners, and residents about what is most important to them when it comes to library services,” said Anny Laepple, Assistant Director of Delaware County Libraries.
Catherine Bittle, Director of Delaware County Libraries said, “We are excited to begin work with this new strategic plan as a guide for where we want to be heading in the future. All of our member libraries are independent and unique but we all work together to ensure the whole county benefits from library services.”
Delaware County Libraries is excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead and look forward to engaging with the community in new and innovative ways. The new strategic plan can be viewed at http://www.delcolibraries.org/Our-Strategic-Plan
Delaware County Libraries is an agency of county government that provides support services for 26 independent member libraries. For information about the wide range of library services available to all county residents, visit www.delcolibraries.org.