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Vision Statement for Nebraska Libraries 2009

The following Vision for Nebraska Libraries was created by the participants of the Nebraska Library Leadership Institute, 2009, Schuyler, Nebraska.

We, the Nebraska Library Leadership Institute class of 2009, work collaboratively to bridge the gap among all types of libraries to achieve the goal of enriching lives and the communities we serve.

With one voice, we commit ourselves to the following actions to reach this vision:

  • We develop libraries as community hubs, bringing together resources and facilities at a cost savings to our constituencies
  • We recognize the need for sustainable, eco-friendly design as we grow to meet our consumer's needs
  • We cultivate community partnerships to maximize the return on financial investments
  • We enrich lives by providing recreational, educational, and literacy services
  • We celebrate the changing diversity in our communities with our staff, collections, and programs
  • We foster lifelong learning, encouraging customers to transform information and ideas into usable knowledge
  • We attract, train, and retain exceptional leaders
  • We actively seek new ways to harness the Internet so that all citizens can find the information and entertainment they seek without going to library school

Nebraska's libraries - school, academic, public, and special - serve as gateways to an ever-growing world of information. Through our service, we guide our citizens, students and leaders in their pursuit of knowledge, enjoyment and lifelong learning

For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.