Surrey, BC. Surrey Libraries is pleased to launch its Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2018. The Library Board presented the Plan to Mayor and Council at the Council meeting on May 2. The Plan is a culmination of a yearlong process incorporating community, stakeholder and staff input.
“Libraries continue to serve an important role in the community. Long respected in their traditional roles, libraries are now emerging as dynamic platforms, offering improved access to technology and sparking innovation that will, in turn, help to transform the communities they serve,” said Library Board Chair Upkar Tatlay. “The library is at the forefront of addressing the digital literacy needs of our residents, ensuring that everyone has access to technology and the required technical skills that are driving change in our schools, workplaces and homes. “
“Board and staff alike are proud of the accomplishments of the past few years,” says Melanie Houlden, Chief Librarian. “We have seen a gradual shift in services as people adopt electronic formats such as e-books. With a focus on excellent service, we will engage with the community to inspire creativity and innovation.”
Some key initiatives planned for the future include:
A brand new website to engage better with Surrey residents
- An action plan for serving children and families
- Expanded software and tools to support digital learning
The full plan can be viewed at the library website www.surreylibraries.ca