Oh! The Places We'll Go! Print

planners do a brainstorming activityIf you were one of the 844 people who filled out the library’s community survey, or one of 60 community members who gathered on May 29th for a day-long Search Conference, 

or a member of the steering committee, or one of the people directly interviewed,Everyone helped with the planningor library staff who were also surveyed, or a faithful reader of this newsletter, then you already know WCLS is in the midst of creating a community-based strategic plan for 2013-2015. If not, just take a look at these photos to get a feel for the energy and commitment being dedicated to planning for the future of libraries in Whatcom County!

WCLS contracted with The Singer Group, a consulting company that has worked with WCLS on other projects, to help direct the strategic planning effort. At the Paula Singer & Lorraine KituriJune 19th WCLS Library Board of Trustees meeting, library staff will present the first draft outline of the plan, including the mission, vision, values, and goals, to the Board. This first draft represents many hours of community input and work and WCLS extends a heartfelt thank you to all who participated. As Dr. Seuss said, “You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”