An Update from the Chief Librarian / CEO, John Pateman
We would like to thank all the people who helped us to develop the Strategic Plan for Thunder Bay Public Library 2013-2016. Our aim was to create an inclusive process for everyone who wanted to take part. We needed the input of a wide range of stakeholders including staff, Board, partners and community. We could not have done it without you – so thank you!
The production of the Strategic Plan is not the end, but the beginning, of ongoing community engagement. We need as many people as possible to join us on the exciting journey of discovery that the Strategic Plan will take us on over the next three years. We need your continued ideas and input into the future of Thunder Bay Public Library as we move on from planning to designing, delivering and evaluating services which meet your needs.
The Community Action Panel is one of many different ways that you can get involved. We need to ensure that we are reaching all parts of the community, including our regular users, those who use our services more casually and those who do not use libraries at all at the moment. Every person is a potential library user and our aim is that 100% of the community becomes a library member. If you are interested in serving on the Panel, please email Tina Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 684-6813.
Our new Strategic Directions are bold and challenging but also realistic and achievable. They provide a link to the previous Strategic Plan through a focus on social inclusion and economic development.
Thunder Bay Public Library's main strategic directions (2013-2016) are to:
- Encourage lifelong learning
- Support our local economy
- Embrace change & innovation
- Promote diversity & social inclusion
- Foster community well-being & personal growth
Each of the Strategic Directions stands alone but are also inter-connected with each other to form a holistic approach to meeting community needs.
Join us over the next three years as we transform Thunder Bay Public Library into a modern, relevant service that can identify, prioritize and meet community needs. Help us to Inspire, Grow and Connect with as many people as possible so that everyone receives the benefits of using our services.
A great Library is a sign of a great City. We already have an excellent Library and with your continued support we can make it truly great!
John Pateman, Chief Librarian/CEO
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The Thunder Bay Public Library strengthens our community by engaging people in the pursuit of local and global information and knowledge, and promoting literacy, lifelong learning, and leisure.
A Citizen Enlightened
Providing people of all ages, abilities and cultural heritages with the knowledge they need to pursue their goals and dreams.
A Community Engaged
Creating an accessible destination for learning and play that is dedicated to growth, partnerships, innovative programming, and connecting people to information and the world.
A City Enriched
Maintaining and developing services and programs that are relevant to the challenges and needs of our City and our Region.