Strategic Plan

Our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan ended in December 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Library Board of Trustees decided to only look ahead one year at this time. The library staff and board worked together in the late fall months of 2020 to identify values and goals for 2021 for our library. The list was approved by the board at their December 17, 2020 meeting.

Orion Township Public Library 2021 Values & Goals

Approved by the Library Board: 12/17/2020


  • Inclusivity
  • Access to Information
  • Community Involvement
  • Health and Safety
  • Education & Lifelong Learning
  • Customer Service


Be flexible with all initiatives – due to COVID-19

  • Customer Service & Patron Satisfaction – Improve accessibility for all patrons
    • Need more take and make programs to satisfy community demand
    • Connecting patrons with what they actually want
    • Improve availability of outdoor and nature education
    • When safe, open lobby for pick-ups and limited on-demand requests and additional services as possible (i.e. limited browsing)
    • Seasonal outdoor programming
    • Make the library a safe place
    • Marketing needs to be inclusive and consistent
    • Engage with all patrons that have used the library in the past to increase awareness of library services being offered
  • Increase Literacy
    • Offer “virtual browsing”
    • Increase website literacy
    • Redesign website
    • New mobile app
    • Help the schools increase literacy
    • Promote different types of literacy beyond traditional literacy
    • Helping patrons use the library from home
    • Improving accessibility to online services and resources
    • Add subscription to Niche Academy, an online database use training tool for staff and patrons
    • Move Polaris to Cloud Hosted Solution to allow access to the new Vega Discover online catalog system
  • Provide better support for all staff
    • Improve connections within our organization and between departments
    • All staff must enforce safety rules
  • Capital improvements for the Library building and grounds
    • Improve the staff lounge
    • Replace or upgrade entry and interior doors and door hardware, as needed
    • Upgrade interior lighting to LED, as needed
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