Over the summer and fall of 2018, the Library’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee spoke with over 500 people in person and received over 1,600 responses to an online survey. The committee heard from a broad range of voices that included teens, seniors, refugees, Millennials, and people with disabilities—ranging in age from 5 to 102.
Participants told us about the most critical issues facing their communities, what changes they see coming in the next five years, and what skills they think individuals and communities will need to thrive as Anchorage changes.
This feedback, paired with community data, helped the Library figure out what is most important to the community that the Library has the skills and resources to support. This led to the creation of three community priority areas: education & skills for life, a bridge to information and resources, and building community.
The 2019-21 Strategic Plan focuses on our core services and three community focus areas:
- Education & skills for life
- A bridge to information and resources
- Building community
Library programs and services will be developed with intentionality to ensure that all of our activities deliver outcomes that move the needle in our community priorities.