Keep Moving Forward

From the 1866 founding of the Ladies' Library Association to the 2008 opening of the Traverwood Branch, the Ann Arbor District Library has provided a multitude of collections, services and programs to the community.

AADL intends to provide unique value to our community in the midst of sweeping changes to publishing and the world of information. To that end, we've developed a new Strategic Plan to guide the Library's actions over the next five years, developing products and services that meet the needs of a wide audience.

The AADL Board of Trustees identified 6 Initiatives to focus the planning process. AADL Staff then identified 15 goals in support of those Initiatives that the Library will then pursue.

2010 - 2015 Strategic Initiatives

I. Services
Develop services, programs and collections that balance community demand and Ann Arbor District Library resources

II. Products
Develop products that improve and enhance the delivery of all aspects of library services

III. Finances
Develop a multi-year financial process that assures adequate, sustainable funding for the next twenty years

IV. Communications
Develop high-level internal and external communications that get the message out, to all, about what we do and how we do it

V. Organizational Development
Develop sustainable, adaptive organizational practices that allow the Library to thrive internally and externally

VI. Facilities
Develop and maintain clean, safe, physical facilities that creatively meet the needs of the community and staff with an emphasis on sustainability, accessibility and flexibility