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SCLS Mission Statement and Principles

Mission

The mission of the South Central Library System is to help member libraries provide the best possible service to the public.

Staff Principles

  1. SCLS staff stay focused on our mission and measure all of our work, plans, programs, activities and behaviors against it.

  2. SCLS staff do excellent work and endeavor to exceed member expectations.

  3. SCLS staff are responsible for achieving and maintaining good working relationships with every member library and with every coworker.  We make it a high priority to treat people well.  We are always courteous to members and to each other.  When we make mistakes, we acknowledge them, apologize, and move on.

  4. SCLS is a community of people who are different from each other in many ways, however, staff work as a team, respecting the contributions and viewpoint of each member.  We freely share information and communicate our plans, activities and concerns to the other members of our team and give credit where credit is due.

  5. SCLS staff work toward solutions for problems.

  6. SCLS staff keep our commitments, meet our deadlines, and take responsibility for getting the training and resources we need to do our work.

  7. SCLS staff are sensitive to members' perceptions and strive with each interaction to make them more positive than before.

  8. Our work is far too important for us to always be serious.  We approach it with a sense of fun and include as many laughs as we possibly can.

SCLS Basic System Principles

(originally adopted 8/1981; revised 8/2000)

 

For more information about the SCLS mission and principles, contact Martha Van Pelt.