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SCLS Mission Statement and Values


Our Mission

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

Our Vision

SCLS embraces challenges and opportunities to provide innovative solutions that empower our member libraries.

SCLS Core Values

  1. We stay focused on our mission and measure all of our work, plans, programs, activities and behaviors against it.
  2. We strive to do excellent work that exceeds member expectations.
  3. We are responsible for achieving and maintaining good working relationships with every member library and with every co-worker.  We make it a high priority to treat people well.  We are always courteous to members and to each other.
  4. We are a strong team with diverse talents and serve a community of people who are different from each other in many ways. We respect the contributions and viewpoints of members and of each other. 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. We work toward solutions for problems and connect our members to the resources they need.  Innovation is an integral component of our daily work life.
  6. We keep our commitments, meet our deadlines, and take responsibility for getting the training and resources we need to do our work.
  7. We are sensitive to members’ perceptions and strive with each interaction to make them more positive than before. We hold ourselves accountable. When we make mistakes, we acknowledge them, apologize, learn, and move forward.
  8. We are mindful of the long term costs and impacts of our work in order to remain efficient and sustainable. Our work is important to us and we take it very seriously and we approach it with a sense of fun and include as many laughs as we possibly can.


SCLS Strategic Plan (adopted 8/26/2021 by the SCLS Board of Trustees)


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