Annual Plan of Service

Fiscal Year 2017-2018

October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

The Three Rivers Regional Library System (“TRRLS” or “the System”) is a cooperative library system serving Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Taylor counties. Fiscal Year 2017-2018 will mark the twenty third year of service.

Member libraries collect and loan books, magazines, video, audio recordings and digital materials. Public Internet access, reference materials and newspapers are available for in-house use. Integrated resources allow patrons to access the System’s catalog over the Internet, and to checkout e-books as well as audio books. Interlibrary and intra-system loans are also available. Each library has a meeting room available for program and public use. Patron registration, circulation and cataloging functions are fully automated.

The System is governed by a Board composed of representatives of the four member counties and directed by a professionally trained librarian. The System provides collection development and management, a library automated system, cataloging, some adult programming services to the member libraries and communities, materials delivery, administrative support services, as well as professional expertise and guidance. The System also manages state and federal funds received, and county funds for the purchase of library materials.

Mission

The Three Rivers Regional Library System provides information and answers to questions on a broad array of topics related to work, school, and personal life; assists individuals involved in self-directed personal growth and development; assists students enrolled in a formal program of education to help them attain their educational goals; and provides information about current cultural and social trends and recreational materials in a variety of formats.

Annual Plan FY 2017-2018

The Annual Plan of Service is a document adopted or approved by the library’s governing body and submitted as part of the application for State Aid to Libraries that include TRRLS’ activities that will be supported for FY 2017-2018. The Annual Plan supports the goals, objectives, and actions of the Long Range Plan. The Annual Plan of Service is due by December 1, 2017.

TRRLS exists to support all member libraries in their mission to provide quality library service to their citizens.

Sharing resources is vital in helping the member libraries provide quality service. TRRLS will provide to member libraries:

Providing technology for patrons is a major role of public libraries. It is a fundamental element of our purpose. Internet access is expected, as well as accompanying productivity software. E-government access is now commonplace. TRRLS will support the member libraries by providing:

TRRLS will emphasize staff training, collection management, quality customer service, positioning the libraries as community hubs, shifting some Youth Services focus to supporting education and making the libraries more visible in the community.

TRRLS staff operates under the direction of the TRRLS Board. The System staff will:

Approved by Three Rivers Regional Library Board on September 21, 2017.