Each year, public libraries and First Nation public libraries must complete the Annual Survey of Public Libraries (ASPL). The ASPL requires libraries to report on several key metrics including: use of technology and digital services. types of activities and programs they offer.
This collection of statistics offer a glimpse into a year in the life of the Library, and its ever-evolving role in our community.
In 2022, the SDG Library developed a Strategic Plan to guide its activities over the next five years until 2026.
Several of the key strategic actions pointed to the need to undertake a subsequent Service Review study to examine: the organization of the Library; succession planning; the delivery of programs and services; the adequacy and utilization of facilities; and other key aspects of the operation that affect the services delivered to users.
Twenty recommendations in seven areas were developed. These were:
A) Organization, Staffing and Succession;
B) Public Programs and Services;
C) Policies and Procedures;
D) Networking and Communications;
E) Branches and Facilities;
and G) Governance.
In some cases, additional supporting text is provided as further rationale for the recommendation. Full details are presented in the Report.