2023-25 Strategic Plan
Beaufort County Library exists to serve and support our community for learning, for leisure, and
for life. We strive to develop a top-notch library system that provides open and guided access to
a wide variety of media and programs to inform, inspire, and empower people in their pursuit
of lifelong learning, personal enrichment, and cultural understanding.
Every three years Beaufort County Library develops a strategic plan to chart the course for
future library services to meet the needs of Beaufort County residents. This plan identifies
where we are going, the action needed to get there and how we will measure our success as we
strive to do more and provide more to you.
As a result of months spent gathering and reviewing valuable feedback from the community,
staff, stakeholders, and the Library Board of Trustees, we are pleased to share the 2023-2025
Strategic Plan with you.
Provide library visitors with a friendly, informed, and user-focused experience.
Develop a baseline staff training plan for all library employees.
Strategy 1: Identify website enhancements for improved use.
Strategy 2: Reinvigorate library events to reflect community interest.
Strategy 3: Find and develop solutions to mitigate access barrier.
Strategy 4: Discover ways to enhance the library experience for new and existing cardholders.
Offer a wide range of collections in contemporary formats.
Establish selection guidelines for improved collection development.
Strategy 1: Evaluate and anticipate opportunities for expansion of digital offerings.
Strategy 2: Offer content reflective of the needs, interests, and abilities of all the people the library serves.
Strategy 3: Monitor availability of popular materials to address community interest.
Strategy 4: Develop creative and innovative practices for in-house and online collection promotion.
Create welcoming and accessible library spaces.
Conduct quarterly assessments of both indoor and outdoor library spaces
Strategy 1: Pursue new and existing opportunities of growth/ expansion.
Strategy 2: Optimize use, visibility, and aesthetics of outdoor spaces.
Strategy 3: Consider functionality, capacity, and accessibility of library furnishings.
Strategy 4: Investigate appropriate interior space utilization.
Deliver timely, relevant communication both internally and externally.