The Genesee District Library (GDL) is a 19-branch system that serves Genesee County residents (with the exception of City of Flint) and the residents of Livingston County’s Tyrone and Deerfield Township. This is accomplished by partnerships with local communities which provide buildings to house the 84.4 full time equivalent employees (FTEs) and the services they provide. The library finds itself dealing with financial challenges driven by a consistent drop in the service area’s taxable property values. The trend was somewhat tempered by a recent .25 millage increase voted in during 2011. Still, the library is operating 19 locations across Genesee County with 30% less staff than before the economic downturn in 2008.
To be a community destination for traditional and online resources which empower and enrich our service area residents.
We will provide our local communities with access to up-to-date informational, entertaining, educational, and culturally enriching resources.
Our process to develop a Strategic Plan is inclusive and thorough. This process includes input from the following sources:
Focus is being given to three specific economic stages:
Retain Core Services
Restore Reduced Services
Leverage Technology & Refine Processes
Enhance & Facilitate Human Networking
Increase Advocacy, Visibility and Partnerships
Maximize Value to Patrons
Continue Process Improvement
Share success with Library Community
Build Reserve funds
-Recommended for Board approval by Policy Committee on February 3, 2014
-Adopted by Board on February 18, 2014