ORL continues strategic plan

Okanagan Regional Library Board directors continue a strategic planning process to transform the public library system

Okanagan Regional Library Board directors continue a strategic planning process to transform the public library system over the next few years.

Recognizing the leaps in technology and access to information in the past decade, the board has considered how to prioritize the library’s traditional roles with emerging opportunities such as teaching digital literacy, educational and cultural partnerships, and revitalization of library spaces.

“We are hearing from people with all kinds of needs – for example, many want help with learning about technology and some want us to support their creativity through things such as workshops on e-publishing, access to 3-D printers, laser cutters, video or sound recording equipment,” said Stephanie Hall, chief executive officer.

“Some would like us to expand our work in supporting learning and literacy with more author readings, and partnering with schools and post-secondary institutions.”