Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.
Goals & Responses
This strategy will bring customers back to our libraries, for experiences with and through our services, collections, spaces, events and exhibits.
Beyond our Walls
This strategy will create opportunities for customers to sample library services and experience DCL at county locations outside of our libraries.
This strategy will support initiatives that help our community thrive, and grow connections among, and services for special populations in our county.
This strategy will improve our practices and guidelines for information storage, flexible work environments, data-driven decision making, building safety, and environmentally sustainable facility maintenance.
ULC Statement on Race and Social Equity
As leaders of North America's public libraries, we are committed to achieving racial and social equity by contributing to a more just society in which all community members can realize their full potential. Our libraries can help achieve true and sustained equity through an intentional, systemic and transformative library-community partnership. Our library systems are working to achieve equity in the communities we serve by:
Eliminating racial and social equity barriers in library programs, services, policies and practices
Creating and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion and respect both in our library systems and in all aspects of our community role
Ensuring that we are reaching and engaging disenfranchised people in the community and helping them express their voice
Serving as a convener and facilitator of conversations and partnerships to address community challenges
Being forthright on tough issues that are important to our communities
Libraries are trusted, venerable and enduring institutions, central to their communities and an essential participant in the movement for racial and social equity.