Library Strategic Plan
To be a welcoming, innovative library that inspires imagination, cultivates connections, and celebrates learning.
- The Galloway Library will be a thriving, state-of-the-art hub of instructional collaboration and will provide all students with a solid foundation in information literacy skills.
- The Galloway Library will be alive with books and digital resources to attract, delight, and enlighten the learning community.
- The Galloway Library will be an inviting space that fulfills our mission (inspiring imagination, cultivating connections, and celebrating learning).
- We support Galloway's unique 4D approach to learning, encouraging each Galloway student's journey through daring, deliberate, and dynamic discovery.
- We believe our strength lies in teamwork and relationships.
- We are passionate about the value of books and reading for intellectual and personal growth.
- We embrace change and strive to be adventurous and fearless in serving our learning community's information needs.
- We believe that learning is fun, so the library should be a warm, welcoming place.
- We are helpful and friendly to our learning community, saying "yes" whenever possible.
- We uphold academic integrity and teach members of our learning community to be ethical users of information.
- We stand with the American Library Association in upholding our learning community's freedom to read, making available a wide diversity of views and expressions.
From VISION to REALITY
Instruction and Collaboration
- Librarians will co-teach a wide range of research and information literacy skills to all students in a variety of disciplines.
- Librarians, faculty, and tech team members will meet regularly to share what they are teaching and plan for collaborative learning projects.
- Library staff will provide excellent customer service and expert help in research skills and technology use.
Resources and Collections
- The collection will include high quality books as well as digital resources of all kinds.
- There will be a strong commitment to sharing the joy of reading.
- The collection will be well matched to teacher needs and the Galloway curriculum.
- Librarians will be proactive in building a collection that is responsive to community interests.
- The Galloway community will be made aware of the resources the library has to offer.
- Library space will inspire imagination through artwork and displays, openness to the outdoors, appealing lighting and acoustics, and access to a wonderland of technology.
- Library space will cultivate connections within the Galloway community and with the world by providing space for collaboration and creative projects, activities and events, and experimenting with technology.
- Library space will celebrate learning by allowing for a variety of learning styles and by providing authentic opportunities for inquiry and project-based learning.
- The Galloway community will explore new ways of using Galloway's spaces to achieve the above goals.