Central Library

Provide information services, programming and equal access to materials for all residents of the Central Library service area in order to promote reading and lifelong learning.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Provide access to the library’s collections using an automated

circulation system, and a dynamic website that offers access to

downloadable materials and databases.


Offer a variety of programs and classes that foster creativity

and lifelong learning including: early literacy classes; classes

for school age children focusing on science, technology,

engineering, arts, math; book clubs and events for adults.


Provide quality reference assistance and reader’s advisory for

people in the library, by telephone and online via the library’s

website.


Provide and coordinate Adult Literacy services system-wide.


Coordinate a One Community/One Book program focused on

engaging multi-generational participation, programming for

community members, and opportunities for community

partnerships and local businesses.


Coordinate a youth summer reading and learning program that

promotes reading and supports community education goals in

order to prevent summer learning loss.


Coordinate an adult summer reading program to encourage

literacy, support art and culture, and foster community

engagement.


Work with the newly-installed Poet Laureate of the City of Santa

Barbara to create Library programming including free

community poetry readings and/or workshops.


Support local businesses and job-seekers by hosting career

fairs, workshops, job-training, and other workforce development

activities.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Implement a digitization plan to preserve and increase access to local history archives currently available on microfilm.


Develop Teen Center Plan that includes needs assessment for entire upper level of Central Library.


Evaluate World Collection needs and usage and make a development plan based on this.


Expand pilot of Community Connections social service navigation project if Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) grant is received.


Develop a plan to increase equity in access to Faulkner Gallery exhibition space.

STAFFING INFORMATION


Authorized Positions

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

OTHER PROGRAM MEASURES