George and Joan, Thinking Out Loud about Library Mission Statements

podcastGeorge and Joan’s latest podcast may not sound like a high interest topic but in a time where more and more libraries are being called on to justify their existences, you’d do well to pay attention! Using Guy Kawasaki’s blog post, Mantras versus Missions, George and Joan make a strong case for seriously thinking about how libraries go about concisely describe what they do – the essence of what they really do. Thought-provoking stuff.

Here’s the Infopeople mission statement: “The mission of the Infopeople Project is to improve the quality of life of the people in California by upgrading the performance and effectiveness of California libraries.” Do you know what your library’s is?