Our 2016 Highlights:
As an organization, the Library is committed to employee growth and development. In 2016, we continued to operationalize our aspirational values through the execution of a series of projects in small, cross-functional teams. This initiative contributed to some of the results documented in this report, and included the One Book Kelowna program, a day-long employee “Culture Crawl,” the Leader in Residence program, an ongoing, comprehensive review of Library policies and procedures, and a suite of internal programming designed to encourage imagination and collegiality.
In Fall 2016, the Library began a project to reconsider and revitalize its Mission, Vision, and Values (MVV). A consultation process was undertaken with employees, stakeholders, and partners, and a draft completed in December. In early 2017 this draft, and the story of its evolution, will be shared for feedback prior to adoption. The goal for the strategic planning cycle that will initiate in 2017 is to establish and engage more agile planning processes that are based on the organizational MVV. We believe this will increase our Library’s ability to respond quickly to feedback, and invite creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit in our employees, characteristics of our campus Library culture and successes which were universally identified, admired, and encouraged during our consultations with faculty, staff, and external collaborators.
|“The library has always been and continues to be a welcoming and helpful place. The staff come across as genuinely concerned with helping me do my work and take their role seriously in facilitating access to the resources I need.”|
|– Faculty member, Education|