CALS Strategic Plan

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Help us improve your library experience! We’re working on the 2025-2028 Strategic Plan and we need your input.

The Central Arkansas Library System is seeking input from the public via an online survey. The survey is accessible via Survey Monkey and will be open from July 15 through August 5, it is available in both English and Spanish. It is estimated that the survey will take participants between five and ten minutes to complete.

This is the first opportunity for the public to weigh in on the future of the library system. CALS has created a steering committee that includes staff and community members who will work together to help guide the process. CALS will also be scheduling a series of public forums to take place during August. CALS is working with a consulting firm, Constructive Disruption, to help create these surveys. CALS previously worked with a different firm to create a strategic plan for 2019-2022; this new plan will cover the period of 2025-2028.

“We often receive input from the public; individuals who are eager for us to hear their thoughts about how we utilize their tax dollars. This is an opportunity for patrons and non-patrons alike to help guide us on the future of the library here in central Arkansas. Our last strategic plan resulted in many of the things we have available today; including our wonderful community outreach team, our addition of book lockers as an option for patrons to pick up books outside of regular hours, the forthcoming bookmobile, and the most obvious, all of the renovations and upgrades happening around the system.”

— Nate Coulter, CALS Executive Director

CALS Strategic Plan Survey

This survey will help shape the vision for the future of CALS for the next three years. Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Your voice matters!

Event

Strategic Planning Virtual Town Hall

The Central Arkansas Library System is committed to serving the ever-evolving needs of our community. To ensure that we’re providing the best possible programs, services, and supports we’re developing a new strategic plan, and your voice matters! Limited to 50 per session.

Learn More
Event

Strategic Planning Virtual Town Hall

The Central Arkansas Library System is committed to serving the ever-evolving needs of our community. To ensure that we’re providing the best possible programs, services, and supports we’re developing a new strategic plan, and your voice matters! Limited to 50 per session.

Learn More
Event

Strategic Planning Virtual Town Hall

The Central Arkansas Library System is committed to serving the ever-evolving needs of our community. To ensure that we’re providing the best possible programs, services, and supports we’re developing a new strategic plan, and your voice matters! Limited to 50 per session.

Learn More

Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Read 2019-2022 Plan