Each . . . library provides a board-approved, written annual report to the community on the library's progress in meeting its mission, goals and objectives, as outlined in the library’s long-range plan of service.
An annual report:
Other ideas are also possible. At a minimum, choose one that allows for the widest distribution. It's so important to keep the library's story before the public! Don't be afraid to use it in several ways! Consider producing different versions for different audiences. The current, board-approved annual report is required to be publicly available online (See Standard 11: Provides access to current library information).
Yes. The library’s current annual report is required to be publicly available online (See Standard 11: Provides access to current library information) and the library should also have printed copies available for public distribution. Online and printed annual reports provide the community with transparency and accountability about library operations.
Consult the library system for examples of different types of annual reports as well as other assistance. Consider submitting a copy of the annual report to the library system so it can be shared with others.
Helpful Tip: Use infographics, as seen below, to keep the community informed of library successes.