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North Douglas Library District's
2023-2028 Strategic Plan

The 2023-2028 Strategic Plan runs July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028.
Adopted by the North Douglas Library District Board of Directors on June 21, 2023.

Why a Strategic Plan?


The North Douglas Library District's Strategic Plan helps document where the District currently is and establishes a direction for the District's future through long-term goals and the action steps needed to reach them.

This is a working guide created by representatives from the NDLD board, NDLD staff, Friends of the Library, and community at large. Strategic Plan progress updates are provided to the NDLD board at their regularly scheduled meetings
in July, October, January, and April.

Interested in joining the strategic plan process? Please contact the Mildred Whipple Library
(call 541-836-2648, email, or stop by during open hours).

District Vision


Inspiring a vibrant, engaged community.

District Mission


The North Douglas Library District empowers individuals and strengthens communities by providing access to information, space to express ideas, and resources for exploring the world.

Click the image to download a copy.

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2023-2028 Strategic Plan Timeline

April 1, 2023: 

May 2023:


May 13, 2023:

May 17, 2023:

June 2023:

June 21, 2023:

June 30, 2023:


July 2023:

Initial meeting. Representatives from the NDLD board, NDLD staff, Friends of the Library, and community at large brainstormed strategic plan goals and associated objectives. Attendees chose to create one goal for each of the District's values. Objectives were incorporated through a SWOT analysis activity (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).

Throughout the month of May, a copy of the draft strategic plan was posted in the Mildred Whipple Library for public feedback and additional input.

Second meeting. Representatives from the NDLD board, NDLD staff, Friends of the Library, and community at large finalized the draft Strategic Plan for the upcoming NDLD board presentation.

Draft plan presented to the NDLD board during their regular meeting.

NDLD board feedback incorporated into the draft strategic plan.

Second NDLD board presentation, draft strategic plan approved by the board.

2023-2028 Strategic Plan published.

Mildred Whipple Library staff determine specific measurements and timelines for each objective of the strategic plan. First NDLD board progress update at the October 2023 regular meeting.



The North Douglas Library District Strategic Planning Committee would like to recognize and express our gratitude to everyone who helped contribute to our strategic planning process, including:

NDLD Community Members

Friends of the Mildred Whipple Library

San José State University MILS Students

NDLD Board

NDLD Staff

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