Policies and Planning

The Yarra Libraries Annual Report 2015-16

Yarra Libraries has continued to connect with our community over the past year through the delivery of personalised services, vibrant collections and diverse programs.

Yarra Libraries Annual Report 2016

 


 

 

The Yarra Libraries Learning Framework

Our strategic plan for 2013–2016, outlines our aim to explore and create a dynamic model for learning and creativity that is specifically for the Yarra community. To focus and support these efforts, Yarra Libraries has developed a Learning Framework, which sets the scene for Yarra’s library services into the future.

The framework supports development of a range of programs around the 3 literacies (reading, information and digital), and encourage strong partnerships with alternate community learning providers.

Yarra Libraries Learning Framework 2015

 


 

Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020

Yarra Libraries' Strategic Plan will guide the direction of Yarra's library services through the next three years. Our vision for this period is:

Connect Discover Inspire

Through an extensive consultation with the community, library users, internal and external stakeholders, and potential partners, Yarra Libraries identified six strategic priorities:

1. Creating opportunities for learning and literacy

Our libraries are for everyone, and are dedicated to learning needs at all stages of life. From creative play to scheduled learning activities, and basic to advanced skill levels, everyone can find an opportunity to learn and grow at Yarra Libraries.

2. Putting people first

We recognise that people use the library in many different ways, and we want to ensure that each person’s library experience suits them. Our focus is on people, and we develop programs and services to respond to the community’s needs.

3. Connecting with our community

We will continue to work with other groups, organisations and areas of Council to find ways to deliver services beyond the library walls, create connections with the community, and seek out those who cannot come to us.

4. Discovering through technology

Technology is changing the ways in which we learn, connect and collaborate and it is vital that everyone has access to the kind of technology that suits them, and a chance to develop their digital skills.

5. Curating inspired collections

 Yarra Libraries’ collections underpin everything we do, and they will continue to grow and develop according to diverse community needs. Our focus will always be on supporting people to learn, connect, make, imagine and discover.

6. Providing places for all people

Yarra’s libraries remain free and accessible places, where everyone is welcome. Our libraries are a unique community asset, and we intend to continue to improve our physical and virtual spaces, and find new ways to make places for all people.

 

 Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2017–2020

 


 

Yarra Libraries Policy

Yarra Libraries has revised the interim Library Policy on the rights and responsibilities that inform membership and use of the library service. The policy covers admission and use of facilities, membership requirements, borrowing, conduct in the library and enforcement of the Library Policy.

Library Policy 2016

 


 

Yarra Libraries Advisory Committee

The Libraries Advisory Committee supports the implementation of the Yarra Libraries Strategic Plan 2013 – 2016: Building Community Discovery.

Councillor representative on this committee: Cr Mike McEvoy