Howard County Library System
Strategic Plans

Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015
Public Education for All

Compiled over the course of one year, Public Education for All: Howard County Library System’s Strategic Plan 2010-2015 continues the best of our previous strategic plan, Strong Foundations, Enduring Success, while adding clarity to our distinctive sense of purpose.

Howard County Library System's Strategic Plan 2010-2015

Howard County Library System's Strategic Plan 2005-2010

Master Plan 2005 - 2030
Howard County Library System
Facilities Assessment and Master Plan: 2005 - 2030
Howard County Library System continues to experience significant growth in the community’s use of all library services. It outperforms peer libraries in almost all areas of standard accepted performance measures. To plan for the future delivery of library service in this growing jurisdiction, Howard County, working with the Library, issued a request for consultant services to create a 25 year Library Facilities Assessment and Master Plan for Howard County. The goal of both the County and the Library was to be able to provide for library facilities that would not only be responsive to changing service needs, but also anticipate the service needs and expectations of county residents. The County selected Providence Associates Inc. for the project and charged the firm with:
Assessing current library services and identify future services
Studying the physical condition of existing library facilities and determine the adequacy of those facilities to serve the current county population and the projected population through the year 2030
Devising standards
Making recommendations for all aspects of a library capital program
Developing a program of requirements for a proposed Ellicott City Branch Library.

Providence began its work with the Library’s Administration, Project Team and Leadership Team in March 2004.