Mission and Vision Statements
A Mission Statement is a statement about why this organization exists, it defines the purpose. It is focused on the present and reveals ‘what we are about’ at the present time.
A Vision Statement is a perspective on how we see our vision and what we would like to be in the long term.
The library policy did not have a mission statement of its own. Clearly this is something we will need to attend to.
Looking at our Vision Statement, it seems too vague and lacks specifics about where we are going and would therefore be very hard to measure.
“Our school library strives to provide a stimulating educational environment for teaching and learning. Resources are provided to meet the curriculum needs of staff and students whilst classes are designed to facilitate the acquisition of the information skills which form the basis of lifelong learning. Reading for leisure is strongly encouraged as a means of developing literacy skills which will assist students throughout their lives.”
Thus the Vision Statement also needs attention and development.
The School Mission Statement is quite succinct and seems to do its job well. I am still looking for a Vision Statement as it is not obvious on the website.