Vision 2020: Education for All
Building on the successes that led to our Library of the Year Award and Five Star rankings by Library Journal, our new strategic plan charts our course for the next five years, enabling us to continue delivering quality education for students of all ages in our community.
Howard County Library System Facilities Assessment and Master Plan: 2005 – 2030
Howard County Library System (HCLS) continues to experience significant growth in the community’s use of of its three-pronged curriculum: Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences. HCLS outperforms peer libraries in almost all areas of standard accepted performance measures. To plan for future curriculum design and delivery in this growing jurisdiction, HCLS issued a request for consultant services to create a 25 year HCLS Facilities Assessment and Master Plan. The goal was to be able to provide for HCLS facilities that would not only be responsive to changing curriculum needs, but also anticipate curriculum needs and expectations of county residents. Providence Associates, Inc. was selected for the project and charged with:
- Assessing HCLS’ current curriculum and identify future curriculum
- Studying the physical condition of existing HCLS 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 HCLS’ capital program
- Developing a program of requirements for a proposed HCLS Ellicott City Branch
Providence began its work with HCLS’ Administration, Project Team and Leadership Team in March 2004.