Jackson George Regional Library System

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  • 1. Jackson-George Regional Library System
    Alena Burroughs
    July 14, 2009
  • 2. Mission Statement
    The mission of the Jackson-George Regional Library System (JGRLS) is to provide high quality and relevantcustomer-oriented library and information services, collections of resources and programming that serves to expand and enrich the lives of our citizens.
    System Roles
    The primary role of JGRLS is to serve as a “Popular Materials Library” by providing current, high-demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for users of all ages. The secondary role is to serve as the “People’s University” by supporting customers in their formal education and independent learning endeavors throughout their lives. 
  • 3. Area Demographics
    Jackson County
    -Estimated Population, 2008- 130,694
    -Persons under 18 years old, 2007- 26.5%
    Persons 65 years old and over, 2007- 11.5%
    -White, 2007- 74.3%
    -Black, 2007- 22.3%
    -Asian, 2007- 1.8%
    -American Indian and Alaska Native, 2007- 0.4%
    -Hispanic or Latino origin, 2007- 3.3%
    -Median household income, 2007- $43,411
  • 4. Area Demographics, cont’d
    George County
    -Estimated Population, 2008- 22,406
    -Persons under 18 years old, 2007- 28.8%
    Persons 65 years old and over, 2007- 11.2%
    -White, 2007- 89.1%
    -Black, 2007- 9.9%
    -Asian, 2007- 0.2%
    -American Indian and Alaska Native, 2007- 0.2%
    -Hispanic or Latino origin, 2007- 2.2%
    -Median household income, 2007- $42,581
  • 5. Branches
    Gautier
    East Central
    Moss Point
    Ocean Springs
  • 6. Branches
    Lucedale
    Pascagoula
    St. Martin
    Vancleave
  • 7. Reference Services
    Reference
    In person
    Email
    Inter-Library Loan
    Databases
    Magnolia Database
    Genealogy
    Jackson County Law Library
  • 8. Youth Services
    Children
    Storytime
    Dial-A-Story
    “Kidspace” website
    Teens
    “Teen Central” website
    Facebook, Twitter
  • 9. Mission vs Services
    High Quality?
    Relevant?
    Customer-oriented?
    Expand and enrich citizens lives?
    Do they perform their intended roles?