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Jackson George Regional Library System

  1. 1. Jackson-George Regional Library System<br />Alena Burroughs<br />July 14, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Mission Statement<br />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.<br />System Roles<br />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.  <br />
  3. 3. Area Demographics<br />Jackson County<br /> -Estimated Population, 2008- 130,694<br /> -Persons under 18 years old, 2007- 26.5%<br /> Persons 65 years old and over, 2007- 11.5%<br /> -White, 2007- 74.3%<br /> -Black, 2007- 22.3%<br /> -Asian, 2007- 1.8%<br /> -American Indian and Alaska Native, 2007- 0.4%<br /> -Hispanic or Latino origin, 2007- 3.3%<br /> -Median household income, 2007- $43,411<br />
  4. 4. Area Demographics, cont’d<br />George County<br /> -Estimated Population, 2008- 22,406<br /> -Persons under 18 years old, 2007- 28.8%<br /> Persons 65 years old and over, 2007- 11.2%<br /> -White, 2007- 89.1%<br /> -Black, 2007- 9.9%<br /> -Asian, 2007- 0.2%<br /> -American Indian and Alaska Native, 2007- 0.2%<br /> -Hispanic or Latino origin, 2007- 2.2%<br /> -Median household income, 2007- $42,581<br />
  5. 5. Branches<br />Gautier<br />East Central<br />Moss Point<br />Ocean Springs<br />
  6. 6. Branches<br />Lucedale<br />Pascagoula<br />St. Martin<br />Vancleave<br />
  7. 7. Reference Services<br />Reference<br />In person<br />Email<br />Inter-Library Loan<br />Databases<br />Magnolia Database<br />Genealogy <br />Jackson County Law Library<br />
  8. 8. Youth Services<br />Children<br />Storytime<br />Dial-A-Story<br />“Kidspace” website<br />Teens<br />“Teen Central” website<br />Facebook, Twitter<br />
  9. 9. Mission vs Services<br />High Quality?<br />Relevant?<br />Customer-oriented?<br />Expand and enrich citizens lives?<br />Do they perform their intended roles?<br />

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