Introduction, Mission, Philosophical Concepts

About the Valley Library Consortium

MISSION

The mission of the Valley Library Consortium is to provide the greater Saginaw Valley community with access to shared library and information resources through quality, cost-effective automated resources for member libraries.

PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS

  • Mutual support for one another:
    • Sharing knowledge between members
    • Understanding member library situations
    • Co-operative efforts
  • Identify community needs
  • Active participation
  • Decisions that individual libraries make need to take into account what affect those decisions will have on the Valley Library Consortium.
  • Consortium decisions will attempt to be fair to all.
  • Members are responsible for maintaining a quality database.