About Maine Infonet

Purpose

Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school, and special libraries that provides leadership in resource sharing, promotes cost effective solutions for quality library information services, and supports the cultural, educational, and economic development of Maine.

Mission

Maine InfoNet connects the people of Maine to information and ideas through library cooperation.

Vision

Maine libraries. Maine citizens. Connected.


Maine InfoNet Strategic Plan

During 2013-2014 the Maine InfoNet Board of Directors conducted a series of 9 community listening visits across the State of Maine to gather input from the library community. We went to listen to library needs and desires as well as to share information on Maine InfoNet and its programs.  These community listening visits provided much needed background for the Board’s strategic planning process which began at the Board Retreat on July 15, 2014.

After several months of work, including extensive work with Community Development Educator, Jane Haskell from U Maine Cooperative Extension, the Maine InfoNet Board has completed its three year strategic plan and is pleased to share it with the broader Maine Library Community.

The Strategic Plans and Objectives of Maine InfoNet for 2015-2018 include the following goals:

Organizational Goals

  • Enhance the capacity to support the expansion of statewide Integrated Library System (ILS) services
  • Expand the number of libraries that actively participate in MaineCat
  • Develop the capacity to support current and future Maine InfoNet initiatives

Collection Access Goals

  • Provide leadership and management to maintain and enhance collection access to meet the needs of the public that complement, extend, and enhance local library collections by facilitating statewide library partnerships
  • Determine Maine InfoNet’s role in facilitating partnerships in the creation of a Digital Library of Maine

Funding Goals

  • Ensure Maine InfoNet funding is sustainable
  • Develop a funding strategy to support the growth of Maine InfoNet

Full Strategic Plan is available here.

Download a PDF version of the MaineInfoNet Strategic Plan here.