Letter from President of Maine Library Association - Public Library Standards 2007
Dear Members of the Maine Library Community,
Those of us who love libraries and who are dedicated to the betterment of those libraries will welcome this update of the Maine Public Library Standards.
The purpose of the document is simple: the Standards set forth a model of excellence for the public libraries of our state. They provide us with a destination, and then help us plot our course.
It is said that the setting of high standards helps us achieve equally high goals. We all know how easy it is to get distracted by the events of our busy days; we spend entirely too much time handling this minor crisis and that small disaster. But if we don’t look to the bigger issues, if we don’t strive to better our libraries and thereby our communities, who will?
The Public Library Standards is the very best kind of road map, and will surely help us on our journey to excellence. My thanks go to the many people who worked so hard to revise this document.
Maine Library Association
331 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330