Staff Values Survey Insights

Over the course of several months in Spring 2023, a digital survey was shared with all staff members. 460 responses were recorded, a completion rate of over 50% of staff. This survey was provided in English, Spanish and Traditional Chinese. The purpose of the survey was to gain a better understanding of staff members’ personal values, their vision of SFPL’s organizational values and to seek alignment opportunities to shape SFPL’s future mission, vision and values. The consultant team is currently in the process of analyzing and synthesizing the results of this survey. 

A few initial insights from the survey are below:

Top 8 Organizational Values:

  • Access to information
  • Customer Service
  • Professionalism
  • Community
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Inclusion

Top 8 Individual Values:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Respectfulness
  • Diversity
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Honesty
  • Creativity
Engagement Workshop Insights

Coming soon!  The team is still in the process of engaging both SFPL staff internally and San Francisco communities externally. Activities include workshops and focus groups with various in-person and digital formats. Initial synthesis of these conversations will be completed and shared with SFPL stakeholders in September 2023. At that point, we’ll be sharing insights on this website at upcoming Library Commission meetings and in an upcoming Fall All-Staff Meeting.