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Each year the James J. Hill Reference Library issues an annual report that reviews its performance over the past year, provides an overview of the business climate in which it operates, and looks forward to the year ahead.
Download the 2007 Annual Report
(NOTE: This is a PDF file and you will need Adobe Acrobat to view it). If you have questions regarding the Annual Report or would like to a request a copy of the printed version, please email email@example.com or call 651.265.5500.
Dear Hill Library supporter:
In the business world, evolution isn’t a theory; it’s a mandate. Change, after all, is life’s one constant. You can guide it or perhaps even lead it; you can adapt to it grudgingly or embrace it eagerly; but the one thing you cannot do is ignore it.
For that reason, James J. Hill created his library not just to store knowledge, but also to distill, study, nurture and disseminate it. And to achieve that mission, he set forth the values our librarians and staff live by 87 years after this institution first opened its doors. We prize currency, accuracy and relevance of data over quantity. We recognize that information is useless unless it is accessible. Most important, we believe that it is our responsibility not only to foster understanding, but to be a partner in the search for answers.
Libraries everywhere are in a period of transition because of the impact of remote access and other factors upon their business models. The Hill Library is not immune to these trends.
In 2007, we continued to advance our goals by serving as faithful stewards of the assets James J. Hill entrusted to us, by enhancing the ways information is synthesized and accessed, and by helping businesses prosper through a strategic commitment to ethics and social responsibility.
We are making continual progress in 2008, and in coming months we expect to announce changes and new initiatives that will ultimately focus the institution’s assets to more effectively serve the needs of the community and ensure this unique institution remains the vital resource envisioned by James J. Hill.
Peter A. Gilbertson
Roger W. Meyer
Download the 2006 James J. Hill Reference Library Annual Report
Meet the James J. Hill Library Board members.