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Arkansas River Valley Regional Library Foundation

aka Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System   |   Dardanelle, AR   |  http://www.arvrls.com
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Arkansas River Valley Regional Library Foundation

EIN: 81-0975142


Mission

We are partners in building better communities. The Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System provides access to innovative library services by distributing information to answer questions through a variety of formats, meeting informational, educational, or recreational needs, and combining traditional library resources with advanced technologies.

Ruling year info

2016

Director

Misty Hawkins

Main address

501 N Front St

Dardanelle, AR 72834 USA

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EIN

81-0975142

Subject area info

Education

Health care access

Public libraries

Community and economic development

Libraries

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rural libraries aim to address a range of challenges and needs specific to their communities. Some common problems and needs include limited access to information, the digital divide, educational support, community engagement, economic development, literacy and lifelong learning, and technological advancement.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Love Your Local Library!

The Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System (ARVRLS) safely and diligently serves citizens in Franklin, Johnson, Logan, and Yell Counties. Within these four counties, ARVRLS has seven library branches located within Charleston, Ozark, Clarksville, Booneville, Paris, Danville, and Dardanelle. Each library branch focuses on services, resources, and programs to fit the specific needs of the surrounding communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of off-site performances held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of Latin American descent, Adults, Children and youth, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of links and collaborations with external organizations that support student learning and its priority tasks

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, People of Latin American descent, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, People of Latin American descent, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

A central theme throughout all of the libraries within our organization pertains to low socioeconomic status, access to reliable internet connectivity, and expanded services regarding community services or resources. Over the years, the leadership team at ARVRLS formed concentrated efforts to prioritize educational opportunities throughout all areas within the service area, whether limitations were present or not. It has become a standard for all staff and trustees to serve despite limited funding or difficulties caused by geographic conditions.

With seven library branches within approximately 3,000 square miles, the main objective for effective change is outreach services and expanding traditional library services beyond the physical constraints of library walls. Each branch works alongside community organizations to create long-lasting, dynamic partnerships. These partnerships include but are not limited to area Chambers of Commerce, public school districts, home-school corporations, Extension Services, and local health organizations. Through teamwork and collaboration, the future of libraries and our communities is astounding.

Libraries are versatile institutions with the capability to meet a wide range of organizational goals and community needs. Key aspects of ARVRLS' capabilities include information access, digital inclusion, serving as a community hub, preserving local culture and history, and supporting economic development by offering resources to job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Our library system has undergone a significant evolution over the years, adapting to societal changes, technological advancements, and shifting community needs. Traditionally, libraries focused on physical material collections of books and printed items. The advent of the internet and digital technologies prompted a major shift in libraries, including our branch locations. Online catalogs, digitization of collections, and downloadable and streaming e-content are now readily available through the click of an app.

As we continue to embrace technology and recognize the importance of community partnerships, the need for on-the-go accessibility, flexible physical spaces, and collaborative learning environments continues. The accomplishments within our library system are outstanding, but it is truly just the beginning and we're looking forward to our next chapters!

Financials

Arkansas River Valley Regional Library Foundation

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Director

Misty Hawkins

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Arkansas River Valley Regional Library Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Heather Patton

Attorney

Term: 2024 - 2022

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable