Arlington County Public Library Community Forum Saturday, June 5, 2010 Fairlington Community Center
Welcome! <ul><li>“Today is the beginning of a long-term, ongoing community dialogue. The result will be a better and more ...
Purpose <ul><li>To get your thoughts on 4 main topics… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current services – type and level of ...
Agenda <ul><li>“ Timed” 90 Minute Small Group Discussion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening, Introductory and Transition (25 m...
Some Details… <ul><li>We’ll move quickly! </li></ul><ul><li>Use index cards for additional comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Com...
Questions - Opening <ul><li>What comes to mind when you think of Arlington County Libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>Think back ...
Questions - Main <ul><li>How do you use the Library?  What services do you use? How satisfied are you with that service(s)...
Questions - Ending <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Did I capture the discussion?  Did I leave anything out? </li></ul>
Next Steps <ul><li>Raffle winner! </li></ul><ul><li>Refine tools, additional outreach </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of ways ...
Arlington County Public Library Questions and Comments: Diane Kresh http://arlingtonvalib.blogspot.com [email_address] (70...
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  1. 1. Arlington County Public Library Community Forum Saturday, June 5, 2010 Fairlington Community Center
  2. 2. Welcome! <ul><li>“Today is the beginning of a long-term, ongoing community dialogue. The result will be a better and more exciting Library.” - Diane Kresh, Director, Arlington Libraries </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>To get your thoughts on 4 main topics… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current services – type and level of satisfaction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Barriers to current services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unmet current needs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library services in the future </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And, in the process… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refine our tools and procedures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In order to shape the future of Libraries by… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Setting priorities. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing and sustaining the appropriate types of services. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using best budgeting and planning know-how. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>“ Timed” 90 Minute Small Group Discussion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening, Introductory and Transition (25 minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Main topics (50 minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing and Summary (15 minutes) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Some Details… <ul><li>We’ll move quickly! </li></ul><ul><li>Use index cards for additional comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Comments will be grouped by themes; no individual attribution. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bumps” and “hurdles” are OK and expected. </li></ul><ul><li>Your voice will be heard! </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun and stay engaged! We need your input. </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise and allow others to talk. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no right or wrong answers! </li></ul><ul><li>Bio and snack breaks encouraged! </li></ul><ul><li>We end Noonish. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions - Opening <ul><li>What comes to mind when you think of Arlington County Libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>Think back to your most recent use of the Library: What was your experience? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions - Main <ul><li>How do you use the Library? What services do you use? How satisfied are you with that service(s) on a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent)? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything preventing you from using the current Library services? </li></ul><ul><li>What Library services would you like to use that are not currently available? </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward, what do you need from the Library in the next five years ? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions - Ending <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Did I capture the discussion? Did I leave anything out? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Next Steps <ul><li>Raffle winner! </li></ul><ul><li>Refine tools, additional outreach </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of ways to participate; possibly on the horizon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line survey </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Arlington County Public Library Questions and Comments: Diane Kresh http://arlingtonvalib.blogspot.com [email_address] (703) 228-6342
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