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  • 1. Bette Dillehay
    Director
    Mathews Memorial Library
    Mathews, Virginia
    Library as Community CenterEngaging Local Government Managers as Library Partners
  • 2.
    • 8,400 Square Feet
    • 3. 4,112 Linear Feet Shelving
    • 4. 39,522 Items
  • Where the Mobjack Bay
    meets the Chesapeake Bay
  • 5. About Mathews County
    Square Miles, 84
    Miles of Shoreline, 210
    Population, 9,200
    Lighthouses, 2
    Bridges, 3
    Traffic Lights, 0
  • 6. About Mathews County
    Residents of Mathews have historically
    been connected to the surrounding waters - harvesting fish, oysters, clams and crabs for a livelihood.
  • 7. About Mathews County
    “A Popular Retirement Destination”
  • 8. ICMA’S Local Government and Public LibraryPartners for a Better Community
    Local government managers can strategically use libraries to achieve community priorities.
    Libraries can realize full potential through joint strategic planning.
  • 9. ICMA’S Local Government and Public LibraryPartners for a Better Community
    How well do libraries perform in aligning library
    mission with local government goals and community
    needs?
  • 10. ICMA’sLocal Government and Public Libraries Partners for a Better Community
    Explore
    The role of city and county managers as advocates for libraries –
    The relationship of libraries to quality of life and community sustainability.
  • 11. ICMA Project Goal
    Support a dialog which could increase awareness
    among managers and other local government officials
    of the value of public libraries in the community.
  • 12. Libraries – At the Heart of Communities
    Looking beyond current information models.
    Seeking ways of enriching and enhancing community environments.
  • 13. Talking About the Future
    Planning the Direction of Your Community
    MCSEED
    Mathews Memorial Library
  • 14. Governance Models
    County/City Agency
    Separate Authority/Board
    Regional Entity
    Contract Services
  • 15. Library Assets
    Information/Knowledge
    Culture Connections
    Technology Resources
    Community Space
    Local Economy Connections
    Community Ownership
  • 16. Service Roles
    Knowledge Gateway
    Universal Service
    Neutral Haven
    Cultural Center
  • 17. Local Government Role In Supporting Libraries
    Ensure that the library has a mission and programs that are consistent with community and local government mission and values.
    Facilitate aligning the library’s efforts with broader community needs.
    Include the library director on the management team.
    Include libraries in master planning and strategic planning.
    Ensure that libraries are fairly and objectively considered during the budget process and allocation of resources.
    Look for ways to integrate library staff with other municipal and county staff.
    Facilitate a dialogue and shared understanding on what is excellence for the library.
    Keep libraries in mind!
  • 18. Steps Toward An Engaged Library
    Ensure that library mission is consistent with that of local government.
    Get outside the doors.
    Be creative about what the library can contribute.
    Discover and contribute to the unique capacities and conditions of the community.
    Support local businesses and institutions.
    Make the library building a community center.
    Create a community-minded culture among library staff and volunteers.
  • 19. Emerging Role of Libraries as E-Government Providers
    • E-Government Act of 2002.
    • 20. Access and the Digital Divide.
    • 21. Resources and Burden Shifting: an unfunded mandate
    http://www.ii.fsu.edu
  • 22. Public Libraries As E-Government Partners
    “For an e-government service provision partnership
    between government agencies and public libraries to
    be successful and of continuing benefit to clients in
    the future, cooperative funding strategies for
    additional technology, as well as staff training, must
    become a high priority issue in communities across the
    country.”
    Robert Davidsson, Manager
    Government Research Service Section
    Library System, Palm Beach County Florida
  • 23. Making Good Things Happen
    “Equal effort is required on the part of local
    government and library in improving the quality of
    citizens’ lives and increasing opportunities for all.”
    Pete Giacoma, Director
    Davis County Library, Utah
  • 24. The Future
    “The very existence of libraries affords us the best
    evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of
    civilization.”
    T. S. Eliot
  • 25. The Engaged Library
    URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
    2005
  • 26. The Engaged Library
    URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
    2005
  • 27. The Engaged Library
    URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
    2005
  • 28. The Engaged Library
    URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
    2005
  • 29. The Engaged Library
    URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
    2005