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    • Bette Dillehay
      Director
      Mathews Memorial Library
      Mathews, Virginia
      Library as Community CenterEngaging Local Government Managers as Library Partners
      • 8,400 Square Feet
      • 4,112 Linear Feet Shelving
      • 39,522 Items
    • Where the Mobjack Bay
      meets the Chesapeake Bay
    • About Mathews County
      Square Miles, 84
      Miles of Shoreline, 210
      Population, 9,200
      Lighthouses, 2
      Bridges, 3
      Traffic Lights, 0
    • About Mathews County
      Residents of Mathews have historically
      been connected to the surrounding waters - harvesting fish, oysters, clams and crabs for a livelihood.
    • About Mathews County
      “A Popular Retirement Destination”
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Libraries – At the Heart of Communities
      Looking beyond current information models.
      Seeking ways of enriching and enhancing community environments.
    • Talking About the Future
      Planning the Direction of Your Community
      MCSEED
      Mathews Memorial Library
    • Governance Models
      County/City Agency
      Separate Authority/Board
      Regional Entity
      Contract Services
    • Library Assets
      Information/Knowledge
      Culture Connections
      Technology Resources
      Community Space
      Local Economy Connections
      Community Ownership
    • Service Roles
      Knowledge Gateway
      Universal Service
      Neutral Haven
      Cultural Center
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • Emerging Role of Libraries as E-Government Providers
      • E-Government Act of 2002.
      • Access and the Digital Divide.
      • Resources and Burden Shifting: an unfunded mandate
      http://www.ii.fsu.edu
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • The Engaged Library
      URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
      2005
    • The Engaged Library
      URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
      2005
    • The Engaged Library
      URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
      2005
    • The Engaged Library
      URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
      2005
    • The Engaged Library
      URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL
      2005