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Monroe County Public Library Strategic Plan 2009-2011

Monroe County Public Library Strategic Plan 2009-2011






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    Monroe County Public Library Strategic Plan 2009-2011 Monroe County Public Library Strategic Plan 2009-2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Focus on the future of the library
    • Research to zoom in on our patrons . . . Who you are What you like – and don’t like
    • What you want from your library going forward
    • Broad-based community planning process Focus groups Public forums Community leaders Community survey
    • Set goals for the library, and take concrete steps to reach those goals.
    • How do the people of Monroe County use the library?
    • 66% use the library at least once per month
    • Check out a book
    • Spend time in a quiet placeMeet a friend Find information Attend amagazine or newspaper meeting Read a Attend an adult program Pick up Ask a librarian hold material on Use a copier Check out a magazine Use wireless access Check out a book Do online research Attend a teen program Check out audiobook Work on school assignment Volunteer Use a computer Check out a movie Found info for work Attend a children’s program Check out music Receive help with reading Get tax forms
    • Target Audiences
    • Target Audiences children, families and caregivers frequent users leading edge technology users
    • Target Audiences underserved audiences taxpayers staff
    • Strategies listen and respond to community input
    • Strategies strengthen community partnerships
    • Strategies provide enriching and engaging experiences
    • Strategies maintain functional and attractive public spaces
    • Strategies attract and develop top quality staff attract and develop top quality staff
    • Strategies improve processes
    • Strategies broaden the funding mix
    • 5 interrelated goals
    • Strengthen support for literacy and lifelong learning Children pre-literacy skills reading and language skills volunteer homework help
    • Strengthen support for literacy and lifelong learning Adults more learning opportunities volunteer tutoring teach technology skills 21st century literacy skills partner with the community
    • Expand access to information access for people with disabilities grow Web and CATS services open second branch replace bookmobile consider changes to hours
    • Deliver exemplary service foster staff development maintain and improve facility and technology creatively improve processes
    • Deliver exemplary service facilitate transportation and parking options Ellettsville Branch children’s addition create engaging library experiences
    • Maintain high quality collections new titles new formats increased satisfaction children’s collection endowment
    • Optimize stewardship of the library’s resources be an inclusive and attractive employer make better use of volunteers, interns and work-study
    • Optimize stewardship of the library’s resources efficient use of tax support embrace green, reduce energy develop maintenance and replacement schedules fundraising
    • ROI Return On Investment The Valuation Study confirmed that Monroe County residents received $1.68 in value for each $1 invested in the Library.
    • 2,496,313 items circulated
    • 1,148,201 visits to a Library facility
    • 1,568,906 visits to the Library website
    • 289,000 uses of Library public computers
    • 82,066 Library card holders
    • 43,551 participants in Library programs
    • 92-95% are satisfied with staff knowledge, courteousness and reference services
    • 96% rated the Library important to the future of our community
    • Our library is regularly acknowledged to be one of the finest public libraries in the country. We are ranked number two nationally for libraries of our size.
    • Our vision for the future of the Library
    • We have looked at the actions and opinions of the people that our Library serves.
    • We have sought to understand the role of the Library in the community.
    • In order to form a clear vision . . .
    • . . . of what this Library can become . . .
    • . . . in the years ahead.
    • Our Vision: We aspire to be a dynamic library, essential to thoughtful, productive community life, and always meeting our community’s evolving needs.