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  • Library Planning to Target YearCommunity Meeting
    Meeting Date
    • What single word defines the Library for you? [List]
    Library…
  • Purpose
    Through dialog and sharing of information
    • To envision the best future
    • To envision the best Library as a part of that community
    • To learn and listen and share opinion, facts, & knowledge to help library board and staff develop a strategic plan
  • Agenda for Meeting
    4:00 Openers
    4:30  Community vision for town
    5:15 Library landscape
    5:40 Library tour
    6:00 Supper
    6:30 Library vision
    7:30 Wrap-up, evaluation, next steps
  • What’s important about libraries?
    Healthy libraries indicate healthy communities
    • Economic health
    • Educational health
    • Cultural health
    • Community health
  • Planning Context
    • U.S. public libraries have strong planning culture
    • Long history and experience
    • Vermont DOL encourages local library planning through standards program
    • Has the library built a plan before?
  • Library planninggrounded in community need
    • Community vision and need
    • Library as a part of that
    • Addressing needs
    • Serving the vision
  • Process this time
    • Community task force – conversation, gather input and data. Two meetings.
    • Staff retreat – full day to take community input, knowledge of program
    • Meet with town board, town department heads, and focus groups
    • Write plan, and use it!
  • Planning
    • Strategic Plan
    • Long Range Plan
    • Facilities Plan
    • Capital Plan
    • Service Plan
    • Development Plan
    • Technology Plan
  • Town- The vision
  • Town demographic profile
    •  Population, 2008 est.-
    • Growth 1990 – 2000 % (VT 8.2%)
    • Growth 2000 – 2008 %
    • Ethnicity – % white, 2000 census
    • Median age - (VT, 37.7)
    • 65 and older – %
    • Under 18 - %
  • Town– demographic profile (2)
    • Median household income – (1999)$51,000 (VT - $41,000)
    • Education levels
    • Less than H.S. – 8%
    • Beyond High School – 64%
    • Bachelor’s or higher – 28%
  • Community visioning via SWOT
    Breakout groups (by table)
    1. Appoint a recorder and reporter
    2. Brainstorm for the community
    3. Strengths and weaknesses (internal)
    4. Opportunities and threats (external)
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
    [List]
  • Opportunities and Threats
    [List]
  • Elements of a vision
    [List]
  • TheCommunity and the Library Landscape
  • Public libraries are changing
    7/2010: Amazon sold more titles for the Kindle than hardcover books in the previous 3 months
    Delivery methods are changing rapidly (smartphones, Netflix, ListenUp VT for audiobooks and ebooks)
    Libraries are busier than ever, especially as public computer centers
  • Public libraries are the same
    All public libraries
    Lend materials
    Provide ‘certified’ information
    Provide a “third place,” a community anchor, a commons
    Are unique among public institutions in the breadth of audience and of function
  • Public libraries and the economy
    • One dollar on public libraries yields $4 to $8 back to the community
    • Vermont public libraries return $7.41 for every $1 expended.
    • Small business, “creative economy,” “third space,” “digital natives” rely on libraries
  • Value of public library services
    http://www.vermontlibraries.org/library-use-value-calculator
  • Sources of support
    Planning Town: ? %local tax income, ? % other
    Vermont average :72.9% local tax, 27.1% other
    National averages: 84.1% local tax, 15.9% other
    2008-2009 VT Public Library Statistics
  • Spending on public library services
    Per capita, monthlyVermont average: $2.61
    Annual:
    • Vermont average, 2008 - $31.28
    • Town Library, 2008 - $
    • Vermont average, 2006 - $29.44
    • National average, 2006 - $33.24
  • Sources of support
    • Town: ? % local tax income, 7% other
    • Vermont averages:73% local; 27 other
    • National averages: 91%; 8% other
  • Library tourand supper
  • Library…
    • [List one word that sums up the library]
  • Library as Community Resource
    Small groups – Brainstorm
    • 1. what the library now does that you know about
    • 2. What it could / should do, money no object
  • Get crazy!
    Be imaginative!
  • Results – Library conversations
    • [List]
  • Dreams
    • [List]
  • Results – Library conversations
  • Next steps
    • Staff retreat
    • Focus group or interview for missing audience
    • This group hear and add
    • Board and staff work on plan
    • Board adopts, takes to town
  • Evaluation of meeting process
    • What went well today?
    • Changes for the next meeting?