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  • Add information from OCLC Perceptions study of 2010
  • From 2008-2009 Income pageLocal tax support = $62,260State income = $144 (resource sharing grant? Performer grant?)Other income = $3,921Total income = $66,181VT local tax support =
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    • 1. Library Planning to Target YearCommunity Meeting
      Meeting Date
    • 2.
      • What single word defines the Library for you? [List]
      Library…
    • 3. Purpose
      Through dialog and sharing of information
      • To envision the best future
      • 4. To envision the best Library as a part of that community
      • 5. 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
    • 6. What’s important about libraries?
      Healthy libraries indicate healthy communities
      • Economic health
      • 7. Educational health
      • 8. Cultural health
      • 9. Community health
    • Planning Context
      • U.S. public libraries have strong planning culture
      • 10. Long history and experience
      • 11. Vermont DOL encourages local library planning through standards program
      • 12. Has the library built a plan before?
    • Library planninggrounded in community need
      • Community vision and need
      • 13. Library as a part of that
      • 14. Addressing needs
      • 15. Serving the vision
    • Process this time
      • Community task force – conversation, gather input and data. Two meetings.
      • 16. Staff retreat – full day to take community input, knowledge of program
      • 17. Meet with town board, town department heads, and focus groups
      • 18. Write plan, and use it!
    • Planning
    • Town- The vision
    • 25. Town demographic profile
      •  Population, 2008 est.-
      • 26. Growth 1990 – 2000 % (VT 8.2%)
      • 27. Growth 2000 – 2008 %
      • 28. Ethnicity – % white, 2000 census
      • 29. Median age - (VT, 37.7)
      • 30. 65 and older – %
      • 31. Under 18 - %
    • Town– demographic profile (2)
      • Median household income – (1999)$51,000 (VT - $41,000)
      • 32. Education levels
      • 33. Less than H.S. – 8%
      • 34. Beyond High School – 64%
      • 35. 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)
    • 36. Strengths and Weaknesses
      [List]
    • 37. Opportunities and Threats
      [List]
    • 38. Elements of a vision
      [List]
    • 39. TheCommunity and the Library Landscape
    • 40. 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
    • 41. 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
    • 42. Public libraries and the economy
      • One dollar on public libraries yields $4 to $8 back to the community
      • 43. Vermont public libraries return $7.41 for every $1 expended.
      • 44. Small business, “creative economy,” “third space,” “digital natives” rely on libraries
    • Value of public library services
      http://www.vermontlibraries.org/library-use-value-calculator
    • 45. 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
    • 46. Spending on public library services
      Per capita, monthlyVermont average: $2.61
      Annual:
      • Vermont average, 2008 - $31.28
      • 47. Town Library, 2008 - $
      • 48. Vermont average, 2006 - $29.44
      • 49. National average, 2006 - $33.24
    • Sources of support
      • Town: ? % local tax income, 7% other
      • 50. Vermont averages:73% local; 27 other
      • 51. National averages: 91%; 8% other
    • Library tourand supper
    • 52. 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
      • 53. 2. What it could / should do, money no object
    • Get crazy!
      Be imaginative!
    • 54. Results – Library conversations
      • [List]
    • Dreams
      • [List]
    • Results – Library conversations
    • 55. Next steps
      • Staff retreat
      • 56. Focus group or interview for missing audience
      • 57. This group hear and add
      • 58. Board and staff work on plan
      • 59. Board adopts, takes to town
    • Evaluation of meeting process
      • What went well today?
      • 60. Changes for the next meeting?

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