Library Planning to Target YearCommunity Meeting 2 Meeting Date
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
Review work done to this point
Provide raw material and guidance to Library board and staff in drafting strategic plan
Identify ways to involve ourselves and the community in supporting the library moving forward
Review input to date
Process towards the Plan
Community planning committee– conversation, gather input and data.
Staff retreat – full day to review community input, knowledge of program
Meet with town board, town department heads, and focus groups
Write plan, and use it!
What are the key themes for the town vision?
Library program and services: key themes
Library building and space: key themes
The Library and the wider community: key themes
Library fundamentals 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
Discussion: Recommendations to Library Board and Staff
Group discussion: beginning to prioritize Library programs and services Look at the key themes and make as many recommendations as you can for each one
Where? What’s it like? What about this building? Group discussion: Library building
What will you personally do as a result of this process? This week? This year? Personal to do list
What actions can be taken or started collectively in the community to further the cause of the Library? This week? This year? Community to do list
Good knowledge of the country they are representing Good understanding of the country they are visiting Communicate about the one in a way the other can understand Ambassadorship
Consider your audience: focus on a shared concern Two numbers and a story (a formula that works) A question Library, library, library Talking about the Library