Review the preliminary Library Service Responses selected by the Planning Committee Compare to the full list of LS Responses Compare what the library does well to the LS Responses chosen by the Planning Committee Are there areas or audiences the Committee missed? What did the Planning Committee discover?
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 Other thoughts?
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
Spending on public library services Per capita, monthlyVermont average: $2.61 Annual: