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  • 1. Library Planning to [Target Year]Staff Retreat
    Meeting Date
  • 2. Purpose
    Through dialog and sharing of information
    • To envision the best future for community
    • 3. To envision the best Library as a part of that community
    • 4. To learn and listen and share opinion, facts, & knowledge to help library board and staff develop a strategic plan
  • Ground rules
    • Everyone participates, no one dominates
    • 5. Disagree with grace and tact
    • 6. Think playfully, speak courageously
    • 7. Listen as an ally
    • 8. Share responsibility
    LW 
  • 9. Introductions
    • Name
    • 10. Job here
    • 11. How long?
    • 12. What’s your favorite thing about your job?
    • 13. Optional: something about yourself that might surprise your colleagues
  • What’s important about libraries?
    Healthy libraries indicate healthy communities
    • Economic health
    • 14. Educational health
    • 15. Cultural health
    • 16. Community health
  • Planning Context
    • U.S. public libraries have strong planning culture
    • 17. Long history and experience
    • 18. Vermont DOL encourages local library planning through Standards program
    • 19. Has the library built a plan before?
  • Library planninggrounded in community need
    • Community vision and need
    • 20. Library as a part of that
    • 21. Addressing needs
    • 22. Serving the vision
  • Planning
    • Strategic Plan
    • 23. Long Range Plan
    • 24. Facilities Plan
    • 25. Capital Plan
    • 26. Service Plan
    • 27. Development Plan
    • 28. Technology Plan
  • Process this time
    • Community task force – conversation, gather input and data. Two meetings.
    • 29. Staff retreat – four hour meeting to review community input, add library knowledge of program
    • 30. Meet with town board, town department heads, and focus groups
    • 31. Write plan, and use it!
  • Town Scan
  • 32. Town demographic profile
    •  Population, 2008 est.-
    • 33. Growth 1990 – 2000 % (VT 8.2%)
    • 34. Growth 2000 – 2008 %
    • 35. Ethnicity – % white, 2000 census
    • 36. Median age - (VT, 37.7)
    • 37. 65 and older – %
    • 38. Under 18 - %
  • Town– demographic profile (2)
    • Median household income – (1999)$51,000 (VT - $41,000)
    • 39. Education levels
    • 40. Less than H.S. – 8%
    • 41. Beyond High School – 64%
    • 42. Bachelor’s or higher – 28%
  • 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?
  • 43. TheLibrary Landscape
  • 44. 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?
  • 45. 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
  • 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
    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
  • 50. Library tourand break
  • 51. Library walkabout
    • Pretend you’re visiting for the first time, or showing your mother (lover, grandparent, child) the library for the first time
    • 52. What do you see? Neat? Clean? Clear signage? Inviting?
    • 53. Note things you like, delight you – note problem areas.
  • Library Staff
    Comments
    Goals and activities
    Beginning to shift the library
  • 54. Library goals and activities - start with a laundry list
  • 55.
  • 56. Results – Library conversations