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  1. 1. Bette Dillehay<br />Director<br />Mathews Memorial Library<br />Mathews, Virginia<br />Library as Community CenterEngaging Local Government Managers as Library Partners<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>8,400 Square Feet
  3. 3. 4,112 Linear Feet Shelving
  4. 4. 39,522 Items</li></li></ul><li>Where the Mobjack Bay <br />meets the Chesapeake Bay<br />
  5. 5. About Mathews County<br />Square Miles, 84<br />Miles of Shoreline, 210<br />Population, 9,200<br />Lighthouses, 2<br />Bridges, 3<br />Traffic Lights, 0<br />
  6. 6. About Mathews County<br />Residents of Mathews have historically<br />been connected to the surrounding waters - harvesting fish, oysters, clams and crabs for a livelihood.<br />
  7. 7. About Mathews County<br />“A Popular Retirement Destination”<br />
  8. 8. ICMA’S Local Government and Public LibraryPartners for a Better Community<br />Local government managers can strategically use libraries to achieve community priorities.<br />Libraries can realize full potential through joint strategic planning.<br />
  9. 9. ICMA’S Local Government and Public LibraryPartners for a Better Community<br />How well do libraries perform in aligning library<br />mission with local government goals and community<br />needs?<br />
  10. 10. ICMA’sLocal Government and Public Libraries Partners for a Better Community<br />Explore <br />The role of city and county managers as advocates for libraries –<br />The relationship of libraries to quality of life and community sustainability.<br />
  11. 11. ICMA Project Goal<br />Support a dialog which could increase awareness<br />among managers and other local government officials<br />of the value of public libraries in the community.<br />
  12. 12. Libraries – At the Heart of Communities<br />Looking beyond current information models.<br />Seeking ways of enriching and enhancing community environments.<br />
  13. 13. Talking About the Future<br />Planning the Direction of Your Community<br />MCSEED<br />Mathews Memorial Library<br />
  14. 14. Governance Models <br />County/City Agency<br />Separate Authority/Board<br />Regional Entity<br />Contract Services<br />
  15. 15. Library Assets<br />Information/Knowledge<br />Culture Connections<br />Technology Resources<br />Community Space<br />Local Economy Connections<br />Community Ownership<br />
  16. 16. Service Roles <br />Knowledge Gateway <br />Universal Service<br />Neutral Haven <br />Cultural Center<br />
  17. 17. Local Government Role In Supporting Libraries<br />Ensure that the library has a mission and programs that are consistent with community and local government mission and values.<br />Facilitate aligning the library’s efforts with broader community needs.<br />Include the library director on the management team.<br />Include libraries in master planning and strategic planning.<br />Ensure that libraries are fairly and objectively considered during the budget process and allocation of resources.<br />Look for ways to integrate library staff with other municipal and county staff.<br />Facilitate a dialogue and shared understanding on what is excellence for the library.<br />Keep libraries in mind!<br />
  18. 18. Steps Toward An Engaged Library<br />Ensure that library mission is consistent with that of local government.<br />Get outside the doors.<br />Be creative about what the library can contribute. <br />Discover and contribute to the unique capacities and conditions of the community.<br />Support local businesses and institutions.<br />Make the library building a community center.<br />Create a community-minded culture among library staff and volunteers. <br />
  19. 19. Emerging Role of Libraries as E-Government Providers<br /><ul><li>E-Government Act of 2002.
  20. 20. Access and the Digital Divide.
  21. 21. Resources and Burden Shifting: an unfunded mandate</li></ul>http://www.ii.fsu.edu<br />
  22. 22. Public Libraries As E-Government Partners<br />“For an e-government service provision partnership<br />between government agencies and public libraries to<br />be successful and of continuing benefit to clients in<br />the future, cooperative funding strategies for<br />additional technology, as well as staff training, must<br />become a high priority issue in communities across the<br />country.”<br />Robert Davidsson, Manager<br />Government Research Service Section<br />Library System, Palm Beach County Florida<br />
  23. 23. Making Good Things Happen<br />“Equal effort is required on the part of local<br />government and library in improving the quality of<br />citizens’ lives and increasing opportunities for all.”<br />Pete Giacoma, Director<br />Davis County Library, Utah <br />
  24. 24. The Future<br />“The very existence of libraries affords us the best<br />evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of<br />civilization.”<br />T. S. Eliot<br />
  25. 25. The Engaged Library<br />URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL<br />2005<br />
  26. 26. The Engaged Library<br />URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL<br />2005<br />
  27. 27. The Engaged Library<br />URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL<br />2005<br />
  28. 28. The Engaged Library<br />URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL<br />2005<br />
  29. 29. The Engaged Library<br />URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL<br />2005<br />