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Strategic Plan 2020-2024

Strategic Plan 2020-2024 (pdf)

About Our Strategic Plan

The library updates its strategic plan every 3-5 years to reflect current community needs, express library and city goals and priorities, and set direction for the library.

The Library Board of Trustees approved a proposed Strategic Plan for 2020-2024 at its regular meeting on December 17, 2019.

Printed copies of our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and its Summary are available by request by contacting our Library Administration.

Strategic Planning Process

A timeline and approach was approved by the Board of Trustees at meetings held in January and February, 2019. Updates about the process and timeline have been provided at subsequent Board of Trustees meetings, detailed in meeting minutes. Here’s an overview:

Community Engagement: Using a community engagement model developed by the American Library Association and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, the library hosted a series of Community Conversations in spring 2019 to gather public knowledge on a range of topics related to public library service. With this information, library leaders will determine where the library can help, and form its strategic directions accordingly.

Incorporate Research and Library Trends: Reviewing the work of other key local, state and national organizations, library leaders incorporated the most relevant work into their analysis of our library’s future direction.

Determine Strategic Directions: Using the information gathered from the above efforts, library leaders determined strategic directions and published a draft plan for feedback from city officials and other library stakeholders.

Adopt Final Plan: The Library Board of Trustees adopted a final strategic plan at its regular meeting on December 17, 2019. The proposed draft as approved is posted with the December 17 agenda packet.

For more information about the strategic planning process, Contact Us.