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Strategic Plan 2009-2012 
                                                       

Revisions to the 2005-2008 Long Range Plan were based on library data on services used, patron demographics, annual review comments by the Board of Trustees, and a Planning Committee assessment in April 2008.

Purpose: to provide a guide for maintaining high quality library services and financial stability as an independent non-profit organization. The Board and Staff will review this plan in conjunction with the Maine Library Standards in April and October each year as well as track accomplishments.

 

Strategic Goal 1- Maintain and enhance a quality collection of current materials/resources for all ages: books, media, and resources accessed by technology.

Objectives:

  • collect and analyze data re: patron visits/ circulation numbers

  • continue evaluating the collection to weed older materials and add new, relevant materials

  • promote MARVEL! online databases

  • share resources with neighboring libraries


Strategic Goal 2- Develop the library's use of technology and other publicity venues to raise awareness about library resources, programs and access to information.

Objectives

  • provide on-line access to the collection; feature aspects of the collection

  • assess and improve e-newsletter based on patron and other feedback

  • improve and maintain up-to-date web site

  • increase communication with Selectboard through sharing Board meeting minutes and an annual presentation

  • continue outreach to and networking with other community organizations

  • assess day/time open hours and adjust if necessary
     

Strategic Goal 3- Continue literacy, science and humanities programming for preschool children, youth and adults to inspire intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning.

Objectives:

  • promote and support story hours for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

  • continue science programs for children

  • continue literacy outreach to community daycares

  • maintain connections with Raymond Elementary School to promote literacy

  • establish connection with Jordan-Small Middle School to support academic projects

  • provide adult programs based on community interest and current topics

 

Strategic Goal 4- Provide ongoing support for staff and volunteers

Objectives:

  • add an assistant librarian position

  • develop strategies and a process for recruiting, training and managing volunteers

  • assess training needs and encourage individual staff development

  • identify specific ways to acknowledge and support the quality work of staff and volunteers

  • review Board of Trustees strengths and needs annually

 

Strategic Goal 5- Resource development: to ensure financial stability and efficient use of current facility while planning for the future.

Objectives:

  • strengthen town-wide support for public funds to maintain core services, an efficient facility and qualified staff.

  • assess and improve current successful fundraising efforts: the annual appeal, book sales, other sales (establish a more formal fundraising or friends group)

  • evaluate one new fundraising effort per year

  • identify top three priority facility needs related to safety and energy use; plan steps to address

  • continue representation of library at meetings regarding a new town office facility

  • investigate other space options based on library needs

  • refine the budgeting process and review investment strategies bi-annually

 

(Last revision October 2008)

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