Strategic Plan 2019-2021

Our current 3 year strategic plan was developed by asking Franklin County residents how they see their community and what they would like to see changed. Click continue reading to see how that is guiding our work these next 3 years.

2019 – Embracing Differences in Our Community

  • COLLECTIONS
    • Expand resources on and by people from various cultures and races, ages, income levels, education levels, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientations
  • PROGRAMS
    • Expand program coverage with quality options that are inclusive of the groups listed above
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • Improve digital inclusion in isolated communities with improved equipment and bandwidth
    • Create a more diversity-friendly web presence   
  • DEVELOPMENT
    • Connect with new partner and supporters and deepen relationships with community organization partners, particularly with populations isolated by location, economic level, language, or disability
    • Use new financially-feasible methods to reach library users and non-users with library service information, including displays
  • HUMAN RESOURCES
    • Enhance staff training in the areas of diversity and inclusion of all residents
    • Recruit and retain qualified and diverse staff members who can provide quality service to all residents
  • FACILITIES
    • Appoint and activate a committee of board and staff leadership to move forward with needed modifications to geographic layout of the library system
    • Analyze and adapt facilities for optimum accessibility for better patron access and use

2020 – Promoting Good Health in Our Community

  • COLLECTIONS
    • Expand print and non-print resources available on health and well-being
  • PROGRAMS
    • Expand health and well-being programs for all ages through partnerships
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • Add more resources/links to website for physical and emotional well-being
  • DEVELOPMENT
    • Expand marketing of health and well-being programs and resources
    • Create succession plan for library leadership staff and board
  • HUMAN RESOURCES
    • Continue to increase health and well-being initiatives for staff
    • Increase safety training and availability of equipment, practicing use of equipment and fire drills
  • FACILITIES
    • Enhance relationships with local law enforcement and emergency personnel
    • Evaluate children’s areas for elimination of safety hazards, including practices in programs

2021 – Becoming More Involved in Our Community

  • COLLECTIONS
    • Develop collections to support community partnerships and collaborations
  • PROGRAMS
    • Share and expand successful collaborative programing throughout the county
    • Create new collaborative program efforts with additional partners, individuals and groups
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • Create more online connecting points for individuals and organizations
  • DEVELOPMENT
    • Organize a library speakers’ bureau and staff for outreach community programs and events
    • Modify advancement strategies to better reach more residents and organizations and increase donor numbers
    • Work together with community partners to get grants that are mutually beneficial
  • HUMAN RESOURCES
    • Increase community volunteerism by library staff members and for the libraries
    • Staff training to build confidence in representing the library
  • FACILITIES
    • Expand use of library facilities as meeting places for the community