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Strategic Goal Priorities: 2016-2019 Action Plan
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Collaboration:
We seek partnerships and cooperation with all who share our common goals
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Objectives
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Expand and enhance local partnerships
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Action Steps/TasksDue DateLeadStatusCommentsCompleted
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Continue and enhance partnership with Friends of Huntingdon Valley LibraryOngoingBoard, Sharon (SMS)
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Organize a joint meeting to discuss issues and ideas6/1/2016CompleteMet July 18. Mike McGrath joint program held Oct. 23. FOL reps at Fundraising Cmt Mtg Nov. 8.
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Initiate outreach activities throughout the communityOngoingSMS, StaffIn progress
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Partner with: Back to school nights, Rotary Club, LMTSD Diversity Committee, local restaurant for a fundraiser, and local service provider for a co-sponsored event12/1/2016CompleteSMS attended rotary event 2/16/16. Senior Expo with Rep. Murt held 9/23/16. Participated in all Back to School Nights. Dining for Dollars at Bertucci's 12/28/2016. PD organizing Business Breakfast for 1/26/2017.GF Summer Reading Outreach to 1,532 children and teens by 6/9/16.
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Investigate the feasibility of working with the Township to launch a local TV station8/1/2018
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Complete three collaborative programs per year with local businesses and organizations, such as the Township, Bryn Athyn and Police/Fire12/1/2017Complete2017: Sushiman Dining event 3/1 and 6/7, Matter of Balance class in March as result of Senior Expo, car seat check with Montco Health, Egg hunt April 8, and Officer Hittuck spoke in June. Adult Summer Reading partnered with 11 area businesses. Back to School Nights. Oct. 14 Fire Prev Open House table.LMT Egg Hunt 3/19/16. Concert with Bryn Athyn band 5/6/16. LMT Movie Under the Stars on 10/1/16. Fire Prevention Open House 10/8/16 w/ craft.
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Grow relationships between the Board and local stakeholders
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Investigate hiring a Development Consultant7/1/2016SMSIn progressSought job descriptions. Review in personnel committee. Investigate review of fundraising efforts by consultant.
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Identify top 10 stakeholders and contact personally 12/1/2016BoardNo progress
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Ensure the financial stability of the Library and plan for future growth to support strategic goals.
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Create a Fiscal plan and policies12/1/2017Board, SMSIn progressChanged banks Jun 2016. Gathering sample policies. State will provide samples for LSTA compliance in 2017.
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Diversify and increase funding to sufficiently meet program and facility needs12/1/2018Board, SMSIn progress2017: Updated and expanded Donations page on Web site to include Appeal and Endowment 7/6/16. Fundraising mtg Nov. 8 with Friends Rep. 2016/Summer 2017 Targeted Appeal produced in-house to existing donors and library visitors. Reached $9,683 by 1/10/17. Oct. 24 Foundation Center appt.
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Coordinate an ad hoc Board Advisory Committee with a focus on a funding goal12/1/2016Board, SMSIn progressJuly 18 FOL Exec Comm mtg discussion. PANO consultant suggested. "Help wanted" ad put in Sept. newsletter. No response.
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With Board, develop a charge for the group8/1/2016In progressFundraising discussed at August 2017 Board meeting.
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Identify and contact potential committee members, including potential donors, Friends, Township and other partners10/1/2016In progressContacted potential member, but no response.
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Destination:
We will continue to be the hub of our community
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Objectives
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Provide a library facility that meets the needs and expectations of the community
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Action Steps/TasksDue DateLeadStatusCommentsCompleted
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Retain an architect or Library Building consultant to assist with developing a space plan for renovation 2017SMS, Board, Township (LMT)In progress2016 Annual Appeal Focus, along with Summer Appeal 2017 and various 2017 fundraisers. $15,477 raised as of 11/26/2017.
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Determine space and parking needs and program goals2017Board, LMTNo progressGoal for $30,000 for architectural consultant.
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Gather community input2017No progress
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Develop a final Project/Master Plan2017No progress
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Include docking stations, outlets and finishes that support mobile device use throughout the library2017No progress
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Plan, prepare, and initiate a capital campaign
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Complete an environmental scan2018Board
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Complete a feasibility study 2018Board
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Create a Table of Donor Levels2018Board
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Prepare a Campaign Plan2018Board
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Launch Quiet Campaign2018Board
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Expand programming and outreach beyond the building
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With Township, host cooperative programsOngoingYouth Serv (YS)
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Spring Egg Hunt3/1/2016Complete2017 Complete3/19/2016
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Outdoor movie matinee10/1/2016Complete2017 Complete10/01/2016
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With Huntingdon Valley Activities Association and Valley Youth Center, host programs throughout the building12/1/2017YSIn progressPreliminary discussions in Nov. Township to host multiple events, discussed cooperation and joint promotion Sept. 2017.
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Utilize Red Lion Gym for Summer Reading 20168/1/2016CompleteSenior Expo 9/23/16. Movie Night Under the Stars (rain) 10/01/2016
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Manage the Community Room for maximum efficiency and effectiveness
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Market Community Room in the region12/1/2016SMSCompleteWeb page enhanced. Brochure completed.
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Launch EventKeeper calendar, new Web site, EKRooms management software and online registration system3/1/2016Pam (PD), SMSCompleteNew site debuted 1/16. Migrated to new server. Refined with Consultant.06/01/2016
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Increase income generated by Community Room by 10% over 2016.12/1/2017Board, SMSComplete10% = $3,100 in 2017 budget. $3,205 as of 11/29/17. Surpassed budget goal for 2016. 11/29/2017
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Education: We support lifelong learning for all members of our community
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Objectives
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Continually develop a responsive and current collection that meets the demands and needs of the community
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Action Steps/TasksDue DateLeadStatusCommentsCompleted
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Increase use of Reference Department and collection in person, on-line and by phoneOngoingSM, Tetjana (TD)
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Gather use data of print Reference collection6/1/2016In progressTD noting which titles are used
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Reduce print Reference by at least 25% based on age, use and redundancy12/1/2016In progressMulti-volume set weeded. Extended to March 2017.
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Train staff on Reference interview and when to refer a patron to Reference Librarian12/1/2017In progressMay staff meeting presentation by DO. TD provided 1-on-1 training with new staff.
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Interfile a portion of Reference into Non-Fiction 12/1/2018
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Re-classify and rearrange Adult Non-Fiction into a Bookstore Model to increase ease of use12/1/2017SMSIn progress2017 budget. Weeding in progress. Audiobooks and Bios moved. Signage design in progress. 05/17
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Complete a Travel Neighborhood7/1/2016In progressSMS weeded section. Infusion of new titles with $700 from Friends. To do: signage, new labels, promote.
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Gather pre/post use statistics to gauge impact12/1/2018
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Promote reading and library use to children and young adults
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Participate in and promote the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy program 12/1/2016YSOngoingLaunched 1/16. Investigating new signage with input from TAB.
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Provide outreach to local nursery schools/daycares identified near the Township12/1/2017YS LibrarianIn progressExtended to Q1 2018.
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Re-classify and rearrange Juvenile Non-Fiction into a bookstore model to increase ease of use12/1/2018YS LibrarianIn progressWeeding collection in 2016.
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Complete a 2nd weed of the collection12/1/2016In progressJuv. fiction complete. Picture Books in progress. PT complete. J NF in progress.
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Add creative signage to improve ease of use7/1/2017In progress$1,000 from Friends for enhancements in 2017 budget.
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Provide diverse programming that encourages collaboration and meets the needs of the community
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Support PA Forward initiative with programs on finance, health and civic engagementOngoingSMS, PD, Jane (JL)
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Host a Senior Health Fair 7/1/2016CompleteSenior Expo with Rep. Murt's office in Red Lion Gym.9/23/2016
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Host a program on Planned Giving12/1/2016CompleteABCs of Estate Planning.9/26/2016
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Host a program featuring elected officials12/1/2018Commissioners invited to Business Breakfast 1/28/2017.
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Plan events to reach diverse and underserved in communityOngoingSMS, PD
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Survey community to identify program priorities and underserved populations6/1/2016In progressBoard Fundraiser survey completed. Program survey under development. Seniors surveyed by JL in 2016.
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Plan a Taste of Culture event12/1/2017In progress2017 Budget $3,500. 2017 Teen Summer Reading to host a Taste the world program. Investigating a joint-effort with Pine Road elementary in Mar 2018.
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Host a Citizenship program on naturalization10/1/2018
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Innovation:
We support and encourage enhanced technological literacy in the community
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Objectives
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Provide technology training for all
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Action Steps/TasksDue DateLeadStatusCommentsCompleted
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Outfit the Friends Learning Lab for tech-based programs, classes and activities4/1/2016SMS, Staff, Tech
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Purchase and set up Windows 10 Laptops, iPads, software and charging cart for in-house use3/1/2016CompleteRibbon cutting ceremony 4/14/164/14/2016
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Explore the feasibility of hosting a robotics program1/1/2017CompleteFriends purchased Dash and Dot robots. Family night of code held 4/22/17. Coding Club launched for SRP 2017. Fall series begins 11/30/17.
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Explore the feasibility of hosting a gaming-related club, such as Minecraft 1/1/2017No progress
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Provide technology classes and training for staff and patronsOngoingSMS, Staff
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Implement for staff technology competencies12/1/2016In progressPD sent survey to staff 2/16. Training included with staff meetings.
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Determine the budgetary needs for future staff development programs7/1/2016No progress
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Initiate appropriate staff trainingSept 2016No progress
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Update job descriptions to include competency requirements12/1/2016No progress
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Determine the needs and wants of the community for technology training through interviews and a survey12/1/2017In progress2016 and 2017 Staff budgets adjusted. Classes started 2017, based on survey results. 2017 classes in Word, Zinio, Excel and Java.
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Host a topic-specific class quarterly in Friends Learning Lab and open to staff and patrons12/1/2018In progressClasses held in 2016, more developed for 2017. Help Desk and 1-on-1 appointment times scheduled. Monthly classes scheduled for Qtr 3 of 2017.
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Host monthly eReader support clinics open to all12/1/2017CompleteHelp Desks and 1-on-1 appointments available with Marilyn
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Foster innovation and creative thinking
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Identify and develop creative and innovative programs for all agesOngoingSMS, StaffIn progressTeen Tech craft 3/10/16. Painting with Kathleen 5/14/16 and 11/13/16. Self defense class 5/21/16 and 11/13/16. SRP Action Art.TRL grant - Poetry Pizza Parties with Lynn Levin. Crafternoons Mar. & Dec. 2017: TRL drama classes. Hour of Code and robotics program in development with MM and PD. Art Nouveau lecture series with FOL support. Narrative poems workshops in April. 2017 SRP: Harry Potter crafts weekly, Teen crafts, poetry workshop, & Adult book club with craft.
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Develop collections in support of innovative programsOngoingSMS, StaffIn progressSMS ordered writing books for potential Writers Club. Poetry and acting titles ordered in support of TRL. Purchased coding and robotics books prior to SRP 2017.
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Explore the feasibility of movie-making software and classes12/1/2017StaffIn progressDiscussed at staff meeting 8/2017. Discuss with school librarian liaisons.
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Investigate the feasibility of creating a maker space12/1/2018SMS, StaffIn progressDiscussed at staff meeting 8/2017
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Inspiration:
We aspire to be an environment for exploration and creative expression
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Objectives
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Seek and maintain relationships with corporate and philanthropic partners to enhance and expand library services, programs and collections
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