Long-Range Plan 2009 – 2013

By , March 11, 2010

Long Range Goals and Objectives

GOAL I:

To continue with programs which fosters good public relations and interest in the library?

OBJ. 1

Host library open house each Presidential Election Year, inviting public to stop in, browse, checkout items, sign up for library cards and enjoy refreshments.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___N/A_________  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 2

Continue to collaborate with the Friends of the Alma Public Library in programs which promote community literacy and enhance the Alma Public Library objectives.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___DEC______  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 3

Keep the public informed of new additions to library collections and services.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___DEC_____ 2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 4

Provide weekly story times for toddlers and pre-school with additional programs for school age children during Summer Reading Programs.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___DEC______  2010 _____AUG_______

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 5

Provide materials for early child development in bulk loan to teachers/schools and child care professionals to enhance the learning experience.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___DEC_____  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 6

Explore possibilities to meet the needs of middle school and young adult patrons through book clubs, presentations in the schools, contests, teen space in the library, etc.

Dates Completed:   2009  _Not Complete____  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 7

Increase the library’s service to ESL patrons.  Begin first by developing materials in Spanish and creating Spanish signage in the library and wherever the library is advertised.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___Partial_____ 2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________


GOAL II:

To keep current on technologies critical to the library within the WRLS shared system.

OBJ. 1

Continue providing T-1 line access to the Internet and other access to WRLS shared system services to include free wireless to established and visiting patrons.

Dates Completed:   2009  ____DEC_____  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 2

To setup a rotational replacement of old computers/software on a 5-year cycle beginning in 2010 and to grow funds for the replacement costs.

Dates Completed:   2009_____N/A________  2010___3 Replaced______  2011 _______________

2012   _______________ 2013 _______________

2014 _______________

OBJ. 3

To upgrade library policies pertaining to use of library computers in line with enhancements in technologies.

Dates Completed:   2010  _____JUL_______  2011 _______________

2012   _______________ 2013 _______________

2014 _______________

GOAL III:

To continue to review the needs of the collection; to weed, replace and add new materials on current information as needed.

OBJ. 1

Continually weed out unused and outdated materials, replacing with current information and destroying outdated information that may misdirect the public.

Dates Completed:   2009  _____DEC______  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 2

Continually review books, consider recommendations, and attend meetings to keep abreast of current materials and media in order to grow the collection.

Dates Completed:   2009  ____DEC________   2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

GOAL IV:

To review and establish a new budget each year.

OBJ. 1

Director and Library Board will prepare an annual budget in September of each year to be presented to the City Council Finance Committee by the President of the Library Board at the end of September.

Dates Completed:   2009  ____SEP______  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

GOAL V:

To strive for quality staffing and convenient library service hours for the public.

OBJ. 1

Work toward increasing library Director hours from a PT employee to a FT employee with full benefits.

Dates Completed:   2009 ____Not Complete________ 2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 2

Work toward increasing salaries of the Director and Assistant to recommended pay levels of the Wages and Benefits standards established by the Department of Public Instruction.

Dates Completed:   2009 ____Not Complete______    2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 3

Work toward increasing library service hours from 25.5 hours per week to better meet the needs of the community.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___Not Complete________ 2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

GOAL VI:

To provide library services and materials to residents of Buffalo County as required in Wisconsin Statutes, section 43.  In return, Buffalo County reimburses the Alma Public Library according to the formula devised in the statutes.

OBJ. 1

Services provided and funds received at 70% reimbursement per capita.

Dates Completed:   2009  ____DEC________  2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

GOAL VII:

To establish a Library Improvement Fund for future projects and building needs.

OBJ. 1

Explore saving/loan options to include money market products, CDs and other financial vehicles.

Dates Completed:   2009____Not Complete_____  2010 ____APR________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 2

Work with The Friends of the Alma Public Library and other community organizations in fund raising for building improvements.

Dates Completed:   2009  ___Not Complete__ 2010 _______________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

OBJ. 3

Establish ongoing communication with Alma City Council for building improvement needs.

Dates Completed:   2009   ____________  2010 ____AUG___________

2011   _______________ 2012 _______________

2013 _______________

© 2010 Marie Marquardt, Alma Public Library

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