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Strategic Plan Update

Every 3 to 5 years, Wadsworth Public Library welcomes the public to participate in a process of updating its strategic plan. Our most recent plan, approved in early 2015, will expire at the close of 2017. We are now gearing up for that next round of plan development.

Overview

The Board of Trustees has created a Board Planning Committee to guide the process and serve as a laison between the Board and administration. A Citizens Planning Committee, comprised of members of the community, will play a key role by organizing a public forum and providing insight and feedback to the Board and Library staff.

Timeline

2017

Conduct community survey

The Community survey is available in print form throughout the Library building and can be accessed online, here. Surveys will be available throughout the month of November and must be turned in by December 1, 2017.

Appoint and convene Citizens Planning Committee

This Committee will be appointed by the Board of Trustees in November and will meet for an orientation prior to the close of the year.

2018

Initial research and analysis

Between late 2017 and early 2018, the staff and planning committees will engage in initial review of usage statistics and other performance metrics, overview of activities and services, and research of diverse trends effecting the public library industry.

Public input forum

Early in 2018, the Citizens Committee will plan and moderate a public input session to gain further insight into community needs for library service. Please stay tuned for more information. As soon as a date is finalized it will be posted on this page. We will also include it in our weekly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

Plan development

Following the public input forum, a plan will be developed by library staff with multiple checkpoints through the Citizens and Board Planning committees for feedback to ensure alignment with committee priorities.

Plan finalization and adoption

The actual drafting and finalization of the plan is expected to require 3-4 months of work. Our goal is to present a final plan for formal adoption by the June 18, 2018 meeting of the Board of Trustees.