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FOR THE RECORD: THE HIGH ENERGY PLAN
Here are public documents that were distributed by the Johnson County Public Library board during their most recent planning projects.
Pew Research Project: Library services in the digital age
The 2012 comprehensive study says patrons embrace new technologies
-- and would welcome more. But many still want printed books to hold their central place.
2013 High Energy Plan Process Update
Here is the Powerpoint presentation to the Johnson County Public Library Board on February 26, 2013, outlining the process update for the library's next state-mandated High Energy Plan.
2013 High Energy Plan Goals Summary
Here is the handout presented during the October 23, 2012 board meeting, which presents the goals and process of the next High Energy Plan.
Space Needs Assessment: Library Services Center
The Johnson County Public Library contracted with
Library Planning Associates of Wisconsin to study current and future space needs for the Library Services Center.
Space Needs Assessment: Franklin Branch
The Johnson County Public Library contracted with Library Planning Associates of Wisconsin to study current and future space needs for the Franklin Branch.
Study: 77 million Americans used library Internet
Nearly one-third of Americans age 14 or older -- roughly 77 million people -- used a public library computer or wireless network to access the Internet in the past year, according to a national study.
JCPL State Financial Report 2009
Here is the annual financial report submitted to the State of Indiana on behalf of the Johnson County Public Library for the fiscal year 2009.
JCPL Tax Levy Analysis 1987-2010
Here is the history of the operational, capital, bond and cumulative property tax rates and property tax levy of the Johnson County Public Library since 1987.
Technology generates more library use
Technology is generating more, not less, public library use. This study of U.S. public libraries, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, demonstrates that libraries have moved rapidly into Internet-based services for their communities.
Majority of library internet speed insufficient
With growing demand for public Internet services and Wi-fi access, nearly 60 percent of U.S. public libraries report Internet connection speeds are insufficient to meet patron demand at some point in the day, according to the 2008-2009 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study (PLFTAS).
Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources
Read the conclusions of a report by non-profit, Ohio-
based OCLC Online Computer Library Services which researched the perceptions of libraries and their information services. This report, issued in 2005, is considered one of the most comprehensive looks at
how libraries are used today.