THE NEXT CHAPTER
The Johnson County Public Library board wants to know your ideas for the next chapter of our library system.
We are now embarking on the 2013 High Energy Plan process.
We encourage you to review this information about the history of our current strategic plan and give us your comments.
You can send us an email with your ideas or share them at our monthly board meetings.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18
Clark Pleasant Branch
530 Tracy Road
New Whiteland, IN
WATCH THE VIDEOS OF THE PUBLIC INPUT SESSIONS
The Johnson County Public Library Board held four public input sessions, inviting local residents to share their ideas about future programming, materials and facilities. Each of the meetings were recorded and are available for viewing.
READ THE PUBLIC EMAIL COMMENTS
Board reviews summaries of community interviews
The Johnson County Public Library has a remarkable amount of public input for their next strategic plan.
Teams of library staff members interviewed nearly 200 people from the community in March and April -- as part of their research on how the library can best serve patrons the next five years.
The teams identified people in local business and industry, government, education, cultural, neighborhood groups and social service sectors of Johnson County. They talked to people in Greenwood, Center Grove area, Franklin, Bargersville, Whiteland, New Whiteland, Trafalgar and Edinburgh and those who deal with a county-wide perspective.
The teams asked about needs and trends in their communities, organizations and institutions.
A strategic plan task force compiled reports on common themes discussed during the interview. The library reviewed summaries of the comments during a special board meeting on April 30.This research will be added to previous public comments from four public input sessions and feedback provided on this website.
The interview teams created public reports on individual local communities and one on the entire county perspective. They also presented a composite public report on the common themes across all communities.
Indiana law requires library systems to have their next strategic plans completed in 2013. The plan establishes goals and objectives for the county-wide library system's services, programs, staffing and facilities. The current plan was adopted by the board in 2008 and runs through this year.
The Johnson County Public Library Board also held a special meeting on February 26 to review and react to research gathered about national library trends, and Johnson County demographic and market behavior trends. During that public meeting, the board identified key opportunities that need further exploration and discussion for the library's state-mandated strategic plan.