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.
PUBLIC INPUT SESSION
7 p.m. Wednesday, December 11
White River Branch
664 Library Boulevard, Greenwood
NEXT BOARD MEETING
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 17
Library Services Center
49 East Monroe Street
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
Public input sessions planned for December 5, 11
November 25, 2013
The public will get to review and comment on proposed initiatives for the new Johnson County Public Library strategic plan.
The public input session will review the five-year plan, which 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. State law requires a new plan every five years.
The next public input session will be:
7 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, White River Branch, 1664 Library Boulevard, Greenwood
For more than a year, teams from the library staff researched practices at other libraries, discussed the goals with community leaders and looked at other data. The teams determined how the library might achieve those goals, how they would impact staffing and whether or not they are economically feasible.
The Library Board previously held four public input session to start the planning process. Library teams also interviewed nearly 200 people from the community as part of their research on how the library can best serve patrons the next five years.
Public feedback also has been collected on a special website developed for the project and at each of the library's four branches.
Teams held focus group input sessions in November. Topics included:
Early Literacy Initiatives
Elementary School Partnerships
Your Resource Connection
Library Services for Middle School Students
JCPL Business/Entrepreneurial Center
Library Services for High School Students
The Library’s Link to Social Service
Creating a Library Foundation
The Digital Shift
Collaborations with Towns/County/Business Planners
Library as a Civic Hub