Special Board Meeting to Start Library's Next Strategic Plan
The Johnson County Public Library Board will begin its next strategic plan process during a special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23 at the Trafalgar Branch, 424 Tower Street, Trafalgar.
Jeanne Farah, president of the consulting firm Excelleration Inc., will outline the process for the library's next High Energy Plan. 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 2013.
Farah will lead a process that includes input from the public, the library staff and board members. A leadership team also will research national library usage trends and develop the plan for adoption the first of next year.
The library board already has hosted two public input sessions regarding the future of the library system. Videos from those sessions can be viewed on the library's website, www.jcplin.org. Two more public input sessions are planned.
The board also will solicit public input through a special section on its website and will have comment cards available at its four branches.
Farah has 25 years experience consulting with colleges and universities, libraries, professional design firms and design departments, builders and environmental organizations. She specializes in helping libraries with strategic growth; and designing and managing customized leadership.
The board meeting is open to the public.
If you would like more information, please contact library director, Bev Martin, at 738-9835.