Library Seeks Public Input for Strategic Planning

Residents served by the Jasper-Dubois County Contractual Libraries have an opportunity to participate in a survey to assist the Library’s Strategic Plan Task Force Committee to obtain feedback about important issues in the library.

The Strategic Plan will serve as a road map to the future of the library with specific goals and objectives to serve the library for the next five years.

As part of this planning process, the library has worked with its Steering Committee and planning consultant to develop a short survey for the public to discuss current and future usage of all four of the library branches.

The public is encouraged to take the time to complete the survey, which can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/jasperduboislibrary or on the library’s website.

Kiosks will be available at each library to take the survey or may be taken anywhere internet access is available. Paper copies will be available at each library as well. Surveys will be available online and in paper format until May 22.

Library Director Christine Golden says for the Strategic Plan to be a successful project, they will need engagement from the public, which means that the more input from residents that they receive, the better. She says one of their first steps in soliciting feedback from residents is the short survey that will allow residents to help define what they like about the library today, ways they can improve, and plans for the future.

The plan, which is scheduled to be adopted in 2017, will help the library set policies and provide vision and direction to efficiently enhance customer experience. Questions on the survey will cover a variety of issues, such as current usage, future planning, and goals to improve our libraries and their daily reach.

The results will be reported as a compilation. The Library’s planning consultant, John Siebert of Siebert Consulting will analyze the results and report back to the Task Force for the next steps.

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