In the spring of 2014, the Lillie M. Evans Library District began working on a long range plan covering FY15-FY17. We started with a survey in April that asked for input from both our library users and non-users. Next we held a focus group in May. Community members representing many diverse perspectives participated in an evening long activity facilitated by the former Director of Consulting & Continuing Education at the Alliance Library System. After the results were compiled, the director analyzed the information collected and identified three goals for each year of the plan. The staff and board then worked together to refine these goals.
As part of the long range planning process, the LME Library Board identified multiple building needs and proceeded with the development of a Building Program in fall 2014. Led by consultant Fred Schlipf, the program outlines the space needs of the library and is the first step in a building project. This delayed the development of the long range plan until February 2015, but all three years have now been approved by the Board. Plans are available online for FY15, FY16, and FY17. We have also updated the Technology Plan for 2014-2017.
Thank you to all who participated in the planning process. We could not complete these plans without the input of our patrons, community, staff and board. As our mission states, it is our goal “to provide materials and services to help residents meet their personal, educational, cultural, and professional needs. The Lillie M. Evans Library District supports an environment for life-long learning and is dedicated to making the Princeville community an attractive place in which to live, visit, and work.” Your input helps us provide the best materials, programs, and services for our community—thank you!