Strategic Planning: Looking at the Library’s Goals
Fondulac District Library’s Board of Trustees has adopted a strategic plan for fiscal years 2017 to 2019. Strategic planning involves defining the direction of an organization and determining the objectives necessary to achieve the desired outcomes. The results of the process provide leadership with focus for making decisions related to resource allocation and the achievement of the organization’s vision. Fondulac District Library’s goals for fiscal years 2017 through 2019 are the result of meetings with and input from East Peoria residents and stakeholders, the library’s staff, and the library’s Board of Trustees.
With an eye to the future, the Board hosted a focus group in Spring 2016 in order to gather input from the community as it evaluated new possibilities and worked to develop a three-year plan for the library. The goals and objectives created during the process will guide many library decisions regarding services, programs, and spaces. The Board has utilized similar strategic planning processes in the past. The library’s most recent plans identified the need for a new and larger library facility, and the Board is proud to have opened a brand new facility in November 2013 in the growing Levee District. Having successfully implemented previous plans, the library is excited once again to have developed its goals with community input in order to move the library forward. Additionally, it is appreciative of those who shared their time and unique perspectives to better the library and the community.
Empower the staff to market the library’s resources
Provide opportunities for patron collaboration and training
Develop library apps for streamlined mobile access to library services and features
Expand outdoor programming