Strategic Planning Committee Minutes
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Present: Celina Hulne, Ellen Taetzsch, Gary Lamb, John Bohannon, Leslie Lassetter
Meeting was called to order at 12:07 p.m.
Minutes for April 6, 2016 meeting were approved as amended: Item 5.C.i. replace “strategic plan” with “last long range plan.”
A survey of over 50 people indicates no need for strategic change. Celine reported that the survey was mostly positive: love what you’re doing; keep doing more. So there is no need for a dramatic change of direction.
There was discussion over terms: long range plan vs. strategic plan. Grants want long range plans. These used to be 10 year plans and now are 3-5 year plans, due to the speed of technology.
Celine’s staff has gone through the 2005 long range plan to see what has already been accomplished and will continue to discuss/rewrite/evaluate a long range plan for the future.
Recommendation to the board:
- Note: The Strategic Planning Committee has investigated and finds no need for strategic change at the library, therefore:
- the Committee recommends the director develop with her staff a long range set of goals for the next 5 years. The Director will present this draft at the January meeting.
- The Committee recommends a name change, reverting to the former name: the Long Range Planning Committee.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at noon is the next committee meeting, to be confirmed in December.
We adjourned at 12:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Leslie Lassetter, alternate Secretary