1/13/15 SPTF Minutes

MINUTES OF THE BOARD STRATEGIC PLANNING TASK FORCE MEETING OF THE ZION-BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
January 13, 2015

Committee Chair Driver called the meeting to order at 6:43 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Present: Wendy Driver, Stephanie Smith and George Andersson. Absent: Mary Martin and Beverly Mull. Staff Present: Carol Dolin,

AGENDA: Ms. Driver presented the agenda. The agenda was adopted as presented.

COMMENTS BY VISITORS: None.

NEW BUSINESS: Ms. Driver presented the Goals for Service from the 2008-2011 Strategic Plan. The task force discussed the library’s progress toward achieving each of them and their perception of the need to keep each on the list of goals going into the future.

Ms. Dolin presented an overview and brief analysis of the Trend Library prepared by ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries as it relates to ZB Library District. Each task force member received a packet of the full report to read at his or her convenience. Ms. Dolin also discussed strategic and long range planning currently being undertaken by other public entities in the area. Several have expressed interest in working together to address big social issues.

Ms. Driver presented some sample surveys with different structures and types of questions. The task force agreed to bring 10-15 proposed questions to the next meeting to prepare two surveys, a short one that asks survey respondents to rank 8-10 services from highest to lowest priority and a longer one that will be available to persons expressing interest in offering more in depth feedback. The longer survey may be used to guide focus group discussions.

Ms. Dolin has tentatively reserved space on six weekday evenings and Saturdays for 1-2 hour focus group meetings. Trustees will submit names of people they wish to invite to participate in addition to those who express interest on the short survey.

The task force will meet again on Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 to prepare the survey and propose names of people to invite to participate in the focus groups. A report will be prepared for the January 27 Regular Board Meeting.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

Approved: January 27, 2015

Signed: George Andersson, President
Attest: Mary E. Martin, Secretary

Recording Secretary: Carol Dolin