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Strategic Planning

The BPL Compass

Help with Prioritization of Outcomes

by Michael Colford

Work is progressing nicely on the library’s strategic planning process.  We have been holding a series of staff meetings throughout the month of May to engage the staff and get their input.  In addition, we are holding public roundtables asking interested community members to weigh in on the library’s draft outcomes for the coming years.

Outcomes, also called goals, will reflect the programs, services, initiatives that the we hope to accomplish in the coming months and years.  The outcomes are organized by Compass Principle, and we are currently asking members of the public and the staff to prioritize the outcomes they feel are the most important for us to focus on.

We would also like those of you who may be reading this blog to weigh in as well.  Every few days I will post all the draft outcomes aligned with a specific principle.  Please read through these draft outcomes and let us know what your top three most important outcomes are in a comment.  Of the outcomes listed, what three do you most want to see accomplished.  In addition, if you think of an outcome you feel the library should be focusing on is not listed, please let us know.  As always, if you have any additional questions, contact us at compass@bpl.org.

Watch for the first list of outcomes to appear later this afternoon!  And thanks for your help.

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