Boston Public Library
Strategic Planning

The BPL Compass

More Compass Roundtables

by Gina Perille

This month, the Boston Public Library will begin a series of Compass Roundtables designed to offer continuing conversation about the library’s strategic plan. There are eight guiding principles in the library’s BPL Compass plan (www.bpl.org/compass), and the first two that will be discussed are Sustainable Organization and Children & Teens.

The Boston Public Library’s Chief Financial Officer, Sean P. Nelson, will lead the Sustainable Organization roundtables which will include a FY13 budget overview and budget planning timeline. The dates and times for these discussions are:

  • Wednesday, January 25, Central Library in Copley Square,
    700 Boylston Street, Boston Room, 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 26, Jamaica Plain Branch,
    12 Sedgwick Street, 6:30 – 7:30pm

The Boston Public Library’s new Youth Services Coordinator, Jessi Snow, will lead the Children & Teens roundtable, which is scheduled afterschool so that young people can attend. The discussion will focus on the future of youth services. The date and time for the Children & Teens roundtable is:

  • Friday, March 9, Central Library in Copley Square,
    700 Boylston Street, Teen Room, 3:00 – 4:00pm

For more details on the library’s strategic plan, visit www.bpl.org/compass. For more details on the library’s budget and finances, visit www.bpl.org/budget.

Please join us. These conversations are about the library, systemwide, and are for all residents, citywide.

Download the Compass Roundtable flyer (PDF)