Ames Public Library Strategic Plan
Today is 6/18/2013
Library customers will have the collections, services, and programs they need to satisfy their curiosity and continue to learn throughout their lives.
- Provide print and nonprint nonfiction collections that appeal to the
curiosity and learning interests of the public. [Collection Management Team]
- Provide library programs that appeal to the curiosity and learning
interests of the public. [Deputy Director and Assistant Director]
- Develop an online survey to identify lifelong learning interests of
citizens. [Deputy Director, Assistant Director, and Community Relations Specialist]
- Identify, weed, and update the core nonfiction and reference print and
nonprint collections. [Collection Management Team]
- Develop goals, roles, and practices for staff involvement in providing
and cosponsoring programs. [Executive Team]
- Develop a “Satisfy Your Curiosity” web page with links to topics of
interest to various age groups including interactive features. [Community Relations Specialist]
- Work with Iowa State University Library staff to provide DVDs and CDs to students and to improve the delivery process for interlibrary loan materials between Ames Public Library and Iowa State University (ISU). [Joint Task Force]
- Evaluate most efficient and effective method of publicizing library programs, services and news (including newsletter, press releases,
fliers, brochures, e-mail lists, website, etc.) [Community Relations Specialist]
Measures of Success:
- Circulation of adult nonfiction collections will increase by 1% each year.
- The vitality of discrete parts of the adult nonfiction print and nonprint
collections after the initial measurements will reach the target ratio of
between 1.0 and 1.5 each year.
- After the initial survey, customers who say the content of library
programs meets their learning needs will increase.
- The number of agencies, organizations, and interest groups who sponsor or cosponsor a program or display at the library on lifelong learning topics will increase by five (5) annually.