250 N. Fifth Street
Zionsville, IN 46077-0840
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Strategic Plan
January 1, 2012—December 31, 2015
Satisfy curiosity -- Nurture reading --- Build connections
Service Response #1: Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
Residents will have the resources they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.
Goal #1.1: Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors will have the opportunity to participate in programs on a variety of subjects that encourage learning and exploration.
Goal #1.2: Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors will have the opportunity to use individual furnishings and small group spaces for recreational and intellectual pursuits.
Goal #1.3: Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors will have access to reader’s advisory, reference assistance as well as collections on a wide range of subjects and available in a wide range of formats.
Objective #1 Increase circulation in Teen, Adult, and Youth Services by 5% annually.
Service Response #2: Connect to the Online World: Public Internet Access Residents will have high-speed access to the digital world with no unnecessary restrictions or fees to ensure that everyone can take advantage of the ever-growing resources and services available through the internet.
Goal #2.1: Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors will have access to online content and assistance with navigating to, and use of, online resources.
Goal #2.2: Children Teens, Adults and Seniors will have increased access to locally created and managed content.
Service Response #3: Create Young Readers: Early Literacy Children from birth to five will have programs and services designed to ensure that they will enter school ready to learn to read, write, and listen.
Goal #3.1: Children from birth to age 5 will have programs, services and an environment that will develop a desire to read, learn and explore.
Goal #3.2: Parents and caregivers of preschool children will be encouraged and supported in the development of their child’s reading and learning skills.
Organizational competencies will provide the means for the library to achieve its service goals.
While service goals provide direct benefit to our customers, organizational competencies provide indirect benefit to community residents by improving the library’s effectiveness and efficiency.
Organizational competencies have been identified in nine (9) key areas:
Each initiative has a date during the strategic planning period by which the initiative should be completed.
Organizational Competency 1
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will develop and maintain collections that reflect established service priorities.
Initiative 1.1: Annually HMMPL will allocate the materials budget in a manner consistent with the service priorities, goals, and objectives adopted by the Board.
Initiative 1.2: By December 31, 2012 HMMPL will present a revised Collection Management policy that supports the service priorities, goals, and objectives adopted by the Board.
Organizational Competency 2
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will operate and provide an attractive and welcoming facility making HMMPL a destination for information and social gathering.
Initiative 2.1: Annually, the Library Maintenance Committee will assess the library’s space and infrastructure and make recommendations in support of the service priorities, goals, and objectives adopted by the Board.
Organizational Competency 3
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will allocate its financial resources in support of its approved service goals and strategic initiatives.
Initiative 3.1: By December 31, 2012, develop a multi-year Fundraising Plan that address public funding needs as well as opportunities and strategies for private funding from sources such as grants and fund-raising.
Organizational Competency 4
The Board of Trustees of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will operate in an efficient, effective, and transparent manner.
Initiative 4.1: Annually, post the minutes of the Library Board meetings on the Library’s web site each month following Board approval.
Initiative 4.2: Annually, review and revise, if needed, the Board Bylaws.
Initiative 4.3: Annually, review the Library Board committee structure and appoint committees, as needed, to support the accomplishment of the Library’s strategic plan.
Organizational Competency 5
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will practice effective human resources to encourage a healthy working environment.
Initiative 5.1: By June 30, 2012, review and revise all performance appraisal documents so they accurately reflect the job responsibilities of each staff member.
Initiative 5.2: By June 30, 2012 review and revise the pay scale for all positions in the library.
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION
Organizational Competency 6
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will incorporate measurement and evaluation into its operational practices.
Initiative 6.1: Annually, collect, compile, and distribute data related to the approved objectives to create the HMMPL Annual Report.
Initiative 6.2: Quarterly, update Library Board on progress on all objectives adopted by the Board.
Initiative 6.3: Quarterly, update Library Board on progress on all initiatives adopted by the Board.
PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION
Organizational Competency 7
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will actively seek partnerships with organizations and institutions to enable the library to better serve its patrons and achieve its service goals.
Initiative 7.1: Annually, identify current partnerships and the obligations that the Library has as being a part of these partnerships.
Initiative 7.2: By June 30, 2012, develop criteria that will be used to assess future partnership opportunities.
Organizational Competency 8
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will operate within a policy framework that reflects the organization’s values and promotes effective and efficient service delivery.
Initiative 8.1: By December 31, 2012, develop a Disaster and Recovery Plan.
Initiative 8.2: By June 30, 2012, develop a revised timeline and process to review and revise the Library’s policies.
TRAINING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Organizational Competency 9
The Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library will recruit and train staff that provide and support quality customer service for all library users.
Initiative 9.1: Annually hold a staff training day that delivers information that is necessary for staff to do their jobs well.
Initiative 9.2: Twice annually provide training and refresher courses to staff on digital resources available through the website.