Medfield Library News
Visioning for Strategic Planningby Deborah Kelsey, Library Director
For the next five months we will be engaging the entire community to identify the strategic direction of the library for the next five years. This will involve surveys, focus groups, interviews and Appreciative Inquiry of residents of all ages to get a sense of the community’s needs and future aspirations. We will look at best practices in public library service, emerging technologies, modern library facilities, and library innovations nationwide. We will research the trends in New England, Massachusetts, Metrowest, and Medfield with a focus on population changes and economic conditions.
There will be a small group of library trustees, staff, and members of the public working to design the planning process from creating the survey to clarifying what information is needed to identify the mission, vision and goals for the library. The library staff will be doing the lion’s share of the work, but we need your vision.
When we ask, please tell us:
- Reflect on the best of the library by describing an experience of yours.
- Imagine your library at its best in relation to your community.
- With a common vision of the best Medfield of the future, develop concrete proposals for the library.
There will be a larger group of community members to validate the results of this effort. If you are interested in representing your community in this important work, we want you for three two-hour meetings between March and May of this year. Just let me know if you would like to be involved 5083594544 x8008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new focus and direction for the library will empower leadership to support those innovations that will nurture and create programs and services to meet your current and future needs.