TRL is in the process of creating the next Strategic Planning document that will help to focus our work and our budget over the next three years. For our new Strategic Direction we are actively involving our communities. By doing that we are able to understand the needs within the community, identify areas of focus that we assist with, and then align our resources to create positive change in those areas. We're thankful to those who have already participated and those that will participate in the future. Together we can help to shape a better Timberland Regional Library!
Who Is Working on This Project?
The Board of Trustees Strategic Planning committee is responsible for the defining vision, mission, values, and focus areas by reviewing staff and community feedback received from activities completed during the 2019 Community Engagement Initiative. The committee is also responsible for overseeing the structure of the plan and defining measures of success. The committee consists of 3 Board of Trustees members, 3 Administrative Team members, and 12 rotating frontline staff members.
How Are We Getting Our Information?
ASK Questionnaires (in-person & online)
Our questionnaires were asked both in-person and via an online option. These interviews were the first step in engaging with our community members, partners, organizations, and stakeholders.
At these conversations attendees were led through a series of questions that helped the participants dig into what kind of community they would like to live in, the problems they see in their community, and how they think things could be changed to make improvements. 13 of these conversations were held across the five county district.
Community Check-ins (in-person & online)
This more focused event will use a smaller pool of representatives from the larger community conversations to clarify and focus the information that has been received from the communities within the district. Facilitators will present the themes that have been gleaned from the data gathered from conversations and interviews and ask for confirmation that these are the issues of concern and the needs expressed within the district as a whole.
What Comes Next?
Upon the completion of our 2020-2022 Strategic Direction document, we will be working as a district to complete an action plan which will help focus our resources (staff, time, and budget) toward the focus areas in the Strategic Directions document.
- October 23rd, 2019: The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees has approved the 2020-2022 Strategic Direction!
- October 23rd, 2019: Presentation of the Final Draft to the Board of Trustees
- October 3rd, 2019: Strategic Planning Committee Meeting #3
- August – September 2019: Community Check-ins II
- August 16th, 2019: Strategic Planning Committee Meeting #2
- July 2019: Community Check-ins I
- June 21st, 2019: Strategic Planning Committee Meeting #1
Product: 2020-2022 Strategic Plan Draft I.pdf
- April – May 2019: Community Conversations
- September-December 2018: ASK Questionnaire (online & in-person)
Product: ASK Questionnaire Final.xlsx