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The Timberland Regional Library Strategic Direction for 2020-2022 was developed through community and staff participation with our Board of Trustees strategic planning committee.

We appreciate the time and effort that was given 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. Together we can help to shape a better Timberland Regional Library!

The 2020-2022 Strategic Direction Dashboard provides an interactive display of the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) set by library staff in each library and department. Objectives describe inspirational goals and key results provide the measures used to evaluate progress. Each quarter the Library generates new OKRs to move the Library in forward with our Strategic Direction. Quarter reports summarize the data from the dashboard, showing the number of objectives in each focus area, and the average score (from 0.0 to 1.0) for each area and for the entire quarter.

Quarterly Objective and Key Results (OKRs) Reports

Who Worked 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 Was Information Obtained?

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.

Community Conversations

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 used 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 presented the themes that had been gleaned from the data gathered from conversations and interviews and asked for confirmation that these are the issues of concern and the needs expressed within the district as a whole.