Public Library Plans
Put simply, planning is deciding what is going to happen at the library over the next few years. It involves these basic questions:
What are the needs in the community?
What is the purpose of the library related to community needs?
Where are we now?
Where do we want to go?
How will we get there?
How will we know what we accomplished?
Your library will need to create its own plan to meet the unique needs of your community. These sample plans will give you an idea of what a library plan looks like:
Ames Public Library
Bondurant Community Library
Iowa City Public Library
Keokuk Public Library
Orange City Public Library
Sioux City Public Library
Community Analysis Guidelines
Click here for a list of guidelines and resources to help libraries with community analysis.
The following is a list of Iowa consultants familiar with the Public Library Association's planning process called The New Planning for Results. Contact them directly to discuss availability, fees, and other details.