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Planning

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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.


Planning Consultants

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.

  • Misty Gray, District Consultant (Available only in Iowa Library Services, Southwest District)
  • Becky Heil, District Consultant (Available only in Iowa Library Services, Southeast District)
  • Susan Henricks
    2108 N. Main Street
    Dubuque, IA  52001
    563-584-0613
    or 563-589-4126
  • Roy Kenagy, Library Consultant
    cell (515) 419-3394
  • Jet Kofoot, District Consultant (Available only in Iowa Library Services, North Central District)
  • Kim Boynton Kietzman, Director
    Altoona Public Library
    700 8th Street, SW
    Altoona, IA  50009
    kkietzman@altoona.lib.ia.us
  • Bonnie McKewon, District Consultant (Available only in Iowa Library Services, Northwest District)
  • Maryann Mori, District Consultant (Available only in Iowa Library Services, Central District)
  • Eunice Riesberg, District Consultant (Available only in Iowa Library Services, Northeast District)


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