Long Range Plan
Plan of Service
Oelwein Public Library Long Range Plan for 2011-2014
MISSION STATEMENT: The Oelwein Public Library will provide a safe, comfortable place for citizens of all ages to access resources needed to be informed citizens, to enhance reading, communication, and technology skills, to stimulate the imagination, and to promote lifelong learning.
SERVICE RESPONSE: Create Young Readers
GOAL: Children and their caregivers will have materials, programs and services designed to ensure that children will enter school ready to learn to read, write, and listen.
OBJECTIVE: Designated staff will annually receive training in areas of juvenile collection development, readers advisory, program presentation, and online resources
OBJECTIVE: Story Time programs offered within the library and through outreach will reach 25% of Oelwein pre-school age children by July 2014.
SERVICE RESPONSE: Make Career Choices
GOAL: Residents will have access to resources they need to help them make career choices and build successful enterprises.
OBJECTIVE: By July 2014, a current collection of materials and other resources will meet the demands of library patrons on career and business opportunities.
OBJECTIVE: Cost-effective, partnering opportunities offering resources and programs on business and career development will be pursued annually.
SERVICE RESPONSE: Connect to the Online World
GOAL: Residents will have access to digital and internet resources through a reliable infrastructure to obtain information, skill building, entertainment, and communication.
OBJECTIVE: Annually identify budget implications and investigate funding and partnering opportunities in order to meet patron needs and address advances in technology.
OBJECTIVE: By July 2014, investigate the cost effectiveness of offering online payments for fines and fees.
SERVICE RESPONSE: Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
GOAL: Residents will have the materials, resources, and programs they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.
OBJECTIVE: Three percent of the collection will be weeded and updated annually.
OBJECTIVE: A minimum of one program appealing to the curiosity and learning interest of the public will be offered each month.