Long Range Plan

Mission Statement: The mission of the Roanoke Public Library is to provide access to knowledge and information that will inform, educate, entertain and serve the Roanoke community based upon funding provided by tax dollars collected and donations.

 

LIBRARY DISCRIPTION: The Roanoke Public Library is located in the town of Roanoke, Indiana in Huntington County.  The library district is the residents living within the city limits of the town of Roanoke, Indiana.  The physical address of the Roanoke Public Library is 314 N. Main Street, Suite 120, Roanoke, IN 46783 with a mailing address that includes PO Box 249.

LIBRARY BOARD: The Roanoke Public Library is governed by a Library Board of Trustees.  The Library Board is composed of seven (7) members.  The Board members are appointed as follows: three (3) by the Huntington County School Board; one (1) by the Huntington County Commissioners; one (1) by the Huntington County Council; one (1) by the Roanoke Town Council and one (1) by the Roanoke Town Council President.

LIBRARY STAFF: The Roanoke Public Library employs one full-time employee and two part-time employees. 

LIST OF PRESENT FACILITIES

·         NAME: Roanoke Public Library

·         CONSTRUCTED: 1900

·         SPACE OCCUPIED: 3000 square feet

·         LOCATION: in a portion of the “old” Coil Factory

·         TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE: 6 patron computers, 2 printers including 1 color one, 1 copier, 1 scanner, and 1 fax machine.

·         MATERIALS AVAILABLE: access to over 3.5 million bibliographic records which in turn provides access to over 5.5 million items thanks to being part of the Evergreen Indiana Consortium.

COMMUNITY NEEDS:

·         General Information-The Library offers General Information that helps meet the need for information and answers questions on a board array of topics related to work, school, and personal life.

·         Basic Literacy-The Library offers Basic Literacy service that addresses the need to read and to perform other essential daily tasks.

·         Formal Learning Support-The Library offers Formal Learning Support that helps students who are enrolled in a formal program of education or who are pursuing their education through a program of home schooling to attain their educational goals.

·         Lifelong Learning-The Library provides Lifelong Learning service that help address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development opportunities.

·         Business and Career Information- The library offers Business and Career Information services that addresses a need for information related to business, careers, work, entrepreneurship, personal finances, and obtaining employment.

GOALS

Goal 1: People in the Town of Roanoke’s area will know that the Roanoke Public Library is available for general information; literacy; formal learning; lifelong learning and business /career needs.

Objective 1: Each year, increase community awareness so that number of patrons increases 5%.

Activities:

1.       Collaborate with Roanoke Volunteer Firemen and Roanoke Chamber of Commerce in promoting “Springtime in the Village”

2.       Collaborate with Roanoke Fall Festival Committee in sponsoring a kid’s game

3.       Collaborate with Jackson Square Apartments in providing books for their use and convenience

4.       Collaborate with Jackson Square Apartment in promoting library events so their residents are informed

Resources Required:

1.       Staff Time

2.       Books

3.       Office Supplies

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors annually at their January meeting for the previous year.  (EX: January 2011 meeting)

Number of Patrons (previous year) (EX: 2009 data)

Number of Patrons (current year)(EX: 2010 data)

Increase /Decrease

Percentage of Increase/Decrease

Goal of 5% increase met?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2: Each year, increase funds to improve library offerings by 1%.

Activities

1.       Continue to lease space in the Coil Factory Building working with fellow occupants on events

2.       Work with Town Council and other local leaders in seeking opportunities to assist the community with library services

3.       Work with Town leaders in fundraising and community events

Resources Required:

1.       Board of Trustees’ Time

2.       Shared Building (rent and utilities)

3.       Office Supplies

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors annually at their January meeting.

Number of events Library participated in and amount earned through each event (previous year)( EX: 2013 data)

Number of events Library participated in and amount earned through each event (current ear)( EX: 2014 data)

Increase

Percentage of Increase

Goal of 1% increase met?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 2: Children in the Town of Roanoke will have ready access to a wide variety of programs and materials to meet their general information, basic literacy and formal learning needs.

Objective 1: Each year, the number of children’s books circulated will increase by 3%

Activities:

1.       Review collection and order needed materials and weed unused materials

2.       Observe best seller lists and order popular books

3.       Confer with other children’s librarians on list-serves, workshops, conferences and others in Huntington County

4.       Collaborate with local schools as to visits to the library and the librarian visiting the schools

5.       Collaborate with local schools as to special projects and assignments for which the library can obtain materials

Resources Required:

1.       Staff time

2.       Books

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors annually at their January meeting.

Children’s books circulated as per Circulation report (previous year)

Children’s books circulated as per Circulation report (current year)

Increase

Percentage of Increase

Goal of 3% increase met?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2: Each year, the number of children enrolled in the Summer Reading Program will increase by 10%.

Activities:

1.       Plan a Summer Reading Program different from the state program so we are offering another option from surrounding libraries

2.       Review collection and order needed materials

3.       Collaborate  with United Methodist Child Care as to best times for program to meet their schedule

4.       Prepare flyers to send through the school to publicize the program

5.       Prepare flyer to have in the library to pass out to patrons visiting the library

Resources Required:

1.       Staff time

2.       Books

3.       Program supplies

4.       Office supplies

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors annually at the meeting after the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program.

Number of Children enrolled in the Summer Reading Program (previous year)

Number of  Children enrolled in the Summer Reading Program (current year)

Increase

Percentage of Increase

Goal of 10% increase met?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 3: Each year, the number of children attending Story Time during the school year will increase by 5%.

Activities:

1.       Plan a weekly Story Time, including books to read and a craft or game.

2.       Review collection of books and order needed ones to enhance children’s interests

3.       Prepare flyers to post and hand out to publicize the story time

Resources Required

1.       Staff time

2.       Books

3.       Program supplies

4.       Office supplies

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors annually at their January meeting.

Number of people attending weekly Story Times (previous year)

Number of people attending weekly Story Times (current year)

Increase

Percentage of Increase

Goal of 5% increase met?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 3: Young Adults and Adults in the Town of Roanoke will have ready access to a wide variety of programs and materials to meet their general information, basic literacy and lifelong learning needs.

Objective 1: 70% of people in attendance will indicate that they have increased their computer skills because of the library’s computer classes

Activities:

1.       Plan computer classes and obtain necessary materials

2.       Collaborate with other libraries as to how they are handling computer classes

3.       Advertise computer classes through flyers and newspapers

4.       Survey class participants for feedback

Resources Required

1.       Staff time

2.       Advertising

3.       Program supplies

4.       Office supplies

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors at the meeting following the conclusion of the class sessions.

Number of people attending and surveyed

Number of people surveyed responding positively

Percentage of positive responses

Goal of 70% positive met?

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2: 45% of young adults in attendance will indicate that they will visit the library more often for their educational and recreational needs because of attending the library’s program(s).

Activities:

1.       Plan a program to attract young adults into the library

2.       Advertise program

3.       Survey program participants for feedback

Resources Required

1.       Staff time

2.       Advertising

3.       Program supplies

4.       Office supplies

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors at the meeting following the conclusion of the program(s).

Number of people attending and surveyed

Number of people surveyed responding positively

Percentage of positive responses

Goal of 45% positive met?

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 3: Each year there will be an increase of 10% in the number of people using the library’s six (6) patron computers and wireless hub.

Activities:

1.       Advertise the library’s computers and wireless hub in newspaper and in flyers

2.       Maintain computers in good working condition

3.       Replace at least one computer per year

Resources Required

1.       Advertising

2.       Computers

3.       Computer Maintenance

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors annually at their January meeting.

Number of people using the library’s computers and wireless (previous year)

Number of people using the library’s computers and wireless (current year)

Increase/Decrease

Percentage of Increase/Decrease

Goal of 10% increase met?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 4: The town of Roanoke residents will have ready access to information to enrich their businesses and careers.

Objective1: Each year, 5% will indicate they increased their chance of employment or better employment because of the Roanoke Public Library.

Activities

1.       Assist those seeking employment on filling out forms on the computer

2.       Provide computer classes so users can increase their skill level

3.       Collaborate with Workforce Development in Unemployment Assistance tools

4.       Collaborate with other local libraries in circulating local job information

5.       Post any job seekers sites or resources as available from State agencies or new sources

Resources Required:

1.       Staff Time

2.       Computers

3.        Office Supplies

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors at the meeting following the conclusion of annual February patron/community survey.

Number of people surveyed

Number of people surveyed responding positively

Percentage of positive responses

Goal of 20% positive met?

 

 

 

 

Objective 2:  50% of local business will indicate the Roanoke Public Library is an asset to the community.

Activities:

1.       Library Board member liaison will meet regularly with Chamber of Commerce

2.       Roanoke Library will circulate information on all Chamber of Commerce events

3.       Library Staff will review collection and order needed materials

Resources Required:

1.       Board of Trustees’ Time

2.       Staff Time

3.       Office Supplies

4.       Books

 

Evaluation:

This Objective will be evaluated by the Board of Directors at the meeting following the conclusion of annual February patron/community survey.

Number of people surveyed

Number of people surveyed responding positively

Percentage of positive responses

Goal of 70% positive met?

 

 

 

 

BUDGET  2011 (to be updated annually)

REQUIRED RESOURCES

APPROPRIATION CATEGORY

AMOUNT BUDGETED

Staff Time

Personal Services

$51, 995.00

Books

Books

$10,820.00

Office Supplies

Office Supplies

$1,178.00

Program Supplies

Programming

$400.00

Advertising

Printing and Advertising

$150.00

Computers (repair)

Professional Services

$4,000.00

Computer (purchasing)

Furniture and Equipment

$1,506.00

Building (rent)

Rent

$1.00

Building (utilities)

Utilities

$3,600.00

Board Time

None

None

 

REVIEW: The Board of Trustees will review this plan; evaluate objective successes/failures; update goals; update budgeted amounts and other needed corrections/ amendments annually at the January meeting.

This plan was adopted on 8/17/2011 by the Roanoke Public Library Board of Directors; updated 4/17/2013.

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