So I’ve reflected, looked back, considered, etc. the year past and now it’s time to look forward.
Here are my personal and/or library goals for 2015:
- Replace the HVAC using our Keystone grant of $33,900, with the Township.
- Work with the Township and Board on our new lease.
- Support the growth of our Teen programs – work with the team to find new opportunities for programs, services, and collections for this important group. They gave us really great ideas during the forums (like test-prep programs) and it’s now on us to make them happen! The Teen Reading Lounge grant and program from the PHC is a great start.
- Launch an ESL Conversation Class and order/catalog the Foreign Fiction Collection, sponsored by the Friends.
- Work with the Board to complete the Strategic Plan and then start using it to make decisions.
- Raise Funds while having Fun – We have Lisa Scottoline booked, V. P. almost booked and have ideas for other fundraisers, like a beer tasting or olive oil tasting. It’s time to secure sponsors.
- Library Card Sign-up Month – this is a goal of Pam’s, which I support and want to help organize.
- Sunday Hours – is it possible? Can we get the necessary funds through sponsors? Will anyone actually want to work on a Sunday afternoon?
- Monthly Collection Development – review and order regularly, not sporadically. Weed non-fiction and find quality replacements so there’s at least one book published after 2010 on the shelf.
- Quarterly HAT meetings with staff to talk about progress, problems, and possibilities and Monthly staff and Department Head meetings to encourage communication.
- Update the Personnel and Collection Development policies.
- Programming – book, promote, repeat.
- Digitization and Archive project (this is a dream, but I’m putting it up here as are minder). We should apply to participate in the Access PA Digital Repository, scan our old photos and provide access to them online before carefully storing them in accordance with accepted archiving practices.
- Develop Staff Tech Competencies CE program using the Ephrata model. We’re good, but can always learn more about technology.
- Staff want to have the Finch Program - a fun robotics program for grade-schoolers.
- EITC Grant for Summer Reading Program in 2016. Hatboro has done very well with this grant and now that I know about it, I want to see if we can benefit, as well.
Pam is doing a fab job with our volunteers – they’re flocking and she’s managed their training and deployment. She’s planning a fun volunteer appreciation tea in April. Not only is it a way to stay active and give back to the community, but they bring great positive energy with all that altruism.