As part of Pickerington Public Library’s effort to update its strategic plan and better serve the community, a survey is available for community members to provide direct feedback until April 24.
Those who complete the survey will have the opportunity to win one of several $20 gift cards, as well as participate in focus groups to provide more insight. The library has already completed staff outreach and plans to engage the Board of Trustees during an upcoming board retreat in May, as well.
Community feedback, in addition to previous staff and board outreach, will help library leaders craft organization goals. For that reason, survey input is a vital part of the planning process and is highly valued by library leadership as they work to map the future of the library.
The project was made possible after the library explored several options for the initiative. As a result, the decision was made to collaborate with a consultant from the State Library of Ohio to facilitate the strategic planning process.
“We strive to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and want the public to know we spend wisely,” said Tony Howard, Pickerington Public Library director. “If there is a free resource like the state library consultants, why not use their expertise.”
After compiling all relevant information, the consultant will provide a report with recommendations to library leadership.
“Creating a new strategic plan for the library is an exciting and wonderful opportunity for the community,” Howard said. “As the leaders of the library, the Board of Trustees and I have an obligation to listen to the community and library staff, and consider societal and library trends when crafting the future of this organization. We have an opportunity to make this organization even greater by securing the library’s path to the paths of Pickerington and Violet Township.”
Respondents can access the survey online or pick up a copy at either library location.