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Strategic Plan

The Newport Public Library is currently in the process of developing a new three-year strategic plan for the Library. Darci Hanning, Public Library Consultant for the State Library of Oregon is facilitating the development of the Newport Public Library Strategic Plan 2021-2024.

Step 1 : City Manager Approves Strategic Planning Process.

City Manager approved the planning process based on Library Director's request.

Step 2 : Collect Feedback from the Community.

We shared paper and electronic surveys in English and Spanish in a variety of ways. We received over 200 responses and very grateful to everyone who took the time to answer our questions. These responses were analyzed by library staff. The codified (themed) results can be found on this page under Related Documents.

Step 3 : City Council Work Session.

The Public Library Consultant and Director introduce the Library's strategic planning process to City Council and the Mayor on Tuesday, February 16.

Step 4 : Library Staff and Stakeholder Meeting.

General library operations, service area demographics, library standards and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) results, and the results of the community feedback survey are shared with designated stakeholder group and library staff. The Staff meeting will be attended by library staff on Thursday, February 18. The Stakeholder meeting will be attended by City leadership and a group of representatives from different segments of the community on Tuesday, February 23. The staff and stakeholder meetings are facilitated by Darci Hanning, Public Library Consultant from the State Library of Oregon.

Step 5 : Key Informant Interviews.

The Director conducts key informant interviews to gather in-depth feedback for the strategic planning process.

Step 6 : Compile feedback, Mission, Vision, and Goals.

The Director and library staff develop goals, objectives, and activities to create a final draft of the strategic plan document for the next 3 years.

Step 7 : Library Advisory Committee Reviews and City Council Approves Plan.

The Library Advisory Committee reviews the final strategic plan document. City Council approves the Newport Public Library Strategic Plan 2021-2024. The projected approval date for the final strategic plan document is June 7, 2021.

Step 8 : Present New Strategic Plan.

The Newport Public Library Strategic Plan 2021-2024 will be published on the Newport Public Library web page for the public to view. Publicity and marketing around the strategic plan will be available upon completion.

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