Greenwich Library Strategic Plan: Connecting Our Community
A new Strategic Plan that charts the future course for Greenwich Library was unanimously adopted by the Library’s Board of Trustees at its meeting on June 12, 2012.
The Plan is the culmination of an eighteen month–long process which included a community–wide survey, focus groups, a Trustee survey, a staff survey and retreat, as well as countless hours of analysis and evaluation by the Strategic Plan Steering Committee. Staff and Trustees worked with consultant Maureen Sullivan, now the President of the American Library Association, and Berk Associates, a Seattle-based consulting firm, throughout the process.
The Strategic Plan identifies five key areas of focus: Collections, Technology, Lifelong Learning and Enrichment, Service and Community Space and Community and Connections. Strategic Initiatives within each of these five topical areas outline short– and medium–term efforts to improve operations. A new mission and vision are identified within the Plan, along with a new set of values.
2015 Community Survey Report
Greenwich Library invites the public to view the 2015 Community Survey results on its website. In the fall of 2015, over 2,200 residents completed the Survey, sharing their views and ideas about Greenwich Library’s services and priorities. In addition, 20 stakeholder interviews were conducted with town leaders in early 2016.
These community surveys, conducted in 2011 and 2015, inform the direction of the Library’s Strategic Five Year Plan (2012-2017) by providing updated insight into community needs and preferences.