Dormann Library

Serving the Bath Community Since 1869.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan


Dormann Library Plan of Service
May 2018 – Dec 2019

Mission Statement
The Dormann Library is a community library that exists to serve the ever evolving and expanding need for knowledge and information.  The library provides the opportunity for life-long learning by making resources available to its patrons from local, regional and national sources; from the best-seller list to literature and the arts, to research and data, to hands-on-workshops and cultural events.

Vision Statement
Our hope is to live in a community where everyone is thriving. However, right now we face a lack of jobs and other resources for healthy, happy, safe living. In order to get there as a community, we need to revitalize our town through commercial and cultural enterprise. (October, 2017)

Priorities, Goals, & Actions

Convene Diverse Groups

Goal: The Dormann Library will sustain current internal programming efforts and over time identify targeted groups and methods for expanding convening services.

Purpose: To provide services to as many people as possible, including those not currently served with our robust suite of services.

 Measurement:   

Action Step 1 – Maintain 15 of the current diverse programming through staffing shifts in 2018.

  • Leader: Director
  • Programming to be maintained with possibility of expansion:
    • Baby Café, Parents & Families, Adult crafters (ladies), Manga Monday (teens), Artist of the month, animal lovers, puzzlers, court involved families, Compassionate Friends, Recovery support group, Rotary, Diabetes group, MVP, Stay NY, AIM – navigation, deposition making lawyers, BOCES/TASC high school equivalence testing, Conable House, Snell Farms
  • Time period of work: 2018
  • Time period of assessment and iteration: 2019

Action Step 2 – Increase groups in and use of café, with 1 new group per quarter.

  • Leader: Staff person to be determined by Director
  • Time period of work: May 2018 – April 2019
  • Time period of assessment and iteration: April 2019 – December 2020

Action Step 3 – By October 2019, develop a plan to convene 4 groups not currently served.

  • Leader: Director
  • Possible programs for start of plan:
    • Agricultural support groups
    • New artists
  • Time period for development: 2019 (based on assessment of Action Step 1)
  • Deadline for proposal: October 2019

 

Library services outside the library

Purpose: To expand educational opportunity and improve community.

Measurement:

Action Step 1 – Maintain 5 current outreach services through 2019.

  • Leader: Director
  • Programs to be maintained:
    • Spirit of Christmas, Dairy Festival, Strong Kids – Safe Kids, Jail, HeadStart, St. Mary’s Day Care, Family Resource Center
  • Time period of work: 2018
  • Time period of assessment and iteration: 2019

Action Step 2 – In 2019, pilot 1 limited program in non-library facility community spaces per quarter.

  • Leader: Staff person to be determined by the Director
  • Area for possible expansion:
    • Catholic Charities, Farmer’s Market
  • Time period of work: January 2019 – September 2019
  • Time period of assessment and iteration: July 2019 – December 2019

Action Step 3 – By October 2019, assess and develop a plan for expanding at least 1 long-term outreach service.

  • Leader: Director
  • Area for possible expansion:
    • Home Necessities
  • Time period for development: 2019 (based on assessment of Action Step 1)
  • Deadline for proposal: October 2019

Growing Friends & Understanding Funds

Purpose: Increase the base of effort from which pull for programming & fundraising.

Measurement:

Action Step 1 – Research framework and feasibility of Friends group, identifying at least 3 potential Friends by January 2019.

  • Leader: Director or Trustee/s
  • Contact: Debbi Deats
  • Time period for research: 2018
  • Deadline for Friends plan: March 2019

Action Step 2 – Maintain all current partnerships for the volunteer base through 2019.

  • Leader: Director or Trustee/s
  • Contacts: Volunteer management ; INTERACT (youth division of Rotary)
  • Time period for work: 2018 – 2019
  • Time period for exploring ways to expand base: October 2019 – December 2019

Action Step 3 – Implement Friends group as identified by April 2019.

  • Leader: Director or Trustee/s or Friend
  • Features to consider while developing:
    • Plan501(c )3 & MOU Active fundraising and political advocacy
  • Time period for work: April 2019 – 2020
  • Time period for assessment: Quarterly through implementation to allow flexibility to change point people and tactics
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