The Royal Oak Public Library has developed a strategic plan for 2009-2013 based on community needs and values and informed by progressive library practices across the nation.
The previous comprehensive Library planning process ultimately resulted in the beautiful renovated building we currently enjoy. With that major hurdle cleared, it was time to take another look and set Library direction for the next five years.
With the assistance of a community based Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Library staff and Board assessed strengths and opportunities and research trends, looked at comparable as well as very creative libraries, and then asked the challenging questions about the roles ROPL can play in this community.
The community was involved through focus groups as well as an online opinion survey:
- Focus groups responded to assumptions and provided suggestions for direction;
- An online survey verified assumptions from board, steering committee and focus groups;
- These responses are provided in the Stakeholder Feedback accessible from the menu on the right.
The Executive Summary was published in January of 2009. The Library is now in its implementation phase. Progress reports will be posted periodically.
Thank you for your participation and support. This is your Library; your voice is needed and appreciated.
Metta T. Lansdale, Jr.