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Tallahassee, FL 32301  
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Annual Plan for Library Services 2010-2011


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Services 2011-2012 - Click Here.

In the first fiscal year of the Library’s Long-Range Plan for 2010/2011 to 2012/2013, the Library will emphasize the six goals of the Long-Range Plan by striving to meet the objectives outlined in the long-range plan as well as the additional objectives listed for this Annual Plan.  The six goals are: 

  1. Stimulate Imagination;

  2. Satisfy Curiosity and Offer Resources for Decision-Making;

  3. Connect to the Online World;

  4. Create Young Readers and Support Success in School;

  5. Support Adult Literacy and English-Language Study; and

  6. Provide a Comfortable Place to Visit.

During this fiscal year, it is anticipated that all of the planned expansions and Library buildings will be completed.  Leon County will add 28,000 square feet to its Library system. Library responsibilities, in cooperation with Facilities and Management Information Services, will include continuation of planning and procuring fixtures and furnishings and completion of rearrangements and/or moves to new Library spaces.  Anticipated completion dates:

  •       Expansion of the Dr. B. L. Perry, Jr., Branch Library:  late 2010

  •       Expansion of the Northeast Branch Library:  late 2010

  •       Opening of the Woodville Branch Library:   winter 2011

  •       Opening of the Lake Jackson Branch Library:  spring 2011

  •       Opening of the Eastside Branch Library:  summer 2011

Objective 1:  Prepare to expand the Library system by 28,000 square feet.

Activity 1:  Plan and procure furnishings for each Branch. This includes planning spaces appropriate for adults, teens and children and for the work of Library staff; planning the placement of shelving for all formats; using existing and new furnishings to create attractive, comfortable places for Library users to visit.

Activity 2:  Plan and carry out rearrangements and moves of materials and furnishings.

Activity 3:  Order, catalog and process new materials for all locations. Deliver materials to new locations and have all materials in place for opening day.

Activity 4:  Work with MIS in setting up computer services.

Activity 5:  Arrange fixtures and furnishings in public and staff areas.

Activity 6:  Plan, prepare and establish circulation services.

Activity 7:  Plan, prepare and establish information and reference services.

Activity 8:  Plan, prepare and establish services for children and teens.

Objective 2:  Working with county administration and the Public Information Office, plan and carry out the grand openings for all locations.  Dates to be determined.

Objective 3:  Plan the most efficient use of the courier van and drivers so that each Branch Library receives daily or twice-daily delivery service.

Objective 4: Host the Big Read, a “one book, one county” reading program featuring The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, funded by a grant received from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Grant announced July 8, 2010.  Big Read events scheduled for October 9, 2010 to November 11, 2010.

Objective 5: Working with MIS, prepare for online participation in the Summer Reading Program for summer 2011.  Online participation to be available May 2011.

Mission & Vision      Long Range Strategic Plan

Approved by the Board of County Commissioners .... August 2010

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