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Strategic Goals & Objectives

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Department Goals

Library (2023-24)
Goal# Goal Title Goal Type Goal Progress Goal Text Status Updates V2040 Strategies Objectives  
6 Customize programs and services for our Latinx population Ongoing In Process 2020-21: We were in the process of recruiting, hiring, and appropriately deploying Spanish-speaking staff, but the COVID pandemic meant that these plans are delayed. 2021-22: We have been operating with less library staff and recruitments for open positions are under way. We are in the recruitment process for our part time bilingual community resource specialist. The Library is participating in the Libros for Oregon cohort to purchase materials from Guadalajara in late November 2021. We will be able to increase our Spanish-language and bilingual collections for the Library by selecting appropriate materials in Guadalajara and through our vendor. We have developed programming targeting our Latinx community over this course of this FY. We have held 4 programs so far and have 2 other programs planned after the first of the year. 2022-23: We have successfully recruited, hired, and deployed a full time Bilingual Community Resource Specialist. She was hired as part time in mid-May, but went full time this fiscal year at the end of July. We are holding regular, monthly programming targeting our Latinx and Ingenious community with a Spanish Movie Night, Loteria, and quarterly Noche de Diversion events. We also celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with displays, programming, and curated reading lists as well as a Dia de los Muertos celebration. We ae working on establishing consistent bilingual signage throughout the library, increasing our Spanish-language and bilingual collections. The Library Director is traveling to Guadalajara at the end of November to select materials from the largest Spanish language book fair in the world. This will help staff with reaching 5%. We have not started an Perform a EDI Collection Development and Diversity Audit yet. We are also putting out library publicity in English and Spanish, but about 30% of the information. We have a separate PR contact list for our Latinx and Ingenious community. 2023-24: The Library has increased our Spanish-language and bilingual collections for the library by 5%. We continue to add more bilingual materials and will offer more world language materials after the first of the year. We will offer more Ingenious, Spanish and German library materials, which also includes Library of Things items. We are in the process of continuing to establish bilingual signage throughout the library at service points, on the library shelf ends, and signage throughout the library. This takes a lot of time, energy, and staff time to work on. We are translating more of our press releases and marketing materials, but are at 42% of our library publicity being translated. We have exceeded our goal of offering bilingual and cultural programming, but continuing to expand on different cultures. We are in progress with the other objectives, which should be completed and continue throughout FY24-25. A1 A4 A13 A18 B6 C3 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 D2 D3 D6 D8 D9 D10 D11 D12 E4 E5 E7 E8 E13 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 
221 Increase Spanish-Language and bilingual collections for the Library by 5%. Completed
225 Establish consistent bilingual signage throughout the library at the service points, on the library shelf ends, signage throughout the library. In Process
227 Cultivate partnerships with schools, colleges, literacy agencies, and other relevant organizations to coordinate adult literacy tutoring and ESL classes. In Process
588 Perform a EDI Collection Development and Diversity Audit In Process
665 Translate press releases, library signage, marketing materials, and library policies. We are aiming to have 40% of our library publicity translated into Spanish in FY23-24. Completed
666 Offer regular monthly and quarterly bi-lingual programming at the Library. Offer at least 15 programs for the year. Completed
667 Create a Spanish book of the month display in the Adult Spanish language area of the Library. This information will be shared with the marketing team for the Library’s social media channels, the website, and press release information. Completed
668 Create a Spanish language section in the Teen Room for library materials. Completed
669 Create an area for materials that are for services for new and current immigrants along with community members in the Adult Spanish language area. In Process
8 Library of Things Ongoing In Process A1 A11 A13 A18 B6 C7 C8 C9 C10 D2 D3 D4 D5 D8 D12 E4 E7 E8 E12 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 
670 The Library will add at least 5 new kits, materials, and objects to their Library of Things collection Completed
671 The Library will offer community members an opportunity for input on suggested Library of Things items. The suggestion to purchase form will be update to include non-traditional items that are part of the Library of Things collection. In Process
672 Create a webpage on the Librarys website for the Library of Things collection as well as a physical binder catalog of available items for check-out. The binder will have pictures of the items. In Process