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Strategic Goals & Objectives

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Department Goals

Library (2022-23)
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 40% of the information. We have a seperate PR contact list for our Latinx and Ingenious community. 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 
212 Recruit, hire and appropriately deploy Spanish-speaking staff Completed
214 Establish a staff liaison and library project team to collaborate with community and literacy agencies, English as a Second Language provides, the school district, and tutors to track collaborative efforts. Completed
221 Increase Spanish-Language and bilingual collections for the Library by 5%. In Process
222 Develop programming targeting our Latinx community. We will have 4 Latinx Programs this year. 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
228 Cultivate partnerships for adult literacy and ESL instruction, space sharing, and off-site programming and services. In Process
588 Perform a EDI Collection Development and Diversity Audit Not Started
589 Create a Spanish-language version of the NPL website, translate press releases, library signage, marketing materials, and library policies. We are aiming to have 30% of our library publicity translated into Spanish in FY22-23. In Process
 
7 Increase access to Technology Resources to the Community Current FY Completed 2021-22: We have been operating with less library staff and recruitments are under way. Technology (laptops and tablet devices) supply chains are delayed. We have received 11 more mobile hotspots, but not the laptops or tablet devices. We have held 3 pop-up outreach programs in the community this FY so far. 2022-23: We have purchased a number of laptops, eReaders, and tablet devices with Library Foundation funds as well as funds allocated by the City of Newport. We are waiting on IT to finish installing security features and provide training before the laptops and eReaders are available for check out. We also have checked out our mobile hotspots and secured more of these devices. We are going to purchase 11 more hotspots through TechSoup this fiscal year. We have 22 circulating mobile hotspots at this time. We provided 8 pop-up outreach programs in the community so far this fiscal year. We have a couple more outreach programs in the community scheduled before the end of this fiscal year. The Library Director successfully participated and completed the State Library of Oregons 2022 Edge Programs (digital inclusion and action cohort and data fluency cohort). This was a 6 month time requirement and a capstone presentation was required as the final project. The Newport Public Library shared valuable resources and information with other participating cohort libraries and helping other libraries in the state and out of state. A1 A18 C3 C8 C9 D2 D8 D9 D10 D11 E4 E7 F3 F4 F7 
342 Add 5 laptops to the library collection for library cardholders to check out Completed
343 Add 5 tablet devices to the library collection for library cardholders to check out Completed
346 Library will provide a pop-up outreach program in the community 6 times throughout the year for Wi-Fi access, access to library materials, and ask a librarian tech questions. Completed
661 Participate in the State Library of Oregons 2022 Edge Programs (digital inclusion and action cohort and data fluency cohort). This program is designed to build public librariesí capacity and skill to collect, analyze and communicate data and demonstrate the vital role of public libraries in advancing digital equity in their communities. Participation is free for public libraries in Oregon. Completed