Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Goals & Strategies

A Better WPL

MISSION

The Woburn Public Library serves as the hub of community, connecting residents to resources, services and experiences that educate, enrich and entertain.

VISION

The Woburn Public Library is recognized as a transformative organization, advancing the needs of the community in the area of literacy, workforce development, civic engagement, and culture.

Goal 1 : New Library

Successfully repoen and celebrate the new Library

STRATEGIES:

  1. Continue with ongoing plans for collections, resources and services to be full operational at the new library on opening day
  2. Plan for an opening day celebration, and vibrant community offerings for the following month

 

3.Develop a marketing strategey for the opening day celebration and the following year of new services

4. Update and approve any new policies and procedures needed for the new facility

Goal 2 : Your Services & Resources

Develop robust youth services and resources in the new Library

STRATEGIES:

  1. Continue with ongoing plans for collections, resources and services to be full operational at the new library on opening day
  2. Plan for an opening day celebration, and vibrant community offerings for the following month

 

3.Develop a marketing strategey for the opening day celebration and the following year of new services

4. Update and approve any new policies and procedures needed for the new facility

Goal 3: Community & Culture

Advance the Library's role as a community and cultural center

STRATEGIES:

  1. Continue with ongoing plans for collections, resources and services to be full operational at the new library on opening day
  2. Plan for an opening day celebration, and vibrant community offerings for the following month

 

3.Develop a marketing strategey for the opening day celebration and the following year of new services

4. Update and approve any new policies and procedures needed for the new facility

Goal 4: Library Awareness

Raise awareness and use of the Library and its resources

STRATEGIES:

  1. Continue with ongoing plans for collections, resources and services to be full operational at the new library on opening day
  2. Plan for an opening day celebration, and vibrant community offerings for the following month

 

3.Develop a marketing strategey for the opening day celebration and the following year of new services

4. Update and approve any new policies and procedures needed for the new facility

Goal 5: Public/Private Partnership

Ensure the sustainability of the Library through a public/private partnership

STRATEGIES:

  1. Continue with ongoing plans for collections, resources and services to be full operational at the new library on opening day
  2. Plan for an opening day celebration, and vibrant community offerings for the following month

 

3.Develop a marketing strategey for the opening day celebration and the following year of new services

4. Update and approve any new policies and procedures needed for the new facility

Our Members

WPL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Richard J. Mahoney, President

Janet Rabbit, Vice President & Controller

Joanne McNamee

Loretta C. Schuck

William Callahan

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Richard J. Mahoney, President of the Board

William Callahan, Trustee

Barbara Pooler, Friends Representative

Meghan Needham, Foundation Representative

In order to receive state aid and grants, the library must have an up-to-date strategic plan on record with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. In 2017, the Board of Trustees, library staff, and community participated in a strategic planning process with Library Strategies, a consulting firm from Minnesota. Below, please find our new three-year plan.

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