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Goshen Public Library and Historical Society

Management Goals


Goal 1: To develop a plan to meet our interim space needs.
    Objectives:
  1. Evaluate options based upon staff recommendations
  2. Make a determination

Goal 2: To develop a long-range (3 to 5 year) plan of service.
    Objectives:
  1. Write long range plan

Goal 3: To formulate a building program
    Objectives:
  1. Evaulate options and secure a site.
  2. Assess public need.
  3. Have architect draft a preliminary design.
  4. Conduct a bond issue referendum for the new building.
  5. Make a decision on the disposition of the present building.
  6. Develop a presentation for the public on the building program.


Human Resources Goals

Goal 1: To provide staff in-service training to fulfill the technology competency needs determined by RCLS.
    Objectives:
  1. Send all staff to appropriate RCLS sponsored workshops.
  2. Arrange for individualized on-site training for specific needs in areas not covered by RCLS.

Goal 2: To conduct monthly staff meetings to open channels of communication regarding customer service and policy issues.


Program Goals

Goal 1: To continue updating and rebuilding the Library's collections.
    Objectives:
  1. Weed, update and replace to improve the quality of the following adult non-fiction subjects: small business, poetry, drama.
  2. Weed, update and replace to improve the quality of the juvenile fiction collections, with emphasis on classics, popular authors (series) and paperbacks.
  3. Develop a new list for "Adopt-a-Book"
  4. Develop a collection of Spanish language materials.

Goal 2: To complete indexing for at least one year of the Independent Republican.

Goal 3: To revise and update the policy and procedure manual for the circulation staff.
    Objectives:
  1. Incorporate all approved policy changes in the manual available for the public.
  2. Review all procedures with the staff, rewriting to reflect changes in practice as necessary.

Goal 4: To improve servics to the hearing impaired.
    Objectives:
  1. Recruit a sign language interpreter to be available as needed for Library programs.



The staff has recommended that no new collections or services be implemented until we have a permanent resolution of our space needs. The following program/collection needs have been identified: Mother Goose time program for parent and child 6 months to 1 year; music CD collection; interactive computer software and workstations for children; additional part-time adult program coordinator for expanded program offerings, ESL.



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