Strategic Plan & Community Action Panel
HAVE YOUR SAY...Join the Community Action Panel today.
The Library has formed a Community Action Panel and we are encouraging people of all ages to sign up. Panel members will contribute ideas and provide input on Library services, collections, programs and more. Community feedback is critical to Library planning -- it will help to ensure that the Library is meeting the needs of the community now and in the future.
The Panel started their work this fall by reviewing the Library's new Strategic Plan and recommending some actions that will help to deliver on the goals. Input will also be sought in a number of other areas over the next year or more.
If you're interested in serving on the Community Action Panel, please apply by emailing Tina Tucker at email@example.com or calling 684-6813. An application form and terms of reference may be accessed online (below) or at any library service desk.
Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016 report is now online!
The Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016 brochure is online too! Access it at the links below.
Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016
INSPIRE GROW CONNECT
An Update from the Board Chair and Chief Librarian
We would like to thank all the people who helped us to develop the Stategic Plan for Thunder Bay Public Library 2013-2016. Our aim was to create an inclusive process for everyone who wanted to take part. We needed the input of a wide range of stakeholders including staff, Board, partners and community. We could not have done it without you – so thank you!
The production of the Strategic Plan is not the end, but the beginning, of ongoing community engagement. We need as many people as possible to join us on the exciting journey of discovery that the Strategic Plan will take us on over the next three years. We need your continued ideas and input into the future of Thunder Bay Public Library as we move on from planning to designing, delivering and evaluating services which meet your needs.
The Community Action Panel is one of many different ways that you can get involved. We need to ensure that we are reaching all parts of the community, including our regular users, those who use our services more casually and those who do not use libraries at all at the moment. Every person is a potential library user and our aim is that 100% of the community becomes a library member. To join the Action Panel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out and submit the application form (this form is available online - please see above).
Our new Strategic Directions are bold and challenging but also realistic and achievable. They provide a link to the previous Strategic Plan through a focus on social inclusion and economic development. They also provide us with some new directions in terms of lifelong learning, community well-being and personal growth and change and innovation. Each of the Strategic Directions stands alone but are also inter-connected with each other to form a holistic approach to meeting community needs.
Join us over the next three years as we transform Thunder Bay Public Library into a modern, relevant service that can identify, prioritize and meet community needs. Help us to Inspire, Grow and Connect with as many people as possible so that everyone receives the benefits of using our services.
A great Library is a sign of a great City. We already have an excellent Library and with your continued support we can make it truly great!
Beverley McKinnon, Board Chair and John Pateman, Chief Librarian/CEO