May 20, 2022

Indianapolis Public Library Asks For Public Participation in Upcoming Strategic Planning Process

It’s a six-month strategic planning process, “that will define the Library’s role in the community for the years 2015 – 2020.”

From the Indy Public Library:

A local steering committee representing those in the education, non-profit, government and private sectors, as well as Library Board and Library Foundation Board members, will direct efforts to identify how Library services are aligned to address issues that impact the quality of life in the community.


The steering committee will oversee the work of community task forces that will seek input in nine specific areas of focus for future Library involvement: nurturing healthy and vibrant communities; creating the 3rd place; fostering civic engagement through an informed citizenry; guiding the digital journey, embracing a diverse and global community; aiding workforce readiness; supporting business development; enhancing formal education; and enriching informal education.


“Our goal is for people from all walks of life to offer their perspectives on the city’s future and help us identify how the rich resources of the public library can contribute to a more educated, prosperous and vibrant community,” stated [ Hope Y.] Hampton, [co-chair of local steering committee].

Following the July 23 public launch, task forces will conduct studies and make recommendations to the steering committee, which will develop a final report to the boards of the Library and Library Foundation. A final five-year action plan will be presented to the community for feedback in early 2014, with initial implementation reflected in the Library’s 2015 budget and operations plan.

Read the Complete Announcement

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