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County of Los Angeles Public Library

Your Voice, Your Library, Your Community

In an endeavor to understand the many communities that make up Los Angeles County, our director Skye Patrick decided to visit the libraries directly and host open and honest discussions with customers and stakeholders. We received a lot of feedback through the town-hall style meetings, through our online feedback forms and through the feedback boards posted at local libraries. Listed below are the action items we have identified based on the feedback received through the community visioning sessions.

2017 Action Items Based on Community Visioning Session Feedback*

  • Education
  • Digital Library
  • Buildings & Facilities
  • Creativity
  • Community

Affirm the library as a center for learning - Literacy, online tools, library programming

Work in Progress
Planned or Phased Implementation
Executed
2nd Quarter 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 4th Quarter 2017 1st Quarter 2018 2nd Quarter 2018 3rd Quarter 2018 4th Quarter 2018

Expand and Support the Digital Library - Enhanced web and mobile access, increase digital content

Work in Progress
Planned or Phased Implementation
Executed
2nd Quarter 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 4th Quarter 2017 1st Quarter 2018 2nd Quarter 2018 3rd Quarter 2018 4th Quarter 2018

Transform the Role of Library as a Place - Develop community-based needs; expand traditional boundaries to non-traditional spaces; create non-traditional spaces within, including green features

Work in Progress
Planned or Phased Implementation
Executed
2nd Quarter 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 4th Quarter 2017 1st Quarter 2018 2nd Quarter 2018 3rd Quarter 2018 4th Quarter 2018

Support and Cultivate the Community's Creativity - Innovative and creative maker spaces, bookmobiles, PODS; allow patrons to express themselves digitally and physically; build e-publishing tools' expertise

Work in Progress
Planned or Phased Implementation
Executed
2nd Quarter 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 4th Quarter 2017 1st Quarter 2018 2nd Quarter 2018 3rd Quarter 2018 4th Quarter 2018

Develop the Library as a Center for Community Engagement - Establish libraries as community anchors for trusted resources and access; establish belonging among communities' cultural groups

Work in Progress
Planned or Phased Implementation
Executed
2nd Quarter 2017 3rd Quarter 2017 4th Quarter 2017 1st Quarter 2018 2nd Quarter 2018 3rd Quarter 2018 4th Quarter 2018

*Based on feedback received from September 2016 to November 2016