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County of Los Angeles Public Library

Your Voice, Your Library, Your Community

Beginning August 27, 2016, we conducted 5 visioning sessions at 15 community libraries, asking how the County Library can better serve you and your community. You provided great feedback during these open discussions, through the idea boards at the community libraries, and via the online feedback form.

We have heard your voice and put together an action plan. Below is a list of key areas we will be concentrating on based on your feedback*.

*Based on feedback received from September 2016-November 2016.

Strategic Plan Goals and Action Items Date of Implementation
Strategic Plan Goal 1
Affirm the Library as a Center for Learning
- Literacy, online tools, library programming
Expanded literacy programming, including expansion of early literacy and implementation of adult literacy, including for non-English speakers/language lab Planned Implementation - First Quarter 2018
Establish a mentoring and tutoring program Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
Expand school partnerships Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
STEAM Programs Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Career Training and Counseling Planned Implementation - First Quarter 2018
Life Skill Programs for Tweens Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
College Prep Classes Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Education Technology - Library Website Demo Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
Programs: Adult, Youth, Special Needs, Business, Cross Generational, Increase Program Frequency Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Develop Reading Habits through Book Clubs & Summer Reading Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Foreign Language Classes Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
Strategic Plan Goal 2
Expand and Support the Digital Library
- Enhanced web and mobile access, increase digital content
Update computing technology - computers, laptops Ongoing/Work in Progress - Second Quarter 2017
Wi-Fi - Access and Printing Planned Implementation - First Quarter 2018
Tablet/Kindle Accessibility for patrons & homebound seniors Planned Implementation - First Quarter 2018
Interactive Live-Streaming of Events Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
New Library Website Planned Implementation - First Quarter 2018
Digitization of Local Materials - Newspapers Planned Implementation - Fourth Quarter 2018
Update Library Mobile App. – Update the app to allow electronic library card/bar code (similar to CVS app) Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Strategic Plan Goal 3
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
Quiet Environment Subject to Additional Resources
Hybrid Learning Settings Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
Facilities - Modernize, Family Friendly, More Space Subject to Additional Resources
Safety - better security, address vandalism Ongoing
More Parking Subject to Additional Resources
Expand Battery Recycling Work in Progress - Third Quarter 2017
More Budget Ongoing
Easy Access for Differently-abled Ongoing
Strategic Plan Goal 4
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
Community Spaces, Social Engagement, Meeting Place Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Expanding Arts, Music and Crafts Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Workshops: Job related workshops such as test taking for adults, learning skills like building website, life skills /career planning, resume Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Expanding Cultural Programs Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Expanding Homebound Services Planned Implementation - Fourth Quarter 2017
Career Fairs Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
Strategic Plan Goal 5
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
Expanded library hours Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2017
Resources for Homeless Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Expand utilization of partnerships to provide relevant and enhance services to customers Work in Progress - First Quarter 2018
Senior Friendly Environment and Services Ongoing/Work in Progress - Third Quarter 2017
Promote volunteer opportunities and application process Planned Implementation - First Quarter 2018
Collection - Foreign Language, Expand Collection, refresh collection Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Diverse Staff Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
Remove Language Barrier Planned Implementation - Second Quarter 2018
Better Signage Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
More Study Rooms Subject to Additional Resources
Checkable Book Bags Planned Implementation - Third Quarter 2017
Simple Return Procedures Work in Progress - First Quarter 2018
Reading Recommendations Planned Implementation - First Quarter 2018
Space for Friends of the Library Subject to Additional Resources
Uniform for Staff Under Consideration