Task Force on Financially Sustainable Library Service Models
Checking in: The Future of SCPL
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Just a quick update on what is happening with the Task Force Subcommittees have been busy researching a list of potential service efficiencies provided by library futurist Joan Frye-Williams during her early September visit. A list of these is below so you can see the nature of what is being explored. These are all ways of providing service that are being tried by public libraries throughout the country.
Training for staff flexibility
Floating (between branches) staff
Centralized service design and planning
Evidence-based ROI calculations
Fewer larger facilities
Open floor plans
Movable furniture, rolling shelves
Centralized collection development, selection
Automated materials handling
The next step is to begin brainstorming and costing various models.
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