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Library as Community Centre Engaging Local Government Managers as Library Partners. Bette Dillehay Director Mathews Memorial Library Mathews, Virginia. 8,400 Square Feet 4,112 Linear Feet Shelving 39,522 Items. Where the Mobjack Bay meets the Chesapeake Bay. About Mathews County.

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Library as community centre engaging local government managers as library partners

Library as Community CentreEngaging Local Government Managers as Library Partners

Bette Dillehay

Director

Mathews Memorial Library

Mathews, Virginia



Where the Mobjack Bay

meets the Chesapeake Bay


About mathews county
About Mathews County

Square Miles, 84

Miles of Shoreline, 210

Population, 9,200

Lighthouses, 2

Bridges, 3

Traffic Lights, 0


About mathews county1
About Mathews County

Residents of Mathews have historically

been connected to the surrounding waters - harvesting fish, oysters, clams and crabs for a livelihood.


About mathews county2
About Mathews County

“A Popular Retirement Destination”


Icma s local government and public libraries partnership initiative
ICMA’sLocal Government and Public Libraries Partnership Initiative

Explore

The role of city and county managers as advocates for libraries –

The relationship of libraries to quality of life and community sustainability.


Icma project goal
ICMA Project Goal

Support a dialog which could increase awareness

among managers and other local government officials

of the value of public libraries in the community.


Talking about the future
Talking About the Future

Planning the Direction of Your Community

MCSEED

Mathews Memorial Library


Governance models
Governance Models

County/City Agency

Separate Authority/Board

Regional Entity

Contract Services


Library assets
Library Assets

Information/Knowledge

Culture Connections

Technology Resources

Community Space

Local Economy Connections

Community Ownership


Service roles
Service Roles

Knowledge Gateway

Universal Service

Neutral Haven

Cultural Center


Local government role in supporting libraries
Local Government Role In Supporting Libraries

Ensure that the library has a mission and programs that are consistent with community and local government mission and values.

Facilitate aligning the library’s efforts with broader community needs.

Include the library director on the management team.

Include libraries in master planning and strategic planning.

Ensure that libraries are fairly and objectively considered during the budget process and allocation of resources.

Look for ways to integrate library staff with other municipal and county staff.

Facilitate a dialogue and shared understanding on what is excellence for the library.

Keep libraries in mind!


Steps toward an engaged library
Steps Toward An Engaged Library

Ensure that library mission is consistent with that of local government.

Get outside the doors.

Be creative about what the library can contribute.

Discover and contribute to the unique capacities and conditions of the community.

Support local businesses and institutions.

Make the library building a community center.

Create a community-minded culture among library staff and volunteers.


Making good things happen
Making Good Things Happen

“Equal effort is required on the part of local

government and library in improving the quality of

citizens’ lives and increasing opportunities for all.”

Pete Giacoma, Director

Davis County Library, Utah


E government the future is today
E-Government: The Future Is Today

E-Government and Public Libraries: Current Status,

Meeting Report, Findings, and Next Steps

Charles R. McClure, Director, Information Institute

Francis Eppes, Professor

Jessica McGilvray& Kristin M. Bartin, Research Associates, Information Institute

John Carlo Bertot, Associate Director, Information Institute

http://www.ii.fsu.edu


Public libraries as e government partners
Public Libraries As E-Government Partners

“For an e-government service provision partnership

between government agencies and public libraries to

be successful and of continuing benefit to clients in

the future, cooperative funding strategies for

additional technology, as well as staff training, must

become a high priority issue in communities across the

country.”

Robert Davidsson, Manager

Government Research Service Section

Library System, Palm Beach County Florida


The future
The Future

“The very existence of libraries affords us the best

evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of

civilization.”

T. S. Eliot


The engaged library
The Engaged Library

URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL

2005


The engaged library1
The Engaged Library

URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL

2005


The engaged library2
The Engaged Library

URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL

2005


The engaged library3
The Engaged Library

URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL

2005


The engaged library4
The Engaged Library

URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL

2005


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