The Harrison Public Library would like to share some of the progress we've made putting our Strategic Plan into action in 2014.
The Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building renovation is underway, significant infrastructure improvements have been made to the West Harrison Branch, we launched a successful homebound services program, we completed a comprehensive technology audit, we reviewed customer service standards, and we're just getting started!
Beginning in 2014, the Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building will undergo a significant upgrade that will enhance the physical plant, provide a more attractive environment, expand technological capabilities, and provide increased access for patrons.
Raised $3.5 Million for the Renovation Project
Finalized Plans and Initiated Construction
Develop a Campaign to Introduce the New Facility
Complete Construction and Reopen for Business
The West Harrison Branch is in a much-loved older building, centrally located in the neighborhood's retail heart. It provides a familiar and comfortable venue for patrons of all ages and we believe that it is important to retain this atmosphere while continuing to upgrade the facility.
Upgraded Building Infrastructure
Improved Layout by Rearranging Service Areas
Deployed System-Wide Survey for Programming Best Practices
Completed Internal Review of Library Programming
Continue to Identify Opportunities to Enhance School Curricula
Implemented Services for the Homebound
Employed Communication Strategy for Annual Report, Strategic Plan & Renovation Project
Develop a Marketing Strategy
Redesign Library Website
Hired Technology Assistant and Offered New Classes
Completed Comprehensive Technology Audit
Complete a Fully Functional Technology Center for All Ages
Completed Staff Technology Survey
Reviewed Customer Service Practices
Conduct Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey
Purchase and Install Self-Check Machine
Agree on Comprehensive Fundraising Strategy, Including Proposed Activities, Targeted Participants, Revenue Expectations, and Implementation Accountabilities
Establish a Culture of Fundraising Across All Library Organizations Stressing Community Fundraising as an Ongoing Project