This report details the results of the planning process carried out by an ad hoc committee of members of the Waukesha Public Library’s Board of Trustees, the library director, and the Library’s management team from September 2011 to February 2012.
The results of an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Library, as well as the opportunities and threats that it faces, were particularly important to the process and the resulting plan. This analysis was carried out by members of the Library Board, the Friends of the Library Board, managers, and staff. The document validates the vision and mission written in late 2008, updates the goals, and develops a series of accompanying strategies to be achieved within the next two years.
The planning process for the Waukesha Public Library 2014 Strategic Plan began in late 2013, and concluded in Spring 2014. Utilizing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) survey similar to the metric used during the 2012 planning process, the study included input from five separate stakeholder groups: the Waukesha Public Library Board of Trustees, the Library’s Administrative Team, Library Staff, the Friends of Waukesha Public Library, and the General Public by way of the Library’s digital newsletter distribution list.
The 2014 Strategic Plan for the Waukesha Public Library begins with a vision, sets in place a mission, and concludes with measurable objectives that will gauge success in a variety of areas of service. It takes into account the needs of our local and regional community of users, the needs of our staff, and will propel the organization into the next era of outstanding service and recognized leadership throughout the state of Wisconsin.