YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) — The Board of Trustees for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has approved a six-year strategic plan for the library system.
The plan was drafted from conversations and input from community members, library staff and trustees, and data gathered through a survey and compiled by the Youngstown State University Center for Urban and Regional Studies.
This portion of the plan focuses on six areas: Learning opportunities (programs and services); community presence (communication, outreach and partnerships); collections and spaces (facilities and materials); technology (public and internal-future focused); staff (internal development); and fiscal stewardship (budget and development).
Library communications director Janet Loew said library administrators will coordinate the implementation of different aspects of the plan.
Lowe also said a facilities study is under way as part of the strategic plan and should be complete by the end of the year. One of the proposals is to merge the Brownlee Woods and Struthers branches.
To see the plan, click here.