Community Advisory Committee Minutes
Minutes from meetings of the Library Board of Trustees are posted by the City Clerk on the City of Appleton website.
Friday, September 6, 2013
The fourth and final Community Advisory Committee meeting was held August 28, 2013.
During the meeting, members refined the vision statement of the library. The CAC created a final vision statement of "Where potential is transformed into reality".
In the second portion of the meeting, APL Director Colleen Rortvedt reviewed the strategic planning document and the suggestions she received from staff and trustees. From this point, the CAC added a few suggestions for modifications to the planning document.
CAC facilitator Ben Fauske then reviewed the communication plan for the final document.
More details from the final CAC meeting may be found in the meeting minutes attached at the top of this page.
Monday, August 5, 2013
The third Community Advisory Committee was held July 31, 2013.
During the meeting members were asked to share how they feel about the vision of the library - "transforming human potential". The CAC, along with several Appleton Public Library staff members, felt that the wording was too global - coming to the agreement that "transforming community potential" would better be suited for the vision of the library.
The CAC then spent some time brainstorming strategies for APL to fulfill to meet the vision. After brainstorming a list of several strategies and combining the like ideas into one category, the final list of strategic pillars the CAC created was: Learning, Community Collaboration, Technology, Environment, Fun and entertainment, Talent and Youth Services.
From this point, Director Rortvedt was asked to take these pillars and come up with a refined presentation for the next CAC meeting.
More details from the third CAC meeting may be found in the meeting minutes attached at the top of this page.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The second Community Advisory Committee was held June 29, 2013.
During the meeting members were asked to share their statement about the core competency of the library. The CAC then weeded out the most important competencies they believed to be true. Finally, the CAC ranked the competencies in order of what they felt was the strongest core competency of Appleton Public Library. The strongest core competency of APL, and what kept popping up throughout the conversation was "transforming human potential".
The CAC then spent some time brainstorming what they would like to see for future services at the Appleton Public Library. In the last few minutes of the meeting, the CAC also performed a SWOT analysis on the current state of the library. It was noted that the SWOT analysis of the CAC was very similar to the answers from the public survey.
More details from the second CAC meeting may be found in the meeting minutes attached at the top of this page.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Appleton Public Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) met for the first time May 29, 2013. The committee consists of nine community members and one Appleton Public Library staff member. Each member serving on the committee was strategically picked, in order to cover as many demographics from our community as possible. The goal of the CAC is to provide guidance to the Appleton Public Library as the 2013 long-range plan is created. The CAC will meet for a total of four, three hour sessions, starting in May and ending in August.
In the first session, the group was introduced to the long-range planning process, APL 150. Mayor Hanna was also present to give an overview of the importance of this planning process, as well as the mission of the City of Appleton.
Committee members were asked to brainstorm what the core competency of the library is - or in other words, what makes the library unique? Members verbally brainstormed, as well as created small collages of photos and words of what they believe is the core competency of the library. Members were asked to come to the second session with what they believe is the core competency of the library.
More details from the first CAC meeting may be found in the meeting minutes attached at the top of this page.