Strategic Plan Resources

Partner Reports “Juxtaposition Arts Community Engagement Report.” Imagine Deliver/JXTA and Saint Paul Public Library, June 2018. “National Public Library Issues & Trends: An environmental scan to support Saint Paul Public Library’s strategic planning process.”City of Saint Paul and Saint Paul Innovation Team, June 2018. “SPPL 2022 Community Learning Insights.” Imagine Deliver and Saint Paul Public…
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Strategic Plan Timeline

January - March 2018 Stakeholder mapping Interview questions identified 53 Library Design Fellows trained to conduct empathy interviews April 2018 400 stakeholders and community members interviewed More than 200 people attend two public listening sessions Seven community pop-up meetings are held throughout Saint Paul More than 1,600 Library users complete an online survey Nearly 250…
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Community Insights

Our community engagement sessions were dynamic, energizing, uplifting, and eye-opening. We heard from thousands of people across Saint Paul from all ages, races, backgrounds, and life experiences. Several common themes emerged from this process. People want libraries to focus on young people and families. Emphasis was placed on providing young people and families with access…
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Community Learning Process

To inform our strategic planning goals, we completed four major learning and engagement efforts between March and May 2018. Every neighborhood in Saint Paul and every library location was represented in this community learning effort. Empathy Interviews More than 50 Library staff members were trained in the process of conducting empathy interviews — an approach…
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Meet the Strategic Planning Team

Many people were instrumental to the creation of the Library’s new strategic direction. It evolved collaboratively and in strong partnership with the communities we serve. We asked questions, shared stories and experiences, and listened intently. We distilled everything we heard into the mission, vision, values, and direction that you will find in this document. More…
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Northstar Digital Assessment 2.0

Saint Paul Public Library is excited to partner with the Northstar Digital Literacy Project version 2.0. The updated version launched in October and has come a long way since a group of Saint Paul librarians, teachers, and interested community members worked on standards and assessments for basic digital literacy. The Northstar Digital Literacy assessments are…
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OverDrive/Libby E-books Are Available in a Dyslexia-Friendly Font

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem. OverDrive and the Libby app feature a dyslexic font option that is designed to make text easier to read for…
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