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A Key Messages Update is published monthly and includes items from the Board, Museum Advisory Council (MAC), and the administration. These topics include the highlights and successes of the month, as well as the Board’s perspective on matters of importance. Key Messages for the month are presented under each of the four Strategic Plan Goals. Subscribe to our Key Messages.

Key Messages of the Month-May 2021

Key Messages of the Month-May 2021

Posted by Hannah on May 21, 2021

A Key Messages Update will be published monthly and include items from each of the committees and the administration. These topics include the highlights and successes of the month, as well as the Board’s perspective on matters of importance. Key Messages for the month are presented by each of the four Strategic Plan Goals.

Communication & Strategic Planning

  • Strategic Planning Process Approved: The Board approved the Strategic Planning Process for completion of the community consultation, research, and drafting of the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan following a report by the Strategic Plan Working Group. To further inform the types of questions asked in the consultation process, a Community Consultation webpage has been designed and new short surveys will be released every 2 weeks. Currently, the Facility Use survey is live on this page. [C4.3]
  • Year in Review 2021: The 2020 Year in Review is now available. A presentation will also be live streamed in Council as a Deputation on June 1st to Committee of the Whole. [C4.1]. The Board will be holding in Virtual Town Hall to present the report, take questions, and discuss the Strategic Planning Process in early summer. This date will be publicized on social media and the BMPL Event Calendar. [C2.6]
  • LinkedIn: BMPL has added a new social media channel. LinkedIn is known to be a professional social media and we are using this to promote professional development opportunities and e-resources to community members and entrepreneurs. New posts will be made weekly and you may learn of new resources you didn’t know you had access to with your Library Card. Follow us today! [C1.6]

Service Excellence & Administration

  • BMPL Assists with Census: In accordance with the Public Library approved provincial lockdown services, staff made computers available during the lockdown in a safe manner for those needing access to the online Census portal. If you have missed the May 11th deadline to submit your census and still need assistance, the L.E. Shore building can accept computer users for this purpose, and the census will remain available online for several weeks. Call or stop in today.
  • Calling all Artists: As a GLAM the Gallery at L.E. Shore fills a mandate to support local artists and artisans. The Arts and Culture Council are currently accepting applications for the 2022 Exhibit Schedule to show in the Gallery. They are also accepting applications to show in Fall 2021 through Summer 2022 in the Municipal Town Hall through the Municipal Art Program. [SE3.7]
  • BMPL Received YouTube Channel: The BMPL YouTube Channel has now surpassed the minimum requirement to have a designated URL. While that will not impact the programs currently on the BMPL YouTube, it will make navigation easier in the future, as well as promotion of our award-winning programs. If you are not a current subscriber, you are missing the hundreds of virtual programs that have been added this year alone. Subscribe Today! [SE4.2]

Vibrant Spaces & Capital Campaigns

  • Improvements to the L.E. Shore Story Tower: The Board received information on potential changes to the LES Story Tower. This includes a proposal to raise the floor for AODA purposes and to lower the Tower to meet the flat mid-roof line (approximately 10 feet). The Board agreed that the design flaw has been a matter of concern for some time as repairs are not practical and the issue is a design flaw. The TBM staff will work with the Library CEO to present a report to Council and an awareness program will be completed in partnership between BMPL and TBM staff on the changes to the aesthetic of the Building.
  • Definition of Community Hubs: The Board passed a resolution which clarified the perspective that the L.E. Shore Library is considered a community hub in the west end of the community, and that any discussions of additional facilities or library services in the Thornbury area are referring to expansions of the current building. This statement was requested for inclusion in the Leisure Activities Plan scheduled to be released to Council.

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