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Service Model Working Group

Role: Working Group members will work closely in researching best practices and identifying options with a rationale linked to fiscally responsible considerations of our community’s needs. Stakeholders participating in these groups will be diverse and inclusive of a variety of different perspectives. Only guiding questions will frame each group’s discussions and final recommendations.

Minimum Meeting Requirements: Each group will be invited to attend and observe the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force meetings. Staff will provide substantive background information to each working group. They will meet as working groups at least three times and will then meet across working groups a minimum of two times. These meetings will take place over the course of two months.

Guiding Questions

How should services be delivered in the next 5 year? 10 years? What modes of service delivery will need to be phased out, modified, enhanced or introduced over the next 5 years?  10 years?

  • To provide recommendations to be considered for this question, the working group will need to assess our current service delivery model, innovative pilot programs currently in place within the MDPLS, innovative approaches being implemented nationally and internationally, technology trends, staffing levels needed to implement the different options, and the qualifications of staff to implement different models. Recommendations should assess and consider library resources, delivery of services (modes, types, days and hours of operations) and facility needs for the models. The group will also need to reflect on the phasing in of innovations and meeting the needs of the diverse neighborhoods that make up Miami-Dade County.  All final recommended options will need to be presented along with a fiscal analysis and impact.

Supporting Documents

The Virtual Binder below includes the information Working Group members will use to facilitate their discussions.

As a reference, please use the Table of Contents Adobe Reader to navigate through these documents. After first selecting a section and then identifying the desired file, a new window will open to facilitate printing each document.

Service Model (SM) Working Group Virtual Binder
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