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Service Needs 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

What services do we currently provide in our libraries that must continue over the next 5 years?  10 years?   What services will need to be phased out, modified, enhanced or introduced over the next 5 years? 10 years?

  • To provide recommendations for this working group, members will need to consider the diverse needs of the County, ways in which those needs are currently being met, ways in which these needs could be improved, ways in which current and/or new partnerships with the library system can expand or emerge to meet these needs.   Working group members will work on defining what the library’s current role is in providing access to services to the community and if it needs to evolve.  If so, how?   Service areas that should be assessed and considered in recommendations include literacy programs, life-learning programs, community engagement activities, workforce development and employment resources, entrepreneurship support, and programs supporting economic development. The group will also need to reflect on meeting the needs of the diverse neighborhoods that make up Miami-Dade County.  All final options will need to be presented along with a fiscal analysis.

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 Needs (SN) Working Group Virtual Binder
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