Bicentennial Plan Themes
- Business Growth & Startups
- Corporate Citizenship
- Cultural Destinations
- Economic Mobility
- Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways
- Industrial Renewal
- Love Indy
- Open Data
- Project-based Learning
- Resident Involvement
- Talent Development
- Talent Retention & Attraction
- Third Places
Incentivize and reinforce sustainability/livability in the private sector.
Identify ways to make “invisible” things “visible” through real time reporting on local health indicators (IndyVitals). More details100%
July 1, 2016
December 31, 2020
IMCPL Strategic Plan – Resiliencehttp://www.imcpl.org/strategicplan/
From the economic renewal potential of library development projects, to the provision of public space in a privatizing world, to targeting services for immigrants and the homeless, to crisis management during natural disasters, public libraries have shown themselves capable of contributing to community resiliency–that is, the ability of a community to respond effectively to stressors and challenging circumstances.
To play a role in community resiliency, libraries need to thoughtfully and intentionally develop the significant library-based services that will serve user needs. Intentionality is the imperative when libraries set out to play a significant role in the lives of their communities.
The new Strategic Plan of the Indianapolis Public Library is a community driven roadmap for contributing to the growth and prosperity of our city. The Public Library used a modified “quality of life model” for driving community sustainability as individuals and groups within our community helped develop the Library’s Strategic Plan. They have aligned Library strategy to the goals of other community organizations with a similar focus, such as workforce development and education. Strategies and accompanying actions were developed to optimize our value to the community.
The result is a five year plan that contributes to urban resiliency through strategic and sustainable geographic distribution of Library branches, creation of workforce readiness programs for the unemployed and underemployed, work to increase the literacy levels of all citizens including immigrants, provide trusted online government resources, connect residents to our sister government agencies on practical matters and help the economically and socially disadvantaged to navigate the information world.