Long Range Plan



  • Rhea Walker – President
  • Sherrie Reilly – Vice President
  • Mary Ann Holden – Secretary
  • Alise Rounsville
  • Suzanne Boor


Margo Prak


Dansville Public Library is a community center dedicated to providing a gathering place for residents to explore, to meet, to learn and to relax.

In support of this, Dansville Public Library is committed to:

  1. Serve as a community gathering place and information base
  2. Provide resources to satisfy community needs for popular materials and recreational reading
  3. Foster personal growth and development


Goal: Collection Development and Maintenance – Develop and maintain a quality collection of materials in various formats that reflects the needs and use patterns of the community.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
Survey library users to help determine their informational and recreational needs to develop an updated collection development plan. December 2024 Director/Staff
Relocate select collections to promote ease of access and encourage use of library materials. Spring Director/Staff
Improve labeling of book spines and shelves in Children’s Area to provide better access to materials for patrons, volunteers and staff. September 2024 Staff
Continue to monitor overdue and replacement items. Weekly Staff

Goal:  Facility – Present a well-maintained facility that is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and accessible to all members of the community.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
Begin creating a building manual with general information regarding the physical building. Autumn Director
Test on-going maintenance schedules to confirm they are up-to-date and effective. December 2024 Building & Grounds Committee
House Committee to meet annually to assess library interior Annually House Committee
Building & Grounds Committee to meet annually to assess the flooring and foundation of the Shepard building. Annually Building & Grounds Committee
Evaluate Shepard porch and column concerns; develop a plan of action post-evaluation June 2024 Director/Board

Goal:  Staff – Maintain and develop a well-trained professional staff and volunteer base to assist library users.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
Update job descriptions for staff and volunteers to reflect library and community needs. October 2024 Director
Update procedures manual to assist staff and volunteers with day to day operations. August 2024 Director/Staff
Provide opportunities for staff development; establish a budget line to fund staff development opportunities, including OWWL Support Staff Workshops and library conferences. Director/Board

Goal: Financial Support – Ensure adequate financial support to enable the library to fulfill its mission and attain both its long range and short range goals.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
Appoint a Finance Committee and develop an audit schedule. July 2024 Director/Board
Pursue grant opportunities and NY State Construction Aid to assess and address the Shepard porch and column concerns September 2024 Board/


Goal: Governance – Maintain a board structure, composed of committed people with diverse interests who will strive for the wise and efficient management of the resources and facilities used to fulfill the mission of the library.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
As the need arises, seek qualified Trustee candidates with expertise in areas such as finance, investment, technology, stewardship of the building, community outreach, etc. and retain a list of potential Trustee candidates for future consideration. Ongoing Board a
Provide orientation materials (i.e. Long Range Plan, recent financial statement, previous 6 months of minutes, etc) for new trustees. June Director a
the library by-law. July Director/Board
Ensure each library policy is reviewed at least once every five-years. Ongoing Director/Board  
Review mission and create new long range plan in conjunction with OWWL Library System 2023 Long-Range Planning Cohort. March – November Director/Board

Goal: Programming – Provide a wide variety of programming for all age groups in the community.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
Develop a programming schedule along with a yearly calendar of events for planning purposes. Ongoing Director/Staff
Provide opportunities for library patrons to initiate or suggest programming opportunities. On-going Staff
Work cooperatively with other community agencies and organizations to meet our programming goals, including the Dansville Chamber of Commerce and the Dansville Central School District On-going Staff
 Provide a Summer Reading Program for children and young adults, using the theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. Spring – Summer Staff

Goal:  Public Relations and Marketing – Inform library users and non-users of the multitude of resources, programs and educational opportunities at the Dansville Public Library.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
Maintain and enhance a fully interactive library web site. Ongoing Director/Staff a
Maintain library monthly newsletter in the local Penny Saver. Write additional articles as the need arises to publicize library events and services. Ongoing Board/ Director/Staff a
Work with local schools to produce programs, to display artwork, poems, or with other projects. Ongoing Director/Staff
Develop and publish a brochure to publicize the Library’s services Spring Staff a

Goal:  Technology and Equipment – maintain and expand the equipment and technology which enables patrons to not only access the library’s holdings but access additional information and resources outside the library as well as enabling the staff to work effectively and efficiently.

Objectives Date Responsibility Completed
Continue to provide training to staff on Evergreen and Libby. May 2024 Director
Provide materials to increase patron awareness of available resources and services. Ongoing Director/Staff
Review demand for computers and other technology to budget accordingly. December 2024 Director/Board
Work with OWWL Library System staff to purchase new computers to replace outdated equipment. May 2024 Director
Develop and implement a schedule for replacing outdated computer hardware and updating software. May 2024 Director/Staff

Adopted 3/13/2023

Amended 2/12/2024