Professional Memo

Library Services



The REAP Change Edge


Service Areas

Specific REAP Change Services

Benefits to Libraries


{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Produce statistical profiles of different community groups

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Deliver interviews, focus groups or surveys

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Illustrate the facts with charts, graphs and computer maps

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Uncover stories that tell why library services are important in people’s lives

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Use evidence in grant applications

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Justify budgets

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Support tax and bond initiatives

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Document staff size needs

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Pin down informational, educational, recreational and special needs

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Locate community needs by neighborhood


{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Identify goals clearly (and how programs work)

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Evaluate LSTA, IMLS and other grant program outcomes

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Evaluate library programs as delivered to target groups

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Involve your staff in collaborative and empowerment evaluations

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Get community stakeholder input into evaluation design

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Let the community know evaluation results

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Funders understand what your programs are trying to do and how they work

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Funders demand and get evaluation evidence – you get more grants!

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Build better programs

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Boost library staff morale and empower staff

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Tell the story better about why library services are needed and what they provide

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Community supports the library

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Support your budget requests with evidence of effectiveness


{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Assess new program needs – who needs what, why, and how will the community benefit?

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Answer whether current programs meet today’s needs

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Determine facility adequacy

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Justify new program budget requests

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Put assessment information in grant proposals

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Align existing programs, services, staff size, and budget to needs


·         Design and facilitate strategic planning processes

·         Plan facilities needs

·         Know where you want to go, figure out how to get there, and decide exactly what to do


{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Design, train, coach and facilitate library organizational change

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Mix and match above services

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Shake up a library that’s in a rut

{C}{C}{C}{C}{C}·         {C}{C}{C}{C}{C}Move confidently into being a better organization



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