Presentation on theme: "MOBAC Strategic Planning Survey 2014. Survey particulars Based on 2009 MOBAC survey Distributed in early January 2014 Sent to all MOBAC committee members."— Presentation transcript:
MOBAC Strategic Planning Survey 2014
Survey particulars Based on 2009 MOBAC survey Distributed in early January 2014 Sent to all MOBAC committee members 24 responses received
Survey Questions 1.From your perspective, who is MOBAC's primary customer? 2.What would you say are the relevance, purpose and role of MOBAC? 3.What would you say are the relevance, purpose and role of PLP? 4.What do you feel are the benefits of MOBAC being part of PLP? 5.What do you feel would be the downside of MOBAC not being part of PLP? 6.What do you feel would be the benefits of MOBAC not being part of PLP? 7.Based on your response to #1 & 2 above, what are the most effective services that MOBAC currently provides, or activities on which it engages on behalf of its primary customers? 8.Considering MOBAC’s limited financial resources but the richness of experience and professional talent within its members, the volunteers, community support and other non-monetary assets, which of MOBAC’s current services or activities should be preserved and strengthened? 9.Considering … assets, what services are no longer needed and should be phased out? 10.Considering … assets, what services or activities should MOBAC consider initiating? 11.What recommendations would you have for the MOBAC council about the mission, role, activities and structure of MOBAC as an organization?
Who is MOBAC’s primary customer?
Relevance, purpose, & role of MOBAC Eloquent answers – 496 words total, more than all other questions
Relevance, purpose, & role of PLP Much briefer responses (269 words total) “I don’t know” – 5 responses
Benefits of being part of PLP Larger – 10 responses Grants or other financial benefit – 10 responses None/not sure – 7 responses
Downside if we weren’t in PLP Financial loss – 7 responses Loss of larger voice / playing field – 5 responses None/not sure – 8 responses
Benefits if we weren’t in PLP Probably less expensive – 9 responses More regional/local focus – 6 responses Don’t know – 3 responses
Most effective MOBAC activities
Which activities should we preserve?
Which activities should we phase out? None/not sure – 14 responses Fewer meetings – 4 responses We seem to be attached to what we’re doing now…
New services we should consider? None/not sure – 5 responses More discussion re common issues – 4 responses More committees (e.g. Circulation, cataloging) or online communication venues – 4 responses
Recommendations to the Admin Council? “We must focus on what we do best and what is most important to us.” More: “We need to plan with change in mind.” “What would MOBAC look like today if it was just being created now?” “Continue to function as MOBAC at the local level.”
And, just for fun: the top 50 words used over the entire survey
Thank you! Strategic Planning Committee Kim Bui-Burton Teresa Landers Jane Light Georg Romero