Key Message Updates

A Key Messages Update is published monthly and includes items from the Board, Museum Advisory Council (MAC), and the administration. These topics include the highlights and successes of the month, as well as the Board’s perspective on matters of importance. Key Messages for the month are presented under each of the four Strategic Plan Goals. Subscribe to our Key Messages.

Key Messages of the Month-January 2022

Posted by Sabrina on January 25, 2022

Communication & Strategic Planning

  • Draft Strategic Plan Released for Public Feedback: The Board approved the release of the draft Strategic Plan pillars and goals (2022-2026) for public feedback. Due to the increased pandemic numbers, this feedback will occur via an online survey. Copies of the survey are also available in paper at both BMPL branches or online. The Board encourages the community to participate in this survey prior to its close on February 28th. A report will be presented to the board at the March meeting on the final results. [C4.3]

  • Phase I and Phase II Participation a Success! The Board received a report from the Strategic Planning Working Group at the January Board Meeting. These two phases lasted 8 months and included contact with 1,942 community members. Some of the highlighted activities included 22 focus groups, interviews and drop-ins with 68 participants. During the main Post-It Note Activity 360 participants provided 1,804 comments. At the end of December, the micro-surveys closed with 368 surveys completed. In Phase I our Roving Librarian and other staff visited 25 locations and spoke with 1,039 community members. The Board is very happy with the level of community consultation gathered on this study and thank all the community members and community groups who agreed to work with the Working Group over these past months. [C4.3]

Organizational Capacity

  • New Board Member: The Board welcomed TBM Councillor Andrea Matrosovs, the newly appointed BMPL Board member. [OC1]

  • Condolences to the Family of John Corrigan: The Board provided condolences to the family of John Corrigan. John was a Board member for 9 years and sat as chair for 3 of those years. He, along with his wife Lynn, was an active volunteer for The Gallery at L.E. Shore, John volunteered for hanging monthly exhibits and Lynn is a long-time member of the Arts & Culture Committee.

Service Excellence & Administration

  • BMPL Open for Business: In recent weeks the community and province have seen an increase in COVID cases. BMPL is maintaining all sanitization protocols and welcoming community into the building; however, we have also prepared for an eventuality where we go back to curbside protocols. If you have not been following our Service Updates & COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to visit this site regularly as we use this as a primary means of updating the community about our service model changes and updated protocols during this ongoing pandemic. [SE2]

  • CHD Reopening for Browsing: As early as January 31st the CHD is scheduled to reopen for in person browsing of the museum and library collections. This is subject to change by public health and the province and will follow the Exiting Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen.

  • CHD Team Win Again! The Craigleith Heritage Depot won Gold in the Grey County Community Votes under the museums category. CommunityVotes is where community members from across the county can nominate and vote for outstanding businesses and services. The CHD team won gold for their outstanding services and impacts to the daily lives of our community members. Thank you all who voted.

Vibrant Spaces

  • AED Added to the Craigleith Heritage Depot: Members of the community should note that there is now an AED onsite at the CHD, as well as L.E. Shore. We hope never to need these medical devices but are happy to provide this service and CPR and First Aid certified staff to our community. [VS3.2]

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