There was a fair amount of information about general FLP updates to be shared at this meeting. I have found that by delivering as much "news" as possible to the group as a whole is appreciated by most of the staff. It allows for questions and clarification, which tends to alleviate some tension. (This is not a new concept, but the opportunity to make it happen has not always been realistically available in the Free Library structure.)
I did a quick poll of the group to see if anyone knew the name of every other person in the room. None did, including me. Therefore, we will be working hard in future meetings to get to know one another.
After a break, we worked through one of the Public Innovation exercises mentioned in the previous post. Here are the questions and consolidated responses that comprised the discussion.
1. What are your aspirations for your community?