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Organization Information


Organization: Rochester Public Library

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Government Agency

Organization Mission: We strengthen community and enrich lives by sparking imagination, creativity, engagement, and learning.

Website

Contact Information

101 2nd Street SE, Rochester MN  55904  507.328.2309 | www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org
Audrey Betcher, the director audrey@rochester.lib.mn.us

Needs

How do we get the community to know about services we provide for free: that we are more than books.  We have the Wellness Corner activities, online access to quality resources like magazines, testing guides, learning other languages.   We offer classes and programs on a wide variety of topics and issues, bookmobiles and homebound services, homework help, storytimes, used bookstore.

References 

Rochester Public Library Board Meeting Minutes

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Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Commitment, Computer Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Leadership, STEM, Welcoming

Key reports on: Rochester Public Library


Rochester Public Library Facilities and Operations Master Plan –Request for Proposals (April 18, 2024)

The Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking proposals from consultants and groups with experience working with libraries to engage in a robust, community co-design and collaborative process for a Facilities and Operations Master Plan.

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Rochester Public Library (February 22, 2020)

Rochester Public Library Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

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May 21, 2024: M.O.V.E: Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep.: Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message

 

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May 17, 2024: Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

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May 06, 2024: Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations
5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

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May 02, 2024: 2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024:

April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

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May 01, 2024: Community Outreach Public Relations
Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

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April 27, 2024: 2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates
DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

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April 22, 2024: Credible Mind and Collective Impact
Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

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April 19, 2024: Rochester Vision 2050
The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

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April 01, 2024: EBE Presentation to City Council Study Session
1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

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March 21, 2024: Requests for Action Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

City Council Approved Requests for City Council Approval of two DEI Contracts: 

Contract 1: 2024: Professional Development: Cultural Humility Series $41.3K; 

Contact 2 : Critical Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit ($30K); Cultural Humility Professional Development Series: Digging Deeper $13.5K ;  

Video clip of council discussions and voting and related info about GoodEnough.

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March 20, 2024: NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

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March 19, 2024: Action Request March 18, 2024
Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

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March 13, 2024: DEED Funding Opportunities and Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers
Funding Opportunities: DEI for Small Employers, Targeted Populations Capacity Building

Employer subsidies: 1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce.; .2. New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

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March 12, 2024: University of Minnesota Rochester at DMC Board November
DMCC Board November 17, 2023 Meeting UMR Update

Presentation Slides

Video Recording

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Community Anchor Participation: C2G

 

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Commitment ; Computer Literacy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Leadership ; STEM ; Welcoming

Lvl 2: Education ; Adult Education ; Computer Literacy ; STEM ; Technology Enablement ; Workforce Development

DMC Impact: Learning Environment

Community Health Impact area: Diabetes ; Mental Health ; Obesity ; Vaccine Preventable Diseases

 



 

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact

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  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
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  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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