Comprehensive Library Master Plan

The Comprehensive Library Master Plan outlines specific and coordinated upgrades and changes to Johnson County Library services, facilities and staffing for the next 20 years.

Message from the Chair of the Library Board

Neil Shortlidge
Former Chair of the Library Board
Term expired in 2016

Libraries in the 21st Century must be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of our modern society. The Board of Directors of Johnson County Library believes the Comprehensive Library Master Plan provides us with thoughtful and inspired guidance to serve the County for the next 20 years.

The Comprehensive Library Master Plan (CLMP) for Johnson County Library is a cohesive and connected guide for services, operations, and facilities over the next two decades. The consulting team guided the Library in a deep examination of Library strategic, capital improvement and operations planning documents. Recommendations growing out of that work comprise the CLMP, with emphasis on the Library’s key strategic portfolios: Education, Community Building and Convenience. This focus cultivates a powerful relationship among Library patrons, the Library’s physical environments, the professional staff and the tools they use to serve the public.

Library leadership and staff, stakeholders, partners, and community members worked closely with project consultants to take a broad look at previous Library reporting; to review new data; to create a revised planning framework; and to develop recommendations for the next 20 years of library services and facilities in Johnson County. The Library selected Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. to facilitate the master planning process. Their team included Carson Block, Joan Frye Williams, Collins Noteis & Associates, and Construction Management Resources, Inc.

As Chair of the Board of Directors of the Johnson County Library I confidently endorse the Comprehensive Library Master Plan to the Johnson County, KS Board of County Commissioners and to the citizens of Johnson County.