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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 (February 22, 2020)

Rochester Public Library Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

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March 11, 2023: Preserving community area resources knowledge
Rochester Area Resource List sourced from Diversity Council and link to Beam search engine.

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February 25, 2023: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Feb 2023 Business Development status; Nov. 2021 Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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February 22, 2023: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project
1Q2023 NPC Quarterly Commitment Meeting Takeaways: Meeting Notes, YouTube of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. 

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February 13, 2023: RCTC/Perkins Grant Opportunity
RCTC/Perkins Grant: The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

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February 10, 2023: MNDOT: Highway Heavy Carpenter Rochester Training
Free five-week program. Starter tool set included after completing the program

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February 01, 2023: Black History Month Series of Events

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release; (2) 2022 Black History Month Press Release; (3) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  

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January 28, 2023: State of Minnesota
Community Conversation: Building Racial Equity into the Walls of Minnesota Medicaid - A focus on U.S.-born Black Minnesotans

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January 27, 2023: Community Health Assessment Process
2021 - 2023 CHIP Priorities and Status; 2024 - 2026 CHIP Priorities

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January 24, 2023: Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative (OT2)
Rochester-area conversations to explain NIH ComPASS program submission and solicit letters of support from area CBOs. 

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January 22, 2023: Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

Investing in Community-Led Solutions Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

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January 19, 2023: Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing
Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing Co-designing report

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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

 



 

Potential Collaborators

Potential Collaborators:

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

Collective Impact

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

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.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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