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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: Computer Literacy, Leadership, STEM, Welcoming
October 05, 2021: P-TECH 535

RCTC grand opening and IBM video in support of P-Tech. 

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August 29, 2021: NAACP, Rochester Chapter Speaker Series

Honesty in Education: A clarification of Critical Race Theory.

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August 16, 2021: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota: Welcoming Week

Welcoming week 2021, 2020 information.  Welcoming America is a non-profit organization that is leading a movement of inclusive communities in the United States. Rochester, MN is proud to join the over 250+ cities and organizations around the country participating in Welcoming Week 2021 - Belonging Begins With Us.

 

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May 27, 2021: Discovery Walk

March 2021 DMCC approval for Bid

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April 13, 2021: Press Release on Death of Daunte Wright

NAACP Rochester's Press Release on Death of Daunte Wright. 

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March 22, 2021: NAACP, Rochester Chapter Hosting Three Spring Events

  Three NAACP events: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Forum, The Page Amendment, COVID 19:  A Health Forum 

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October 10, 2020: Competition vs Collaboration

The challenge is to coordinate the logic models of each of these anchor projects. 

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April 16, 2020: Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity and The ‘United We Stand’ Small Business Microgrant Fund aims to provide emergency cash assistance for brick and mortar businesses.

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March 15, 2020: ROCHESTER AREA YOUTH TECH FOUNDATION and RPS need laptops for students

Rochester Area Youth Tech Foundation is working with Rochester Public Schools to provide laptops to students who do not currently have access to technology at home, in an effort to mitigate potential educational disruptions for these students. 

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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: Computer Literacy ; 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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