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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.

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.

 

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Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Computer Literacy, STEM

February 22, 2020 openBeam.net: Rochester Public Library

Rochester Public Library Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

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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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June 24, 2019: Discovery Square One

Royal Philips, an Amsterdam-based firm that works in a variety of health care markets such as medical devices and services, confirmed today that it plans to open a Med City office in the recently opened 89,000-square-foot One Discovery Square complex, on the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue Southwest.

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June 23, 2019: Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity

Minutes from June 4th, 2019, compassion/equity scheduling workshop

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April 11, 2019: OpenBeam April 2019 News

Attended Sustainability's  Arrive Rochester meeting about ride sharing presentation. Learn more them and their positioning in DMC Transportation notion of Transit Management.  Added the Arrive Rochester organization to Community Beam registry. Rediscovered this letter to DMCC and now wondering if the consultant is being paid  400K per year. 

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May 17, 2018: Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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September 27, 2017: Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research Lecture by Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams in his Keynote Address at the Mayo Research 2017 Annual Health Equity retreat.

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June 28, 2017: Discovery Square Biolab (Mortenson) 1st Building
The building (Building1@DSQ) aims to serve as a catalyst for Discovery Square, a 16-block area on the south end of downtown that Mayo and local officials want to develop as a life science research campus.
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March 27, 2017: M. A. Mortenson Co. to lead DMC Discovery Square development

M. A. Mortenson Co. will lead Mayo Clinic's development of up to 2 million square feet of research and education space in the Destination Medical Center Discovery Square district, the clinic announced today.

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Community Anchor Participation:

 

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Computer Literacy ; STEM

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

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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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