Strategic planning is similar to preparing for a family trip. You do some research, figure where you want to go – and how you will accommodate the conflicting desires of parents and siblings – align calendars, check the budget, and figure out how you will launch the trip, including getting the car tuned and finding a trustworthy place to board the cats. What maps will you need? How much time do you have? And what are your plans for motels, food, and activities? Everyone needs to be in the same car, headed in the same direction.
Learn the basics of research, organization, and evaluation and how to keep the strategic planning process simple and effective, even if your library is small, rural and/or under financed.
- Research: People, Places, Things, Numbers
- Principles, Values, Missions and Visions: Years And Decades
- Objectives, Strategies, and Goals: Months, Quarters, And Years
- Tactics, Tasks, and Implementation: Daily, Weekly, And Monthly
- Evaluations: How Will We Know We Were Successful?
- Provide an easy-to-understand language for creating and explaining the planning process.
- Involve staff, library users, and members of the community.
- Use project management techniques to ensure the plan is implemented.
- Focus on the goals of library user and the community and institution(s) you serve.
View Webinar: Online
Presenter: Pat Wagner
Date: October 10, 2017