Category Archives: Strategic Planning

Life Doesn’t Wait While You’re Planning

I’ve talked about the importance of planning, including vision, before. Advertisements

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Be Part of the Community

I’ve written before of the importance of the library to the community, and the need for libraries to position themselves as essential services.   Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to write a post that builds on one of the blog posts … Continue reading

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Library Values

One of the sessions I attended at the WLA conference last month was about libraries “Leading the Change.”  It covered many, many topics (some of which may become future blog posts), one of which was library values statements. You may … Continue reading

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On the Edge of Greatness

The Edge Initiative, developed by a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council, sounds like a great resource to me.  Its goal is … Continue reading

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Collaboration is the Key!

But you don’t need me to tell you that. Though focusing on companies and brands, you will find the post Collaboration is the Key applicable to collaboration in libraries as well.  “It’s nearly impossible for anyone to succeed by going … Continue reading

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One More Post About New Year’s Resolutions!

I should promise this is my last post this month about New Year’s resolutions, but I’d better not.  I might find another great post tomorrow I have to share! Anyway, here’s another great one I have to share:  6 New … Continue reading

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Speaking of Goals/Resolutions. . .

My last post was about New Year’s resolutions, and personal and organizational goal-setting.  And how they may be, to some extent, the same things.  Today’s post expands upon that. Today’s post also honors Nelson Mandela, who died last month, as … Continue reading

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Aha, 2014!

I’m not that smart, I know.  I never think I know it all.  But sometimes I think I know quite a lot.  🙂  Still, I am never surprised when I learn something new, even when it’s something so obvious.  I … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Drift!

Sometimes in our lives it is OK, maybe even wise to just float.  Kick back, let the current take you wherever it will.  But usually this does not work in our professional lives.  Success doesn’t just “happen,” and organizations, including … Continue reading

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Libraries and Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is definitely a role that libraries can play in the lives of our users.  Lori Reed‘s interesting post on this topic makes some excellent points: The world we live in requires constant learning and as libraries we are … Continue reading

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