Category Archives: Strategic Planning

Plan, but Be Flexible

I’ve posted before about the importance of strategic planning.  It is one of the management tools I feel very strongly about, and I do see parallels to it in everyday life.  Case in point: today as I was watching the … Continue reading

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Being Strategic Without Stalling

As a huge proponent of strategic planning for public libraries (see here, here, and here) I often struggle with finding the balance between being strategic while allowing for flexibility.  It is important to follow your strategic plan, and not fall … Continue reading

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Marketing for Libraries

Marketing is more than “advertising” programs and other things happening at your library, and a marketing plan is not something you do when you feel like you’ve got everything else done.  It is not (or should not be) and afterthought! … Continue reading

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Planning: Your Map to the Future

Does your library have a strategic plan?  Many of you are probably saying “Well, no. . .  I know we probably should, but I don’t have time.  We have enough to do just keeping the doors open and waiting on … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Library Professional?

I’ve been helping out with a public library system director search process.  I love hiring and interviewing; I don’t know why, I just do.  This process has gone very well, partly because of a very good committee. Anyway, we’ve had … Continue reading

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It’s Good to have Goals (and Vision too!)

Yes, your library needs a strategic plan.  I liken a plan to road map.  You need to have one so you know where you’re going, and be able to measure your progress toward getting there.  You also need one so … Continue reading

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