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WAPL - Where are we going? Strategic Planning for Results

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on Thursday, May 01, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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Cheryl Becker of the South Central Library System presented information on the PLA strategic planning process called Strategic Planning for Results.Where is your library going? A strategic plan is a road map for the library. Planning is to prepare to do, and there is not enough money to do everything. The planning process helps to set priorities so that wise choices can be made. It is important to plan, but it should be done quickly so that you can get on with the doing.Planning is about change. Keep the planning process short so you can do. The process as envisioned by PLA, needs to be community based. Three assumptions:Excellence must be defined locally.Excellence is possible for all libraries of all sizesExcellence is a moving target.There are four key points:Community Based PlanningLibrary Service PrioritiesMeasures for SuccessManaging ChangeThere are extensive handouts.It is a good idea to have an outside facilitator who can be...

MATS Blogging the 2008 WAPL Conference

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on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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The 2008 WAPL Conference will be a great place to be, but I know not everyone can get away to Stevens Point on April 30th-May 2nd. Good news -- WLA Media and Technology Section (MATS) members Terry Dawson & Joy Schwarz will be posting their notes about conference programs & sessions here on the WLA blog. In addition, Tasha Saecker will be blogging about WAPL programs at Sites & Soundbytes, and Nichole Fromm will be posting her WAPL musings at nichole's auxiliary storage and photos at jumbledpile's photostream....