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AASL Presentation on Planning for Your Library: Strategic Planning

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by Lisa Koch, Mimi Marquet, Deirdre Lavery & Priscille Dando

Strategic Planning

What is strategic planning?

What is Strategic Planning?


“...the [strategic] planning process allows the participants to imagine library services in a perfect world (visioning), articulate the value and role of the library to the community (mission), and design a blueprint for bringing the library closer to that perfect vision in alignment with the mission (goals)."

-- United for Libraries: A Library Board’s Guide to Strategic Planning


Reed, Sally. "A Library Board’s Practical Guide to Strategic Planning." United for Librariess: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, PDF ed., Mar. 2016, pp. 1-14.

Strategic Planning Documents

Strategic Planning Documents

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