ERIC Number: ED389303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May-2
Reference Count: N/A
Continuous Library Improvement Program: A Planning Process for Nebraska Libraries.
Luther, Vicki; Wall, Milan
This guidebook has been developed to provide Nebraska communities with a practical process to reach a shared vision of library and information service and to put that vision into action in practical steps. The manual is part of the state's Continuous Library Improvement Program (CLIP), a planning process that includes goals and an action agenda. Chapters cover setting the stage for the CLIP and an overview of its planning process, with special attention to getting citizens involved. Creating a library and community profile is an essential first step. Other steps in the CLIP process, from needs assessment through evaluation, are detailed, along with a discussion of trouble shooting. Resources are presented in seven sections devoted to resources for successful meetings, for gathering information, and for the six CLIP steps. An eighth section contains examples of a vision statement, a CLIP plan, and a planning flow chart. (SLD)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Evaluation Methods, Library Planning, Library Services, Mission Statements, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Program Improvement, Public Libraries
Nebraska Library Commission, Attn. Library Dev., 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln.