ERIC Number: ED409902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Planning for Library Multitype Cooperatives: Samples & Examples. ASCLA Changing Horizons Series #1.
Baughman, Steven A., Ed.; Curry, Elizabeth A., Ed.
As interlibrary cooperation has proliferated in the last several decades, multitype library organizations and systems have emerged as important forces in librarianship. The need for thoughtful and organized strategic planning is an important cornerstone for the success of organizations of all sizes. Part of a project by the Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking Section of the Association for Cooperative and Specialized Library Agencies within the American Library Association, this book provides some of the needed definition, knowledge, and experience base to library cooperatives embarking on a strategic planning process. It draws on the existing experience base as it presents a range of sample planning documents drawn from the plans of 58 library cooperatives, networks, and systems. The book includes the following chapters: (1) Contents Pages; (2) Planning Process; (3) Values and Philosophy; (4) Visions; (5) Missions; (6) Environmental Analysis; (7) Goals, Objectives and Strategies; (8) Evaluation; and (9) Format, Design and Marketing (with sample graphics and web pages). Includes a reference list of the plans submitted, with address information for additional contact with the participating organizations. (SWC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consortia, Library Cooperation, Library Development, Library Networks, Library Planning, Long Range Planning, Shared Library Resources, Strategic Planning
ASCLA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60610.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Chicago, IL.; American Library Association, Chicago, IL.