ERIC Number: ED420319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Strategic Planning for Multitype Library Cooperatives: A Planning Process. ASCLA Changing Horizons Series # 2.
Bolt, Nancy M.; Stephan, Sandra S.
Planning for the Multitype Library Cooperative (MLC) is critical if it is to best assist the library community. Multitype Library Cooperatives are unique organizations in the library community that serve as the "libraries" library, providing various special services. This book is a companion volume and handbook to "Strategic Planning for Library Multitype Cooperatives: Samples and Examples." The manual melds conventional long-range planning; with focused strategic planning; it contains philosophical underpinnings of the planning process; instructions on how to use the process; worksheets, exhibits, and examples to help planners use the process; and two introductory chapters. The seven chapters make up the body of the work include the following phases: (1) Planning to Plan; (2) Environmental Scan Needs Assessment (ESNA); (3) Vision, Mission, and Values; (4) Analyzing ESNA, Setting Direction and Measuring Results; (5) Revisiting the Vision and Mission; (6) Implementation; and (7) Monitor and Evaluate. Includes bibliography and short cuts to the planning process. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Evaluation, Guidelines, Information Services, Library Administration, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Policy, Mission Statements, Needs Assessment, Program Implementation, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: For the related document, see ED 409 902.