Thursday, April 30, 2015

May'15: Library Strategy with a Focus: What NOT to Do (LLAMA)

Wed., May 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central)

Strategic planning.  From groans to eye-rolls, the words alone are enough to elicit a range of responses from most librarians—not many of them positive.  All too often our experience is cumbersome and results in plans that are too long, too complex, and have little impact on our work.  Instead of roadmaps for success, they are hoops to jump through.  At the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, we knew we needed to think beyond one-, three-, and five-year cycles, goals, and objectives to prioritize what truly matters—impacting our community.  We needed a way to help administrators allocate resources along with a mechanism that takes tactical decisions out of their hands and puts them where they belong—with the front-line staff who are best equipped to make them.  Learn about how we have created a focused organization where strategy truly guides all that we do, and about how you can bring that process to your library.

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239