Strategic Planning for Culture Change and a Dynamic Future
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 103 AB
Strategic planning, at its best, is an ongoing element of a library’s culture. The Auburn Public Library and the Plano Public Library System implemented strategic planning strategies that found new pathways to improved service, connecting to the community, and sparking staff growth. By including staff from all levels, the strategic plans engage everyone to be a stakeholder in the library’s future. Engagement of all staff has resulted in idea generation to achieve the plan goals.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Be able to incorporate ideas and input from staff at every level of the organization in the strategic planning process. 2: Understand how to implement strategic planning as a dynamic, ongoing pathway to the future. 3: Learn to use your strategic plan throughout your organization to connect your staff and your community to your culture.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Handouts: Download 1
Tags: Administration/Management, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Change, Strategic Planning, Transforming Libraries
Libby Holtmann, Directory of Libraries
Plano Public Library System , Plano , TX
Libby Holtmann has worked for Plano Public Library System for 20 years starting her career in Youth Services and taking on additional leadership roles throughout her career. She is a relatively new Director serving a community of 277,000 people with 5 community libraries and 180 staff members. Libby has a passion for community engagement and developing leaders. She currently serves on the ALA Training, Orientation & Leadership Development Committee.
Christopher Warren, Director
Auburn Public Library , Auburn , AL
Christopher Warren is the director of the Auburn Public Library, which serves a college town with a population of just over 60,000 residents in one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Chris has over thirteen years of library experience, including circulation, reference, teen services, branch management, facilities, administration, and strategic planning.