Strategic Planning for Results by Sandra S. Nelson
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The PLA Results Series has long served to help public librarians envision, evaluate, and respond to community needs with distinctive programs and services. Building from this proven model, Strategic Planning for Results is the fully revised version of Planning for Results, the foundational book in this groundbreaking series.

Sandra Nelson, senior editor of the Results Series, focuses on the essential steps to draft a results-driven, strategic planning process that libraries can complete over the course of four months, regardless of organizational structure or size. Reflecting on the current planning environment for public libraries, Nelson makes the case for strategic rather than long-term planning and includes a wealth of information about understanding and managing the change process to help staff

Assess the change-readiness of the library and preparing staff to implement forthcoming changes

Simplify data collection and decision-making processes through the use of 14 reproducible workforms

Identify service priority options and reach agreement as a group

Successfully present and communicate within their library

Including the newly revised and adopted Public Library Service Responses, along with case studies, workforms, and tool kits, Strategic Planning for Results offers librarians a wealth of ideas to effectively meet changing community needs.

About Sandra S. Nelson

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Nelson is a consultant and trainer specializing in public library planning management, and staff developement.
Published January 28, 2011 by Amer Library Assn. 312 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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