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Fast, Cheap and Decent Strategic Planning

Date : Jul 13, 2005
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 01:07:33

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When critical decisions have to made about programming, staffing, collections, and library services, a current strategic plan is a necessity. However, what if your library has never done a strategic plan? What if you are an overworked solo librarian? What if your current plan is an out-of-date, dusty document, rather than a vital guidebook? Do you have to wait for the time and resources to create the ideal plan?

Instead, you can simplify the process and produce a plan that is effective and relevant to the needs of the people, institutions, and communities you serve. Learn the four steps of a good plan and how to implement a decent product in hours, days, and weeks, rather than months.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to:

  • Quickly identify current trends affecting their library users
  • Focus on three to five realistic goals
  • Design their plan to better support the future of the people they serve

Pat Wagner ?President, Pattern Research

President of Pattern Research (, Pat Wagner is a nationally known library trainer and consultant who specializes in personnel, management, leadership and marketing issues.