Why Create a Strategic Plan?
What is a strategic plan?
*Management tool for organization
*Blueprint for service enhancements
over the next 5 years
*Sets the course for the future based on where a library
has been, where it is going and what strategies will be
used to meet those future trends, needs & wants of the
Answers the question:
*What is the role of the library in the community ?
*Helps library gain recognition, funding & staffing for
accomplishing the goals and
objectives set out in the plan
*Explains programs to others
*Identifies priorities, strengths, opportunities.
aspirations, and results
*Develops budget related to the plan
*Provides goals, objectives and actions for
*Gives a clear sense of purpose
*Provides opportunity for evaluation and assessment
This is an opportunity to ask the following:
a guide for brainstorming Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results of our school libraries
The Mission of the Natick Public Schools Libraries:
The mission of the Natick Public Schools Library Media Program is the same as the American Association of School Librarians, which is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. As School Library Media Specialists, it is our job to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
This mission will be reached through: