LLAMA Webinar Presents a New Approach to Strategic Planning


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 the experience is cumbersome and results in plans that are too long, too complex, and have little impact on work.  Instead of road maps for success, they are hoops to jump through.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Library Strategy with a Focus: What NOT to Do,” on May 6, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time).

Management at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library knew they needed to think beyond typical planning cycles, goals, and objectives to prioritize what truly mattered—impacting the community.  They developed a way to help administrators allocate resources and put tactical decisions where they belong—with the front-line staff who are best equipped to make them.  Learn about how they created a focused organization where strategy truly guides all that they do, and about how you can bring that process to your library.

Presenters: Jason Kuhl, Executive Director, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, Ill.; and Daisy Porter-Reynolds, Executive Director, Aurora Public Library, Aurora, Ill.

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

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *