New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach / Edition 1

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Using the language of management, Nelson (a management consultant and trainer in public library planning) guides the reader through the system of steps she's devised for preparing and implementing a library's operative plan. The revised edition is shorter, both in the size of the book (now limited to one volume) and the time line for planning, which is four to five months instead of nine. The steps teach how to prepare, imagine, design, build, communicate, and implement a plan with a separate section devoted to strategies for public library service responses in many areas including literacy, government information, community referral, and providing a commons. Forms are included to guide the process. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838935040
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Pla Results Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Planning Process 11
Ch. 1 Prepare: Planning to Plan 13
Ch. 2 Imagine: Identifying Possibilities 41
Ch. 3 Design: Inventing the Future 61
Ch. 4 Build: Assembling the Future 89
Ch. 5 Communicate: Informing the Stakeholders 117
Ch. 6 Implement: Moving into the Future 129
Pt. 2 Public Library Service Responses 145
Pt. 3 Tool Kit 221
Pt. 4 Workforms 279
A Selecting Planning Committee Members 281
B Community Data 282
C Community Vision Statement 287
D SWOT Analysis of the Community 289
E Library Data 291
F Developing Your Own Service Response 296
G SWOT Analysis of the Library 299
H Writing Objectives 301
I Analyzing Activities - Effectiveness 302
J Analyzing Activities - Efficiency 303
K Gap Analysis 304
L Activity Budget 305
M Forced-Choices Process 307
Index 309
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