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Airdrie Library
Strategic Planning Session
Introductions and Expectations
Tell us about yourself!
• Your name
• Groups you represent in the community /
“hats” you wear
• Something about yourself
• Any expectations you have for the day
Why we’re here today
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One step in creating a Strategic Plan
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This is a community needs assessment
The library’s planning process
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“Strategic Planning for Results”
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Start with community needs
Pick predefined “service responses” that fill
community needs
Develop goals and objectives that put the service
responses into action
Implement the plan
Where you fit in
Board and Staff
Low
Level of Involvement
High
Planning Committee
Consider Local
Community
Define Community
Needs
Write Goals and
Objectives
Select
Library
Priorities
Develop Action Plans
Reallocate Resources
Today we will…
1. Think about the community as it is today and
how it should be in the future.
2. Create a list of community needs.
3. Learn about the library as it is today.
4. Learn about services that libraries can deliver.
5. Link community needs to library service
responses.
6. Create some preliminary recommendations.
Community Visioning
What should the community be like
10 years from now?
The community today
What internal and external forces
will help the community get to its
ideal future,
or will hold it back?
Community Needs
Given the conditions today, what does the
community require to achieve
the desired future?
Airdrie Library
The Library Service Responses
A Library Service Response is
what a library does for, or
offers to, the public in an
effort to meet a set of welldefined community needs.
BE AN INFORMED CITIZEN
Local, National, and World Affairs
PLA Service Responses
BUILD SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISES
Business and Non-Profit Support
PLA Service Responses
CELEBRATE DIVERSITY
Cultural Awareness
PLA Service Responses
CONNECT TO THE ONLINE WORLD
Public Internet Access
PLA Service Responses
CREATE YOUNG READERS
Early Literacy
PLA Service Responses
DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS
Genealogy and Local History
PLA Service Responses
EXPRESS CREATIVITY
Create and Share Content
PLA Service Responses
GET FACTS FAST
Ready Reference
PLA Service Responses
KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY
Community Resources and Services
PLA Service Responses
LEARN TO READ AND WRITE
Adult, Teen, and Family Literacy
PLA Service Responses
MAKE CAREER CHOICES
Job and Career Development
PLA Service Responses
MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS
Health, Wealth, and Other Life Choices
PLA Service Responses
SATISFY CURIOSITY
Lifelong Learning
PLA Service Responses
STIMULATE IMAGINATION
Reading, Viewing and Listening for Pleasure
PLA Service Responses
SUCCEED IN SCHOOL
Homework Help
PLA Service Responses
UNDERSTAND HOW TO FIND, EVALUATE, AND
USE INFORMATION: Information Fluency
PLA Service Responses
VISIT A COMFORTABLE PLACE
Physical and Virtual Spaces
PLA Service Responses
WELCOME TO CANADA
Services for New Immigrants
PLA Service Responses
Which Service Responses?
Change = reallocated resources
The plan will be implemented with new funding
OR without it
The Plan will be a Guide…
Community Needs
Library Priorities
Library Goals
Library Objectives
… for Reallocating Resources
Library Activities
Staff
Needed
Collections
Needed
Facilities
Needed
Technology
Needed
Selected service responses
will get more resources
Be an
Informed
Citizen
Build
Build
Successful
Successful
Enterprises
Enterprises
Celebrate
Diversity
Connect to
the Online
World
Create Young
Readers
Discover
Your Roots
Express
Creativity
Get Facts
Fast
Know Your
Community
Learn to
Read and
Write
Make Career
Choices
Make
informed
Decisions
Satisfy
Curiosity
Stimulate
Imagination
Succeed in
School
Information
Fluency
Visit a
Comfortable
Place
Welcome to
the US
Select Your Service Responses
Based on Community Needs
Community Need
Children, Teens and Adults
Will Have a Variety of
Leisure Activities
Service Response
STIMULATE IMAGINATION
Decide What Needs the Library
Could Address
NEEDS DECISION TREE
Connecting needs to service responses
What service responses
will meet local needs?
Prioritizing service responses
Which service responses are most important
to local community needs?
Conclusion and Next Steps
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Information will go to library staff and board
Board will respond to you
You will have one more meeting to finalize
your recommendations
Thank you
for your time and effort.

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