On-Demand Webinar: Best of Core Forum: A Roadmap for Evidence Based Strategic Planning
The purpose of strategic planning
is to create a plan for an organization to move forward. It clarifies
the mission and vision, and names the priorities to inform resource
allocation. This webinar is grounded in the premise that the most
valuable strategic plans are rooted in evidence intentionally gathered
by listening to diverse voices across a library, its institution, and
the broader environment. This interactive session will describe the
evidence-based strategic planning process at two academic libraries,
including an overview of tools and strategies. Through this process,
participants will develop the structure to help them jumpstart the
evidence-based strategic planning at their own library.
This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2022
Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and
presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.
- Describe the five steps of evidence-based strategic planning;
- Describe a variety of methods for gathering evidence to support a strategic plan;
- Explain the value of gathering and using evidence to inform strategic planning; and
- Identify 1-3 tools that would support evidence-based strategic planning in their local environment.
Attend: Library leaders.
Carissa Tomlinson is the Director of Student
Experience, Learning, and Accessibility at the University of Minnesota
Libraries. In this role she leads a team of staff focused on
undergraduate student outreach, information literacy, research support,
and the student experience. She previously worked at Towson University
in Maryland where she was in a variety of roles related to information
literacy, health sciences, student engagement, and management. When she
isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, pets, and spending time outdoors
with her family and friends.
Catherine Johnson is the Associate Library Director for User Services at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. In her role Catherine collaborates with library staff and users to ensure the library organization and space is flexible and responsive so they can do their best work. Before joining the staff at the Naval Academy, Catherine was the Head of Information Literacy Initiatives at the University of Baltimore. When Catherine isn’t collaborating, gathering evidence, or strategic planning she enjoys hiking, camping, and carving spoons.
Erinn Aspinall is the Director of the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota. Her career includes work at public health, medical, and health sciences libraries, including 15 years at the University of Minnesota, previous experience at the University of New Mexico and the University of Michigan, and post-graduate work at the NIH National Library of Medicine. She believes that libraries are at their best when they mirror the needs of their communities, and has brought that vision to her work with strategic planning. Her additional interests include organizational development, and continuous process improvement.
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