A visual representation of the plan - goals and themes
A detailed, text version of the plan
Our lens for evaluating opportunities
A description of the strategic planning process
A form to submit your interest in new initiatives
Links etc. that may be helpful as we forge ahead
September 19, 2016
Approved by MLS Executive Board
November 7, 2016
Approved by MLS membership at annual meeting
December 2, 2016
January 2, 2017
New plan begins
MLS began its strategic planning journey early in 2016. The Executive Board formed a strategic planning committee and engaged the services of Consultant Abby Straus. Together, they developed a planning process and digested the input from community members to develop the written plan.
MLS convened a series of community planning forums throughout the commonwealth. There, the strategic planning consultant engaged participants in active discussion on the future of MLS and the Massachusetts library community as a whole. In total, MLS held 6 forums with 108 attendees.
We heard four messages repeated throughout the community planning forums:
Strategic planning committee members interviewed leaders from the Massachusetts library community as well as regional and national leaders to gain insight into the needs of the library community. In total, the committee held 9 interviews with 12 people.
MLS then convened a series of town hall meetings throughout the commonwealth to discuss the draft plan. The town hall meetings were helpful to identify important themes that did not arise earlier in the planning process and to refine language. In total, MLS held 7 town hall meetings with 65 attendees.
Will Adamczyk, Committee Chair (Milton Public Library, Director)