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Strategic Planning for Libraries

Discover resources and information to develop a strategic plan for your library.

Plan Design

The MBLC does ask for specific items to be in a submitted strategic plan:

  • Mission and/or Vision Statement
  • Methodology (planning process/steps)
  • Needs Assessment (what the community is looking for, determined by their input - survey, focus groups, interviews, etc.)
  • Goals/Priorities (specific target/desired result)
  • Actions (steps taken towards goals - included in yearly Action Plan)
  • Approval of governing Board/authority

You can find further details on the MBLC webpage: Parts of a Strategic Plan

Beyond these requirements, any additional data is at the discretion of the library. There are no requirements on length, document layout, inclusion of images and/or graphics, or supporting materials. 

Special Libraries