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Strategic Planning for Libraries

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

Explore Methods for Strategic Planning

Start by exploring various approaches to strategic planning. There's no need to strictly adhere to any one approach.  You can pick and choose what works for your library. 

Strategic Planning for Libraries includes a framework that libraries of all sizes can use for their strategic planning.

Read Books from our Professional Collection

Check out these and other books from the Massachusetts Library System's Professional Collection.

Review Massachusetts Library System Workshop Handouts


"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Sainte-Exupery

"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

"To achieve great things, two things are needed, a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein