Building and Sustaining Strategic Plans and Partnerships in your Rural or Tribal Community
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Speaker: Ron Carlee, Chief Operating Officer, International City/County Management Association
Speaker: Yunfei Du, Assistant Professor & Principal Investigator, PEARL (Promoting & Enhancing the Advancement of Rural Libraries) Project, University of North Texas LIS
The success of a rural library depends on effective strategic planning and sustained community partnerships. Come learn more about the facets of planning and partnerships including the basics of writing and implementing a strategic plan for a library of any size, how to ensure successful community outreach, and how to collaborate with city and county managers through strategic community partnerships. Understand the characteristics of a community centered library, how to assess needs and identify outreach target group, and learn tips on choosing a project and partners. Hear about national initiatives working to develop frameworks to help libraries develop their strategies with community partners. Use your strategic plan to help make big decisions, “sell” your goals to key partners, and be able to prove your success over time.