Vermont Department of Libraries

February 9, 2007

Planning workshop for February 23

Filed under: Continuing Education — vtdeptlib @ 4:12 pm

The second workshop in this year’s series based on “The New Planning for Results” by Sandra Nelson (ALA, 2001) will be held on Friday, February 23, 9:30 am-noon, at the Midstate Regional Library, Berlin.  Snow date: March 2.  Attendance at the January workshop which introduced the planning process is helpful, but by no means mandatory.
This month?s topic will be “Working with community data,” and I will cover the following:

  • Resources for gathering and analyzing information about your community
  • UVM”s Center for Rural Studies and census data
  • Trends in Vermont?s population ? blips or reality?
  • Holding community meetings to assess community needs and perceptions

The January workshop featured an overview of the planning process as described in Nelson’s book and used by many libraries nationwide.  Good first steps in “Planning to Plan” include reading the manual, thinking about how the process might work in your library, developing a planning calendar and budget (it needn’t cost much), determing who will be on the planning committee, and familiarizing staff and board with the process.  If you couldn’t attend and would like some of the handouts (including my powerpoint presentation), I will be happy to send you some.

All are welcome, including those who are just starting the planning process or those who started planning sometime in the past and want to get back on track.  If you and/or members of your board of trustees or planning committee do plan to attend, please let me know.  Hope to see you there!
Marianne  (828-2320)


1 Comment »

  1. With any luck, but the end of next week we will have the future Planning for Results workshops, and all DOL meetings and workshops, listed on a new online calendar. Watch for the announcement of the new calendar here!

    Comment by Sheila — February 9, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

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