Action Plans

What is an action plan?
Think of an action plan as a simplified, task-oriented version of a strategic plan. An action plan only needs to list the goals and the specific actions related to those goals that the library will work on in the upcoming fiscal year. Actions are measurable and time-specific. A library can develop an action plan after reviewing their strategic plan and identifying specific actions that will assist them in meeting their stated goals.

Filing an action plan
Send action plans to amy.clayton@state.ma.us.

Action plan template and sample
Not sure where to start? Take a look at a sample action plan and try using the template to create your own.

Sample Action Plan
Action Plan Template

For More Information

To learn about the strategic plan approval process, contact:

Robert Favini
MBLC
617-725-1860 x237
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403 x237
robert.favini@state.ma.us

To learn about strategic planning resources or training, contact:

Kristi Chadwick
Massachusetts Library System
866-627-7228 x117
kristi@masslibsystem.org

Michelle Eberle
Massachusetts Library System
866-627-7228 x305
michelle@masslibsystem.org 

April Mazza
Massachusetts Library System
866-627-7228 x307
april@masslibsystem.org