Planning

What is a strategic plan?
Strategic plans set the goals and objectives that a library, network, or other organization wants to focus on during a multi-year timeframe. They're intended to help the institution move towards meeting its overall mission and vision.

Who - and what - is involved?
A well-constructed strategic plan requires roughly 3-6 months of information gathering, analysis, and reflection. It should involve all members of the community served by the library.

Grant eligibility
To be eligible for construction or LSTA direct grants from the MBLC, your library needs to have an up-to-date strategic plan on file with us.

Filing a Plan
Send strategic plans (due October 1st) and action plans (due December 1st)  to amy.clayton@state.ma.us. The MBLC prefers to receive electronic copiesbut if you need to send a paper copy, please mail it to:

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
98 North Washington Street
Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114-1933


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For More Information

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

Kristi Chadwick (public libraries)
Massachusetts Library System
866-627-7228 x117
kristi@masslibsystem.org

Michelle Eberle (public libraries)
Massachusetts Library System
866-627-7228 x305
michelle@masslibsystem.org 

April Mazza (school libraries)
Massachusetts Library System
866-627-7228 x307
april@masslibsystem.org