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.


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For More Information

Ruth Urell (public libraries)
MBLC
617-725-1860 x237
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403 x237
ruth.urell@state.ma.us

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

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