Pages from the Library's strategic plan document

Hancock County Library System

Following a number of disruptions, HCLS sought a chance to increase its resilience and orient itself around clear goals. Through the strategic planning process, it strengthened its services, organizational health, and long-term success.
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Northville District Library

Strategic planning let NDL discern needs, improve Library access, and chart a course to better services, all while maintaining high morale.
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Ector County Library

What does a community need from its library? And its library building? Our community needs assessment identified residents’ constraints and aspirations, recommended responsive library offerings, and determined that the current facility was inadequate for delivering necessary services.
PA POWER Library

POWER Library: Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library

Ever since Benjamin Franklin founded the nation's first public library, Pennsylvanians have been empowered by their libraries—to research, study, learn, communicate, discover new interests, develop …
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Bernards Township Library

Embarking on the next chapter When is a leaf not a leaf? When it's the next chapter! Bernards Township Library needed more aggressive marketing, indicated by …

Alexandria Library

In response to community research that showed a lack of brand awareness, the Alexandria Library revitalized its marketing efforts to turn a fresh face to the community and re-engage them in all the Library had to offer.
Seating area of the Cedar Rapids Library

Cedar Rapids Public Library

The City of Cedar Rapids is on the move, actively promoting the arts, education, and advanced technology enterprises. Cedar Rapids Public Library (CRPL), named by …

Library Leadership Ohio

The biannual library conference connects participants to a network of fellow library leaders and equips them with the leadership skills to positively impact their communities. State …

Ypsilanti District Library

Strategic planning is a process of discoveries and decisions. For Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) in Ypsilanti—affectionately "Ypsi"—Michigan, the process became the occasion for customers and prospective customers …
Licking County Library Marketing Plan and Design System

Marketing Plan and Design System for Licking County Library

We are pleased to announce the implementation of a system-wide marketing planning initiative and brand refresh for the Licking County Library System (LCLS). A Need to …

Board Building Workshops for New Jersey Not-For-Profits

The New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey Historic Trust, and New Jersey State Library are partnering to offer a statewide series of board training workshops led by Ivy Group partners Nancy Davis and Pam Fitzgerald.
Des Moines Public Library - Central Branch - Photo from Google

Strategic Planning Initiative for Des Moines Public Library

After nearly a year of study, Ivy Library has published a comprehensive report, A Plan for Tomorrow, which details research findings and strategic recommendations for the Des Moines Public Library.

Digging Deep to Understand What Your Community Needs and Wants

The 2012 PLA Conference came and went last month. We were very pleased to reconnect with so many colleagues, clients and friends! Our preconference Digging Deep to …
The Next Chapter: Strategic Library Plan

The Next Chapter for SAPL

In a time of great change and reinvention for libraries across the country, the 2011 San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) strategic plan provided a clear and …