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Title:
Strategic planning : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians
Author:
Jacob, M. E. L.
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Publication Information:
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1990.
Physical Description:
vii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555700744
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The use of planning processes for libraries is a growing phenomenon and this manual, with checklists, examples and advice on communication, is intended to contribute to successful planning. The text offers information on environmental considerations, maintenance and the updating of plans.


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Jacob continues the Neal-Schuman tradition of combining research and theory with practical applications (see also Swan, reviewed below). Basically a workbook, his guide will be useful for beginning the strategic planning process. Of particular help will be the sections on the institution and the community, assumptions about the library and its environment, and environmental scanning. Librarians unfamiliar with the environmental scanning concept in particular will find this a very helpful primer. Public librarians who have read and are using the second editions of both Planning and Role Setting for Public Libraries (ALA, 1987) and Output Measures for Public Libraries (ALA, 1987) will find Jacob a useful accompaniment. School libraries can also adapt many of Jacob's concepts, particularly environmental scanning, to their own planning efforts. ~--Charles ~Harmon