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A coherent strategic plan that aligns the library’s goals and directions with community needs and municipal priorities will help the library develop and deliver successful programs and services. Operational planning in the areas of collection development, technology, facilities and staffing ensure that all activities and resources are aligned with the organizational goals as outlined in the strategic plan.

The learning opportunities listed below are designed to instruct library staff on this topic and introduce new concepts.

Learning Activities

  • Course Code: FOPL-13-9

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    Panel: Stephen Abram, Host TBA
    Learning Objective: Toronto Public Library's New Value Study

    This webinar presents the results of the new value study performed by the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman Business School. Modern measurements of the quantitative and qualitative economic, learning, cultural and social impact of public libraries are presented.

    This is a recorded teleconference, provided by the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. It is available free of charge, on demand. It was recorded January 15, 2014.

  • Course Code: OLSN-SK01

    Ontario Library Service - North

    Welcome to Ontario Library Service – North’s training series on strategic planning. This series is meant to help northern public library boards and CEOs learn about their obligation to provide library service that reflects the community’s unique needs. One way library boards may do this is by developing a strategic plan. 

  • Course Code: SD34

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    This course provides the information needed to successfully develop and maintain library policies. The course examines what makes for a good policy both in terms of format and content. The course material includes a checklist of essential policies used in most public libraries.