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Sustainable Is the New Strategic

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Presentation by George Needham and Joan Frye Williams at the Public Library Association biennial conference, March 16, 2012.

Presentation by George Needham and Joan Frye Williams at the Public Library Association biennial conference, March 16, 2012.

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  • 1. George Needham and Joan Frye Williams at PLA, March 2012
  • 2. It’s not just about the money
  • 3. Assume constant change
  • 4. Your contract with the community
  • 5. Focus on outcomes
  • 6. Think several moves ahead
  • 7. Redesign, don’t just reduce
  • 8. Deconstruct and redeploy
  • 9. Tune up what you keep
  • 10. Define centers of excellence
  • 11. Develop new capacityif necessary
  • 12. Make it show
  • 13. Link whatever you do to community values
  • 14. Get outof the library
  • 15. Set a green example
  • 16. Help it grow
  • 17. Prepare for success
  • 18. Meetincreased demand in new ways
  • 19. Make it flow
  • 20. Use mainstream tools and terminology
  • 21. Unlock your data
  • 22. Question all control points
  • 23. Schedule around the needs ofworking families
  • 24. Let it go
  • 25. Shared skills and tasks are more sustainable than unique ones
  • 26. Integration ismore sustainable than silos
  • 27. Self directed service is moresustainable than mediated service
  • 28. Scalability is more sustainable than rationing
  • 29. Word of mouth is more sustainable than advertising
  • 30. Helpingothers thinksustainably
  • 31. Articulate a clear brand
  • 32. Focus on the work,not just the workers
  • 33. How we?How can we? we? can can
  • 34. Sustainability checklisthttp://www.georgeandjoan.com/samples/tools.html
  • 35. Let’s continue the conversation! http://www.georgeandjoan.com hello@georgeandjoan.com

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