Strategic Planning for SAISD Libraries: The HUB of the Campus SAISD Library Media Services August, 2004 Presenter: Laura K. Alfaro
- What is STRATEGIC PLANNING?
- Why is strategic planning important to student achievement?
- What tools does the librarian need to plan strategically?
- Beginning, Middle, No End!
Strategic Planning Is…
- Big picture of what students should be accomplishing
- Specifically targeted concepts to support student success
- Overall method of targeting concepts
- Specific activities/lessons which will meet the objectives
Implications to Student Achievement
- Building student meta-cognitive skills;
- Development and enrichment of problem-solving and information literacy;
- Appreciation of information and its uses as needed, or desired, for an enriching life;
- Development of professional skills and expertise for all educators and staff members.
Tools to Plan Strategically
- Collection Development Analysis
- Campus Instructional Plan
- Purchase Orders from last two years
- Previous year’s strategic plans and librarian’s reflections of future modification suggestions
- Gather tools as previously described;
- Carefully analyze information from each that would target campus/student needs towards academic success. You may need to develop a data organizer for all of the information you will collect.
- Discuss your findings, preferably with a group such as
- a campus library support group, or
- the principal/administration.
- Determine with the group how the data could be used to support target areas.
- Develop a first draft of what could be realistically accomplished,
- both in collaboration with teachers and/or departments AND
- independent support from the library.
2003-2004 Strategic Plans
- Review and discuss plans from the previous school year as found on the LMS website: http:// lms.saisd.net/web/strategicPlans/index.htm during your collaboration;
- Create a second draft for review by the group and include relevant suggestions from the first meeting.
- A strategic planning document is not written in stone.
- It is a reflection of an open-minded and flexible structure to support student academic achievement.
- Librarians will be expected to reflect and continually modify the annual strategic plan at the end and beginning of each school year.
Handouts and Forms
- Strategic Planning article
- Librarian Historical Form
- Campus Strategic Plan Form
- Cluster Strategic Plan Form