Creating Measurable Library Objectives

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  • 1. Creating Measurable Library Objectives NELINET http://moodle.nelinet.net/moodle/ Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 2. Wicked Good Objectives Welcome and Introductions ● Presentation ● Overview of Strategic Planning ● and Process Success Metrics ● and Measurable Objectives Break ● Workshop ● Explanation ● Poster Creation ● Poster Presentations ● Conclusion ● Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 3. Why Strategic Planning? • Important trends in society, technology and education. • New initiatives (four seasons scheduling, academic renewal, foundational skills) • Efficient and effective use of limited resources. • Community outreach. • Basis for assessment and accreditation. Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 4. Why Strategic Planning? “ • Unclear priorities. • No long-range plan. • Not enough $ resources. • Need focused mission statement and academic identity. ” • Lack of time for planning. Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 5. Sin Solution Sloth Diligence Fail to plan Implement a planning process Envy Kindness Fail to understand the Listen and explore environment Lust Chastity Fail to demonstrate vision Develop scenarios and encourage innovation Greed Temperance Fail to focus Develop effective implementation strategies, structures, and reallocations Pride Humility Fail to demonstrate agility Foster a learning organization Wrath Patience Fail to establish Designate individuals or accountability positions within the plan Gluttony Abstinence Fail to assess level of Embed accountability and success metrics in plan, & assess performance Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 6. Strategic Plan? It's the Journey! Shared sense of purpose and ✔ strategic vision of the future. Shared criteria for setting ✔ priorities. Shared sense of ownership and ✔ commitment. Lengthy, cumbersome documents. ✗ Static ten-year plans. ✗ Unrealistic goals. ✗ Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 7. The Process Environmental Scan Mission Goals Trends Analysis Vision Objectives SWOT Analysis Values Success Metrics Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 8. A Dash of Assessment • Doing the work right • Doing the right work • NEASC Accreditation • Accountability Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 9. Assessing Your Stakeholders • Parent organization • Donors • Partners • Library Administration • Library Staff • Customers Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 10. Accountability to Stakeholders Relationship & Stakeholder quot;Stakequot; Indicators Communication Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 11. Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes... Oh, my! INPUTS Resources consumed in order to provide a service OUTPUTS Services, products or events offered OUTCOMES Effects of outputs on customers or the community served Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 12. Inputs • Budget • Staff • Facilities • Collections Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 13. Outputs • Attendance at library programs and events • Electronic resource usage statistics • Circulation statistics • Number of journals purchased in a given discipline • Number of books cataloged Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 14. Outcomes IMPACT • The success of small business owners that use the library's business center. • Impact of a library instruction program on student success. • Author speakers programs and adult literacy. Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 15. Get SMART! S specific, significant, stretching M measurable, meaningful A agreed upon, attainable, actionable R realistic, results-oriented T time-based, trackable Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island
  • 16. Questions More on Assessment Stay tuned for more courses on library planning and assessment throughout the year. Stay in touch Stephen Spohn spohn@nelinet.net Thank you Thanks for your time! Let us know about your successes and challenges with planning and assessment. Connecticut • Maine • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Vermont • Rhode Island