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.

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Sustainable Is the New Strategic

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

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