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Results are What Matters: PLA Bootcamp 2015

The Public Library Association (PLA) held its annual Results Boot Camp program this year on August 24th – 28th at the Nashville Public Library. Facilitated by Sandra Nelson and June Garcia, this year’s event focused on strategic planning and service delivery. In its tenth year, Boot Camp is described by PLA as “intensive library management training,” although the specific focus varies each year. Participants attend four full days and one half-day session, which feature a mix of lecture-style instruction and small group work. Time is also allotted for individual reflection about how the content fits in with your particular library’s situation.

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New Budget Processes for the “New Normal”

Library budgeting has never been an easy task. New approaches, like priority-based and outcome-based budgeting, could help align a library budget with its services and dollars received.

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Strategic Planning: Staying Alive

Completing a strategic plan is an important milestone for any organization, but the story does not end there. A strategic plan’s success depends on how well, how actively, and how authentically it is brought to life. So often a plan or final report can sit gracefully on a shelf or rest quietly as a PDF on the web. At Boston Public Library (BPL), we are in the midst of implementing our strategic plan, the BPL Compass. Here are three things the organization is doing to bring the plan to life.