on March 04, 2022 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Introduction to Strategic Planning for Public Libraries

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Originally presented March 2, 2022

In this webinar, Joy Fuller, author of the Public Library Association’s (PLA) newly released book, Strategic Planning for Public Libraries, introduces the approach outlined in the book and provide a sneak peek into an important step in the strategic planning process.

To deepen their understanding of the subject, webinar attendees can also purchase Joy Fuller’s book, Strategic Planning for Public Libraries, published by the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association. This instructional publication provides a framework that libraries of all sizes can use as a basis for their strategic planning. The content is supported by research conducted across more than 200 public library professionals and in-depth interviews with more than twenty library directors and leaders throughout the country.

Strategic Planning for Public Libraries is available as an eBook or print/eBook bundle, and each purchase also comes with supplemental materials, including reusable templates, worksheets, and real-life examples to help guide the reader through the strategic planning process.

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  


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Introduction to Strategic Planning for Public Libraries

Joy Fuller

Joy L. Fuller (she/her) has more than a decade of experience guiding organizations – both public and private – through the strategic planning and implementation process. With a focus on the end-to-end strategic planning lifecycle, Joy has helped global non-profits and institutions of higher education develop actionable plans that positively impact the communities they serve. In addition to authoring Strategic Planning for Public Libraries, Joy has facilitated training for PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative and presented as a keynote speaker during PLA 2020. Currently, Joy works in strategy and operations for Google. She holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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