Wednesday August 9 at 2:00 pm US Eastern, 11:00 am US Pacific

In this webinar, Katy B. Mathuews, PhD and Ryan A. Spellman, MLIS present an actionable plan for any type of library to navigate a staff-led strategic planning process, based on their book, Creating a Staff-Led Strategic Plan: A Practical Guide to Libraries (Libraries Unlimited).

Katy and Ryan will provide a basic roadmap to organize, create, and implement a strategic plan. Topics will include how to structure your work, steps to create the plan, and considerations for assessment. Along the journey, the presenters will offer best practices and lessons learned from their own experience co-chairing a staff-led strategic planning process.  

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.


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About Katy and Ryan 

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Katy B. Mathuews, PhD, is the senior director of administration at Ohio University Libraries in Athens, OH. She holds degrees in business administration, economics, library and information science, and higher education administration. Mathuews served on the Academic Library Association of Ohio's executive board and the Portsmouth Public Library board of trustees in Portsmouth, OH.  

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Ryan A. Spellman is a library support specialist in the User Services Department at Ohio University Libraries' Alden Library. He has a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University. Prior to his academic library career, Ryan spent 14 years working in a public library setting. His time in both public and academic libraries has kept him deeply involved with an array of user-centered library services.  

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