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Planning and Evaluation

From the Handbook for Library Trustees

  • Every public library in New York is required to have a written long-range plan of service. There are many excellent publications on planning. Some, such as the Public Library Association's Planning for Results series are specifically library oriented. Others, such as those developed by the Drucker Foundation, are more generic but still extremely useful. The conscious decision to engage in planning is far more important than the planning tool used. Though planning may be required, it is simply a smart way to pull together all the decisions about budgeting, personnel, capital improvements, library services and community involvement. It makes the trustees' job easier! read more

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