For dates, times and locations of informational sessions and attendance of library representatives at community events where you can get your questions answered, see the timeline link at the top of this page.
At a Special Board Meeting in early December, the Library Board of Trustees reviewed final drafts of the cost estimates, financing plan, and exterior elevations.
Cultural Education Committee Chair Regent Roger Tilles, in the spirit of National Library Week, complimented the Council, the State Library and New York’s library community on the strides made during the past four years toward implementing the Council’s recommendations in Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan. Margolis spoke about the upcoming 200th birthday celebration of the New York State Library, which will occur on April 21, 2018.Vision statements are a great way to describe where the library wants to be and what it values when choosing new technology3D printing conjures notions of the Star Trek replicator—a computerized machine that can turn a verbal command into 3-dimensional objects, including food items.The evolution of 3D printers is advancing rapidly toward and even beyond that sci-fi visi...The Consultants Development Institute's Series Facilitating Strategic Planning provides free online courses, downloadable tools and interaction with faculty to learn the core skills to facilitate strategic planning for any kind of organization. Most of the information in this topic was adapted from the book Field Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Facilitation.Most of the information in that book applies to for-profits, as well. - - - Some Basic Descriptions of Strategic Planning -- and a Comparison to Business Planning - - - Some Different Models of Strategic Planning - - - For-Profit Versus Nonprofit Strategic Planning Benefits of Strategic Planning When Should Strategic Planning Be Done? Always First Do "Plan for a Plan" Strategic Analyses - - - Taking Wide Look Around the Outside of Organization (Opportunities and Threats) - - - Looking Around Inside the Organization (Strengths and Weaknesses) Setting Strategic Direction - - - Strategizing (identifying goals and methods to achieve them) - - - - - - Understanding Strategy and Strategic Thinking - - - - - - Do a SWOT Analysis of Results of Looking Outside and Inside the Organization?