3.4.b Goals and Objectives Worksheet

Frontline Advocacy

As a frontline advocate for your school’s library media center, you need to know and clearly state what you want to accomplish. This is your goal. You must also understand and be able to articulate the reasons why this goal is important. These are your objectives.

Start this process by asking yourself:

1.    What did you learn by analyzing your library media center’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats?






2.    What is your goal? State your goal as briefly and clearly as you can below.
  • Example 1: Our goal is to create a homework help center, with computers and after-school volunteer tutors, in our library.
  • Example 2: Our goal is to attract more student volunteers to our school library.
  • Our goal is to make the library media center a place students will beg to go to!
  • Does your school library media center already have an idea about what the goal should be? State your goal in one sentence below:





3.    What are the reasons this is important? These are your objectives. Start by listing all the positive results you expect if this goal is accomplished. In the first example above, a homework center will assist many students who do not have adequate homework help or computers at home. In the second example above, attracting more student volunteers will help library staff check out, check in and shelve books, give students an opportunity to learn how the library works and help them earn service credits. What are your objectives? List them below:

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4.    What are the negative effects if the goal is not achieved?

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5.    Why should people care?