ALA Planning Resources
Published by the AASL and Britannica Digital Learning, A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners is an online program assessment and planning module for school libraries
This archive consists of records which have been especially selected for permanent or long-term preservation due to their enduring planning and research value.
Author! Author! How to Find One, Host One, and Make Your Library THE Go-to Place for Author Events (archive - 7/24/12)
Get answers to all of your questions about creating successful author programs for adults from experts at Random House, Inc., Macmillan, and HarperCollins Publishers. Learn who to contact at publishing houses, how far in advance you need to plan, if speaking fees are negotiable, how your library can be included in an author tour, and more.
In this new workshop, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Matthew Moyer and Andrew Coulon will show how your library can build a modern collection for a modern audience, with a close look at how physical and digital collections can complement each other.
The third session of the four Civic Engagement series focuses on a more detailed understanding of the role of forum moderator in a step-by-step format.
Friends groups and Foundations are more critical than ever in providing support for libraries. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of each of these fundraising organizations including best practices for each and their distinct activities. This on-demand webinar addresses how to build strong relationships between the two organizations and covers topics such as building strong boards, the different fundraising activities for Friends and Foundations, the role of advocacy, and the importance of maintaining good communications with your library director.
With the new reality of tighter budgets and strained finances, libraries are stepping up to find new (and more) ways to effectively expand their sources of revenue. For many, it’s hard to know where to start. This PLA on-demand webinar is designed to offer an introduction to the best practices in fundraising for libraries and library organizations.
It’s All in the Planning On-Demand Webinar: Getting Started on Strategic and Development Plans (PLA)
The first step of library growth and support organization success is forming a good plan. This on-demand webinar focuses on the importance of having a plan and how to get started developing one. Instructor Sue Hall discusses Rapid Results Planning, which is a stakeholder-driven process that can lead to great results. Learn who should participate in strategic planning, what today’s strategic plan looks like, and how to implement a strategic plan. From the Friends and Foundation side, development planning is the best way to ensure that your organization establishes and achieves its goals.
Summary: This webinar will present library service inquiry methods, including planning steps and models, to help you start to develop your next library service plan. It will define opportunities that should be on your radar and offer strategies to get started. This program will also provide you with a framework to analyze your library and the services you offer.
This webinar will focus on what library leaders need to know in order to create and showcase multimedia spaces and services as assets to the Library and to the community/campus.