Managing for Results

Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries

Sandra Nelson, Ellen Altman, and Diane Mayo for PLA

Using the Planning for Results planning process as the springboard, the Public Library Association has developed a new tool to enable librarians to allocate and reallocate to help the library achieve its goals and meet community needs.

Managing for Results requires librarians to take a proactive approach to marshaling and managing all of the library’s resources effectively. Using this planning guide, librarians will be able to identify their key resources, make choices among different priorities, and assign resources to achieve results.