For immediate release | June 7, 2011

New from ACRL: Strategic Planning in College Libraries

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Strategic Planning in College Libraries” (CLIP Note #43), compiled by Eleonora Dubicki of Monmouth University. Academic libraries have experienced dramatic changes in recent years due to the transformation of the information and higher education environments. As colleges and universities are affected by cuts in state and federal funding, institutions are closely scrutinizing their budgets, including allocations for libraries. Strategic planning has become an increasingly vital component for the future success of academic libraries.

Part of ACRL’s CLIP Note series, “Strategic Planning in College Libraries” provides detailed information on the strategic planning process in college libraries. The book incorporates sample plans from 25 academic libraries, ranging from one-page strategic plans to documents offering more than 20 pages of detailed goals, objectives, action plans, timelines and assessment measures. Dubicki’s work is an indispensable resource for community college, college and university libraries engaged in the strategic planning process, as well as a pedagogical tool for library and information schools.

“Strategic Planning in College Libraries” (CLIP Note #43) is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store, and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.


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