The Library Staff Steering Committee invited me to meet with them to discuss the strategic planning process and upcoming retreat. Below is an excerpt from their minutes summarizing our discussion. I enjoyed the conversation and appreciated their advice. Please be in touch with me if your Library group or unit would like me to come to a meeting.
All the best,
Coordinator, Strategic Planning
From the LSSC 12/11/14 Minutes:
Visit from Lisa Hinchliffe: As Coordinator for Strategic Planning, Lisa Hinchliffe visited our meeting to discuss the All-Library retreat, which will be held on Jan. 9th at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. All University Library locations will be closed that morning to allow faculty and staff to attend the retreat. Everyone who works at the Library is strongly encouraged to participate! Both breakfast and lunch will be served. The purpose of the retreat is to discuss the Library Strategic Plan for the next three to five years. This session will give all employees the opportunity to discuss the principles behind the Strategic Plan, to generate ideas for the plan, and to give suggestions for criteria for how to decide which ideas to implement. University Librarian John Wilkin has requested for this process to be as inclusive as possible, and the goal is to consider all ideas based on their feasibility and on how well they fit into the Library’s mission. The Strategic Planning Steering Team is looking into technology to help analyze and prioritize the criteria and ideas that are generated, such as the possibility of using ideascale.com as a means for managing the data collected at the retreat. Lisa plans to update Library employees while the process of analyzing this data is underway, so that there is clear communication about how ideas from the retreat are being prioritized even before the final results are reported. Please feel free to contact Lisa Hinchliffe (firstname.lastname@example.org, Library 434) and/or your LSSC liaison/s with any questions or concerns you may have about the retreat and the Strategic Planning process.