5 thoughts on “Inspiration: SFPL Strategic Plan

  1. Emily Mizokami

    Wow! Now that is what I call a Strategic Plan!! It is so informative and engaging. I love that library system. I took my daughter and her best friend to the one in Chinatown just a few weeks ago. Very welcoming and lots of services in a tiny little library. Plenty of computers, comfy chairs, and an awesome scanner for anyone to use with clear instructions for operation. SFPL also has the Jail and Reentry Services reference program in which inmates can email reference questions. Inmates have heavily restricted internet access. If you visit SF, you need to go to a Giants game, visit a library, and eat some dim sum in Chinatown.

  2. christine

    OMG! Yay! I’ve been following the process of SFPL Strategic Plan for over a year now. It’s been a process for them and it’s been really interesting watch some of the board meetings and see what it takes to create a new strategic plan. I’ve learned so much, behind the scenes kind of stuff (thanks to YouTube SFPL board meetings). I’ve been too busy to see updates since February so I’m glad you posted it! I can’t wait to read it! @christines

  3. Matilda

    This is so exciting to see! Thanks for sharing. I had reviewed the SFPL site for their strategic plan back when I first started the program, so this is really cool to see the latest version.

    I tell you, this program has made me an absolute strategic plan nerd.

  4. Denise Jessie

    What stands out to me is the amount of community involvement. Since the plan so directly affects them, it is obvious to include them in making decisions. The library I work at recently created a 5 year strategic plan and was on the team of 7 members made up of library employees, friends volunteers, Advisory Board member, and one County Supervisor. While we did ‘ask’ the community what they wanted – though surveys and community forums, we did not include them in the actual creation of the plan. If I had to do it over again, I would suggest that the community be more involved and take a less on from the SFPL strategic plan.

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