Attendance Maximum: 25
Instructor(s): Joy H. P. Harriman,
AHIP, unit associate director, Library of the Health Sciences, Health
Sciences Center, Texas Tech University-Odessa
Friday, May 19, 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
A formal business plan is as important for
an established library, regardless of size, as it is for a new project.
Serving four functions, it helps to clarify, focus, and research
the library or project's development; provides a considered and
logical framework for the library to develop and pursue strategies;
serves as a basis for the discussion of the library's success; and
offers a benchmark against which actual performance can be measured
and reviewed. While the plan is unique, most plans follow a well-tried
and tested structure. General advice on preparing a plan is universally
applicable. Participants will learn the components of the business
planning process and the basic format of a plan and discuss key
factors in creating an effective plan.