Strategic Planning 101
8:00am - 4:00pm
Tracey Leger-Hornby, consultant, and Lauren Slingluff, Associate Dean, UConn Library, will facilitate.
Strategic Planning 101 will be a blend of theory, practical experience, and hands on exercises and tools to support librarians in engaging in strategic planning work at all levels of their organization. This session will be interactive and collaborative with all participants asked to read a case in advance that will be evaluated and analyzed throughout the workshop.
After attending the workshop participants will:
- Understand what strategic planning is and how it differs from tactics
- Have a familiarity with the reasons to engage in strategic planning and the benefits of conducting strategic planning
- Have a sense of the basic process and a general road map of how to conduct a strategic plan, including knowledge of tools, tips, and things to look out for
Dr. Tracey Leger-Hornby is an independent consultant specializing in library strategic planning and management. Her engagements include interim leadership roles as director of the Worcester Public Library and Head of Research and Instruction at Wheaton College. She also developed and presented an online course on library budgeting for Library Juice Academy. In prior positions, as Dean of Library Services at WPI and Library Director at Rivier University, she led those libraries through periods of transition and change. At Brandeis University, she served in senior leadership roles that included project management of a university-wide implementation of administrative software (PeopleSoft). At Simmons College, she served as an instructional librarian specializing in technology implementation. Dr. Leger-Hornby served for many years in academic technology and academic library professional organizations. She was co-chair of the Leadership Development Committee of the ACRL New England Chapter and as chair of the Northeast Regional Computing Program, (NERCOMP) helped organize membership-driven models for SIG programs and board leadership. She holds a Ph. D. from Boston College, an M.L.S. from Dalhousie University and a B.A. from Simmons College. Outside of work, she does historic research for Historic Newton determining the building dates for homes in the city as part of a fundraising effort for the museum. She also takes great delight in being “Grammy” to three of the most adorable grandchildren in the world.
Lauren Slingluff is the Associate Dean for the UConn Library and co-chairs their strategic planning steering committee. Within the library her area of responsibility includes: financial services, budgeting, and participating in donor stewardship; facilities, security and space planning; communications and engagement; as well as library technology. Her professional areas of interest are change management, open educational resources (OER), and data analysis. Previously she worked at Wheaton College in Massachusetts as Associate Dean and Interim Dean in the Library and oversaw a large collection management program along with growing their OER program on campus. Lauren holds a MSLIS from Simmons College and completed her undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University with a double major in Religious Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside of work, she serves on the ACRL New England Chapter board as Treasurer and enjoys reading, knitting, and living a highly caffeinated life.
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