A Strategic Plan for the Library Presenters: [group names redacted] Whitni Watkins (Students in the SJSU MLIS Program) April 20, 2012
Located in a upper-middle class San Francisco neighborhood • Implements a non-discrimination policy • Grades K-8 • Enrollment • 161 students in K-5 • 111 students in 6-8
“Definitions of environmental scanning differ, but they all agree that environmental scanning is an efficient, organized means for an institution to collect relevant information regarding the external environment” (Pashiardis, 1997, p.5)
SWOT Analysis • The next step after an environmental scan • Internal Factors • -Strengths • -Weaknesses • External Factors • -Opportunities • -Threats
Strengths • Involvement & Collaboration • staff & parents • Community • promotes and strengthens Live Oak School community
Weaknesses • Physical space • No middle school program
Opportunities Imagine library as an academic center • Physical space • serve students, staff, school community • Technology • digital information resources • other technologies
Threats • Physical space • collection growth & teaching space • Understaffing • no support for middle school program
Our Mission Statement • To foster a love of reading • To support all students • In academic growth • In personal growth • To prepare all students • For future success!
Our Vision Statement • To have a range of high quality material for the students – Why??? • To broaden their perspectives • To inspire them • To engage them • To promote insight
Our Values Statement • To embody these values for our students • Curiosity • Diversity • Quality • Intellectual freedom • Academic integrity • Individuality • Community
The Next Step? • We conducted an environmental scan • This led us to a SWOT analysis • We defined our new Mission, Vision and Values statements • So now what? • We need goals to fulfill our statement!
Strategic Goal #1 Develop a plan to enhance the library’s physical space. Objective 1.1Develop plan for proper teaching space. Objective 1.2 Reduce crowding in the Library. Objective 1.3 Improve monitoring of the non-fiction area. Objective 1.4Provide for collection growth.
Strategic Goal #2 Develop a plan to integrate e-books. Objective 2.1Explore forming a consortium of K-8 private schools to form a communal e-book library.
Strategic Goal #3 Conduct a User Survey. Objective 3.1 Survey students in 3rd to 8thgrade to determinereading patterns and preferences.
Strategic Goal #4 Increase awareness of Library’s critical role in student achievement and information literacy. Objective 4.1Publicize library’s role in student achievement and educate parents and faculty about the library’s information literacy curriculum. Objective 4.2 Address Middle School information literacy.
Strategic Goal #5 Develop strategic partnership with middle school learning center and reading specialist. Objective 5.1Meet weekly with middle school reading specialist to develop joint programs and support student achievement goals.
Strategic Goal #6 Increase library outreach to middle school students. Objective 6.1Increase strategic use of volunteers to free middle school librarian’s time. Objective 6.2Consider creating an internship for SJSU MLIS students.