Strategic Planning in the Youth Services Department

Managing Children’s Services: Strategic Planning in the Youth Services Department

The phrase “strategic planning” is frequently tossed around in libraries, but what does it really mean? And how does it pertain to youth services? In this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of strategic planning, what different planning processes may look like, how to involve youth services in the strategic planning process, and how to apply these processes to create a more successful youth services department. This webinar is part of a series hosted by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.
Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn why strategic planning matters for youth services work.
Participants will gain exposure to different types of strategic planning, such as frameworks and action plans, that could be used in their own work, as well as what strategic planning can look like in different contexts.
Participants will discover strategies for how youth services can be involved in strategic planning within their own departments and library-wide.
Participants will acquire an understanding of potential outcomes of strategic planning.

Megan Egbert is the District Programs Manager at the Meridian Library District in Meridian, Idaho. She is the chair of the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee and is serving on the Excellence in Library Programming Award Committee.

Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser is the Youth Services Manager at the George Latimer Central Library in Saint Paul, MN. She is currently a member of the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee and has also served on the ALSC School-Age Programs and Services Committee.
ALSC is offering this webinar free of charge. During the webinar presentation, due to platform capacity, only the first 100 attendees to log in will be able to access the free webinar. However, all registrants will receive a direct link to the webinar archive post-webinar.

How to Register
Click here to register for this webinar.