As promised, we are posting the working draft of the Compass Outcomes and Strategies Document 09012011. It is a PDF document and is 13 pages in all.
Here are some notes on the document’s structure:
- Principles appear at the tops of pages and are ordered with roman numerals.
- Outcomes appear beneath each principle and ordered with uppercase letters.
- Strategies appear beneath outcomes and are ordered with arabic numbers.
- Potential ideas for staff-developed work plans appear under strategies and in italics. It is not expected that these internal work plan notes will appear in the final document.
The next milestone in this nearly two-year planning process is for the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees to receive a copy of the draft strategic plan. That will happen on September 15. If you are able to make your comments before that date – either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or as a post on this blog – we would greatly appreciate it. The strategic plan will be refined by the Strategic Planning Committee and Staff Compass Committee before and after the September 15 Trustee meeting. Both groups will continue to review comments and feedback. The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees will have the opportunity to formally adopt the strategic plan at their November 15 meeting.
Please give the document a good read and let us know whether this resonates with you, is clear, and whether anything is missing.