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Strategic Planning

The BPL Compass

Strategic Plan

The BPL Compass: Strategic Plan was approved by the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees on November 15, 2011.

In May 2012, at the annual meeting of the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees, a version of the strategic plan was published that includes the principles for excellence, the full text of the strategic plan, profiles of community members, a summary of the planning process, examples of outreach, and a range of supporting documents.

View the complete plan online as a PDF document: BPL Compass: Strategic Plan (6 MB)

In 2013, Boston Public Library received a “Best of Show” award in the Advocacy category for the BPL Compass during the American Library Associations’ annual conference. The Library Leadership & Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, presented the “Best of Show” awards, which recognize the best public relations materials produced by libraries.