How Lancaster Theological Seminary uses Koha reports to inform its Integrated Library Planning process.
Libraries perform a wide variety of functions in their communities. One growing role for the library is as a place for conversation and dialog. The Art of Hosting is a self-organized community of practitioners from a variety of fields who are committed to creating space for “conversations that matter.” In this session, learn about the […]
Since June 2015, creating a monthly review report has been a grounding practice of my librarianship. Only once, in a particularly busy April-May 2016, did I fail to produce a report within the monthly time frame. That was the first and only time I had combined more than one month into a report—until now.
This is the eve of my first sabbatical. While the word “sabbatical” comes from the same root as “sabbath” and means a type of rest, I have a feeling the next six months will be filled with activity. The change of pace will be a rest of sorts from the usual daily routine of library […]
It was amazing to be able to share our library’s story about developing and implementing Integrated Library Planning at the American Theological Library Association Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA last week. I received some good feedback on the presentation and spoke with a few librarians who are interested in trying out the new model in […]
The best practice of strategic planning for a set time period is limiting the academic library’s ability to respond to emerging trends and patron needs. Integrated library planning builds on the foundation of strategic planning and applies practices from Integrated Business Planning to create a model for ongoing evaluation, assessment, and planning.