21st Century Library Strategic Plan – Values and Guiding Principles


The information in the original Post has been included in Chapter 4 – Values and Guiding Principles of my new book – “Crash Course in Strategic Planning

“The values statement, which often includes guiding principles, along with mission and vision statements, defines an organization’s culture and climate, and establishes the standards upon which it operates. It also establishes for every employee those values against which their performance may be measured along with the organization’s performance, as well as some standards for describing the path toward the library’s success. The values statement is about who you are, your character, as compared to the mission statement that declares why you exist, and the vision statement that declares who you want to be. [Pg. 21]

(Matthews, Stephen. Matthews, Kimberly. (2013). Crash course in strategic planning. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.)

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