Integrated Library Planning

Sabbatical, Here I Come!

Sabbatical, Here I Come!

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 work, and I'm looking forward to having time to write and present at conferences I wouldn't usually be able to attend.

The main writing project I will be working on is a book manuscript on Integrated Library Planning. I'm excited to announce that my proposal was accepted by ACRL Publications! It is a thrill to be working with Erin Nevius and the folks at ACRL to share this new model for planning and management with a broad audience of librarians and readers. As the manuscript takes shape over the next few months, I plan to post further reflections about planning and hope that you'll join me for the conversation.

I am also looking forward to presenting about open source and library systems at two conferences this fall. The Koha-US 2017 Conference is hosted by the Coeur d'Alene Public Library in Idaho this August. In September, I'll be at the Leading Edge Libraries Conference, hosted by the Florida-Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. Both of these conferences will be an exciting opportunity to share some of what I have been doing at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and learn new things from fellow librarians that I've only interacted with online. If you're planning to be at either of these conferences, I'm looking forward to meeting you and hope you'll say hi!

Thanks for reading my newly renovated blog. If you haven't already, please click the links in the footer of the site to follow my public Facebook page or connect on LinkedIn. I may not be in my faculty office much over the next six months, but you can find me here!

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Integrated Library Planning at ATLA 2017

Integrated Library Planning at ATLA 2017

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 their libraries.

Integrated Library Planning is highly scalable and adaptable for libraries of any type or size. If you missed the presentation or were there and looking for more, you've come to the right place. This website is still in a development phase, but I hope it will soon become a destination for those wanting to learn more about Integrated Library Planning.

If you're thinking about trying Integrated Library Planning or have questions, please leave a comment! I'd love to hear from you.

Prezi from Integrated Planning for Theological Libraries

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Dynamic Management for Academic Libraries at ACRL 2017

Dynamic Management for Academic Libraries at ACRL 2017

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.

I was very excited to participate as a poster presenter at ACRL 2017. Whether or not we had a chance to visit at the conference, here is a takeaway about Integrated Library Planning. I have plans to write and speak about this more, so stay tuned!

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