Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Creating Policies for Results
Tuesday, May 25, 2022
9:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn - Twinsburg

8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, OH

$65 CAMLS Members
$75 Affiliate Members
$130 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, May 18, 2022
Limit: 60
Registered Now: 31
Contact Hours: 6

Workshop includes materials and lunch

Library policies are integral to library operation because they provide the mechanism for library managers and staff to translate the library's service priorities into action. Yet how many policies are poorly written, hard to understand, hard to implement, or out of date? This how-to workshop will define the purpose of library policies, outline the characteristics of effective policy manuals, and detail the necessary tasks and steps to take when auditing or developing policy. Based on the newest PLA Results Series publication, Sandra Nelson will guide participants through a process guaranteed to show results if followed. She will also discuss the challenges each library faces when choosing to Create Policies for Results.

This workshop is co-sponsored by NOLA and CAMLS

Course Content

  • The Problem with Policies
  • Defining terms
  • Functions of Library Policies
  • Characteristics of Effective Policy Manuals
  • Sample Policy Manual
  • Tasks and Steps to better policies
  • Challenges faced when transitioning from policy chaos to policy clarity
Audience: Library Administrators, Managers and Trustees
Sandra Nelson is a consultant and trainer and hs been presenting library-training programs nation wide since 1974. She chaired the committee that developed the new Public Library Association (PLA) planning process and has authored Planning for Results: A Library Transformation Process. She is the former assistant state librarian for planning and development for the state of Tennessee. Diane Mayo and Sandra Nelson have co-authored PLA’s technology planning guide for public libraries Wired for the Future: Developing Your Library Technology Plan and PLA’s management guide, Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation in Public Libraries.

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