ABCPLD 2020 Strategic Plan

FOCUS AREA #1: STRENGTHEN INTERNAL GOVERNANCE

1a. Cultivate a well-rounded Board with members from big/small/medium libraries, urban/rural, experienced/fresh

1b. Update the ABCPLD Bylaws 

1c. Evolve the partnership between the Executive Director and the Board

FOCUS AREA #2: BE AN INFLUENTIAL VOICE IN ADVOCACY

2a. Work with BC Public Library Partners (BCPLP) to host a workshop to discuss The Library Act

2b. Work with BCPLP to host a workshop on advocacy/relationship building at BCLA and implement actions coming out of this workshop

2c. Work with BCPLP to talk about advocacy with UBC and academic partners, and work with our colleagues operating on the national level on this issue

2d. Work with BCPLP to identify future advocacy targets

FOCUS AREA #3: PROVIDE TIMELY AND RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

3a. Explore a customized approach to orient new Directors and connect them with the relevant resources.

3b. Host a pilot fee-based training program.

3c. Connect members to existing/highly relevant training opportunities.

3d. Host Fall 2020 Professional Development Session. 

FOCUS AREA #4: SUPPORT STRONG RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BC LIBRARY DIRECTORS

4a. Explore what’s going to replace the Directors email listserv and replace it.

4b. Pilot a community of practice for BC Library Directors (aims to grow relationships, peer mentorship, peer problem solving)

4c. At the April 2020 ABCPLD meeting, facilitate a visioning exercise with Directors – Consider impact of rural/urban divide, larger cultural movements like social justice, impact of BC culture (more individualistic).

4d. Continue to nurture relationships with the BC Public Library Partners and the Ministry of Education

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