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    Developing a Vision: Strategic Planning and the Library Media Specialist (Greenwood Professional Guides in School Librarianship) (Hardback) By (author) John D. Crowley

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    DescriptionThe library media specialist can become a leader in the process of restructuring a school through methods of strategic planning. Crowley, who has given workshops around the country on strategic planning for the library media centre, shows library media specialists how to use their unique skills to help direct the planning team that is charged with developing a vision for the school's future. Through text and graphics, Crowley designs a roadmap to the strategic planning process and shows the pitfalls to avoid. He also outlines the parallel planning the library professional must do for the library media centre itself; both planning processes are carried out simultaneously and should be closely interwoven. This work should be valuable to school library media specialists and adminstrators, as well as to educators who are involved in school restructuring. This work emphasises the role of the library professional as information expert, external environment scanner, and cataloguer. The decisions a school must make as it develops a vision of the future should be based on current and accurate information, and the library media specialist is the logical choice to assume the role of information expert for the strategic planning process. The process, as outlined by Crowley, begins with the case for the strategic planning process, and follows with chapters on external scanning, internal scanning, organisational analysis, developing a vision statement, mission statement, action plans, setting priorities, and keeping strategic planning dynamic.

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    Developing a Vision
    Strategic Planning and the Library Media Specialist
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John D. Crowley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 493 g
    ISBN 13: 9780313288357
    ISBN 10: 0313288356

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 480
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BIC E4L: LIB
    BIC subject category V2: GLH
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    BIC subject category V2: GLM, GLC
    B&T Approval Code: A29704000
    DC22: 025.1/978223/0973
    LC classification: Z675.S3 C85 1994
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 027.8068
    LC classification: Z675.S3C85
    Thema V1.0: GLC, GLM, GLH
    Illustrations note
    tables, bibliography, index
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 November 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    .,."This book is directed primarily toward the school system and library media specialist, but is recommended for anyone interested in understanding the mechanics of strategic planning and developing analytical skills for managing libraries: students of library administration, library managers, and librarians participating in some form of strategic planning."-Feliciter
    Table of contents
    Why Strategic Planning?; External Scanning; Internal Scanning; Organisational Analysis; Vision Statement; Mission Statement; Developing Action Plans; Setting Priorities; Keeping Strategic Planning Dynamic; Caveats and Serendipity.