Public Library Association Planning Era-1966-2015

June 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

. The Public Library Association conducted a study that launched a transformation in thinking about public library service, A Strategy for Public Library Change (Martin, 1972). A focus on community-based planning helped shift the profession’s discourse to the idea of local planning models—a shift that began a nearly 50 year stage of public library development based on planning.

The Public Library Association, Public Library Development Program documents:

• Charles R. McClure, Planning and Role Setting for Public Libraries: A Manual of Options and Procedures (Chicago: American Library Association, 1987).

• Nancy Van House, Mary Jo Lynch, Charles R. McClure, Douglas L. Zweizig, and Eleanor Jo Rodger, Output Measures for Public Libraries: A Manual of Standardized Procedures (Chicago: American Library Association, 1987).

• Public Library Association, Public Library Data Service, Statistical Report (Chicago: Public Library Association, annual, 1992–present) continues Public Library Data Service Statistical Report (Chicago: Public Library Association, 1988–1991).

• Peggy O’Donnell, Public Library Development Program: Manual for Trainers (Chicago: American Library Association, 1988). • Virginia A. Walter, Output Measures for Public Library Service to Children: A Manual of Standardized Procedures (Chicago: Association for Library Service to Children, Public Library Association, American Library Association, 1992)

• Virginia A. Walter, Output Measures and More: Planning and Evaluating Public Library Services for Young Adults (Chicago: Young Adult Library Services Association, Public Library Association, American Library Association, 1995).

. The Public Library Association, Results series:

• Ethel Himmel and William James Wilson, Planning for Results: A Public Library Transformation Process (Chicago: American Library Association, 1998).

• Diane Mayo and Sandra Nelson, Wired for the Future: Developing Your Library Technology Plan (Chicago: American Library Association, 1999).

• Sandra Nelson, Ellen Altman, and Diane Mayo, Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries (Chicago: American Library Association, 2000).

• Sandra Nelson, The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach (Chicago: American Library Association, 2001).

• Diane Mayo and Jeanne Goodrich, Staffing for Results: A Guide to Working Smarter (Chicago: American Library Association, 2002).

• Sandra Nelson and June Garcia, Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity (Chicago: American Library Association, 2003).

• Rhea Joyce Rubin, Demonstrating Results: Using Outcome Measurement in Your Library (Chicago: American Library Association, 2005).

• Diane Mayo, Technology for Results: Developing Service-Based Plans (Chicago: American Library Association, 2005).

• Cheryl Bryan, Managing Facilities for Results: Optimizing Space for Services (Chicago: American Library Association, 2007).

• Sandra Nelson, Strategic Planning for Results (Chicago: American Library Association, 2008).

• Sandra Nelson, Implementing for Results: Your Strategic Plan in Action (Chicago: American Library Association, 2009).

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