May 29, 2022

The Law Library of Congress Releases Its Strategic Plan (2011-2016)

From a Guest Blog Post by Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress: (via In Custodia Legis)

The Law Library is proud to present its 2011–2016 Strategic Plan.  We have taken the overall goals set out in the Library of Congress Strategic Plan as our inspiration and guide.  Through our strategies, we seek to leverage and support the Library and our sibling service units’ strengths by setting realistic, but ambitious, goals for ourselves.  Although this strategic plan covers a discreet period of time, it is designed to position the Law Library for the long-term.  While we have pronounced this plan as “final,” we realize that the best approach is to be agile and innovative.  We believe that this plan allows us to be just that.

The strategic planning team members were selected from among Law Library staff to help assure that the ultimate plan would incorporate a diversity of perspectives.  However, in order to mitigate inevitable gaps in knowledge and have everyone start with a shared knowledge base, the team was given a substantial reading list well in advance of its first meeting.  Readings were selected to be informative, thought-provoking, and present a wide variety of ideas.   This approach really helped to expedite the entire strategic planning process.

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Read the Complete LLOC Strategic Plan (32 Pages; PDF)

Read the Complete Library of Congress Strategic Plan 2011-2016 (22 Pages; PDF)

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