The Law Library of Congress Releases Its Strategic Plan (2011-2016)
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.