Program Session

11 - Dream, Dare, Do: Rethinking Library Strategy

Tuesday, May 30
3:55 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: 611

Objectives: To describe the process of developing a strategic plan in order to strengthen the Libraries' capacity to serve the campus and align with the university's new strategic plan.

Methods: In January 2015, our University launched an enterprise-wide five-year strategic plan. The Libraries, under new leadership, formed a "futures" team to develop its own strategic plan to align with the university's new strategy. The consultant who led the development of the university's strategic plan also guided the futures team. The team collected internal and external data by conducting benchmarking interviews of peer and aspirational libraries, as well as focus groups of library patrons. Data and themes that emerged from benchmarking and focus group results were used to inform strategy. Library staff was involved at critical points throughout the process. For example, staff worked in small groups to brainstorm vision statements. The futures team incorporated that feedback to develop the final vision statement. Mirroring the university's strategy, the library identified five major goals. Each goal has strategic objectives with supporting initiatives.

Results: Will be made available during the presentation

Conclusion: Will be made available during the presentation

Keywords: Strategic Planning, Strategy, Visioning, Action Planning, Program Planning, Organization Development



Program Session

Heather N. Holmes

Associate Director of Libraries
Medical University of South Carolina
Akron, Ohio

Heather Holmes, AHIP, is the clinical informationist for Summa Health System's Akron City & St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, OH. She received her MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Holmes worked for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA; Mount Carmel Hospitals in Columbus, OH; and at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio-Toledo. She has presented at several international meetings including the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME), MLA, and was invited to the International Congress on Medical Librarianship in Brisbane, Australia, in 2009. Heather is a 2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers for 2011. The position she holds currently is a newly created one that evolved from the clinical work she has been doing over the past several years. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

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Emily Brennan

Research Informationist
Medical University of South Carolina Libraries / Research and Education Services
Charleston, South Carolina

Emily Brennan, MLIS, is a Research and Education Informationist at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library. She is the liaison to the College of Medicine, and Physical Therapy Program, and teaches evidence-based practice (EBP) theory and skills, literature searching, mobile device apps, and more. Emily is also the co-director of the Department of Pediatrics residency EBP program. As a member of the MUSC Hospital's Value Institute, Emily assists in performing literature reviews for the development of hospital guidelines and electronic health record (EHR) order sets. She is involved in professional library associations and is chair of the SC/MLA Communications Committee.

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Susan D. Hoffius

Curator
Medical University of South Carolina Libraries/Waring Historical Library
Charleston, South Carolina

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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries
Medical University of South Carolina Libraries, South Carolina

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Vivian Scarborough

Systems Engineer
Medical University of South Carolina Libraries

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Joshua Ivey

Learning Commons Coordinator
Medical University of South Carolina Libraries

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Randall Watts

Associate Director
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Randall Watts has served as Associate Libray Director at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN since 2016. Previously, he was Assistant Director for Resource Management at Medical University of South Carolina.

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Kathryn Church

Principal Consultant
Strategic Focus Associates

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