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2023 MLA Conference: Framing the Future: Strategic Planning for Small and Rural Libraries

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Continuing Education
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2023 Montana Library Association Conference: Keeping Libraries Wild
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 9:00 AM
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 12:00 PM


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Registered conference attendees who attend can claim MSL CE credits for this workshop.
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Well-designed strategic plans identify what members of the community are under-served and works toward creating inclusive services and libraries that welcome all members of their communities. This workshop gives library staff and trustees of small and rural libraries the tools to engage in community-focused planning.

Tracy Cook provides consulting assistance on a variety of topics and oversees the consulting, continuing education, and lifelong learning programs within the State Library. Tracy’s areas of expertise include library law, board development, personnel, local government relations, and advocacy. Tracy enjoys hiking, canoeing, citizen scientist work, and golf. She also volunteers for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and the National Park Service whenever she can.

Stu Wilson is the former Director of Library Strategies Consulting Group, Executive Director of The Friends of the Hennepin County Library and Vice-President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Wilson has more than 25 years of fundraising and planning experience and is the founder of Fitzgerald in Saint Paul. He also served as the lead consultant in creating The Trust for Montana Libraries.

Pam Henley provides consulting and advisory services to public librarians and trustees from her office in Bozeman.



Billings, MT



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Continuing Education Credit(s)

Continuing Education Credits

3.0 creditsLibrary Administration
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Vriesman, Kirk - Director (Montana Library Association)

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