Last Strategic Plan

COOPERATING LIBRARIES IN CONSORTIUM (CLIC)

STRATEGIC PLAN 2003-2005

Drafted by the CLIC Board of Directors

February 26-27, 2003

Adopted July 23,2003

MISSION

CLIC's mission is to support member libraries in fulfilling their missions when cooperation enhances their ability to do so.

VISION

CLIC utilizes strategic partnerships and technology to facilitate the transition to the academic library of the future, through innovation, collaboration and empowerment of its members.

CLIC is an effective and efficient organization and a vigilant steward of human and financial capital.

CLIC membership exemplifies servant leadership to our individual campus communities, the higher education community and the greater Minnesota library community.

According to Robert Greenleaf, author of "The Servant as Leader," servant leadership is a practical philosophy that supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions. Servant-leaders mayor may not hold formal leadership positions. Servant-Leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening, and the ethical use of power and empowerment.

FOCUS AREAS

Board members identified the following areas for strategic growth.

1. Academic Libraries of the Future

2. "The CLICnet System"

3. Infrastructure

4. Finances

5. New Opportunities/Special Projects

GOALS

ACADEMIC LIBRARIES OF THE FUTURE

CHAMPION: Dan Gjelten

Goal: CLIC will develop and implement processes which enable member libraries to successfully transition into the digital higher education environment of the future. The digital library of the future will be characterized by:

In facilitating this transition, CLIC will recognize and honor the differences between member libraries and will support those with fewer resources, while not constraining those with more.

Strategies:

1. Serve as a laboratory for the exploration of alternative futures for libraries.

2. Facilitate the provision of appropriate professional development for staff of libraries in transition

3. Develop strategic partnerships with:

a. IT and other non-library professionals

b. Other non-CLIC academic libraries and consortia

c. Community libraries (non-academic: K-12, Historical Society, etc.)

The CLICnet SYSTEM

CHAMPION: Julie Rochat

Goal: CLIC will determine the most efficient and effective process for running the CLICnet System.

Strategies:

1. Continue the Coordinating Council's re-examination ofthe CLIC structure, including Associate System Administrators (ASA), Coordinating Council, Board and Systems Operation Group, to determine the most efficient/effective manner to run CLICnet system (Complete task by December 1, 2003)

2. Empower current Systems Op Group to discuss and make recommendations: * Clarify purpose and structure

3. Support the use of technology to make the problem-solving/reporting structure more efficient ;;d effective.

4. Address license problem

5. Investigate ITV and other technologies on individual campuses for more efficient timesaving meeting/decision-making

INFRASTRUCTURE

CHAMPION: Bob Suderman

Goal: Operate effective, stable, forward-looking technical support systems including:

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Strategies:

1. Engage IT in advisory role (both locally and a formal small advisory group)

2. Create subgroup of "techie" ASA's

3. Provide professional development for broader CLIC membership

FINANCE

CHAMPION: Carol Johnson

Goal: Re-assess CLIC membership policies in light ofthe following considerations. * Increased resources, human capital

Goal: Re-assess dues formula in light of the following considerations. * Number of volumes

Strategies:

1. Create subgroup to review formula and make recommendations.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES/SPECIAL PROJECTS

CHAMPION: Terri Fishel

Goal: Enable and encourage collaboration in ways which will:

Strategies:

1. Investigate impact of collaborating on grants.

2. Investigate shared purchases/collaboration to enhance collection development.

3. Form community alliances and take action on issues that impact our individual and consortial relationships with other libraries and community users.

4. Collaborate on technology projects.

Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org