Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a crucial activity in the success of many organizations, enabling them to focus on a common set of significant issues and yielding a powerful and shared sense of the future. NEO-RLS offers two Strategic Planning Tracks to fit your situation and can work with you to customize the process further as needed.  We will help you get the process started, keep it on track by guiding your Board, community stakeholders and staff in defining long-term goals and objectives and by providing a framework for the final report and subsequent action.  Click here for detailed information on our process and costs.

"Working with the NEO-RLS team on the Ursuline College Ralph M. Besse Library strategic plan was a wonderful experience. The team created a safe environment for the library staff to share open and honest thoughts that lead to a plan that will help the library grow in the years to come." -- Suzy Schroeder-Green - Director, Library and Academic Support Services, Ursuline College

Libraries that have used NEO-RLS to facilitate their Strategic Planning process include the following:

Public Libraries
  • Ashtabula County District Library 
  • Avon Lake Public Library
  • Barberton Public Library
  • Burton Public Library  
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library      
  • Cuyahoga Falls Library                    
  • East Cleveland Public Library 
  • Euclid Public Library
  • Grafton-Midview Public Library  
  • Kingsville Public Library         
  • Kirtland Public Library
  • Licking County Library
  • Lorain Public Library System
  • Mansfield/Richland County Public Library  
  • Marvin Memorial Library
  • McKinley Memorial Library 
  • Medina County District Library
  • Mentor Public Library
  • North Canton Public Library
  • Orrville Public Library
  • Portage County District Library
  • Ritter Public Library  
  • Sandusky Library 
  • Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
  • Twinsburg Public Library        
  • Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
  • Westlake Porter Public Library

Academic Libraries
  • University Libraries, University of Akron
  • Ralph M. Besse Library, Ursuline College
  • Ritter Library, Baldwin Wallace University