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Conference Presentation in Development

posted Jul 24, 2016, 2:12 PM by Greg Smith   [ updated Mar 27, 2018, 5:16 PM ]

It's a Sunday afternoon, and I've spent the last few hours alternating my attention between not-so-interesting ESPN programming and developing components of an upcoming conference presentation. My proposal to present at this fall's Virginia Library Association Annual Conference was accepted in May, so I'm now working to translate the proposal into reality.

The title of my concurrent session is "Managing with Purpose: Integrating Assessment, Planning, and Budgeting." Time permitting, I intend to introduce attendees to a range of management tools and concepts that are relevant to libraries of all types:

  • The logic model
  • Six dimensions of assessment
  • The balanced scorecard
  • The Business Model Canvas
  • Opportunity cost
  • The principal-agent problem

My session is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 4:15 PM. Additionally, I'll most likely share slides and/or handouts via a link from the Presentations page. A related resource that I posted some months ago is linked here: "Planning and the Future of the Academic Library: An Annotated Bibliography."