A strategic plan sets long-range agency goals and identifies specific objectives and strategies to accomplish those goals. Strategic planning coordinates the formulation and implementation of action steps and helps focus resources to achieve the best results possible.
The Iowa Library Services/State Library strategic planning process is set on a five-year cycle of fiscal years and is approved by the Iowa Commission of Libraries. The current Strategic Plan is active from FY13 to FY17 and will be evaluated for results and have new goals and objectives set at the end of FY17. Strategies are developed and approved on an annual fiscal year basis, with the current FY16 strategies approved by the Commission on August 6, 2015.
View the current Strategic Plan below, or explore past strategic plans, strategies and results in the links on the left menu.
FY13 to FY17 Iowa Library Services Strategic Plan