Simply Strategic Webinar

Wednesday, May 4
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Simply Strategic

Ron Kirsop, from the Pioneer Library system, will talk about a simple strategic planning process that any library can implement to build a meaningful strategic plan. The key elements of the process include aspiration-oriented focus groups, a simple community survey, and discussions with internal members of the library. This presentation will explain the evolution of the model, the elements applied during the planning stages, the responsibilities of all parties involved, and how this model promotes future planning.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Steps involved with a simplified strategic planning process,
  2. How to use data to set priorities for your library,
  3. Questions to ask your community through surveys, focus groups, and interviews


Photo - Amy Pekar


Ron Kirsop is the Assistant Director of the Pioneer Library System, a cooperative system in western New York serving 42 small and rural libraries. Ron primarily focuses on trustee education, strategic planning, survey development, project management, user experience, customer service, and team building.