Balanced Planning That Works!

Do you need help creating your next Strategic Plan? Are you dreading the frustration of the old, slow, cumbersome planning process?


weight_scalesCreate a strategic plan that works, by combining tried and true, traditional planning tools with elements of The Balanced Scorecard. This planning model is effective, takes less time and involves everyone from your community members to the Board, management and staff of your library. Your Planning Team will be trained to continually monitor and report progress – and remove roadblocks. Create a balanced strategic plan that works for today’s libraries!

Comment from Andrew Mangels, Director, Westlake Porter Public Library:

“Cathy has done a superlative job leading Westlake Porter Public Library through the Balanced Scorecard strategic planning process.  She attended a library board meeting and gave a succinct but compelling description of the process and how we, as an organization would benefit from using this tool.  The Balanced Scorecard is an excellent opportunity to engage the entire library and community.  With the staff of NEO-RLS as our consultant, we look forward to completing a timely, relevant and measurable plan.”

NEO has created plans over the past couple of years for many libraries, including Burton Public Library, Westlake Porter Public Library, Orrville Public Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Ritter Public Library, Mansfield-Richland County Public Library, Kirtland Public Library, Euclid Public Library and Wayne County Public Library.

Contact any of those directors to hear how NEO’s system and planners can work for you!  “Non-library’ consultants can’t offer your community, board, managers and staff the industry knowledge and experience that you can get from working with your regional library! And, we’re affordable, especially if you purchase a discount membership and save even more!

Call today for more information. 330-655-0531

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MedalsYOUR Regional Library, NEO-RLS,  offers three, exciting and valuable “discount membership” that are available for purchase at any point during our fiscal year, at a pro-rated price.

Save on more than just training….save also on services such as technology demos, strategic planning, board development and more. Read the list of NEO services .


Here is a  list of current public library membership levels.

GOLD Discount Memberships provide FREE continuing education and a 60% discount on consulting services.

SILVER Discount Memberships provide a 50% discount on all events and services and a

BRONZE membership provides a 25% savings.

To find the cost for your public library click here


SCHOOLS, COLLEGE AND SPECIAL LIBRARIES can take advantage of the 100% GOLD CE package for a single, low price of $250/year!

Contact us at NEO to find out how you can get your library in on these amazing, affordable and valuable discounts or click here for a DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIP FORM!

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