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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Using technology in the Library to Serve Those with Special Needs
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your Desktop








2015 New Supervisors’ Academy Part II
Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ NEO Office in Hudson






Setting Performance Goals, Evaluations and Coaching
Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ NEO Office in Hudson







SummerSympsoium3AuthorsSummer Library Symposium
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ Kent State University







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Serving Older Youth with Special Needs
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your Desktop







Listening:  A Skill You Can Develop
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. From Your Desktop






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SummerSympsoium3AuthorsJoin us on Tuesday, July 14th to hear 3 authors, a publisher panel, children’s and teen literature update and more.

NEO will once again be partnering with Kent State University,  School of Library and Information Sciences to present our Summer Library Symposium.  This year’s focus will be on diversity in books.

Our Keynote will be Andrea Cheng who is the author of several children’s books, including  Honeysuckle House, Where the Steps Were, The Bear Makers, and Brushing Mom’s Hair, and her most recent is The Year of the Three Sisters.

During the day we will also be featuring Angela Johnson and Shelly Pearsall along with a publisher panel with Sheila Barry,  and Marianne Martens.  Breakout sessions onauthors along with breakout sessions on INFOhio, finding and building solid community partnerships and emerging technologies.  This year you won’t have to choose to attend the children’s and young adult literature updates they will be available for all.

You won’t want to miss this one!  Click HERE for more information and to register.

Event Date: 07-14-15
Event Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kent State University
Main Library -First Floor
1085 Risman Drive
Kent, OH 44242
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