Well, that’s done.
The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam have a Strategic Plan to drive us through the next 5 years. And yes, it’s written — done! Except, not. If it’s any good, it’s a living document that we’ll use over and over again until we write a new one. So it’s not done… ever.
But that’s okay. There’s gotta be something for us to talk about, else we’d never have any meetings, and that’d be a tragedy.
All flippant nonsense aside, this document represents a huge amount of staff time to complete our program review, hours upon hours of one-on-one consultation meetings between the staff and two directors, a lot of thought and research and writing time on my part, feedback from across the Academic Affairs unit of the College, and a whole lot of back-and-forth discussion that led to careful wordsmithing. And I’m proud of the work we did, and of the work we’re doing in support of our lofty goals.
It’s a good time to be a librarian.