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Strategic Plan 2011-2013
Canadian Health Libraries Association Association des bibliotheques de la santé du Canada
Results of a Strategic Planning Session by the Board of Directors, September 23, 2010
Facilitated by Wayne Glover, CAE
An organization’s vision identifies its core reason for existence and needs to stand the test of time.
“The vision of CHLA/ABSC is to facilitate and enable access to the best available health information and knowledge.”
The mission statement for an organization outlines how the organization intends to achieve the vision.
“It is the mission of CHLA/ABSC to lead health librarians and information specialists towards excellence through professional development, networking and advocacy.
CHLA/ABSC Strategic Directions
An organization establishes strategic directions to focus energies to achieve its vision and mission, build on the identified strengths and overcome the identified challenges.
CHLA/ABSC’ strategic directions were identified as:
1. Professional Development
2. Information Sharing
4. Organizational Viability
“Create and deliver Continuing Education in a variety of formats.”
“Encourage the use of leading edge technologies to share information and knowledge within the profession and outside of it.”
“Create a plan for advocating for, and promoting the profession.”
“Ensure the viability of the organization.”
Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
There are many ways that organizations measure their achievement of meeting their strategic directions and the impact on the vision and mission. Here are three ways that CHLA/ABSC may like to use to evaluate its performance: