The Montana State Library strongly encourages all libraries to have a strategic plan. Strategic plans are helpful tools for libraries because they can focus the library's programs and services and help with decisions on allocating resources based on community needs and how the library can meet those needs.  Our consultants can offer facilitator help to public libraries with their strategic planning process.   Please contact Lauren McMullen at 866-730-1681 or if you’d like more information about how the State Library can help you with your strategic plan.

Getting Started With Strategic Planning

Public Library Service Responses

The Strategic Planning Process

Examples of Montana Public Library Strategic Plans (coming soon)