Registration is now open for “Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library.” The workshop will take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Friday, March 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sarah Pickle, assessment librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library, will lead the full-day workshop.

In “Introduction to Business Planning for Your Library” participants learn what it takes to keep a digital resource or library service vibrant and relevant post launch or post grant funding. This involves defining a large impact goal for the resource and determining the activities needed to meet those goals. In brief, this workshop lays out both the need to plan for the future of the digital  resource or service and how to determine what is involved.

During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use the tools of business strategy to strengthen the project and its sources of support.

This workshop is appropriate for individuals who are

  • Developing data management services
  • Running journal publication programs within a library
  • Creating digital resources
  • Designing maker spaces or digital media labs within a library
  • Managing institutional repositories

By taking key elements of business strategy from the commercial world and applying them to the specific context of the academic sectors, this workshop offers participants a way to apply best-practice skills to the innovative resources and services they have developed.

Registration is open through Eventbrite.

About the instructor:

Sarah Pickle is the assessment librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library. She came to this role after serving as the CLIR/DLF Social Science Data Curation Fellow at Penn State Libraries. Previously, Sarah was an analyst at Ithaka S+R where her research focused on the sustainability of digital resources and the efforts that academic and cultural heritage institutions have made to support digital scholarship. While at Ithaka S+R, Sarah was one of the principal organizers behind our semester-long course for digital project leaders.  Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, she completed her PhD in comparative literature at Cornell University.