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Robin and all,

 

When we hosted the board retreat, we were a 501C3 with a Board of Directors. Today, we are a programming arm of the Illinois State Library. This made our governing agency the Secretary of State’s office and we now have an Advisory Committee vs a Board of Directors.

 

Our three year re-affiliations with Center for the Book in the Library of Congress help keep us on track with the mission of the Center, the State Library and the Secretary of State’s office.

 

I hope this helps –

 

Bonnie

 

From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Iowa Center for the Book Coordinator
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:25 AM
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Subject: Re: Strategic Plans

 

Hi all,

 

Bonnie, is the Illinois Center for the Book governed by the State Library? Or your Board?

 

The Iowa Center for the Book has an Advisory Council. They could go through a strategic planning process, but the results would not be binding. Since we are a program of the State Library, any strategic plan would have to find a home within the larger State Library plan.

 

Every two years we do  a “Future Project’s” discussion at our Council meeting. This helps bring in new ideas and gives members as much ownership in ICB as possible.

 

Robin

 

Robin E. Martin, MLS

Coordinator, Iowa Center for the Book

Iowa Library Services/State Library

1112 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50319

www.iowacenterforthebook.org

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matheis, Bonnie
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:53 AM
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Subject: Re: Strategic Plans

 

Hi Joe,

 

Like others have stated, a strategic plan should be a process with all vested parties involved.

 

In August 2007, the Illinois Center for the Book hosted a two day Board Retreat dedicated to working through a strategic planning process to guide the Center into the future. At that time, the Center was in its 22nd year and a not-for-profit 501C3 housed at the Illinois State Library. As a result of taking the time to work through this process, a new mission statement was created and the wheels were put into motion for the Center to become a programming arm of the Illinois State Library. On July 1, 2009, the vision created during those two days was realized and still guides the Illinois Center for the Book to this day.

 

While most may not find it necessary or be able to host a retreat like we did, it is what worked for us. Do what works best for you but I would encourage you to take your time and truly explore what this process can do for your Center.

 

I wish you the best of luck in your journey –

 

Bonnie Matheis

Coordinator, Illinois Center for the Book

 

Illinois Center for the Book

Illinois State Library

Gwendolyn Brooks Building

300 South Second Street

Springfield, Illinois 62701

 

Office: 217-558-2065

Fax: 217-782-1877

 

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Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian

 

http://illinoiscenterforthebook.org

 

From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joe Davich
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:27 PM
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Subject: Strategic Plans

 

Hi Everyone-

I was just wondering if any other state centers have in place, or are currently working on strategic plans?

 

We are considering putting one in place, but I wanted to see if any centers used them, and how far into the future they were planned?

 

Thanks!

 

J

Joe Davich

Executive Director, Georgia Center for the Book

Supporting the Literary Arts in Georgia

Decatur Library, 3rd Floor

215 Sycamore St.

Decatur, GA, 30030

404.370.3070, Ext. 2285

404.370.3091 (FAX)

404.734.3639 (Cellular)

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www.georgiacenterforthebook.org

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