Finding the balance between theory and practice is an important aspect of library work. Just as a library’s mission statement can guide a library broadly, a written philosophy can guide an initiative, clarifying direction and scope. Using the example of an assessment philosophy to guide the re-imagination of a library assessment program, this talk shows the value of creating a philosophy to support new initiatives and how to create and apply such a philosophy.
Type of Library
Vision Statement, Planning, Philosophy, Assessment, Library
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Begin at the Beginning: The Importance of a Written Philosophy in Shaping a New Library Initiative