Module 3: Sustaining Your Library Association

This module is aimed at developing strategies for the long-term operation and sustainability of your library association. It offers ideas about the different functions and activities that can be undertaken by your association to ensure its long-term viability. Many of these functions and activities are covered from a different perspective in other modules in relation to their particular theme - for example, planning as a tool to establish a library association in Module 2 or coalition building as part of advocacy in Module 5. This module explores the way in which these factors contribute to the sustainability of your association, noting that the development of functions and strategies should always take into consideration the environment and the circumstances of your association. Examples used come from the experiences of a diverse range of library associations.

Two day workshop. Length and topics can be customised.

TOPIC 1: ATTRIBUTES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
3.1.1 Learning objectives
3.1.2 What do we mean by sustainability?
3.1.3 Why bother?
3.1.4 What are the key capacities for sustaining a library association?
3.1.5 Engagement of Members and Stakeholders
3.1.6 Organisational Attributes
3.1.7 Association Structure
3.1.8 Governance
3.1.9 Leadership as an enabler for sustainability
3.1.9 Association as a Leader

TOPIC 2: SUSTAINABLE STAFFING
3.2.1 Learning Objectives
3.2.2 Introduction to Resources
3.2.3 People as Resource
3.2.4 Recognising people as assets
3.2.5 Development and Training
3.2.6 Support and training for board members
3.2.7 Performance management of people
3.2.8 Standards of Performance
3.2.9 Performance review of board and committee members
3.2.10 Performance of Executive Director and President
3.2.11 Succession Planning
3.2.12 Suggested strategies for sustaining people
3.2.13 Introduction to Volunteers
3.2.14 Managing volunteers
3.2.15 Introduction to Motivation
3.2.16 Motivation Strategies

TOPIC 3: FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
3.3.1 Learning Objectives
3.3.2 Introduction to financial sustainability
3.3.3 Key principles of financial management
3.3.4 Components of a finance system
3.3.5 Budgeting
3.3.6 The Budgeting Process
3.3.7 Budgeting for Sustainability
3.3.8 Sources of Income
3.3.9 Costs and asset management
3.3.10 Asset Management
3.3.11 Managing accounts
3.3.12 Reporting and controls
3.3.13 Managing investments and reserves
3.3.14 In-kind contributions
3.3.15 Managing technical resources and infrastructure
3.3.16 Budgeting for physical infrastructure

TOPIC 4: MEASURING PERFORMANCE
3.4.1 Learning objectives
3.4.2 Evaluating strategy
3.4.3 Why measure performance?
3.4.4 Informing principles
3.4.5 Performance Indicators
3.4.6 Collecting Evidence
3.4.7 Performance measurement: what and when?

TOPIC 5: PLANNING AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
3.5.1 Learning Objectives
3.5.2 Planning Concepts
3.5.3 Project Planning and Management
3.5.4 Successful Projects
3.5.5 Quality Management
3.5.6 Components of Quality Management
3.5.7 Continuous Improvement and Benchmarking

TOPIC 6: ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE, RETAINING MEMBERS, PARTNERSHIPS
3.6.1 Learning objectives
3.6.2 Key relationships
3.6.3 Association Culture
3.6.4 Membership Incentives
3.6.5 Recruiting and Retaining Members
3.6.6 Strategies to address recruitment and retention issues
3.6.7 Stakeholder relationships
3.6.8 Partnerships
3.6.9 Successful partnerships

TOPIC 7: CHANGE MANAGEMENT
3.7.2 Introduction to change management
3.7.3 Starting change
3.7.4 A model for change
3.7.5 Resistance to change
3.7.6 Managing difficult change

ACTION PLAN AND EVALUATION

Associations, Building Strong Library Associations, Training

Última actualización: 5 Octubre 2012