Two of the ideas that stuck with me the most from the Planning classroom session:
1. Everything goes back to the strategic plan, and your strategic plan should be aligned with the strategic goals of your municipality.
2. Step into the future.
I guess the common thread here is anchoring. The strat plan anchors our decision making and keeps us on the path that we set out for the library. Stepping into the future anchors our planning - gives us the "why" of what we are doing. Why do we want to do this? Because it will lead to the future we envision for the library.