Macquarie Regional Library Service (NSW)

Regional Local Studies Strategy

RHCS conducted a review of local studies collection and access across the Macquarie Regional Library Service and of external agencies and individuals involved in the collection and preservation of local studies materials across the region. The consultation involved both survey and face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders from the library, member Councils, Councilors, and various special interest groups and individuals. The project developed a regional local studies strategy for both the library and other interested groups, organizations and individuals. All member Councils of the Macquarie Regional Library Service (Dubbo, Narromine, Warrumbungle and Wellington) have since adopted the strategy.

 

Training (Australia & New Zealand)

1.  Strategic Planning Training

RHCS provides introductory and advanced strategic planning workshops * that cover:

  • Strategic planning principles
  • The strategic planning process
  • Situation analysis, including identification of internal and external inputs
  • Identifying critical issues
  • Defining the strategic framework
  • Tactical thinking

2. Marketing planning

RHCS provides introductory and advanced marketing planning workshops that cover how to

  • Define marketing (within the context of your business, community or workplace)
  • Define key marketing terms and how they apply and relate to your business or organisation
  • Develop a set of clear marketing objectives
  • Undertake a situation analysis i.e. scoping the parameters, information sources, research techniques
  • Define, select and develop your market, target markets and marketing mix
  • Develop marketing plan strategies, tactics and actions
  • Develop the right communication strategy for each target market
  • Monitor your marketing performance

Contact: Roger Henshaw | Principal Consultant, RHCS | E: roger@rhcs.com.au |T: +61 414 190 133

* RHCS has also conducted an Introduction to Library Strategic Planning course nationally and in New Zealand through Performance Improvement Conferences and Seminars (http://www.pics.com.au/) This course is now available directly from RHCS