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Community-Led Strategic Planning and Organizational Change

Your strategic plan can be a powerful tool to rally staff at all levels around a shared direction. Or… it can sit gathering dust, entirely forgotten until it is time to write the next one. How can you make sure your library’s plan will stay vibrant? Centering community is the key. Learn how to orient your strategic planning process around community so that it can lead to meaningful progress towards inspiring shared goals.


After this webinar, you will:

• Understand how to conduct a community-led planning process

• Identify strategies for building your organization’s capacity to center community

• Develop a theory of change to take you from understanding to action

• Be aware of key models for implementing and evaluating organizational change

Community-Led Strategic Planning and Organizational Change


$25 per person for 4+licenses

  • Dr. Audrey Barbakoff is the CEO of Co/Lab Capacity, which helps libraries grow and develop through community-centered consulting. She brings more than a decade of experience in public library leadership and innovation rooted in community engagement. In addition to her MLIS she holds a doctorate in organizational change and leadership; her research focused on building capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion in public libraries through community-led planning. Her contributions have been recognized by Library Journal Mover & Shakers, Urban Libraries Council Top Innovators, the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal “20 Under 40” and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Dr. Barbakoff is the author of Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults. Her second book, Twelve Steps to a Community-Led Library, is forthcoming in fall 2022. Find her at

  • A single-seat license is $49. Ask about group rates for parties of 4 or more (email

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