Strategic Plan

A strategic plan sets long-range agency goals and identifies specific objectives and strategies to accomplish those goals. Strategic planning coordinates the formulation and implementation of action steps and helps focus resources to achieve the best results possible. The State Library strategic planning process is set on a five-year cycle of fiscal years and is approved by the Iowa Commission of Libraries and the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

FY23 to FY27 Strategic Plan

The State Library underwent a planning process at the end of FY22 for a new five-year Strategic Plan to start October 1, 2022 and run through September 30, 2027. The plan was submitted to IMLS and the State Library was notified of its acceptance on August 22, 2022. The plan will be voted on and approved by the Iowa Commission of Libraries at the September 2022 meeting and will then be added to this webpage.

FY18 to FY22 Strategic Plan

An independent evaluation of the State Library’s execution of the Five-Year Plan for 2018 – 2022 was conducted in FY22 as required by IMLS and in accordance with the Guidelines for IMLS Grants to States Five-Year Evaluation. The PDF report linked below details the major findings of the evaluation conducted by Bâton Global.

Read the FY18 to FY22 Evaluation