ACRL announces the publication of Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning: A Guidebook for Librarians. Edited by noted scenario planning expert Joan Giesecke with Jon Cawthorne and Debra Pearson, Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning also featuring contributions from Tyler Walters, introduces and describes the use of scenario planning in libraries.
Scenario planning can be used to build plausible stories about the future and enable librarians to better plan, lead, and manage during uncertain times. This guidebook explains the uses of and processes for conducting scenario planning as both a futuring technique and as a planning tool. Combining practical step by step chapters with chapters on research using scenarios, Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning explains how libraries can use scenario planning tools to develop strategic agendas to help libraries to survive and thrive in turbulent times.
Navigating the Future with Scenario Planning: A Guidebook for Librarians is available for purchase in print, as an e-book, and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.