In support of the strategic planning services MLS offers, several staff members participated in a webinar hosted by the Aspen Institute last week. The webinar presented process and tips from Aspen, as well as case studies from libraries. A particular focus of the Aspen Model is the integration of the library’s strategic plan into the community’s master or strategic plan. Much can be gained from connecting library plans to the community. Additionally, Aspen supports the shift from thinking about the library as the people rather than the building. The Transylvania County Library System in North Carolina presented their experiences following the Aspen Institute Model. To access Aspen Institute publications on Planning, visit our Resource Guide:¬†for more information, see