The joint SELCO/SELS Strategic Plan for FY2019-2021 is in development now. We have engaged a consultant, Rich Frazier, of IPM Advancement, to guide the process. An Extended Strategic Planning Committee has been created and includes the existing Strategic Planning Committee plus representatives from libraries.

The process began with a survey sent to SELCO Board members, member Library Directors, and SELCO staff in November 2017. A series of Focus Groups was held throughout the region in December to expand upon the survey results.

The results of the Focus Groups will be shared with the Extended Strategic Planning Committee in early 2018.

Recognizing the important role that planning plays in the effective management of the regional library cooperative, the Strategic Planning Committee guides the implementation of the joint SELCO/SELS Strategic and Technology Plan, FY2015 – FY2018.

The FY2015 – FY2018 plan is the result of a member-driven planning process facilitated by Library Strategies.  In an effort to continue this shared responsibility, members of the committee are a blend of Board Members and library representatives.  The staff implementation team meets regularly and updates the Strategic Plan Progress Dashboard.  

Click here to review the broad Strategic and Technology Plan, a detailed implementation plan, and documents from the FY2014 planning process 

Upcoming Meeting:


Recent Meetings:

  • April 5, 2018
  • February 1, 2018
  • October 23, 2017
  • September 25, 2017

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Committee Members Appointed by: 
Bruce Colwell, Chair  Northfield Public Library
Michelle Donlan Harmony Public Library
Marilyn Frauenkron Bayer Houston Public Library
Eileen Krenz La Crescent Public Library
Pat Utz LeRoy Public Library
Delane James Buckham Memorial Library – Representing the SELCO Advisory Committee
Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran University of Minnesota Rochester – Representing SELS Advisory Committee
Krista Ross, Executive Director ex-officio
Donovan Lambright, Automation Librarian ex-officio
Jennifer Harveland, Communication Specialist ex-officio
Reagen Thalacker, Regional Librarian ex-officio
Extended Committee Members  
Audrey Betcher Rochester Public Library – Representing Large Public Libraries
James Hill  Zumbrota Public Library – Representing Medium Libraries
Susan Hart Rushford Public Library – Representing Small Libraries 
Jen Schroeder, Finance Manager ex-officio