Performance evaluation as a tool for strategic decisions about serving visually impaired users: the case of the Lithuanian Library for the Blind

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Performance evaluation as a tool for strategic decisions about serving visually impaired users: the case of the Lithuanian Library for the Blind
In the Journal:
Library & information science research . 2016, vol. 38, iss. 2, p. 161-169
Keywords:
LT
Lietuvos aklųjų biblioteka; Veiklos vertinimas; Strateginiai sprendimai
EN
Lithuanian Library for the Blind; Performance evaluation; Strategic decisions
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe complexity of serving diverse and dispersed target audiences of visually impaired persons suggest that there is a need to analyse the performance of libraries for the blind. This issue is currently neglected in library and information science research. Library managers and policy-makers can employ performance data for developing new strategies for service delivery and sustainability. The balanced scorecard and historical benchmarking approaches were applied to analyse the performance of the Lithuanian Library for the Blind (LLB) in 2008–2012. The concepts of strategic issues and strategies were employed to demonstrate how performance evaluation findings may be used for the purposes of strategic planning. The findings revealed the attractiveness and sufficiency of cultural services, but also the inability of the LLB to reach its target audiences, the inefficiency of internal processes, low use of information resources and electronic services, and a lack of sustainability in organisational learning. A model of service provision in collaboration with public and academic libraries for publishing and distribution of literature in accessible formats was suggested to the LLB. It is in line with the policy and legal decisions necessary for achieving the Library's main goals. [From the publication]

ISSN:
0740-8188
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2019-10-08 14:24:13
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