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Discussion Welcome to the 2015 environmental scan

by Keith Fiels on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 09:40 am

Dear Colleague: The American Library Association is beginning work on its next strategic plan, which will cover the period from 2010 to 2015. 

Dear Colleague: The American Library Association is beginning work on its next strategic plan, which will cover the period from 2010 to 2015. 

An important part of this planning process is the “environmental scan”, which consists of gathering and discussing information on the environment within which the association is currently operating and in which it will operate over the next five years. In order to better understand the environment and trends that will shape our future, we are inviting key member groups to share articles, reports, studies, surveys and links that they think are relevant and useful  as we begin developing the plan. 

Materials included in the scan might include articles and reports related to the Technological, Societal, Economic, Educational and Political environment, as well as pieces specifically relating to Academic, Public, School and other types of libraries.  All are invited to share the articles, reports, studies, surveys and links that they think provide important information and insight on the environment within which libraries, librarians, library users and the Association operate – and will operate in the future. 

We hope that divisions, round tables, committees and interest groups will take the opportunity to discuss the environmental scan at Annual Conference, and will contribute materials to the scan  between now and August 15th. To facilitate this process, the ALA Connect 2015 Environmental Scan group includes members of the Division and Round Table boards and ALA committees.

 

In mid September, formal planning will begin, and we will be urging all those who will be involved in the 2015 planning process to spend time looking at the Environmental Scan as we discuss the future direction and priorities of the association and develop our next startegic plan.

 

 

Keith Michael Fiels

Executive Director  

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Discussion Electronic Member Participation Options and Costs

by Karen Muller on Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 02:41 pm

Although 2008-09 EBD 12.65 has already been discussed, I'm adding it here for its useful analysis of costs.

It is on the ALA website at: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/officers/ebdocuments/2008_200...

Discussion South Dakota Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

Input from the library community in South Dakota on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Discussion Tennessee Association of School Librarians Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 04:11 pm

Input from the library community in Tennessee on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Discussion Pacific Northwest Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 04:08 pm

Input from the library community in Pacific Northwest on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Discussion Oklahoma Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 04:05 pm

Input from the library community in Oklahoma on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Discussion Montana Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 03:56 pm

Input from the library community in Montana on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Discussion Maryland Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 03:54 pm

Input from the library community in Maryland on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Discussion Louisiana Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 03:49 pm

Input from the library community in Louisiana on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

Discussion New England Library Association Planning Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 01:46 pm

Input from the library community in New England on where ALA should focus efforts the next five years.

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The American Library Association is beginning work on its next strategic plan, which will cover the period from 2010 to 2015.

An important part of this planning process is the "environmental scan", which consists of gathering and discussing information on the environment within which the association is currently operating and in which it will operate over the next five years.

In order to better understand the environment and trends that will shape our future, we are inviting member groups to share articles, reports, studies, surveys and links that they think are relevant and useful as we begin developing the plan.

Materials included in the scan might include articles and reports related to the Technological, Societal, Economic, Educational and Political environment, as well as pieces specifically relating to Academic, Public, School and other types of libraries.

Instructions for posting resources for the 2015 Scan:

  1. If you're not already part of the community, log in and join it so that you can post content here.
  2. Add a new post.
  3. Please include the name of the resource in the subject/title line.
  4. Select one of the subject headings from the menu (Economic Environment, Societal Environment, Technological Environment, etc.).
  5. The body of the message should include a one paragraph overview or précis of the content of the attachment or link.
  6. The article, report, or other resource can either be included as an attachment, or through a link to an online document or website.
  7. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ghikas or Jenny Levine.

 

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