RUSA Chairs of Committees (Reference & User Services Association) Committee
The ALA 2015 Startegic Plan includes:
Goal Area: Member Engagement
Goal Statement: ALA provides an environment in which all members, regardless of location or position, have the opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from engagement in their association.
- Objective (1): Increase member and staff innovation and experimentation in the creation of new opportunities for face-to-face and virtual engagement.
- Objective (2): Increase member engagement by identifying and eliminating barriers to participation and through technological innovation.
- Objective (3): Develop new models to recognize member contributions in a changing association.
- Objective (4): Continue to enhance a web presence that engages members and the public.
At its meetings at Midwinter 2011, the ALA Committee on Organization will discuss this goal, espcially objectives #1 and #2. One of the things we want to learn about is what your committee is doing to address these objectives. What experimentation have you done? How has it worked? What sort of member feedback have you received?
Please share your experiences--they can help all of us!