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Cindi Blyberg's picture

Goals for July 2013 - June 2015

Hi everyone,

Rachel and I took the notes from our last meeting and incorporated them into Adriene's reworking of our goals.  Rachel also changed the language a bit to make them sound like goals rather than things we just *do* as a matter of course.

I want to reiterate that the text below is a reworking of the goal statements from the longer Strategic Plan document that was put together by leadership and membership.  The division's principle "deliverables" remain the same--education, publications, networking--and the other ideas, collaboration, advocacy, and infrastructure, have been central to the Board's and the membership's work over the last few years.  We hope that this text reflects the LITA gestalt, and we welcome everyone's comments.

The dates at the top reflect the leadership turnover that we have as an organization.  We are not suggesting that the goals be torn down every year (or every other year) and re-written, but we hope that putting a shorter timeframe on them will mean that thoughtful discussion and re-affirming will happen with each new President, ensuring that the goals are front and center, framing our work.

If these are agreeable to you, we will need a motion and a second, then we can discuss and vote. 

LITA members who aren't board members who are viewing this document, we welcome your comments, too!

 

LITA’s Goals for June 2013- June 2015

Collaboration & Networking


Foster collaboration and encourage networking among our members and beyond so the full potential of technologies in libraries can be realized.

Education & Sharing of Expertise

Offer education, publications, and events to inspire and enable members to improve technology integration within their libraries.

Advocacy

Advocate for meaningful legislation, policies, and standards that positively impact on the current and future capabilities of libraries that promote equitable access to information and technology.

Infrastructure

Improve LITA’s organizational capacity to serve, educate, and create community for its members.

Aaron Dobbs's picture

Motion - to get the party started

-Aaron
:-)'

***** "Always remember everyone is working to make the organization better in their own way."
-Eli Mina, ALA Parliamentarian

Andromeda Yelton's picture

To clarify, you are moving that we accept these goals?

 

(Also to clarify, I am always in favor of any motion for LITA to start a party.)

LITA Board of Directors, 2013-2016

http://andromedayelton.com

@ThatAndromeda

David King's picture

I second this!

Cindi Blyberg's picture

*poke*

Rachel Vacek's picture

Taking a hint from Cindi's big stick (her poking all of us), I believe now that David seconded it, we can discuss and vote.  I have nothing to discuss about these goals.   I think Cindi was pretty clear when she gave all of us homework to think about how we can support these goals and help the committees we are liaisons to meet these goals.    

I am ready to vote on this and get the ball rolling!  Anyone else want to discuss?

 

Rachel Vacek
LITA President, 2014-2015

Cindi Blyberg's picture

Assuming the above motion is that we accept these goals as written above, and given that we have a second and that there is no discussion, I'm calling for a vote.  Please vote yea or nay (or abstain).

Please vote as a reply to this particular thread.

Please vote by end of business Friday, October 11, 2013, whatever time EOB is for you.

David King's picture

Yea
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Andromeda Yelton's picture

Yea

LITA Board of Directors, 2013-2016

http://andromedayelton.com

@ThatAndromeda

Elizabeth Stewart-Marshall's picture

aye (to clarify only voting once but if you don't put in a subject line it looks weird)

Zoe Stewart-Marshall

LITA Past President (2013-2014)

Rachel Vacek's picture

Yea

Rachel Vacek
LITA President, 2014-2015

Aaron Dobbs's picture

PS: Why are we not voting in a Poll for ease of tracking and tallying votes?
(and reducing the email notifications from Connect)

-Aaron
:-)'

***** "Always remember everyone is working to make the organization better in their own way."
-Eli Mina, ALA Parliamentarian

Rachel Vacek's picture

Aaron, I've been wondering that myself.  Can't we use the poll tool here in drupal for when we need to vote?  Or do we not do it because voting is a two step process and there is often discussion?

Rachel Vacek
LITA President, 2014-2015

Lauren Pressley's picture

aye!

laurenpressley.com

John Blyberg's picture

Yea

Cindi Blyberg's picture

That'd be an aye.

Aimee Fifarek's picture

Aye from Aimee