The Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness is committed to developing a forward-looking governance and organizational structure to support a 21st Century profession. We are also committed to keeping all ALA members and stakeholders informed of the status of the project and opportunities for input. With that in mind, we are pleased to share the following updates and next steps.
a. During Fall 2018 the Steering Committee will work with Tecker International on a review of ALA's relationships, structures, and processes as well as the needs of librarianship as a whole.b. In October 2018, a Summit including the Steering Committee and others will be using knowledge-based strategic thinking to develop alternative organizational and governance models.c. Public forums will be held in a variety of settings including the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle and virtually to discuss, and refine possible models for ALA.d. At the 2019 ALA Annual meeting in Washington, D.C., The Steering Committee and Tecker International will present to the ALA Executive Board a report of research and recommendations. Tecker International will aid in the continued review and implementation of recommendations approved by the ALA Executive Board through January 2020.
a. Charge: The Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness will carry out a comprehensive review and study of ALA's governance, member participation and legal structures and systems, with the goal of proposing changes that will vitalize its success, strength and agility as a 21st century association. The Steering Committee will provide advice and support to the Executive Board on priority improvements. The work of the Steering Committee will focus on membership development and engagement, and on encompassing the diversity of voices that enrich ALA through incorporating the perspectives, interests and contributions of a wide variety of stakeholders and affiliated groups. Its work will be mission driven and embrace the Association's core values. Through input and feedback from across the Association, the Steering Committee will explore alternative models and reorganization possibilities. It will work with the Executive Team and a consultant to formulate and present its findings and recommendations to the Executive Boardb. Steering Committee Members:
c. Executive Team Members:
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