ALCTS LLAMA LITA Alignment Discussion

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A community for discussing the potential alignment of ALA's functional divisions (currently ALCTS, LLAMA, and LITA). Whether this would be a model for increased collaboration between the divisions or something bigger involving shared/joint membership and structural realignments, or even a full merger to a new single division, has not been decided.

View the most current information about where we're at in our discussions about a new division.

  • 1.  Q6: Finding Your Home

    Posted Dec 04, 2018 04:10 PM
    Edited by Joel Tonyan Dec 04, 2018 04:30 PM

    Thanks to all who participated in our New Division E-Forum, which took place on November 27 and 28, 2018 Great conversations took place in the forum, and the communications working group wants to make sure that those conversations can continue! Please take part in this thread and the other six (linked below), and respond to anything that catches your attention.

    The Other Discussion Threads:

    Q1: Current Membership Perks

    Q2: What should we take forward?

    Q3: What should we leave behind?

    Q4: Much Excite!

    Q5: Future Membership Benefits

    Q7: Continuing the Conversation

    This is Thread Q6: Finding Your Home

    Where do you see yourself in the future of this new division? What ideas do you have for how we can make sure that people can still find their home in a new division? Dive deep into your thoughts on what ample, meaningful opportunities for participation looks like to you.

    Can you envision a role for yourself in this new division and if so, what is it?

    Forum Responses:

    Communication was the key theme when it comes to individuals seeing themselves in a new division. Participants stressed the need for a solid communication network for individual to feel included in a new division, while also needing it to find a place to land with like minded colleagues.

    Joel Tonyan
    Systems and User Experience Librarian
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs