Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) Project: Discussion Forum

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This space is for all those interested in updates and discussion regarding Transforming ALA Governance. This space was originally created to share the work of the Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) who was charged in June 2018 to 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 results of this committee are the Forward Together recommendations.

Reminder: Volunteer Application Form Open

  • 1.  Reminder: Volunteer Application Form Open

    Posted May 01, 2020 10:28 AM
    Hi Everyone,

    A quick reminder that the application form for the Forward Together Working Group is open. The deadline is exactly one week from today, Friday May 8th

    Forward Together Working Group Application Form

    Here is what we are looking for:

    • Strategic visioning and ability to think about the long-term needs of the Association
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; prior experience might include public relations, advocacy campaigns, marketing, or graphic design
    • The ability to do financial analysis and reporting
    • Optimistic outlook and commitment to work with others to understand their perspectives and share the goals of the Forward Together recommendations; ability to win others over (WOO)
    • The ability to think at a systems level, understanding that ALA is a multi-faceted association that aims to meet the needs of thousands of members.
    We also seek members with (but not limited to):

    • Experience in academic, public, school, or special library environments
    • Experience in nonprofit business or other associations
    • Perspective as a library/information science educator
    • Empathetic approach to this work, understanding that members feel passionately about their roles and participation in ALA 
    • Experience with ALA and/or in an ALA Division as a member or member leader
    • Members with less than 5 years in the association as well as long-career veterans
    • Experience in turnaround management and change management
    • Experience in assessment or program evaluation
    Thank you!

    Raymond A. Garcia
    Special Assistant to the Executive Director | Executive Office
    American Library Association