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.
  • 1.  Update from TAG Task Force

    Posted Dec 29, 2021 04:12 PM

    Hello Everyone,

    We know that this space hasn't been very active as much of the work of Forward Together during the last year or so has been conducted within the ALA Council through various working groups and task forces. However there are a few updates to share from the Transforming ALA Governance Task Force. You can learn more about the task force here:

    Below are links to the an introductory narrative and the draft governance models.

    Initial Narrative for Council with FAQs

    TAG Models for Council

    Thank you for your continued interest and dedication to ALA. 



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

  • 2.  RE: Update from TAG Task Force

    Posted Jan 01, 2022 03:12 PM
    May I share these documents with Texas Library Assn Leadership in my report due soon? Or are these internal only as yet? thanks for keeping me straight - this is muddy territory from my point of view.

    Dorcas Hand
    Co-Chair, Ecosystem Subcommittee of COLA (2020- )
    Chair, Ecosystem Task Group of COLA (2018-2020)
    Member, Freedom to Read Foundation Board
    TXLA Chapter Councilor 2021-23
    School Library Advocate
    Houston TX

  • 3.  RE: Update from TAG Task Force

    Posted Jan 03, 2022 07:43 AM
    Hello Dorcas,
    Yes, by all means share these documents with the Texas Library Association and whoever else might be interested in reading them. They were sent first to Council for consideration for this month's discussion and Council sessions, but they are not internal documents. 


    Amy Lappin
    Deputy Director
    Lebanon Public Libraries
    Lebanon, NH 03766

    ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2020-2022

  • 4.  RE: Update from TAG Task Force

    Posted Jan 03, 2022 08:00 AM
    Thank you for that confirmation. 

    Sent from my iPhone