ARLIS/NA Strategic Plan Task Force (SPTF) Business
April 18, 2004, and
Abrams (co-chair), Jeanne Brown (Executive Board liaison)
Roberto C. Ferrari,
Trudy Jacoby, Lucie Stylianopoulos (co-chair), Allen Townsend, Amy E. Trendler,
afternoon meeting: Jack Robertson
Charge, timetable and process
and Lucie provided an overview regarding our charge which is to update the
ARLIS/NA Strategic Plan and our goal to present a draft strategic plan to cover
the year 2006-9 to the membership at the 2005 Houston conference. Although the Board would like
to review a draft at the mid-year board meeting this summer (2004), the SPTF
felt that this was not enough time to conduct an environmental scan, construct,
implement, and analyze a survey, and craft the draft of the new strategic plan.
It was agreed that a more feasible date for sending a draft to the Board would
be winter 2004-5. In addition to the member focused survey, input from groups
(chapters, committees, sections) will be encouraged. An environmental scan will
be conducted which will provide contextual information describing our existing library
and visual resources environments, including articulating available and
emerging technologies, institutional and professional development priorities, external
forces and trends, etc.
The process in
creating an updated SP should include obtaining individual and group input,
communicating to the membership via the ARLIS-L and other Society publications
through 2004-5 as the plan emerges, and possibly using focus groups to develop
specific portions of the plan. It will be challenging to undertake this process
using primarily electronic communication methods such as email.
consulted with HQ regarding support in constructing a web survey instrument and
there will be some associated costs. A budget proposal will be sent to the
Treasurer by May 2004.
Membership Forum at NYC Conference
Monday April 19 will be the kick off for the 2006-9
strategic plan initiative. Leslie & Lucie will lead, and Lynne and Trudy
will record attendee comments. “Envisioning ARLIS/NA”, the set of core questions
will be distributed which will help us gage key issues of interest and concern
for the membership.
Leadership Breakfast at NYC Conference
Tuesday April 20, Leslie will kick off the 2006-9 strategic
plan initiative with the ARLIS/NA leadership. The set of core questions will
also be distributed.
2004-5 Budget Request call
Requests are due May 31,
2004 for 2005
implementation. The SPTF will request a placeholder amount of $500 to customize
the web survey instrument which will be designed to obtain input from the
membership. Note will also be made that this funding will actually be required
in this calendar year.
Tentative timetable and action plan:
Submit budget request for resources
required to create web survey – Leslie – completed May 2004.