Strategic Planning Update

January 10, 2005
Keith Michael Fiels
Executive Director

Strategic Planning

The ALA Ahead to 2010 draft strategic plan was distributed to ALA membership on December 17.

As part of the process of seeking member input, ALA divisions, round tables, committees, and discussion groups have been invited to schedule time at their Midwinter sessions to discuss the plan. A feedback form has been provided for comments and suggestions from groups regarding the draft document. Councilors will be provided with an opportunity to discuss the plan as part of the Midwinter Council Information Session.

To further build consensus, members will be invited to review and comment on the plan following the Midwinter Meeting.  State Chapters and affiliates will also be invited to schedule a discussion of the plan within their organizations and share their comments with the Executive Board. The Board will review the plan and member comment at their spring 2005 meeting, and it is expected that the plan will be presented for Council approval at the 2005 Annual Conference. Implementation would begin immediately following Annual Conference.

For more information about the plan, see www.ala.org/ala2010draftstrategicplan.