LIRT Goals and Objectives

Library Instruction Round Table Short-Term Goals and Objectives, updated June 2005

Goal Statement: Develop strategies for mentoring new instruction librarians.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Establish a mentoring committee to look at opportunities for mentoring, such as an Ask an Expert feature on our Web site, or a more formal and extensive mentoring program.
  • Investigate ways that a LIRT award could be used to mentor new librarians.

Goal Statement: Develop the LIRT Website as a first stop or gateway to all kinds of information about library instruction and information literacy.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Form a Web Advisory committee to look at ways to enhance the LIRT web site as a clearinghouse for library instruction-related information.

Goal Statement: Develop practical tools and methods for instruction librarians.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Encourage LIRT committees to develop practical content for the Website, newsletter, and conference programs.
  • Have the Web Advisory committee look at new services or features for the web site that would provide practical benefits for teaching librarians.

Goal Statement: Recruit librarians from all types of libraries for LIRT membership.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Hold a membership drive at the LIRT program each year.
  • Plan LIRT programs to appeal to a broad audience of librarians.
  • Make new LIRT initiatives such as mentoring and awards available to all types of librarians.

Goal Statement: Increase networking with other professional library groups with interests that overlap ours, including LOEX, ACRL-IS, RUSA, etc.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Establish more formal relationships with other ALA groups interested in instruction.

Goal Statement: Streamline LIRT administrative procedures to maximize the time of officers, committee chairs and volunteers.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Revise LIRT's online organizational manual to include accurate, up-to-date information about the organization and how it functions. Create checklists that clearly spell out the roles and responsibilities for all officers, appointed positions, committee chairs and members.
  • Establish a process of systematic review and revision of the LIRT manual.
  • Combine administrative committees which overlap in membership.
  • Reevaluate and revise committee charges to clarify the purpose and duties of each committee.