The New ALCTS Strategic Plan: Areas of Focus to Strengthen the Association

The live discussion took place September 1 and 2, 2015. Read the discussion messages or a summary of the discussion.

The ALCTS Board of Directors approved a three-year strategic plan at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The new plan, similar in design to its 2011 predecessor, is not meant to encompass the whole of ALCTS activities, but rather those areas where increased focus is needed. This e-forum, hosted by the ALCTS Executive Committee, allowed attendees to ask questions about the plan, make suggestions for achieving its objectives, and offer ideas for additional areas where strategic focus should be placed.

Learning Outcomes

To better understand the strategic plan.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.


Norm Medeiros, ALCTS President
Associate Librarian for Collection Management & Metadata Services
Haverford College

Vicki Sipe, ALCTS President-Elect
Catalog and Metadata Librarian
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Mary Page, ALCTS Past-President
Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services
University of Central Florida Libraries

Andy Hart, ALCTS Division Councilor
Head, Preservation Department
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




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Tech Requirements

Internet connection with email address. You can manage your subscription to this list following the online instructions.


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