ALA members can evaluate, shape strategic plan through March 22

Contact: Mark Gould


ALA Public Information Office

(312) 280-5042


For Immediate Release

March 13, 2009

CHICAGO - There are just a few more days for ALA members to evaluate and shape ALA's strategic plan by participating in the 2015 member survey, which closes March 22.

“This is one of the most important things an ALA member can do this year. I want to encourage all ALA members to take a few minutes out of their busy schedule and help evaluate and shape ALA's strategic plan. The responses will remain confidential and help ALA evaluate its current strategic plan, guide the development of future plans and help ALA better meet the needs of all members. The last time we surveyed the members, their feedback was instrumental in developing the 2010 strategic plan. We really need member input to provide us with impactful and important information that will guide us in the future,” said Jim Rettig, ALA President.

Every five years, ALA conducts a major evaluation of programs and services and plans for the future.

To see the 2010 strategic plan, go to

A series of discussion forums will be held at state and regional meetings in spring and fall 2009 to solicit additional feedback.

Members can go to and log in using their seven-digit ALA member number found on their membership card as well as the mailing label of “American Libraries.”