Library Instruction Round Table Short-Term Goals and Objectives, updated June 2005
Goal Statement: Develop strategies for mentoring new instruction librarians.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.