ALSC Board

There’s still time to share YOUR input for the next ALSC Strategic Plan!

The ALSC Board is in the process of assessing and updating our current strategic plan, and there is still time to share your thoughts and reflections to inform our strategic direction over the next several years!

A strong strategic plan is rooted in the needs of the community it’s meant to serve. In the case of ALSC, that means we need the input of folks who serve children through libraries. The ALSC Board, with the support of a team of member leaders, has been gathering input from ALSC members and beyond through both facilitated conversations and discussions in process committee meetings. We’d love to add your input to our information-gathering process before we move into developing the next plan.

If you can spare a few minutes to reflect on these questions, the Board and I would appreciate any input you’re able to share:

  1. How important is it for ALSC to continue to prioritize our current three areas of strategic action: equity, diversity, and inclusion; advocacy; and learning and development? Why?
  2. What are any other important issues, topics, or concerns when it comes to the focus of ALSC’s work? How do those connect (or not) with the current three areas?
  3. When you think about the kind of community you want ALSC to be and what is happening in your life today, are there any other hopes and concerns for ALSC that we should keep in mind?

To make submission both easy and anonymous, if you choose, you can submit your thoughts using this form; responses are requested by December 16, 2022.

How will the input shared from community members be used? The ALSC Board of Directors will include the themes and ideas from all the input we receive–from this form, from conversations, and from committee meetings–in our year-long strategic planning process. There will be additional opportunities for member feedback as the plan comes together, including at the ALSC Membership Meeting slated to take place at ALA Annual Conference in June in Chicago, Illinois. The new strategic plan will take effect September 1, 2023.

We appreciate your input to be part of this process as we start down the road of updating ALSC’s strategic plan!

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