Join RMSLA at Noon, Mountain Time, for the January 19, 2012, Virtual Lunch webinar on SLA’s Strategic Vision, with SLA past-presidents Anne Caputo and Cindy Romaine. This program is free to all SLA members and non-members who would like to learn more about where SLA is headed.
Anne and Cindy will discuss SLA’s new strategic vision and how it is being implemented. Join the discussion to learn more, ask questions, and contribute your insights for making the vision a reality.
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Program information is also available online at http://rockymountain.sla.org/chapter-events/jan-19-2012-virtual-lunch-slas-strategic-vision/
SLA’s Strategic Vision:
“SLA is a vibrant, global association of professionals who are employed in every sector of the information and knowledge economy. Our members thrive where data, information, and knowledge intersect, and our strategic partners support SLA because they believe in the association’s mission and the future of its members. The goal of SLA is to support information professionals as they contribute, in their varied and evolving roles, to the opportunities and achievements of organizations, communities, and society.”
Focus for Action:
SLA has identified five priorities to guide the association’s leaders, volunteers, and staff toward fulfillment of this vision. (See full post from Cindy Romaine, Nov 14, 2011, http://futureready365.sla.org/11/14/a-new-vision/.)
1) Annual Conference, with attention to collaboration across SLA’s divisions to provide more focused, refined, and learning-relevant content. (See Nov 28 blog post from Mary Ellen Bates, Division Cabinet Chair, http://futureready365.sla.org/11/28/a-new-vision-enhancing-the-annual-conference/)
2) Professional Development (see Nov 29 blog post by Sara Tompson, Director, http://futureready365.sla.org/11/29/continuously-competent-professionals/) through improved in-person offerings and a year-round, virtual education program in partnership with schools of library and information science.
3) Richer Volunteer Experiences (see Nov 30 post by Daniel Lee, Director, http://futureready365.sla.org/11/30/creating-richer-volunteer-experiences/) that provide stepping stones to learning, a promotion, or achievement at work in areas such as web development, marketing, and program management.
4) Opening New Markets (see Dec 1 post from Brent Mai, President-Elect, http://futureready365.sla.org/12/01/building-a-bigger-tent/) to expand SLA’s partnerships and visibility within the broader information industry.
5) Growth Through Diversification (see Dec 2 post from Richard Huffine, Division Cabinet Chair-Elect, http://futureready365.sla.org/12/02/sla%e2%80%99s-strategic-direction-focus-on-growth-through-diversification/), aimed toward expanding SLA’s already diverse membership by reaching competitive intelligence specialists, IT development specialists, and others outside the traditional library/information field.
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