See the words â€œStrategic Planâ€ and your first reaction might be to let your eyes glaze over, but truthfully, YALSA couldn’t be the dynamic association it is without this driving document. The current Strategic Plan was established in 2008 and it’s time to embark on the revision process.
The first step is to gather input from members and those interested in teens and libraries. Take a few minutes to participate in the survey and share your vision of the future of YALSA. (We want to hear from nonmembers too.) Your priorities, interests, and concerns must be reflected in the new plan, to be in place by Midwinter 2012.’ Why is this so important?’ Because every activity, initiative, resource, and service that YALSA develops is determined by the goals and objectives of the Plan.’ Look at just a few things that the current goals of Advocacy and Marketing have generated in the past year:’
- The successful “Give $10 in 10” campaign that supported costs related to advocacy including sending winning YALSA applicants to Library Advocacy Day (It’s not too late to become a Friend of YALSA.)
- An update for the Competencies for Libraries Serving Youth document
- The Best of the Best brand for literary recognition along with free promotional materials to use in your library
- The fresh new literature blog The Hub
‘ Doing your part in determining the direction YALSA takes over the next few years is crucial. The survey period ends March 31, but why not take a few moments now and let your voice be heard? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yalsasp11