Tweet Last Friday, the YALSA Board held its monthly informal call, and we were joined by Jonny Stax and Annette Rizzo from AdaptNation. AdaptNation is helping us create a new strategic plan to guide YALSA’s work for the next three-years. One of AdaptNation’s strengths is helping organizations integrate the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion … Continue reading Strategic Planning: Exciting Things Happening in Seattle
Tweet The YALSA Board Midwinter Meetings are just days away! Strategic planning will be taking up a large chunk of our time. The executive committee met in November to start preliminary discussions, and the ideas that came out of those discussions have been shared with the Board, and also with the membership through avenues such … Continue reading Strategic Planning Update: Pondering Midwinter
Tweet Last Thursday, the YALSA Board held its monthly informal call, and we were joined by Eric Meade from the Whole Mind Strategy Group. Whole Mind is helping us create a three-year organizational plan that includes intended impact statements, theories of change, outcomes, and an implementation strategy. YALSA’s Board of Directors, staff, and some YALSA … Continue reading Strategic Planning Update: Wicked Exciting Happenings in Boston!
Tweet It’s a fairly universal idea. One that few would really choose to debate. So why is the concept of putting teens first in teen services important enough to serve as a focal point to the next YALSA Strategic Plan? When we talk about the The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A … Continue reading Strategic Planning Update: Teens First
Tweet A little less than two years ago YALSA published the “Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action” report. (Often referred to as the Futures Report.) At that time YALSA also started talking about how to help library staff working for and with teens to develop programs and services that … Continue reading Strategic Planning Update: It’s So Exciting!
Tweet YALSA is formulating its next strategic plan, which will be a 3 year plan rather than a 5 year one. Directly after the Young Adult Services Symposium, YALSA staff and the Executive Committee met for 1.5 days to dig deeply into the process. In her recent blog post, YALSA President, Candice Mack, referred to … Continue reading Strategic Planning Update: Observations from the Scouting Expedition
Tweet As many of you are aware, YALSA’s current Strategic Plan and its companion document—the Action Plan—run through 2015. In mid-2014, YALSA’s Board began discussing the need for a new strategic plan, put together a Strategic Planning Taskforce and conducted a membership-wide survey. However, since the publication of the report, “The Future of Library Services … Continue reading Strategic Planning Update
Tweet YALSA sponsored a variety of programs and events at this year’s ALA Midwinter Conference held in snowy Chicago. On Saturday morning, the YALSA Past Presidents held their Trends Impacting YA Services session. This year’s program featured Dr. Mega Subramaniam, assistant professor at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland. Dr. Subramaniam’s research focuses … Continue reading Midwinter Review: YALSA Research and Strategic Planning Programs
Tweet Last fall, YALSA conducted a survey to get member input on the next strategic plan. The Strategic Planning Taskforce’s official report is now available as part of the YALSA Board’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting Board Documents. You can find it at item #26 on the agenda. If you have any responses to share on the … Continue reading YALSA Board @ Midwinter Preview: Member Survey Report and Strategic Planning
Tweet As you’ve no doubt heard, YALSA is currently conducting a survey to get member input on the next strategic plan. If you want to share your opinions with the Strategic Planning Task Force and YALSA’s Board of Directors, now is the time! Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 17) is the last day to fill out the … Continue reading Strategic Planning: Member Survey Closes Tomorrow