Monday, January 31, 2011
ALA Future Perfect Presidential Task Force
ALA President Roberta Stevens has charged a task force to look at the following question: "If there was no governing body currently in place, what structure would you envision that reflects ALA's goal of an engaged and collaborative membership, the effective use of new technologies and the changes in outlook and expectations occurring with the new generation of people working in libraries?" This group has been asked "to undertake a "blue sky" approach to envisioning a governing body of the future. Their work is intended to be the starting point for "potential alternatives for the governance of ALA in the 21st century." The task force's draft report should be released in the spring so the ALA Executive Board, Council, divisions, and round tables have an opportunity to review.