Here is some information about the upcoming ASCLA – ICAN Consortium Management Discussion Group at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Discussion group participation is open to all, so if you’re coming to conference, please make sure to join us!
When: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 242
Facilitator: Sheryl Knab, Executive Director, Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, NY
Topic for discussion: Library Systems Are Vital: Selling Our Story to Funders and Users
Join us to discuss how systems are doing on the advocacy front. Are we honestly assessing our performance in getting our message across to funding agents? Do we have the support of our members who benefit the most from our services? Are we using the same message and delivering it in the same manner we always have? Or, are we revitalizing our efforts to be more effective lobbyists for our profession as well as our systems? Be prepared to share what has worked or is working at your consortia or system, what has failed, and what your organization has thought about trying but haven’t yet.