2016-2017 Executive Board Strategic Directions Action Plan

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This report has the following structure:

Goal: The goal to be accomplished
Objective: Specific direction
Initial Outcome: Action to be taken
Projected Completion Date: Date by which outcome to be completed
Responsibility: Group/person responsible for meeting completion date

I. KNOWLEDGE

Goal: To be the profession's hub of information, the authority and creator, conduit and co-collaborator of industry information. Liberate resources from silos and make them available to all members.

  1. Objective: Create an innovation incubator, to facilitate innovation within the Association and the profession, resulting in the creation of compelling ideas and products.
    Initial Outcome: Business Plan for the creation of the incubator.
    Projected Completion Date: July 2017
    Responsibility: Innovation Incubator Special Committee

  2. Objective: Create a knowledge management system which involves members and key stakeholders in creating, capturing, sharing and using knowledge.
    Initial Outcome: Project plan and timeline for the system.
    Projected Completion Date: April 2017
    Responsibility: Staff members Megan Mall and Chris Siwa

  3. Objective: Create evergreen process for identifying current and emerging competencies that translate into actionable knowledge points to apply to education, publications and programs.
    Initial Outcome: Plan developed to create knowledge domains and competencies for AALL.
    Projected Completion Date: November 2016
    Responsibility: Body of Knowledge Special Committee

II. COMMUNITY

Goal: Provide a platform and opportunities for meaningful engagement between and among members and key stakeholders throughout their careers.

  1. Objective: Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the community to increase member communication and eliminate information silos.
    Initial Outcome: Project plan for the evaluation process (Nov. 2016), and completed evaluation and recommendations (April 2017).
    Projected Completion Date: November 2016 and April 2017
    Responsibility: Staff members Megan Mall, Cara Schillinger, and Chris Siwa

  2. Objective: Evaluate the current membership model as it relates to member involvement and community to deepen engagement and grow the membership.
    Initial Outcome: Review current membership model and dues structure and recommendations.
    Projected Completion Date: April 2017
    Responsibility: Staff members Paula Davidson and Cara Schillinger

  3. Objective: Evaluate the current membership model as it relates to member involvement and community to deepen engagement and grow the membership.
    Initial Outcome: Review of member engagement opportunities, and recommendations for an effective strategy for increasing opportunities for participation.
    Projected Completion Date: July 2017
    Responsibility: Staff members Cara Schillinger and Kylie Weller

III. LEADERSHIP

Goal: AALL and the profession are recognized experts in the field of legal information within the legal community.

  1. Objective: Develop the appropriate public relations infrastructure to reinforce AALL as the Association of thought leaders in legal information.
    Initial Outcome: An assessment of the resources necessary to develop a meaningful public relations infrastructure.
    Projected Completion Date: November 2016
    Responsibility: Staff member Kate Hagan