Those SAA members who pay attention to organizational matters are aware that we’ve been talking for the past eight months (or more) about refreshing our 2010-2014 strategic priorities. Yeah, I know … you may be saying ho hum and yawn … that’s kind of how I’ve felt about my past experiences with strategic planning. But IMHO we’ve done some very strong work so far that can add up to some meaningful directions and changes in where SAA concentrates its efforts. And we’re ready for your feedback on our draft. Deadline is April 23rd.
So what have we been up to, and what’s in store? In short: your dedicated, hard-working Council started in earnest last fall when we closely examined the data from the 2012 member survey (the data are very much reflected in our draft plan), then spent 1.5 days in January at which we worked with an excellent consultant (Kathy Henrichs), and we’ve been slaving over an evolving draft ever since. This stuff ain’t easy. How to say something meaningful about near-future directions without just spouting organization-o-babble? Our work won’t be finished until next summer after the Annual Meeting in New Orleans in August, but this is an important moment for you to weigh in on the high-level outline of the plan.
Please, oh please, take a look at what we’ve done so far and send feedback: via a comment right here on this page, or on the SAA website page where the document is posted, or submit the comment form, or send a direct message to me, or speak up on the Archives and Archivists listserv, or however you please. Just do it, please! (Did I say “please”? enough times? 🙂 )
Many thanks in advance for helping us chart the best course for your professional organization’s future.