Work Stream 2: Regional Design Meetings
Regional Site Visits with Strategic Intent
Elliott Shore will continue his listening tour in the fall with two purposes: (1) to continue to meet with ARL member representatives and library staff and (2) to initiate discussions about the future of research libraries with a broader group of stakeholders. Nine regional site visits will be held around North America in late 2013 and early 2014.
These regional design meetings, developed and led by Ann Pendleton-Jullian, will surface people and ideas that will inform work stream 3 (design studios) and will be informed by the preliminary report from work stream 1 (data gathering and analysis). These sessions are open to librarians and individuals from higher education from the regions where the meetings are held, and will include librarians from non-ARL libraries in order to capture a picture of the environment and communities within which research libraries are engaged. These meetings are generously supported through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Meeting with New Directors Hired in 2012 and 2013
Elliott Shore met with new ARL library directors hired in 2012 and 2013 for a brief orientation session about ARL on September 11 and 12, 2013, and used this opportunity to engage new directors in a design session led by Ann Pendleton-Jullian.
Deliverables from Regional Design Meetings
- Transcripts of these sessions and notes taken by Elliott Shore in his site visits will be incorporated into the research work stream.
- A progress report was incorporated into a fall 2013 Membership Meeting session designed to elicit further responses from the full membership.