Planning and Visioning


Research Library Issues, no. 274 (Feb. 2011)

RLI issue 274 includes:

  • The Future of the US Research University
  • Joining in the Enterprise of Response in the Wake of the NSF Data Management Planning Requirement

Research Library Issues, no. 268 (Feb. 2010): Special Issue on the ARL Strategic Plan

RLI issue 268 includes:

  • Themes within the ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012
  • ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012

Preparing for the Future Scenario Planning Process: Findings from Internal Data Gathering

In April and May of 2010, Stratus and ARL conducted interviews, focus groups and a survey of ARL members and external thinkers on the future of research libraries and the strategic challenges they face. This report is a summary of the findings from that process, including a draft strategic focus that captures the scope of thinking of the ARL membership that participated in this effort.

pdf scenarios-data-gathering-summary-aug10.pdf


Year Two of the "Great Recession": Surviving the Present by Building the Future

This is a longer version of the April 2010 ARL Membership Meeting budget presentation by Charles B. Lowry.

pdf year-two-great-recession-report.pdf

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