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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

 
   

Guidelines for Library Space Partnerships

Guidelines for library space partnerships developed by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.

pdf utah_library_space_prtnrshps.pdf

 
 

Transformational Times: An Environmental Scan Prepared for the ARL Strategic Plan Review Task Force

In 2009 the Association of Research Libraries is renewing its strategic plan. The plan that will result from this effort will guide the Association in setting priorities and organizing its activities for the next several years, a time that is expected to present unprecedented challenges and concomitant opportunities to research libraries. To support the work of the Strategic Planning Task Force, ARL senior staff have initiated an environmental scanning exercise to identify trends that are likely to affect research libraries and the work of the Association. The report considers not only challenges, but also opportunities.

pdf transformational-times-feb09.pdf

 
                               

ARL Field Team Interview Guide

A sample guide for conducting faculty field interviews about new and emerging scholarly publishing models.

pdf arl-field-team-interview-guide.pdf

 
 

Institute on Scholarly Communication: Environmental Scan Exercise

Instructions for an environmental scanning exercise completed by participants in the Institute on Scholarly Communication's three day program development event.

pdf scprog-environmental-scan.pdf

 
     

Institute on Scholarly Communication: Opportunity Assessment Instrument

Instructions for completing a scholarly communications opportunity assessment, useful for identifiying previously unrecognized possibilities for library engagement with change within disciplines. The opportunity assessment also conveys the library's interest and expertise in scholarly communication issues and provides an opening for discussion and exploration of the scholarly communication landscape of a particular discipline with a faculty member in a department.

pdf scprog-opportunity-assessment.pdf

 
           
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