January 21, 2022

New Issue Alert: Research Library Issues (RLI) No. 278 From Association of Research Libraries

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published issue 278 of Research Library Issues (RLI), which unveils a new streamlined look for this publication. This issue of RLI features strategies for managing time from Shirley K. Baker, recently retired from Washington University in St. Louis. Her insights stem from years of experience and address the critical balance of multiple priorities in a library director’s life.

Also in this issue, several authors discuss the value of the ARL 2030 Scenarios in strategic planning. Jennifer Church-Duran and Deborah Ludwig from the University of Kansas (KU) present a review of the ARL scenarios and how they can be used effectively to engage library staff in discussions about future services and programs. They follow this introduction by describing how the scenarios created a foundation for the KU Libraries’ strategic plan and influenced their contributions to the university’s campus plan.

The ARL 2030 Scenarios come together with the balanced scorecard in an article by library staff at Johns Hopkins University and McMaster University. Kathryn Ball and Vivian Lewis from McMaster, and Margaret Burri and Elizabeth Mengel from Johns Hopkins, along with Raynna Bowlby, consultant to ARL Statistics and Assessment, describe the integration of these two planning processes and their value in refreshing existing strategic plans.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.