2017 Strategic Planning Retreat

Calling all current and future leaders of MiALA. 

If you have served as a MiALA leader in 2016-2017 or intend to run for a leadership position in 2017-2018, mark your calendars for August 10 & 11, 2017. The board will be hosting a retreat/training session for all incoming and outgoing board members, committee chairs, Section & Interest Group chairs. 

Thursday, August 10
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hannah Community Center, East Lansing

Friday, August 11
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Lansing

"Secrets to Our Success: Thoughts from the Buckeye State on Leading an Academic Library Organization"

The morning of Thursday, August 10, will feature a keynote address from Krista McDonald. Krista is the Director of Rentschler Library at Miami University Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio. She is currently President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO). She has previously served on the ALAO Board as an At-Large Member and has served on numerous Conference Planning Committees. Krista has served as a mentor in her campus's Miami RED Women program, In ALAO's mentoring program, and informally to several aspiring and early career librarians. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and her BA in History from Ohio University.


Thursday, August 10
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
(open to all incoming & outgoing board members, incoming & outgoing committee chairs, incoming & outgoing section chairs and chair elects, & incoming, outgoing, and standing interest group chairs)
9:00 - 9:30 am Registration, MiALA Meet & Greet
9:30 - 9:45 am Welcome
  Jessica Sender, Board President
9:45 - 10:45 am  Keynote Address
  Krista McDonald, President, Academic Library Association of Ohio
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MiALA's Leadership Toolbox
   - MiALA Procedures Manual - Sandy McCarthy
   - Communications and Marketing - Ashley Blinstrub
   - Section Involvement - Mike Hawthorne, Christine Tobias, & Julie Garrison
   - Section & Interest Group Chair Manuals - Heather Ladiski
   - MCLS Services - Heather Ladiski
   - Questions and Answers
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (Taco bar buffet) included in registration
1:00 - 3:00 pm Breakout sessions
   - Board Members - Planning next year's agenda - survey review
   - Interest Group & Section Chairs - Coordinating programming for the upcoming year
   - Committee Chairs - Coordinating activities for the upcoming year
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm Report out roundtable - Ideas for next year
4:30 pm Adjourn - Dinner on your own
Friday, August 11
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
1407 Rensen Street, Lansing, MI 48910
(open to all incoming & outgoing board members, incoming committee chairs, incoming section chairs & chair elects, & incoming, and standing interest group chairs)
Time Board & Committee Chair Agenda (Boardroom) Section & IG Agenda (Room F)
9:30 - 10:00 am Welcome, Recognition of new appointees Welcome, Recognition of new appointees
10:00 - 11:45 am Discussion:
   Moving ideas to practice: what is the MiALA board going to:
      Accomplish today
      Accomplish in three months
      Accomplish by the end of the year

Setting goals and objectives for the upcoming year
   i.e.: MiALA MiniConference
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Business Meeting
   Vote on motions from the three categories
12:00 pm Adjourn, optional lunch on your own Adjourn, optional lunch on your own

Let us know if you will be attending by submitting an RSVP here.

Local hotel information is located here.