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Strategic Action Plan 2012-2013
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MLA STRATEGIC PLAN 2011: ACTION PLAN FOR OCTOBER 2012-DECEMBER 2013


The following action plan was approved by the MLA Board at its Fall 2012 meeting. The Board worked from the recommendations of the Implementation Task Force, consisting of Michael Colby, Paula Hickner, and Steve Landstreet. These recommendations were made with the following considerations in mind:


This is a two-year action plan. All of the goals of the Strategic Plan could not be addressed in the short term. The recommended actions from the Strategic Planning Implementation Team Draft Report (which was available on the MLA website as the action plan was being written) were organized into a rough timeline; we focused on those slated actions anticipated for completion 2012-13.


The Draft Report was organized into the goal areas of: Organizational Excellence, Value of the Profession, Advocacy, Membership, Education, and Technology. There was a fair amount of overlap between the areas. In order to create an action-oriented plan, the goals were reworked into the following action areas:Advocacy, Publications, Convention, Fundraising, Membership, Outreach, Organizational Excellence,and Education. When actions are now listed in a new or different section, the previous goal area is referenced.


Each action item was evaluated as to its importance, feasibility, and potential costs. It is probably not possible for MLA to accomplish all of the actions listed in the Draft Report, at least not in the short term. Consequently many of the proposed actions do not appear in this action plan. If the Board wishes to reinstate some of these actions, there will be future opportunities as part of the plan endorsement process.

Deadlines for each action were taken from the Draft Report. Many actions have been revised by the Task Force.In several cases, one action was dependent upon the completion of another action and the Task Force has attempted to reconcile these dates. Some deadlines may be ambitious.


Read previous Strategic Plan Implementation and Draft Reports (2011).


ACTION ITEMS


AdvocacyMembership
PublicationsOutreach
ConventionOrganizational Excellence
FundraisingEducation



HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF ADVOCACY

Action:Gather all existing official MLA statements, review them for currency, and collocate them in a prominent location on the MLA website.

Responsible party:Planning Committee; Web Editors

Deadline:Fall 2013


Action:Identify specific advocacy issues (legislative and otherwise) relevant to music librarians, or to those who work with music materials in library settings, and who may need or wish to advocate at their own institutions, with vendors, with publishers, or in public discourse, and report to the Board of Directorsfor further action.

Responsible party:Planning Committee

Deadline:Fall 2013


Both of these actions are in support of this goal statement:


MLA promotes and supports the equitable and ethical use of music in learning, it participates in the evolution of scholarly communication, and its official positions on these issues are widely known and influential.


HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF PUBLICATIONS

Action:Identify, collocate, and market existing MLA open-access content and consider a Creative Commons license for each open-access resource. Develop and implement a plan to market each resource to appropriate target audiences.

Responsible party:Publications Committee; Web Editors

Deadline:Fall 2013


This action originally appeared in the advocacy area. It is also in support of this goal statement:


MLA promotes and supports the equitable and ethical use of music in learning, it participates in the evolution of scholarly communication, and its official positions on these issues are widely known and influential.


HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF THE CONVENTION

Action:Begin a study of the convention budget for the past 10 years to determine how the convention budget can be brought back into balance and eventually produce a surplus.

Responsible party:Conference and Program Committee Structure Task Force

Deadline:Fall 2013


This action originally appeared in the organizational excellence area. It is in support of this goal statement:


MLA’s operations are efficient, effective and transparent.


Action:Establish a task force to plan and consider ramifications for posting conference content on web.Report to the Board and broadly to the membership with recommendations.

Responsible party:Board

Deadline:June 2013


This action originally appeared in the advocacy area. It is also in support of this goal statement:


MLA promotes and supports the equitable and ethical use of music in learning, it participates in the evolution of scholarly communication, and its official positions on these issues are widely known and influential.


HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF FUNDRAISING

Action:Develop a policy requiring new named or memorial projects (e.g., award funds, travel and research grants) to be fully funded in order to be established and funded.

Responsible party:Board; Development Committee

Deadline:In progress


This action originally appeared in the organizational excellence area. It is in support of this goal statement:


MLA’s operations are efficient, effective and transparent.


HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF MEMBERSHIP

Action:Research membership dues rates of comparable professional organizations by monitoring the inflation rate of membership dues todevelop a policy to increase MLA dues and subscription rates gradually to avoid steep dues increases.

Responsible party:Membership Committee; Finance Committee

Deadline:June 2013


This action originally appeared in the area of organizational excellence. It is also in support of this goal statement:


MLA’s operations are efficient, effective and transparent.


HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF OUTREACH

Action:Increase MLA’s social networking presence by establishing and developing an MLA Facebook page, blog, YouTube, and other social networking tools.

Responsible party:Publicity and Outreach Officer; Web Editors; Membership Committee

Deadline:February 2013


This action originally appeared in the area of value of the profession. It is in support of the following two goal statements:


MLA’s activities are relevant to current issues in librarianship and music, and non-members understand the mission and goals of the Association.


Membership in MLA is valued by and beneficial to a broad range of organizations and individuals, and membership reflects the broad diversity of musics and populations we serve.


Action:Publicity and Outreach Officer will develop, track, and, and solicit content for MLA blog.

Responsible party:Publicity and Outreach Officer

Deadline:Begin November 2012


This action originally appeared in the area of value of the profession. It is in support of the following goal:


MLA’s activities are relevant to current issues in librarianship and music, and non-members understand the mission and goals of the Association.


Action:The Publicity and Outreach Officer will be responsible to cultivate and maintain press relationships and coordinate social media efforts.

Responsible party:Board; Outreach Committee; Publicity and Outreach Officer

Deadline:June, 2013


This action originally appeared in the area of advocacy. It is in support of the following goal:


MLA promotes and supports the equitable and ethical use of music in learning, it participates in the evolution of scholarly communication, and its official positions on these issues are widely known and influential.


HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Action: Provide individuals and groups in MLA’s administrative structure hosted and supported access to online collaborative workspace and other tools to do the business of the Association.

Responsible party:Emerging Technologies Subcommittee; EducationCommittee; Web Committee

Deadline:In progress


This action originally appeared in the technology area. It is in supports the following goal:


MLA makes effective use of technology to achieve its mission.


Action: Fiscal Policies Handbook will be brought up to date and will be converted into a more easily-accessible web format (instead of pdf).

Responsible party:Fiscal Officers, Administrative Officers, Web Editors

Deadline:In progress


This action is in support of the following goal:


MLA’s operations are efficient, effective and transparent.


HIGH PRIORITY ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF EDUCATION

In order to achieve this educational goal, MLA needs to acquire the technology enabling the creation and dissemination of useful and high quality professional development content. Specific actions are:

Action: MLA trainers have access to webinar software for online teaching.

Responsible party:Education Committee

Deadline:In progress


This action is closely related to the original technology area. It is in support of the following goal:


MLA’s professional development programs foster excellence in those who work with music collections.

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