Hello Texas-Mexico Chapter!
The Executive Board had our mid-year meeting on September 13-14, 2012, at the Frick Collection in New York. We have also had a couple of conference calls since then. I wanted to share some highlights from our discussions that might be of interest.
1. Strategic planning
The Board would like chapters to review the strategic plan and consider the goals and actions outlined within (see the committee website at http://www.arlisna.org/organization/com/stratplan/index.html). Each chapter should let me know about any goals and objectives that have already been met, but also how the chapter is working to reach other goals set forth.
3. Scheduling webinars and virtual meetings
Guadalupe Rodriguez at TEI (email@example.com or (414) 768-8000 x136) is able to set up hosted webinars and virtual meetings for chapters using the GoToMeeting software, but needs 3-4 weeks lead time. We're looking at ways for chapter chairs to be able to self schedule these meetings.
4. Basecamp subscription
The Board has decided to subscribe to Basecamp for project management of ARLIS/NA activities. Once the account is set up, chapters will have the opportunity to use the software to manage and track activities.
5. ARLIS/NA website (AWS)
The Communications & Publications Committee is currently accepting bids for a redesign of the AWS. They are hoping the design work can be done this spring with migrations of content to Joomla over the summer. I think we're all looking forward to a new and improved AWS.
That's all for now! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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