23:2 (2008:06) Committee Annual Report: MDC

May 27, 2008 at 5:40 pm | Posted in Committee Annual Reports, Membership Development | Leave a comment

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Marla Chesler and Tina Feick, Co-chairs

Committee members: Alice Rhoades, 2006-2009 (Rice University); Anne Meringolo, 2007-2009 (Simmons College); Linda Griffen, 2006-2009 (Louisiana State University); Michele C. Monson, 2007-2009 (St. Cloud State University); Vicki Stanton, 2007-2009 (University of North Florida); Bob Boissy, 2006-2008 (Springer Science + Business Media Sales); Pam Cipkowski, 2006-2008 (Art Institute of Chicago; Zac Rolnik, 2006-2008 (Nowpublishers); October Ivins, Consultant (Ivins eContent Solutions); Eleanor Cook, Mentor Group (Appalachian State University); Katy Ginanni, Mentor Group (Trinity University).
Board liaison: Jeff Slagell (Delta State University)

May 2008

NARRATIVE OF ACTIVITIES SINCE LAST REPORT ON OCTOBER 2007
CONTINUING ACTIVITIES

  • Due to initial problems with the membership list, MDC did not send out renewal reminder emails this year. After testing a sample list, we decided to postpone the mailing until after the NASIG Conference, giving time for the list to get cleaned up. As the conference registration included a line for membership, per an MDC suggestion, MDC hopes that a majority of the members would have renewed. This renewal project is scheduled for mid-June.
  • The renewal reminder email has been drafted and is ready to send out once we have obtained a list after the conference.
  • MDC postponed promoting membership to the commercial sector until we have a decision on organizational membership. With the recently approved sponsorship program, the committee will need to discuss with the board liaison how this program will affect and/or enhance our commercial membership drive. It is hoped that we will be able to do some promotion at ALA. We plan to resurrect the concept of a one page flyer aimed at the commercial sector.
  • After the conference, MDC will do a promotion to non-member attendees.
  • Unfortunately, no one from the committee was able to work on the brochure. This project needs to be completed and a plea for assistance will be sent out over the NASIG listserv.
  • The mentoring program is underway for the upcoming conference. Announcements have been circulated over the listserv. MDC members were again encouraged to participate.
  • With an updated membership list, we will be able to update our annual statistics.
  • Carried over from previous report: The following projects should be done on an annual basis:
    • Contact members that did not renew – FEBRUARY
    • Contact potential members in the conference area. (Analysis shows that NASIG gains in the state where the conference is held — and also loses in that same area the following year.) – Fall/Winter preceding conference. (Strategic Direction #2 & 6)
    • Contact non-member conference attendees – Fall/Winter after conference (Strategic Direction #2 & 6). We have received the file, but still need to send out the emails.
    • Maintain membership brochure. (Strategic Direction #4)
    • Develop and follow strategic plan to gain members in order to broaden the constituency of the membership. -includes surveying membership (subsets of new members to find out why joined and/or commercial membership) (Strategic Direction #2)
    • Support Library School Task Force (Strategic Direction #2 &4)
    • Support the Mentoring Program. (Strategic Direction #1)
  • Identifying the needs of the commercial sector. (Strategic Direction #2)
  • Suggest programming that benefits the commercial sector and under represented groups such as special libraries, government libraries, public libraries, etc. (Strategic Direction #3)


ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT THE NASIG STRATEGIC PLAN

The committee is involved in activities, which support Strategic Directions 1 – 4 & 6. Please see notes in Continuing Activities and Completed Activities.

ANY CHANGES OR EXCEPTION TO BUDGET
None

STATISTICAL INFORMATION
To be completed with a new membership list.

ACTIONS(S) REQUIRED BY BOARD
Please update us on the status of the organizational membership proposal. Do you need additional information?

QUESTIONS FOR BOARD
How will the newly approved sponsorship program affect organizational membership and promotion to the commercial sector?

RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD
None

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