To cite this article: Charles B. Lowry. “Themes within the ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012.” Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 268 (Feb. 2010): 1–9. RLI 268 9 Themes within the ARL Strategic Plan 2010–2012 ( C O N T I N U E D ) FEBRUARY 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC e.g., Research Library Leadership Fellows e.g., Career Enhancement Program Executive Nominating Membership Statistics & Assessment Diversity & Leadership e.g., LibQUAL+® Other Fair Use Working Group Regional Federal Depository Libraries Working Group Special Collections in the Digital Age Working Group E-Science Working Group ARL’s Committee Structure The current roster of ARL committees is posted on the ARL Web site at As needed, the Steering Committees establish subgroups: working groups to monitor certain areas and to offer advice on an ongoing basis, or task forces to fast track analysis of a specific question. Through these committees and other groups, member library representatives continuously collaborate with ARL staff to develop, prioritize, and assess actions and next steps. The resulting action agendas are summarized through working documents formally called “Review of Activities, Projects, and Priorities” more commonly called the “grid reports,” a shorthand name derived from their format. As working documents, the grids breathe life into the Strategic Plan by detailing the steps planned or taken to advance an outcome. The grids are updated quarterly and posted on the members-only directors wiki, and reported on at semi-annual ARL Business Meetings.
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