Posted on 22 November 2017.
Q1: Person submitting the report (your name): Rebecca B. VarghaQ2: Are you submitting this report on behalf of aChapter, Division or Caucus?DivisionQ3: Chapter or Division name: Knowledge ManagementQ4: What did the unit accomplish in 2016? (Please describe up to 3 things)Organized and planned programming for SLA Annual Conference 2016 on managing remote workers. Recruited andelected new Treasurer for our division to fill a vacant position.Q5: Please provide a testimonial from a member ofthe unit describing the impact it’s had on his/her career.Respondent skipped thisquestionQ6: What are the greatest challenges to the unit’s success in the next year? (Please describe up to 3 things)Recruiting new members and fundraising for the unit.Q7: Which board positions are elected by unit members? Secretary, Treasurer,Other (please specify) Chair, Chair-ElectQ8: Does a smaller subset of elected officers meetseparately from full Board meetings as an ExecutiveCommittee of the Board?No we don’t have an executive committeeQ9: Does the unit have an appointed (not elected)Advisory Board that consists of committee chairs orother unit members?Yes we have an Advisory Board that consists of ourappointed committee chairs onlyQ10: Who may vote on unit fiscal issues, such as budgetor individual expenditures?All elected officers plus Advisory Board membersQ11: Does the nominating committee recruit members tofill just the elected positions? Or does it recruit for otherpositions as well, such as committee chairs, committeemembers, etc.?Only recruit for elected positionsCOMPLETECCoolllleeccttoorr:: Weebb LLiinnkk 33 ((Weebb LLiinnkk))SSttaarrtteedd:: TTuueessddaayy,, DDeecceembbeerr 0066,, 22001166 1100::1155::5522 AAMLLaasstt Mooddiiffiieedd:: TTuueessddaayy,, DDeecceembbeerr 0066,, 22001166 1100::5522::4400 AAMTTiimee SSppeenntt:: 0000::3366::4477IIPP AAddddrreessss:: 115522..22..8811..5500PAGE 1: WELCOMEPAGE 2: SECTION 2: UNIT LEADERSHIP#501 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual ReportQ12: Is the unit having difficulty finding officers? Yes (please specify which officers and why you thinkit has been a problem for the unit)Yes, members are very busy with their professionalpositions and personal lives so finding volunteers canbe a challenge.Q13: What could the SLA Board or Staff do to help theunit recruit leaders?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ14: Does the unit offer any type of leadership trainingfor officers or committee members beyond the trainingprovided by SLA?NoQ15: Which of the unit leaders were able to attend theVirtual Leadership Summit in 2016?2016 Chair-elect or President-electQ16: Does the unit support travel expenses for theleaders to attend the Annual Conference?No travel support at all ,Comments:The current division budget is extremely tight with noroom to fund travel–perhaps it will be different in thefuture.Q17: Which members of the unit are eligible for travelfunding?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ18: What was the total amount the unit budgeted for allunit leadership travel in 2016? If the unit does not have abudget, what was the total amount the unit actually paidfor all leadership travel in 2016? (please note – this is anamount for all travel, not per traveler)$0. We did not support leadership travel.Q19: How often does the unit conduct a survey ofmember needs/expectations?Every 4-5 yearsQ20: What value does the unit bring to the members associated with the unit (i.e. what is the unit’s valuestatement)?Our conference programs are well received at annual meetings and we also share job referrals plus network amongdivision members.Q21: Does the unit have a membership committee? YesQ22: Does the unit have a membership recruitmentplan?NoQ23: If the unit doesn’t have a membership chair, whooversees and/or executes the unit’s retention andrecruitment efforts?Respondent skipped thisquestionPAGE 3: SECTION 3: LEADERSHIP SUPPORTPAGE 4: SECTION 4: MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION2 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual ReportQ24: Does the unit use any of the following techniques/products to recruit or retain members?Unit-specific printed brochure or other printed materials NoUnit-specific digital recruitment brochure or invitation YesGeneral SLA recruitment materials Yes“Welcome packet” or other initial contact with new members Yes“Welcome back” or other contact for renewed members YesReception/event at unit meeting specifically for newmembersNoRecognition of new members at unit events NoFollow up with lapsed members YesPrograms to attract student members/increase theirparticipationYesFinancial support for one or more student members toattend Annual ConferenceNoFinancial support for one or more regular members toattend Annual ConferenceNoRecognitions of member achievements (e.g. awards forpublication, longevity milestones, important contributions tothe unit or profession)NoSpecial benefits to unit members beyond regular SLAbenefits and servicesNoQ25: Does the unit use any of the following methods to recruit new members?Invite nonmembers who attend unit programs to becomemembersYesInvite nonmembers who attend unit webinars to becomemembersYesInvite nonmembers who connect with unit on social mediato become members (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)YesQ26: Has the unit tried other methods to recruit andretain new members not mentioned above?NoQ27: If the unit offers any special benefits beyond thebenefits regularly provided by SLA, please describe.(Examples might include discounts on products orservices, lower fees for participation in collaborativeevents, etc.)Respondent skipped thisquestionQ28: How could the SLA Board or Staff help with theunit’s efforts to recruit and retain new members?Respondent skipped thisquestionPAGE 5: SECTION 5: COMMUNICATIONS AND SERVICES3 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual ReportQ29: (For chapter leaders) How did the chapter engagemembers from remote geographic areas during 2016?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ30: Did the unit offer a mentoring service for unitmembers during 2016?NoQ31: Did the unit offer a LinkedIn group during 2016? Yes, for unit members onlyQ32: If the unit had a LinkedIn group in 2016, how manypeople joined the group?0-300Q33: Did the unit provide a job posting service in 2016? Yes, job opportunities can be posted on our Listserv(discussion group)Q34: If the unit had a job posting service in 2016, whowas permitted to post job announcements?Unit members onlyQ35: Did the unit charge a fee for employers to post jobannouncements? If yes, how much did the unit charge?NoQ36: Did the unit publish a Bulletin or Newsletter in2016?Yes, digital onlyQ37: If the unit published a Bulletin or Newsletter in2016, how many issues were published?1Q38: Did the unit produce any other type of publicationin 2016?NoQ39: What technologies does the unit currently use or plan to adopt next year for communication and/or unitbusiness?SLA Connect Currently use (SLA hosted/subgroup of socialmedia link)Blog Do not useUnit website Currently use (SLA hosted/subgroup of socialmedia link)Facebook Currently use (SLA hosted/subgroup of socialmedia link)LinkedIn Currently use (SLA hosted/subgroup of socialmedia link)Twitter Currently use (SLA hosted/subgroup of socialmedia link)YouTube Do not useWeb conferencing Currently use (SLA hosted/subgroup of socialmedia link)Wiki Do not useSurveyMonkey Currently use (SLA hosted/subgroup of socialmedia link)Q40: Did the unit exhibit at meetings of other library ornon-library related groups in 2016?No4 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual ReportQ41: Please share additional comments regardingcommunications and services.Respondent skipped thisquestionQ42: How many programs was the unit able to sponsor or cosponsor in 2016? Please indicate the number ofeach type of event.In-person 1Q43: Did the unit co-host programs with other SLA unitsor other associations in 2016?NoQ44: Please list all the programs and meetings the unit sponsored or cosponsored in 2016MASTER CLASS: Managing the Information Professional at Home: Competencies and Challenges of Remote WorkersSun. June 12| 1:30 PM – 3:00 PMQ45: Overall, is this more or fewer programs than in2015?Fewer programsQ46: Does the unit have any subunits, such as sectionsor networking groups?NoQ47: If the unit offered one or more webinars in 2016,was attendance limited to just unit members?N/A. Did not offer any webinars.Q48: If the unit offered one or more webinars in 2016,was a fee charged? If so, how much?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ49: Did the unit follow up with non-member attendeesat webinars to invite them to join the unit?N/AQ50: Did the unit collaborate with any other SLA units,vendors, or non-SLA groups on the programming thatthe unit offered outside of the Annual Conference in2016?NoQ51: If yes, did the unit follow up with non-memberattendees at collaborative events to invite them to jointhe unit?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ52: What if any support could SLA Board or Staffprovide to help the unit present non-conferenceprogramming?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ53: Did the unit track attendance of its members atAnnual Conference and non-conference programs in2016?NoQ54: Using your best estimation, what percentage of theunit members attended at least one unit program ormeeting in 2016?0-25%PAGE 6: SECTION 6: PROGRAMS5 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual ReportQ55: Using your best estimation, did attendance at unitprograms/meetings increase or decrease from 2015 to2016?No changeQ56: Any additional comments regardingprograms/meetings and member attendance?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ57: Does the unit have a budget? YesQ58: (For Division leaders) Does the division maintain areserve (savings) account in SLA’s Pooled Fund?No, we don’t have a reserve (savings) account. Weonly have a checking (current) account.Q59: (For Division leaders) Does the division haveenough money available to support at least one topicalprogram (other than your annual business meeting) atthe Annual Conference?YesQ60: Does the unit have an investment policy? NoQ61: Does the unit have an expense reimbursementpolicy?Yes (please describe)Yes, reasonable expenses are reimbursed and theunit officer’s must also vote on approving expenses.Q62: How frequently does the Unit Treasurer report onunit financial matters to the unit’s Board?MonthlyQ63: Any additional comments on budget and finance issues?Our unit is slowly rebuilding finances and paid off our loan from SLA in 2015. We are very aware of our budget and arecareful with any projected conference costs.Q64: How did the unit organize itsfundraising/sponsorship efforts in 2016?One personQ65: (For Division leaders) Did the division raise fundsduring 2016 for activities or projects that took placeoutside of the Annual Conference?NoQ66: Considering support from business partners,earnings from fee-based programming, your allotment,and any other sources of income available, was the unitable to break even on overall expenses in 2016?Yes, we are ending 2016 with more money than wehad at the end of 2015Q67: List any companies you’d like to have sponsoring an event with the unit throughout the year and/or at theAnnual Conference in 2017?We will reply to a previous email from SLA Staff with any information about companies who may be interested insponsoring an event.Q68: Has the unit secured any sponsorships for 2017? NoPAGE 7: SECTION 7: BUDGET AND FINANCESPAGE 8: SECTION 8: FUNDRAISING6 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual ReportQ69: How frequently did the unit’s Board meet during2016 (either in person, by phone, or online)?MonthlyQ70: (For Division leaders) How frequently did theDivision’s Executive Committee meet during 2016?(either in person, by phone, or online)?MonthlyQ71: Where does the unit store its paper archives? We don’t have any paper archivesQ72: Where does the unit store its digital archives? We don’t have any digital archivesQ73: If the unit stores its archives in a location notprovided by SLA, does the unit have a signed archivesagreement?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ74: Does the unit have a Policies and ProceduresManual? If so, when was it last updated?No, we rely on SLA’s general policies and proceduresQ75: (For Division leaders) When was the last time theDivision updated its Scope Note? (a Scope Notedescribes a subject interest of a division, conciselystated in one or two sentences)3-5 years agoQ76: (For Division leaders) Do you think the Division’sScope Note is in need of updating now? If so, why?No, it doesn’t need updatingQ77: Does the unit have a Strategic Plan? If so, whenwas it last revised?NoQ78: If the unit has a Strategic Plan, does the Board referto it throughout the course of the year, to measureprogress and keep on track?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ79: Did the unit communicate or liaise with other (non-SLA) information-related groups in 2016?NoQ80: If the unit is struggling with membership and fillingleadership positions, would you want a cabinet officer tocontact you and the 2017 President for a consultationsession to explore possible options such as a mergerwith another chapter, dissolution, transition to caucus,etc.?NoQ81: Is there anything SLA Board or Staff could do tohelp support the unit that you have not previouslymentioned in this survey?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ82: Please use this space to make any additionalcomments you think we should hear, but hasn’t beencovered in this survey:Respondent skipped thisquestionPAGE 9: SECTION 9: GOVERNANCE AND DOCUMENTATIONPAGE 10: SECTION 10: FINAL WRAP-UP7 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual ReportQ83: Caucus name: Respondent skipped thisquestionQ84: Convener: Respondent skipped thisquestionQ85: Please list any other positions and their term ofoffice:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ86: What has the caucus accomplished in 2016?(Please describe up to 3 things)Respondent skipped thisquestionQ87: What are the greatest challenges to the caucus’success in the next year? (Please describe up to 3things)Respondent skipped thisquestionQ88: If the caucus has any funds, what is the currentbalance:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ89: Describe any activities for which the caucus usesfunds:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ90: Does the caucus publish a Bulletin/Newsletter? Respondent skipped thisquestionQ91: Does the caucus support a discussion list or otherelectronic method of communication outside of thecommunity in SLA Connect?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ92: Please list all of the activities that the caucussponsored or cosponsored during the year:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ93: Estimate the percentage of caucus members whoparticipate in caucus activities:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ94: How does the caucus recruit new members? Respondent skipped thisquestionQ95: If the caucus bestows any awards or honors,please list and describe:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ96: List any companies you’d like to have sponsoringan event for the caucus throughout the year and/or at the2017 Annual Conference:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ97: Has the caucus secured any sponsorships for the2017 Annual Conference?Respondent skipped thisquestionQ98: If you know who will be next year’s convener forthis caucus, please name:Respondent skipped thisquestionQ99: Please include any additional comments. Respondent skipped thisquestionPAGE 11: Caucus Report8 / 8SLA 2016 Unit Annual Report