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METRO 3R's Liaison Report
« on: November 12, 2012, 01:34:13 PM »
The Regional Professional Leadership Network (RLPN) meeting was held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in Manhattan, New York. The meeting focus was “Future Directions for RPLN”.

Liaison Role
RLPN recommended that each organization’s liaison serve a three-year term. This timeframe may not be acceptable to all organizations. Ideally, the recommendation will be that liaisons serve a three-year term. However, a t two-year term will be sufficient. Representation for each organization should include one board member and a liaison.

Future Directions

Three general areas were identified to be the primary focus of future meetings. These include:

Sharing expertise (virtual or in person); website with meeting notes; organization involvement (sharing ideas); how to bring compelling training to organization members; intern support and common issues.

Activity Coordination
Organizations can discuss collaboration plans with other organizations they’ve never worked with or thought about working with; student outreach / expand participation;  collaborative calendar  and collaborative programming.

Use meetings to discuss ways of including other organizations in existing showcase opportunities and host a signature event to coordinate an event that benefits all of our organizations and all types of information professionals.

Name Change
Discussion ensued regarding changing the RLPN’s name.  Some concerns and issues discussed included the fact that the word “Regional” does not specify RLPN’s location;  Add NY to the name unless “METRO” is used;  attendees might not be in a leadership positions at their organizations and when RLPN’s website is created, what keywords will lead people to find the organization?

Next Meeting
The meeting schedule for 2013 will include meetings in the following months: January, March, June and September.  An RLPN subgroup will iron out details prior to the January meeting.  The will communicate via RPLN’s listerv or via a conference call if necessary.  I volunteered to be a part of this subgroup.

Respectfully submitted,

Katrina Frazier
Liaison for METRO3R’s