The Idea: To develop an extensible model for SLA, beginning with DC/SLA to guide retiring or retired information professionals in the encore chapter of their lives - by sharing knowledge and experience with each other and to develop a path for continued Association engagement.
The Retired Members Caucus is designed to provide resources and a forum to address issues related to, but not limited to,
- Explore options in planning for either retirement or for second careers
- Provide platform for discussion of the transitions and/or challenges (financial, medical, travel, etc) relating to retirement or to second careers
- Articulate possible roles for Caucus members in SLA Inc and beyond
- Develop Legacy (or Ethical Wills) - what we want to bequeath to the next generation
- Compile selected information resources to support retired or retiring SLA members
*Vote on a name change from KRET to ENCORE: Retired Members Caucus in 2011.
*Set up committee structure to increase membership, to plan programs, to share information.
*Set up leadership succession model, identifying the next convener, so that the Caucus stays refreshed.
*Explore mentoring options with Young Professionals, DCSLA, Library Programs, FLICC.
*Plan program for 2011, 2012 and agenda for meeting and communicate to membership.
*Increase membership from 60 to 120.
*Convert Wiki to WordPress when possible.
*Communicate using Listserv at least monthly.
*Articulate a mission
*Create a wiki, which includes a mindmap, a blog of tips and experiences, an outline of keys areas for knowledge sharing
*Propagate the wiki with content, anticipating a switch to WordPress.
*Identify those who might want to participate and develop engagement.
*Create a logo and "face" or identity for this group or movement.
*Secure a list of retired SLA members; Caucus members, DCSLA retirees from Linda Broussard, anticipating further member engagement.
*Report progress to the SLA Board and Chapters and meet at conference in New Orleans to evolve the project.
*Survey membership and potential membership to explore roles the Encore Group might have with the Association going forward.
The Retired Members Caucus conducts an annual business meeting and occasionally co-sponsors related programs from divisions.
The annual Caucus business meeting allows retired, retiring, or transitioning librarians, information professionals, and knowledge managers the opportunity to network, to discuss issues affecting retirement, second careers, or related transitions, and to plan Caucus programs.
2011: June, Annual Business Meeting and Discussion Topic: Changing Face of Retirement. Speaker, Steve Abram.
2011: June, Education Division Program, Watch Out: The Millenials Are Coming! (Retired Members Caucus, Co-Sponsor)
Open to all SLA Inc members.
Membership Statistics to come.
Convener: Susan Fifer Canby email@example.com
Convener-Elect: Lynne McCay firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer: Ty Webb email@example.com
Membership: Robyn Frank firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs: Irene Laurson email@example.com
News: Sharon Lenius firstname.lastname@example.org
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