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Member Meeting 2017

 

HathiTrust Strategic Directions Membership Meeting

November 2, 2017 9am-3pm

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

The 2017 HathiTrust Member Meeting was held at the Loews Chicago O’HareMike Furlough and Katherine Kott Presenting Discussion TopicsHotel on November 2. One hundred attendees from 70 member institutions attended.  The meeting kicked off with eight lightning talks presented by attendees, which highlight projects and services their libraries have undertaken with support of HathiTrust.  Also during the meeting Executive Director Mike Furlough and Board of Governors Incoming Chair/Treasurer John Culshaw presented on the 2018 budget and summarized the Board’s current review of the fee model.
 
The majority of the  meeting focused on HathiTrust’s strategic direction. Attendees were given the opportunity to review the draft vision, strategic directions and objectives and organizational values document. Then time was allotted for small group discussions to provide feedback on the document.
 Sarah Pritchard of Northwestern giving Lightning talkAttendees offered a wide range of opinions and ideas about the plan, its structure, and the details included.  Having spent the remainder of the month reviewing the notes, we are just starting to to work on the final revisions that will address these comments and questions.   We’ll continue to work on this through the the next couple of months and present a final version in late winter or very early spring.

Meeting Notes

Breakfast Slides

Meeting Slides