During the Moscow Congress, Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi chaired a plenary session at which members had the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about IAML and its role in the future. Jim Cassaro had prepared an excellent preface to the discussions, and position papers to stimulate debate had been submitted by Siren Steen and Michael Fingerhut.
Pia Shekhter and I took notes at the session and these are reproduced here, along with Jim’s presentation and the two position papers.
There has been some interesting discussion via IAML-L and on this page about these issues as well as others that had not been raised at the plenary session. There will be an opportunity at the 2011 Conference in Dublin to continue this process and I hope that as many of you as possible will contribute to the debate either in person or online.
In my opinion, this is not so much a discussion about the future of IAML as a discussion about how we can ensure that IAML remains relevant in the future.
These are challenging times, and a healthy organisation is one that does not rest on its laurels!