With DMS at the helm, ILA was the beneficiary of years of research and experience making the exact type of transition that ILA was facing. As a second set of eyes that has the same goals as the association, DMS can help ILA read the ever-changing landscape to anticipate any upcoming challenges and be prepared to be the best possible organization in the future. For an association that had made few leadership structure changes in decades, this was a needed partnership.
“The result was putting ILA on a solid financial footing, as we now had current and accurate membership lists and committee lists, in addition to current financial statement information. Having DMS manage ILA resulted in a new, more professional look and feel for ILA. Our web page was redesigned, and the members were able to quickly navigate the page for important and current information. There was now a professional feeling to ILA that had not been present previously.”
-Dale Vande Haar, ILA Board President During Transition
“I believe DMS has freed the elected ILA leadership and member volunteers to focus on what librarians need to do in their professional association—educate, advocate, cooperate.”