Editor's Summary

As the ASIS&T Board of Directors prepares for the annual planning retreat, critical issues face the organization. Despite the centrality of information in the digital age and the focus, mission and international scope of ASIS&T, the decline in membership numbers since 2000 raises concerns about the association's future and economic sustainability. To survive, professional associations face demands to streamline operations and justify services. The structure and processes of ASIS&T and its effectiveness at serving the professional community must be open to scrutiny. All members are encouraged to offer their thoughts on what works, what drives involvement and how to add value to reinforce ASIS&T's position as the primary association for information professionals.