Response by Joseph Goss, Delegate
Thank you for your comment about a best practices area on our website. It was something discussed when the new site was built, and while it could be implemented we chose against it. Two significant reasons were highlighted in the discussion, maintenance and AARC Connect.
There are methods to provide for a secure, members only area that could host best practice material but maintenance was not practical. The member database would need to be updated almost weekly as members join and leave the AARC. And if a member would join specifically to access the content, it could be several days before the database was updated. We were concerned this could discourage a member from returning to the site.
Second, we choose to promote the AARC Connect for this purpose. Written about in the January eScope, AARC Connect is the repository of all best practices, policies, procedures, articles, etc. Not only New Jersey members – another limitation to our website’s member-only area – but members around the county contribute to AARC Connect. This increases the possibility of finding the information you seek.
If this was not your idea of a best practice area, please contact us so we can discuss further. Perhaps there is something we had not thought about implementing.
We appreciate all comments and ask all our members to continue submitting ideas.