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From Glen Varney

  • 1.  From Glen Varney

    Posted 11-13-2018 16:16
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    Hi all,

    I was recently contacted by Glen Varney, one of our emeritus members, who has just published an article on the history of efforts to professional the field of ODC. It is an interesting history on the tension between theory and practice that has characterized our Division for many years. This article may be especially relevant, given that we are about to celebrate our 50th anniversary as a Division. I hope you find it to be of interest.

    David Bright

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    David Bright
    Wright State University
    Dayton OH
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  • 2.  RE: From Glen Varney

    Posted 11-13-2018 16:52
    Thanks, David and Glen - eager to read it!!


    Best wishes,

    Julie





  • 3.  RE: From Glen Varney

    Posted 11-14-2018 11:04
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    Hi, David,

    There are a few facts to pass along in reference to Glenn's article.  The membership of the OD Network in the early 2000s was 4,000 not 300.  Details and some analysis are included in the attached which was written in that time frame.

    I would also challenge that the OD Network was existing on donations in 2008.  Certainly, there were a few; there have always been a few.  But in 2008, the Network had almost 3500 members who were paying close to $200 per year for membership, so it was not donations that sustained the Network during that time, it was member dues then, as it is now and has always been.

    Matt

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  • 4.  RE: From Glen Varney

    Posted 11-14-2018 12:52
    Matt,

    Thanks for these clarifications on Glen's article and for providing up-to-date information on the ODNetwork. It is very important to get these facts right.

    David

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    David Bright
    Wright State University
    Dayton OH
    (937) 775-2290
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  • 5.  RE: From Glen Varney

    Posted 27 days ago
    This is in reference to Matt Minahan’s comments regarding my article. He is correct, the membership of ODN in 2003 -2004 was not 300. The number in my article should have been 3000. The actual directory count was 3458. Sorry, I missed this in my editing.

    Matt apparently misunderstood what I was saying about my reference to ODN’s leadership in 2008. Like membership numbers in ODN ,ODI and the AOM-ODC Division, all three organiations were experiencing declines. At the time ODN engaged a professional organization to help them manage the decline.

    I am hopeful that some members of the ODC Division will give me feedback on the idea of making ODC (OD) a profession as the founders intended.

    Glenn

    Glenn H. Varney
    Bowling Green State University