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Week of Tuesday, January 17
Deliver your introductory elevator speech to a local elected official or staff person.
Last week, you wrote a brief elevator speech to help you introduce yourself to your library community's alderman, the town mayor, or local government staff member.
This week, your challenge is to try it out!
Make a phone call or in-person visit to a local official's office to introduce yourself, including the elevator speech you wrote last week in your remarks.
Consider taking the next step and asking to schedule an appointment or meeting with your new contact to talk about the importance of library service to children and families in your community.
Next week, you'll send a handwritten letter or note of thanks that includes an invitation to visit the library in your community!
Let us all know how it goes so we can start a great discussion about Week Two. Be sure to share your triumphs and challenges—we're waiting to cheer you on!
NMRT ALA Midwinter Board Meeting
January 21, 2017
10:30 – 12:30
Omni Hotel, Redwood Room
NB: Order of Business may be modified to accommodate visitors’ schedules.
NB: To allow those board members/attendees who wish to attend the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women time to prepare, we may conclude the meeting early if all scheduled business is covered.
1) Call to order
2) Establishment of quorum (introductions)
3) Approval of minutes from Fall Board Meeting (Nicole)
4) Visit from NMRT Executive Board Liaison (Andrew Pace) (Board talking points attached)
5) Visits from ALA Presidential Candidates
a) Loida Garcia-Febo
b) (Ms.) Terri Grief
6) New Business
a) Draft Budget (Easter)
b) Membership Initiative Drive (Kirby)
c) Strategic Plan for Member Retention and Engagement (Kirby)
d) Proposal to change function/membership of Vice Presidential Commitee and President’s Program Committee – Revised from Fall Board Meeting (Amanda/Karen Doster, chair of VP Planning Committee - proposal attached)
a) Announcement of Midwinter events (see attached)
8) Other Business?
Items in bold and italic type are time-sensitive items.