AASL ISS (Independent Schools Section) Section
CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee has extended the deadline for applications for anyone interested in being considered for Council candidacy. Any interested ALA members now have until 4:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 17, 2012 to complete the online biographical information form.
The Nominating Committee must slate no fewer than one-and-one-half times the number of vacancies that will occur on Council. In 2013 there will be 33 vacancies; therefore, the Nominating Committee must slate at least 50 candidates. Individuals elected to the position of Councilor-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2016 Annual Conference.
Councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.
Nominations may be sent to any member of the 2013 Nominating Committee. Committee members are:
- Chair: Nancy Davenport, president, Nancy Davenport Associates, Alexandria, Va., email: email@example.com
- Mario Ascencio, library director, Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C., email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trevor Dawes, circulation services director, Princeton University Library, Princeton, N.J., email: email@example.com
- Jaime Hammond, reference/serials librarian, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Conn., email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ling Hwey Jeng, director, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, email: email@example.com
- Terri Kirk, School Librarian, Reidland High School, Paducah, Ky., email: Terri.Kirk@mccracken.kyschools.us
- Cynthia Richey, director, Mount Lebanon Public Library, Mount Lebanon, Pa., email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Schuster, director of library technology, Texas Women’s University, Denton, Texas, email: email@example.com
- James Williams, dean of libraries, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., email: James.Williams@Colorado.edu
To encourage diversity and leadership development, the Committee may refrain from nominating any current Councilors for election to another term. However, the Committee encourages all current Councilors who wish to continue their service to the Association to file as petition candidates. Petitions are available from Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, Council Secretariat, ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or during the 2013 Midwinter Meeting. Petitions require 25 signatures for names to be included on the 2013 ballot. Petitions may also be created online (ALA log-in required) . Once logged in you can create your petition.
Contact: JoAnne Kempf
Something for everyone – including the nature lover! Join the AASL Independent Schools Section as they visit Flintridge Prep, an Upper Level Independent School near Pasadena and Los Angeles. Then, tour Polytechnic, a co-ed K-12 independent school, which is also the setting for the television show, “Big Bang Theory.” Finally we will head to the Huntington Library to view their superb collection of books, art and tour their famous gardens.
ISS Programs at Annual:
by Carla Bosco on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:28am
Please join us for a provocative debate on what a modern library is.
From Gutenberg to Google and Glogs, from Books to Vooks. Convention Center, Rm 339
Join a panel of innovative, visionary librarians for a spirited and provocative debate on issues related to collection development in 21st Century libraries as we shift from the Age of Gutenberg to the Age of Google and Glogs.
Saturday June 25 1:30 TO 3:30
Moderated by Carla Bosco
What Kinds of Books Does Your Independent School Library Need? Convention Center, Rm 339
by Dorcas Hand on Sun, 04/10/2011 - 11:54am
Mark your ALA NOLA calendar for this program: Monday, June 27, 1:30-3:30. The presenters will be our own Alison Ernst, Tom Corbett (Library Director, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham MA), Frances Jacobsen Harris (author, I found It on the Internet and Librarian at University High School in Champagne/Urbana). We'll be offering you lots of information, questions to consider, and chances to share with colleagues.
Friday, June 24, 2011
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Something for everyone! The Annual AASL Independent School Section's (ISS) Tour will feature a lower, middle and upper school library program. Departing from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the attendees will visit:
- Academy of the Sacred Heart, located in New Orleans, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, founded in 1887.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in 1887, is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, offering 16 years of instruction from Toddler through Upper School. The Rosary, as Sacred Heart is affectionately called, is part of an international Network of academic institutions directed by the Society of the Sacred Heart, a teaching order founded in France in 1800. The Academy has two libraries; The Mater Campus library serves Preschool through fourth grade, The Rosary Campus library serves fifth through twelfth grade. The combined collection includes over 50,000 items and is accessed by a web-based catalog.
- Isidore Newman School, located in New Orleans, is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 day school founded in 1903.
The Isidore Newman School is a Pre-K through 12 school founded in 1903; it has two libraries. The Angela Devlin Library with 24,000 books and a variety of magazine subscriptions provides Lower School students with a stimulating mix of resources to meet individual interests. The Rebecca Grant Popp Library, on the second floor of the Jefferson Building, serves primarily students and faculty in the Middle School (Grade 6 through Grade 8) and in the Upper School (Grade 9 through Grade 12. Besides a book collection of approximately 53,000 volumes, 85 periodicals, and 3 newspaper subscriptions, the library has an array of online subscriptions.
- Metairie Park Country Day, located in Metairie, La. was founded in 1929. Country Day is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 independent day school with a little more than 700 students.
Metairie Park Country Day School was founded in 1929. There are two libraries on campus; the lower school library serves grades Pre-K through 5, while the Bright Library serves grades 6 through 12. The combined collection is almost 60, 000 items. Both libraries allow unlimited checkout of most materials; there are no overdue fines. Bright Library is a 10,000 square foot, two story building with a central atrium. Due to flooding as a result of Hurricane Katrina, the entire first floor was renovated in the fall of 2005. The Lower School Library occupies 2,100 square feet fashioned from three of the original 1940 classrooms.
- Buses will depart the Convention Center lobby at 9:30 am.
- Tour Schedule:
9:30 am Leave Convention Center
10:00 am Sacred Heart , Continental Breakfast, Tour
11:15 am Leave for Newman
11:30 am Newman, Tour
12:30 pm Leave for Country Day
1:00 pm Country Day, Lunch. Tour
2:30 pm Leave for Convention Center
3:00 pm Arrive Convention Center
- Breakfast is now included in the fee, and a lunch will also be provided
- The deadline to purchase tickets has passed, however, there are still a few more seats available on the bus if you are interested. Please contact Neela Johnston at email@example.com.
- Fee: $ 65.00
Sunday, June 26, 2011
6:00- 7:15 PM
Head on over to the ISS Social and join your colleagues for a light reception before heading out to do dinner:
Hotel Montelone /Vieux Carre Room
214 Royale St, New Orleans, LA 70130
- Advance purchase is required for the reception.
- Deadline for advance purchase is June 10, 2011.
- Transportation is not provided to/from the hotel for the reception, but it is a short walk from the convention center and convenient to the French Quarter for any dinner plans you may have following the reception.
- Fee: $ 35.00