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Discussion recommended changes to the Conference Code of Conduct

by Martin Garnar on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 01:43 pm

Hello Councilors.  I'm sharing this in my role as co-chair of the ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Implementation Working Group.  One of the recommendations that was delegated to us from the list of recommendations generated by the Task Force on EDI was to develop a statement related to EDI for conference participants.  After discussion, we felt the best way to approach this was to suggest changes to the existing Code of Conduct for consideration by Conference Services, and we also wanted to share this with Council so that you could comment on these suggested revisions, with the p

Hello Councilors.  I'm sharing this in my role as co-chair of the ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Implementation Working Group.  One of the recommendations that was delegated to us from the list of recommendations generated by the Task Force on EDI was to develop a statement related to EDI for conference participants.  After discussion, we felt the best way to approach this was to suggest changes to the existing Code of Conduct for consideration by Conference Services, and we also wanted to share this with Council so that you could comment on these suggested revisions, with the plan to send both our suggested changes and any feedback from Council to Conference Services to be considered at the same time.

Please note that we used the Code of Conduct from the National Diversity in Libraries Conference as a reference for our suggestions, which are largely related to the list of prohibited behaviors.  The revisions are attached to this post as a Word document showing the tracked changes.

We would like to send all materials to Conference Services by the end of August, so please make your comments by August 31st. As we know that Connect will be not fully accessible during the migration to a new platform, you are welcome to send your comments to me if you're unable to comment via Connect, so send them to mgarnar@uccs.edu.

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions.

 

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Discussion final draft of the Resolution on Libraries as Responsible Spaces

by Martin Garnar on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 02:05 pm

Hi folks.  The Committee on Diversity approved a revised version of this resolution at our business meeting this afternoon.  As this is our last meeting at this conference, this is the version we will be bringing to Council as part of our report at Council II.  I will be attending Council Forum tonight to discuss the changes we made in response to feedback received last night and from other groups.  

Discussion Post-Forum Transportation

by Martin Garnar on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 01:50 pm

Hi folks.  If you're looking to share a cab, take the bus, or walk together after Council Forum, please indicate what you want to do in the comments below (one thread for each night).

Discussion Draft Resolution on Libraries as Responsible Spaces

by Martin Garnar on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 05:25 pm

Hi all.  First, some background: as part of the discussion on our recent resolution on gun violence, some of the drafters felt that we needed a separate resolution on libraries as safe spaces, so a small working group (Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Aaron Dobbs, Martin Garnar, Laura Koltutsky, and Mike Marlin) began working on a draft after Midwinter in Atlanta. After some discussion and initial feedback, the resolution is now being taken up by the Committee on Diversity and will be brought to Council II on Monday as part of the COD report.  

Hi all.  First, some background: as part of the discussion on our recent resolution on gun violence, some of the drafters felt that we needed a separate resolution on libraries as safe spaces, so a small working group (Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Aaron Dobbs, Martin Garnar, Laura Koltutsky, and Mike Marlin) began working on a draft after Midwinter in Atlanta. After some discussion and initial feedback, the resolution is now being taken up by the Committee on Diversity and will be brought to Council II on Monday as part of the COD report.  

Laura will be bringing this to Council Forum on Saturday night so that any feedback may be brought back to COD's final meeting on Sunday afternoon (1 to 2:30 p.m. in MCP W474b)so that changes can be incorporated before bringing it to Council on Monday morning. Alternatively, you can share your comments here on Connect, but please make those comments before 1 p.m. on Sunday so that we can consider them for the final draft.

Thanks!

Martin Garnar

IFRT Councilor and Committee on Diversity Chair Pro Tem

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Discussion What's Happening -- 2017 ALA Annual Conference

by Mary Ghikas on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 09:34 am

Here is the semi-annual, very informal guide to the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.  Please feel free to share with colleagues.

We're a bit late -- a lot going on -- but thanks to ALA staff across the Association who sent me material, here it is.

Safe travels to everyone.  I'll be in the office tomorrow and, mostly, Wednesday -- then on-site at conference.  See you all soon.

mg

 

One correction made:  ALA Council will be asked to approved the FY2018 budgetary ceiling at Council III.

Discussion Latest version of ALA IFC draft "Diversity" interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

by Doug Archer on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

Colleagues,

Please review this latest version of the ALA IFC's draft "Diversity" interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.  The committee has considered all of the suggestions received so far and has in most cases been able to incorporate them into this draft.  There is still time for additional comments as the committee will review this document in Chicago and take it to Council Forum for additional input.

Many thanks,

Doug Archer

Discussion Latest version of ALA IFC draft "Politics" interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

by Doug Archer on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

Colleagues,

Please review this latest version of the ALA IFC's draft "Politics" interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.  The committee has considered all of the suggestions received so far and has in most cases been able to incorporate them into this draft.  There is still time for additional comments as the committee will review this document in Chicago and take it to Council Forum for additional input.

Many thanks,

Doug Archer

Discussion Draft Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rightse - #1 Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

by Doug Archer on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 02:23 pm

1st of 3 New Draft Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights - #1 Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Please review this draft interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights and respond with your suggestions by May 1 (note the new date).  The Intellectual Freedom Committee will revise it in light of your suggestions and bring it to Annual Conference in Chicago for your consideration.  In addition to offering your own suggestions, please distribute it as widely as possible to others for their input.

Thanks very much,

Doug

Discussion Draft Interpretations of the Library Bill of rights - #3 Visual and Performing Arts in Libraries

by Doug Archer on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 02:24 pm

3rd of 3 New Draft Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights - #3 Visual and Performing Arts in Libraries

Please review this draft interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights and respond with your suggestions by May 1 (note the new date).  The Intellectual Freedom Committee will revise it in light of your suggestions and bring it to Annual Conference in Chicago for your consideration.  In addition to offering your own suggestions, please distribute it as widely as possible to others for their input.

Thanks very much,

Doug

Discussion Draft Interpretations of the Library Bill of rights - #2 Politics in Libraries

by Doug Archer on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 02:23 pm

2nd of 3 New Draft Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights - #2 Politics in Libraries

Please review this draft interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights and respond with your suggestions by May 1 (note the new date).  The Intellectual Freedom Committee will revise it in light of your suggestions and bring it to Annual Conference in Chicago for your consideration.  In addition to offering your own suggestions, please distribute it as widely as possible to others for their input.

Thanks very much,

Doug

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