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Union Library Workers

Discussion Camden County, NJ library workers lowest paid in state

by Kathleen McCook on Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 02:05 pm

In long Camden County library contract dispute, hint of a breakthrough

 
Camden County, NJ  Library System librarians and librarian assistants are seeking a new contract and higher wages.
 
 
 

In long Camden County library contract dispute, hint of a breakthrough

 
Camden County, NJ  Library System librarians and librarian assistants are seeking a new contract and higher wages.
 
 
 
Librarians' assistants in the county, who are represented by Communications Workers of America Local 1014, earn the lowest starting salaries in the state.
 
Librarians are the lowest paid in the state. The librarians, almost all of whom are women, are represented by AFSCME Local 1454

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RUSA Budget and Finance (Reference and User Services Association)

Online Doc Agenda, RUSA Budget and Finance Committee, May 2, 2017

by Chris LeBeau on Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

 

DRAFT

RUSA Budget and Finance Committee Agenda

11:00 am CDT,  May 2, 2017

Agenda (http://connect.ala.org/node/265983)

Committee: 

Chris LeBeau (Chair), Alesia M. McManus, Barry Trott, Beth German, Liz Kocevar-Weidinger, Kirk G. MacLeod, Amber A. Prentiss, Kendra Nan Skellen, Joseph Yue, Beth Boatright, Greg Fleming, Rebecca Jackson, Micquel Little, Daniel Clark Mack, Chellammal Vaidyanathan, Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson (BARC Representative)

 

DRAFT

RUSA Budget and Finance Committee Agenda

11:00 am CDT,  May 2, 2017

Agenda (http://connect.ala.org/node/265983)

Committee: 

Chris LeBeau (Chair), Alesia M. McManus, Barry Trott, Beth German, Liz Kocevar-Weidinger, Kirk G. MacLeod, Amber A. Prentiss, Kendra Nan Skellen, Joseph Yue, Beth Boatright, Greg Fleming, Rebecca Jackson, Micquel Little, Daniel Clark Mack, Chellammal Vaidyanathan, Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson (BARC Representative)

Invited guest: Celia Ross

1. Call to order, introductions – Chair, CHRIS LEBEAU (5 minutes) 

2. Volunteer to take minutes (2 minutes)

3. Approval of Minutes, March 30, 2017 

4. Budget Performance Reports –March 2017 -  LEBEAU (5 minutes)

    OUTCOME: Information / overview on the status of the budget 

5.Old Business -

  1. AFL-CIO registrations - MCMANUS
    1. Recommendation needed
  2. RUSQ proofreading budget - HORNUNG
    1. This will have to wait for new Ex Dir.
  3. Coordinate events and sponsorship priorities - MCMANUS, ROSS
     

6. New Business/Action Items

  1. Decide dues increases for non-personal membership categories:
    Student ($25); Support Staff ($30); Retired ($30); Non-salaried ($30)
    dollar amounts shown are current rates.
    ACTION NEEDED:
     
  2. Interest Group Membership Question - Discussion item
     
  3. Fundraising or Raising Funds - Discussion item
              a. Sell access to prior webinars
              b. Campaign to raise money from past presidents and members
              c. Other ideas   

8.Agenda Building for next meeting - ALL (5 min)

  1. Approve FY2018 budget
     

9. Next Meeting:  June 25 2017 , 10:30 - 12:00, Chicago
 

10. Adjourn
 

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ALSC Board of Directors

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Recommendations from Spring Executive Committee Meeting

by Nina Lindsay on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 04:47 pm

Board colleagues, 

I am calling to order this online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

The topic for this meeting is recommendation for action regarding the Designing Youth Spaces White Paper, and the Logo Rebranding proposal, both discussion items from the Executive Committee meeting  om Monday.

Board colleagues, 

I am calling to order this online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

The topic for this meeting is recommendation for action regarding the Designing Youth Spaces White Paper, and the Logo Rebranding proposal, both discussion items from the Executive Committee meeting  om Monday.

To establish a quorum please indicate your presence in a comment below. When we have established quorum I will post discussion for each item simultaneously in separate nodes.

The anticipated schedule for this meeting, assuming both discussions move simultaneously, is:

  • Thursday 4/20 post preliminary Discussion
  • Tuesday 4/25 move and second
  • Wednesday 4/26 - Friday 4/28 voting
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ACRL Liaisons Assembly (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Event Liaisons Assembly Meeting - February

by Carrie Donovan on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 03:54 pm

Name: ACRL Liaisons Assembly Committee Monthly Meeting

Start Time:          02/23/2017 3:00PM CST

Duration:             01:00 hour

URL:       http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r88rjasjmt6/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Agenda: Discuss proposal from ALA-MW and next steps


If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Name: ACRL Liaisons Assembly Committee Monthly Meeting

Start Time:          02/23/2017 3:00PM CST

Duration:             01:00 hour

URL:       http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r88rjasjmt6/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Agenda: Discuss proposal from ALA-MW and next steps


If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

  1. Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds.
  2. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.
  3. Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
  4. Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
  5. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
  6. Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.
  7. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
  8. To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. 
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ALA Council

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

ACRL Liaisons Training & Development Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Event ALA Annual Meeting

by Carrie Donovan on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 03:02 pm

Liaisons Training and Development Committee Meeting

(part of the Liaisons Coordinating Committee Meeting)

6/25/2017

3:00 PM-5:30 PM

PALM-Palmer House Hilton

17. E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Salon 03

ACRL Liaisons Assembly (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Event Liaisons Assembly Meeting - June (ALA Annual)

by Carrie Donovan on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 02:56 pm

Liaisons Assembly Committee Meeting

6/24/2017

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

HIL- Hilton Chicago #

720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Conference Room 4B

ACRL Liaisons Assembly (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Event Liaisons Assembly Meeting - May

by Carrie Donovan on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 02:54 pm

Name: ACRL Liaisons Assembly Committee Monthly Meeting

Start Time: 05/25/2017 3:00PM CST

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r88rjasjmt6/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

ALA Chapter Councilors

Discussion 2017 ALA Annual Conference Chapter Councilors Forum

by Donald Wood (staff) on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 02:20 pm

April 28, 2017

Elizabeth Fox, South Dakota Chapter Councilor, has volunteered to be your lead facilitator at the Chapter Councilors Forum in Chicago. Amy Lappin, New Hampshire Chapter Councilor, has volunteered to be assistant facilitator.

April 28, 2017

Elizabeth Fox, South Dakota Chapter Councilor, has volunteered to be your lead facilitator at the Chapter Councilors Forum in Chicago. Amy Lappin, New Hampshire Chapter Councilor, has volunteered to be assistant facilitator.

The Chapter Councilors Forum meets on Sunday during the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago. The forum is an opportunity for Chapter Councilors to meet and discuss Council issues, and is scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60605, 1-312-922-4400, Continental C.

P.S. Once again I revised the Chapter Councilor page. New information includes what to do if you cannot attend a conference or if you must resign your office, and addresses whether proxy voting is allowed, including a link to Joseph Eagan's updated Basic Guide to the ALA Council (posted to the ALA Chapter Councilor e-list). See heading Answers to Three Often Asked Questions. In addition, I added several new links to Chapter resources. See also Select ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference Schedule for Chapters.

Note: CRC I is at Hyatt Regency Chicago (Wacker) NOT the Hyatt by McCormick. See the Hyatt Regency link immediately below.

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 24, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Chicago (Wacker), Columbus G/H

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601

Tel: +1 312 565 1234

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 26, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m., McCormick, W475b

2301 S. King Drive • Chicago, Illinois 60616; Directions

See also a select list of meetings related to Chapters. See also the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler.

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