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Online Doc 2014-08 GLBTRT Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

by Melody Townley on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 07:15 pm
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

2014-08 GLBTRT Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Notes

This document holds meeting minutes in spaces at the end of each agenda item.  The minutes for this meeting will be approved at the June board meeting.  Please share agenda/minutes amendments to the board email list.  Non-board members can submit amendments via the board contact form.

 

August 27th, 2014, 4 pm CST

 

2014-08 GLBTRT Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Notes

This document holds meeting minutes in spaces at the end of each agenda item.  The minutes for this meeting will be approved at the June board meeting.  Please share agenda/minutes amendments to the board email list.  Non-board members can submit amendments via the board contact form.

 

August 27th, 2014, 4 pm CST

 

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

Attendees:A. Symons, P. Coyl, A. de Campos Salles, D. McNeill, P. Hepburn, M. Cisek, C. Caywood, J. Covari, and M. Townley

 

1. Call to Order (Ann)

Minutes: The meeting was called to order at 4 pm CST.

 

2. Introductions (Ann)

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Minutes: n/a

 

3. Approval of Agenda (Discussion, Vote) (Ann)

Action: Approve minutes from ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Minutes: Agenda was approved.

 

4. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes (5 mins)

Action: Approve minutes from ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas.

Item Facilitator: Melody Townley

Vote: n/a

Background Information:

Minutes: No changes, approved. Noted that membership meeting minutes don’t need to be approved since they’re an organic result of the voices of the membership.

 

5. 2015 ALA Annual Pre-Conference Committee (10 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Shawn P. Vaillancourt & Carrie Moran

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information

Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:30am-12:00pm 

Costs:

RT Member/Division/Students: $75

ALA general member: $100

Non-member: $125

 

Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities

Description:  Libraries are well situated to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning individuals, as well as supporting their families and allies. This half day conference will provide participants with a forum to discuss programming, collection development and outreach efforts that help librarians show these unique populations that they're welcome in our libraries. Each topic forum will be facilitated by librarians who have had great success in these areas and allow for participants to take home ideas and inspiration to apply to their own library.

Minutes: The board expressed a desire for more information about the event. It was questioned how many “topic forums” would be facilitated, who the librarians present would be, what type of library, and what age range the event aimed to focus upon. It was suggested that if the event aimed to focus on public and school libraries, then that was fine but needed to be clearly stated in the description. It was also suggested that such events typically focus on the young adult and adult age range, but it would also be beneficial to discuss service to children and senior citizens as those tend to be underserved age ranges. It was clarified that the cost would likely include coffee service.

 

6. Appointment Process for Book List and Award Committees - Update (5 mins)

Action: Information Sharing

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl and Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information

Minutes: Prospective committee members are being asked to fill out both the typical ALA online volunteer forms as well as a special questionnaire designed to help better match volunteers to the appropriate committee. There will be 22 committee members chosen at Midwinter to become the Stonewall, Rainbow, and Over the Rainbow new committee members.

 

6b. ACRL / Rare Books & Manuscripts Annual Program Sponsorship (10 mins)

Action: Determine whether GLBT wishes to co-sponsor in name or co-sponsor via financial support ACRL Rare Book & Manuscripts’ annual conference panel speaking event.

Item Facilitator: Jason Covari from ACRL

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information: The program is still under development but would involve 2 panelists.

Minutes: GLBTRT agreed to provide full financial support of up to $250 to this program.

 

7. Request for Gender on ALA Forms (5 mins)

Action: Information Sharing

Item Facilitator:  Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information: The Emerging Leader application form from ALA asked applicants to select Male or Female. A message was forwarded to Mary Ghikas, ALA Deputy Executive Director, requesting that all forms at ALA remove gender.

Minutes: Ann spoke with Mary Ghikas, who said that gender would be taken off all feedback forms. A question was raised about the validity of requiring gender on the registration for the Emerging Leaders application. A question was also raised about how many units of ALA ask for gender on their forms or registrations. Ann said she would speak with Mary about these questions. It was reported that the resource committee was working on gender neutral restrooms for Midwinter and Annual.

 

8. National GLBT Book Month (15 mins)

Action: Determine whether or not the round table wants to pursue establishing an ALA/GLBTRT National GLBT Book Month held every June.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons, Peter Coyl

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information:  ALA’s Deputy Executive Direction, in conjunction with ALA Legal Counsel, is looking into use of the slogan “National GLBT Book Month”

Minutes: There was no news. Mary is continuing to work with ALA Legal Counsel to figure this issue out.

 

9.  Pride Parade (5 mins)

Action: Information Sharing

Item Facilitator:  Ann Symons and Peter Coyl

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information: Paul Graller, in conjunction with ALA Legal Counsel, are looking into liability issues regarding participation in the parade.

Minutes: San Francisco Public Library approached GLBTRT to ask us to join them in the pride parade. The parade has become more complicated in recent years and no “hopping” in or out of the parade along the route is permitted. GLBT is happy to participate but would need “monitors” (pre-trained individuals) as part of the group. There need to be two monitors for every 25 people or the group will not be permitted to walk in the parade. We would not know our specific time slot until about two weeks before. Everyone would need to show up at the same time and stay the entire time. Marchers can be friends and family, but due to the monitors rule which is based on the number of people present, GLBTRT would need to make the parade a free, ticketed event where marchers would RSVP in advance. Last year, SFPL was #114. The parade started around noon and the SFPL group finished around 2:30 pm. Those interested in becoming monitors should be on the look-out for future emails on the listserv regarding this matter. Trainings will likely be on the Friday night before and will be set such that even out-of-towners can participate.

 

10.  ENDA (10 mins)

Action:  Discuss whether a resolution should come from the RT to Council at MW asking Congress to narrow the religious exemption in HR 1755 & S 815.  Brainstorm whether there might be other ALA bodies to reach out to such as SRRT,  COL, APA.
Item Facilitator: Peter Hepburn, Carolyn Caywood available to expand on it.
Vote: Yes, but maybe not this call
Supporting information:
http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/governance/policymanual/Links/cd_10_2_Section%20B%20New%20Policy%20Manual-1%20%28final%205-28-14%20with%20TOC%29_0.pdf
B.9.16 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights (Old Number 54.16)
The American Library Association supports equal employment opportunity for gay, lesbian, and transgender librarians and library workers.
(See “Policy Reference File.” A Resolution Reaffirming Equal Employment Opportunity for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Librarians and Library Workers, 2010-2011 ALA CD#43) (See also B.9.3) ALA Policy Manual Section B, page 45.

Note: the Wheaton College injunction would affect academic library workers, unlike the Hobby Lobby case. 

Minutes: The board voiced a desire for a narrower religious exemption. It was suggested that the matter should be brought to the Legislation Committee and ALA should consider updating their support statement on the matter. GLBTRT would be involved in such proceedings, but likely could not initiate the proceedings. There was a move to support the executive board in drafting a resolution that would be brought to the council at Midwinter.

 

11. Announcements

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Any

Vote: n/a

Minutes: It was suggested that brainstorming and discussion should begin soon on how to celebrate the 45th anniversary. [Note: Shortly after this meeting, ALA approved GLBTRT to set up a GLBT pavilion on the exhibit floor at Annual.]

12. Adjournment (Ann)

Minutes: The meeting was adjourned at 5 pm CST.

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Discussion Diversity Travel Grants to the ALISE Annual Conference - two awards

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 05:55 pm
in Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Diversity Travel Grants to the ALISE Conference 2015 - two opportunities

Diversity Travel Grants to the ALISE Conference 2015 - two opportunities

These travel grants aim to increase diversity in LIS education/research, and will be awarded beginning with ALISE Conference 2015.  They provide individuals who wish to address issues of diversity through doctoral study or teaching as adjuncts an opportunity to gain exposure to and network with LIS educators, scholars and doctoral students.  The awards continue ALA’s and ALISE’s commitment to diversity, and commemorates the adoption of the ALISE Diversity Statement (http://www.alise.org/alise---alise-diversity-statement) at the 2013 ALISE Conference.

ALISE Diversity Travel Award - applications due September 22
Please see http://www.alise.org/alise-diversity-travel-award for full application instructions.  Sponsored by ALISE. 

ALA/ALISE Spectrum Travel Award - applications due October 1
Please see http://www.ala.org/offices/alaalise-spectrum-travel-award-alise.  Sponsored by ALA with conference registration and membership sponsored by ALISE.

Recipients receive: 

  • A stipend of $750 (U.S.) that may defray lodging and meal expenses during the conference
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • A complimentary one-year membership
  • A certificate at the ALISE awards ceremony

The award recipient’s school or organization is asked to help with travel costs.

 

Awardee Commitment Guidelines:

  1. Assisting and attending the Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns SIG program and meeting.
  2. Commits to an additional 5 hours of ALISE activities which may include: Assisting with conference registration (as schedules permit); assisting with major sessions; assist with business meeting, attend a board meeting, etc.
  3. Is highly encouraged to participate in the ALISE Work In-Progress Poster Session.
  4. Engages with an assigned conference buddy during the conference.
  5. Writes a 750-word article about their conference experiences for use by ALISE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are not doctoral LIS students nor hold an LIS PhD.
  • Recipient cannot receive both awards.

Please see the ALISE and ALA award description pages for additional eligibility, rating criteria and complete application instructions! 

 

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Online Doc ALSC 2014 Annual Conference Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Marsha Burgess (staff) on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm
in ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)

Greetings!

Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' 2014 Annual Conference agenda and documents.

Draft Agenda

Consent agenda documents

DOC 4 Approval of Board minutes from Midwinter 2014                                                                       

DOC 5 Review of Spring Executive Committee 2014 minutes                                                     

DOC 6 President’s Report                                                                                                 

Greetings!

Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' 2014 Annual Conference agenda and documents.

Draft Agenda

Consent agenda documents

DOC 4 Approval of Board minutes from Midwinter 2014                                                                       

DOC 5 Review of Spring Executive Committee 2014 minutes                                                     

DOC 6 President’s Report                                                                                                 

DOC 7 Vice-President’s Report

DOC 8 Division Councilor’s Report         

DOC 9 Executive Director’s Report                                                                                                          

DOC 10  Emerging Leader Report

DOC 11 Continuing Education Report

DOC 12 Communications Report

DOC 13 Membership Report                                                                                                        

DOC 14 Projects & Partnerships Report

DOC 15 Publications Report

DOC 16 Web Activities Report

DOC 17 Committee Quarterly Reports (legal paper, 20 pages)

DOC 18 Confirm Major Board Actions Passed Electronically

DOC 19 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences                                                                            

Discussion/Decision documents

DOC 20 Emerging Leaders Project Report

DOC 21 Notable Children’s Book List

DOC 21 a Past NCB survey results

DOC 22 Access to ALSC Matters!

DOC 23 Carnegie Medal

DOC 23a Referenced historical Carnegie background attachment from 1989

DOC 26 Bridging the 30 Million Word Gap

DOC 27 Save the Children’s Get Ready Get Safe Partnership Request

DOC 27a Save the Children’s Get Ready Get Safe Partnership Proposal

DOC 28 Frequency of the Wilder Award Task Force Report

DOC 28a Draft 2-year timeline                                                                                                     

DOC 32a Budget Summary                                                                                                         

DOC 32b Budget Summary Narrative

DOC 32 c Endowment Report (legal paper, PDF is 3rd quarter only, excel has full workbook)    

DOC 38 ALA Scholarship Committee Request

Old business documents

DOC 39 Take Your Child to the Library Proposal

Onsite Documents

DOC 32d Budget Committee Notes for ALSC Board

O&B Onsite Motion-Collection of Children's Books for Adult Research Discussion Group

O&B Onsite Motion-Children's Book Discussion Group

O&B Onsite Motion-Local Arrangements

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Discussion September Online Meeting

by Katie Gibson on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:15 pm
in ACRL Section Membership Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Hello all,

Thank you to everyone in the committee who indicated their availability in the Doodle Poll. It looks like the best time for all of us to meet online is Tuesday, September 16 at 12 pm (EST). We have scheduled the meeting through WebEx. Connection information is below. 
Please let me or Dalena know if you have any questions,
Katie
 

Hello all,

Thank you to everyone in the committee who indicated their availability in the Doodle Poll. It looks like the best time for all of us to meet online is Tuesday, September 16 at 12 pm (EST). We have scheduled the meeting through WebEx. Connection information is below. 
Please let me or Dalena know if you have any questions,
Katie
 

ACRL: Section Membership Committee
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr
 
Join WebEx meeting
https://miamioh.webex.com/miamioh/j.php?MTID=m7243cf0067fa9a1555b431982f93cd44
Meeting number: 641 541 355
Meeting password: ACRLsections
 
Add this meeting to your calendar.
 
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Discussion Emerging Leaders: LITA Projects for 2015

by Cindi Trainor Blyberg on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 08:48 am
in LITA Board of Directors

Hi, everyone!

Hi, everyone!

It's that time of year again!  We need to brainstorm, choose, write up, and submit one or more projects for the Emerging Leaders class of 2015 to choose from.  Any LITA project that we submit that is taken up by a team of ELs will require someone from the Board to act as sponsor.  I'm happy to do this until Annual 2015 (unless someone else is a better choice given our diverse expertise), but I will require one of you to volunteer to continue to shepherd the project through the rest of 2015, after the team presents findings and any recommendations to the Board.  Just stating up front that we want to set them up to succeed. ;)

Past projects have included:

  • evaluating online communications around conferences
  • re-branding for LITA
  • researching and writing a handbook for LITA leaders
  • investigating e-learning platforms
  • investigating experts database platforms

Here's where you come in:

  1. If you have ideas now, please share.
  2. Inquire with the committee with which you liaise--they may have ideas
  3. Ask around!

I look forward to reading your ideas!  

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Discussion YALSA Member Survey

by Joy Kim on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:18 am
in YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

YALSA Members:

This is a friendly reminder that the 2014 YALSA Membership Survey closes this Wednesday, September 17. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey online. Your input and ideas will be used in developing YALSA's next Strategic Plan.

Thanks for advance for your feedback!

Joy Kim,
on behalf of the YALSA Strategic Planning Task Force

Event Mario Macias

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 06:45 pm
in IAmRUSA

IAmRUSA Interviewee for the Week of September 15th is

Mario Macias

Ask him a question!

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