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Discussion 2014 MW Meeting Board Agenda and Notes Document Posted

by David Vess on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 11:01 am

GLBT Round Table members, I just posted the agenda for the board meeting at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting.  In it you will see what your board is working on.  You'll also see a space at the bottom for links to committee and representative reports.  

GLBT Round Table members, I just posted the agenda for the board meeting at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting.  In it you will see what your board is working on.  You'll also see a space at the bottom for links to committee and representative reports.  

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Event Executive Board Meeting (GLBTRT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

A meeting of the officers and directors-at-large of the GLBT Round Table. The board provides oversight of round table business and planning between membership meetings. It carries out the formal decisions of membership and approves the annual round table budget. It makes recommendations and reports to membership through round table communication channels. http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/about/glb-ec
Meeting agenda: http://connect.ala.org/node/65035

A meeting of the officers and directors-at-large of the GLBT Round Table. The board provides oversight of round table business and planning between membership meetings. It carries out the formal decisions of membership and approves the annual round table budget. It makes recommendations and reports to membership through round table communication channels. http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/about/glb-ec
Meeting agenda: http://connect.ala.org/node/65035

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Event 2014-01 GLBTRT Board Meeting

by David Vess on Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

An online GLBTRT Board Meeting will he held Friday, 10 January 2014 10-11a.m. central time.
Location: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/glbtrt (Login as a guest)
Online Meetings Tip sheet for GLBTRT: http://connect.ala.org/node/205148

The meeting agenda is here: http://connect.ala.org/node/216272  (Meeting notes will also be placed in that document.)

An online GLBTRT Board Meeting will he held Friday, 10 January 2014 10-11a.m. central time.
Location: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/glbtrt (Login as a guest)
Online Meetings Tip sheet for GLBTRT: http://connect.ala.org/node/205148

The meeting agenda is here: http://connect.ala.org/node/216272  (Meeting notes will also be placed in that document.)

If you'd like to put something forth for a board meeting, have a look at our Agenda Item Parking Lot. There you can see what we're planning to talk about and how to get an item on the agenda:
http://connect.ala.org/node/214246

We'll have a board meeting in Adobe Connect above online space on the second Friday of every month. Add the meeting to your calendar with the attached file.  It will give you meeting times/dates for board meetings until the second week of June 2014. 

Thanks,
Roland, Ann and David
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Online Meeting Tips (Adobe Connect)

Attending meetings with a headset with a built in mic and a mute button are always best. There's ways to connect your audio and mic inside of Adobe Connect.

Online Meetings Tip sheet for GLBTRT:
http://connect.ala.org/node/205148

Test your computer and browser set up on the following website. Note that you have to restart your browser and sometimes your computer to get the new flash updates and connect plugin to run properly. 
https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Windows machines should be ok with Adobe Connect (you should be able to use Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.) Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8 are all ok with Safari, Firefox and Chrome. There's no Adobe Connect Add-in support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) but Leopard users can attend meetings in the browser.

All Adobe Connect Tech Specs:
http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/tech-specs.html

 

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Online Doc Membership Meeting Agenda & Minutes, 2013 ALA Annual

by David Vess on Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 07:20 am

McCormick Place Convention Center, N132
Chicago, IL
Sunday, June 30, 2013
10:30 am to 11:30 am

McCormick Place Convention Center, N132
Chicago, IL
Sunday, June 30, 2013
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Present: d. Vess, R. Hansen, R. Ridinger, M. Cienfuegos, R. Butler, A. Symons, E. Hollenshead, D. Singer, P. Hubbard, W. Slater, R. Graziano, A. Smith, L. Hagelin, W. Thomas, C. Eddy, V. Andrsejewski, J. Reynolds, R. Montague, L. McKeever, R. Dean, D. Bell, J. Moore, E. MacInnes, S. Machones, S. Leif, J. simms, H. Steindifer, V. Prilop, P. Opa, A. de Campos-Salles, M. Banasek, P. Coyl, B. Pickell, J. Tichacek, M. Abler, S. Phillips, P. Mano, G. Persichini, J. Greeves-Ostrowsky, B . Ostrowsky, A. Johnson

Meeting was called to order at 10:30. Introductions around the room. D. Vess reported on the first year under the new RT organization w/ a board of directors. A plea was made for volunteers to run for office. If you need more information contact John Amundsen is the staff liaison; contact him for more information if you need it During the last year several ways to get on the email list for the RT were up on the website.  Volunteering for committees is also easier. A major effort was made to post all events as well. The Diversity Fair had been held the previous day. It was a 2 ½ hour event that saw many people stop by. Back lists of book reviews and awards were available, as they are on the webpage. There is information indicating that the reviews are being read too.

There was a report on the Steering Comm. I meeting held on  Saturday. Proposed committee charges were adopted. An Ad Hoc Committee on the Stonewall Book Awards has been established to work on the structure of reviewing the books and dealing with three awards. A professional services committee is also being formed. The difference between ad hoc committees and standing committees was explained. The representatives from the RT to YALSA, the school librarians and the diversity council  were introduced. Other representative positions are also available. The upcoming social events were talked about. S. Leif, who was present, is from Las Vega and said he would help.

For the next election period people will be needed to run for Secretary and 3 directors at large.

The brochure needs work. We need to get an automated response to people who check that they are interested in volunteering for the RT, which will let them know who to contact. We also need to let non-GLBT folks know they are welcome get involved also. The volunteer form needs to be more obvious on the webpage as well.

A visitor, Mr. P. Opa, from Africa, spoke about his project to establish an LGBT library in Africa.

In a general discussion many spoke about the lack of response from the RT when they had volunteered to help. There is also a need to have the chair-elect involved in the appointment process. It was also noted that the date of the annual conference conflicts with many Pride festivals in the country.

Meeting adjourned at 11:35 A.M.  

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Event Membership Meeting (GLBTRT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Join GLBTRT for its annual Membership Meeting. Come learn what GLBTRT has accomplished over the past year. Bring your ideas to help form our organization's future.

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Online Doc Treasurer's Report Annual Conference 2013

by Dale McNeill on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

Event Executive Board Meeting (GLBTRT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

A meeting of the officers and directors-at-large of the GLBT Round Table. The board provides oversight of round table business and planning between membership meetings. It carries out the formal decisions of membership and approves the annual round table budget. It makes recommendations and reports to membership through round table communication channels.

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Event Social (GLBTRT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Come mix with the membership of the GLBT Round Table. $5.00 recommended donation accepted at the door.

Ann Sather
909 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773)348-2378

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Discussion Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

by Amy Greer (non-member) on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 03:46 pm

Can we get to $10,000 by the end of April? Donate today and share with others to send an amazing group of librarians and archivists to Palestine! Learn more about our contingent and donate here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/librarians-and-archivists-to-palestine

Event Executive Board Meeting I (GLBTRT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 01:57 pm

A meeting of the officers and directors-at-large of the GLBT Round Table. The board provides oversight of round table business and planning between membership meetings. It carries out the formal decisions of membership and approves the annual round table budget. It makes recommendations and reports to membership through round table communication channels. http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/about/glb-ec

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