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Event ALA President / Treasurer Candidates Forum

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

The forum will allow ALA members an opportunity to hear the platforms of the ALA presidential and treasurer candidates before the ALA spring elections.

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Discussion Imagining ALA Tomorrow: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach

by Mary Ghikas on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 08:05 pm

 

On behalf of 2012-2013 ALA President Maureen Sullivan, I am posting the following documents for discussion:

 

Imagining ALA Tomorrow: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach

Joint Boards Notes (transcribed flip charts from the October 26, 2012, Joint Boards meeting)

 

As a framework for this discussion, the following are also attached:

 

ALA 2015  ALA Strategic Plan

2015 Envisioned Future

 

Please let me know if you have questions.

 

Thank you.

 

mg

 

 

Event Libraries and Online Learning: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

by Amy Jackson on Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 04:00 pm

Libraries and learners have long been engaged in a successful partnership. Never has this partnership been more important or wide-ranging than in today's online environment. “Libraries and Online Learning: A Powerful Partnership,” a Midwinter Symposium from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), offers a unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of the role of learning in our libraries.

Libraries and learners have long been engaged in a successful partnership. Never has this partnership been more important or wide-ranging than in today's online environment. “Libraries and Online Learning: A Powerful Partnership,” a Midwinter Symposium from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), offers a unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of the role of learning in our libraries.

From local public libraries to national and transnational digital public libraries, from primary schools to research universities, libraries increasingly provide for learners' virtual educational experiences. In this symposium attendees will learn to foster the strategic relationships possible between libraries and online learners.

Confirmed speakers are:
Mike Eisenberg, dean emeritus and professor, University of Washington, Information School
Karl Nelson, director of the Digital Learning Department, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington
Felix Reyes, Public Instruction Specialist, King County Library System
Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher, Natural Interaction Group, Microsoft Research
Additional speakers will be announced in the near future.

Join your colleagues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2012 at Midwinter in Seattle.

Registration is through the ALA Midwinter registration form and is $219 for ALCTS members, $269 for ALA members, and just $99 for students and retired members.

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Event Virtual Membership Meeting 2012

by John Chrastka on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Registration for the 2012 Virtual Membership is limited to 1,000 participants.  Visit https://ala.ilinc.com/register/yzxhzss to register.

Discussion VMM 2012 Video & Audio

by Ron Jankowski on Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 03:10 pm

The video & audio of the June 6 Virtual Membership Meeting is available:  VMM12 video & audio.

The material is open to all ALA members. You did not have to have been registered for the live program.

Please note that will be asked to log-in with your name and e-mail. The materials starts with Slide 20. (Slides prior to that were for sound checks and other quality testing.) 

Discussion #ALAVMM12 Text Chat Archive

by Ron Jankowski on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 01:43 pm

There was a spirited discussion on the Public Chat during the 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting.  The full text archive is attached to this post.  At the top there is an index with times keyed to the agenda topics.  Scroll down to the parts you're interested in or read through to get the flavor of the meeting.  Thanks to all who participated and to Mary Ghikas for moderating the Public Chat.

The slides will be archived separately.  A full audio/video archive will be available next week.

Online Doc President's Report - Virtual Membership Meeting

by Ron Jankowski on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 09:44 am

ALA President Molly Raphael prepared this Report prior to the Virtual Membership Meeting detailing her work over this past year on behalf of the Association and libraries. She discusses her Presidential Initiatives, meetings with publishers and author groups about eBooks and Libraries, as well as the work of several Task Forces. 

Discussion Tech Help

by Louise Gruenberg. MAE. MLS. MIAKM-UXD (staff) on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 01:31 pm

See this area for instructions for VOIP set up, attending via your Mac, and other tech-related topics.

Discussion Tentative Agenda - Virtual Membership Meeting - as of June 2, 2012

by John Chrastka on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 04:59 pm

ALA Virtual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 3:00-4:30pm

Tentative Agenda - as of June 4, 2012

 

Call to Order:

Introductions and Announcements, Molly Raphael, President 

Establishing the Quorum, Molly Raphael, President

Procedures, VMMD#1,  Molly Raphael, President

Agenda, VMMD#2,  Molly Raphael, ALA President

 

Reports:

ALA President’s Report and Discussion Segment,  VMMD#3, Molly Raphael, President

ALA Virtual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 3:00-4:30pm

Tentative Agenda - as of June 4, 2012

 

Call to Order:

Introductions and Announcements, Molly Raphael, President 

Establishing the Quorum, Molly Raphael, President

Procedures, VMMD#1,  Molly Raphael, President

Agenda, VMMD#2,  Molly Raphael, ALA President

 

Reports:

ALA President’s Report and Discussion Segment,  VMMD#3, Molly Raphael, President

ALA Executive Director’s Report and Discussion Segment, VMMD#4 Report, Keith Michael Fiels

ALA Financial Report and Discussion Segment, VMMD#5, Clara Bohrer, Chair, ALA Budget

  Analysis and Review Committee (BARC)

 

Discussion Topics:   

Improving the Role of Libraries in Society 

E-Books and Libraries

 

Adjournment     

Molly Raphael, President

 

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Join ALA President Molly Raphael and Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels for the ALA 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 6th from 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT, online.  Space is limited to 1,000 members.  Please register at https://ala.ilinc.com/register/yzxhzss and participate in pre-meeting discussions here in the ALA Members group on Connect.

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