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Online Doc NYPL "Between Two Worlds"

by Alec McFarlane on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I think the membership may appreciate this recent article from the NYPL that features our very own Alice L. Hagemeyer, the Honorary ALA Member:

http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/04/03/between-two-worlds-memoirs-children-deaf

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. 

Online Doc BARC Financial Report - Background for Meeting

by John Chrastka on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 01:03 pm

Attached is a preliminary report prepared by the Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) covering ALA finances as a background document for the Virtual Membership Meeting.  

Online Doc Guidelines for Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes

by John Chrastka on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 01:06 pm

Attached are Guidelines for preparing and submitting Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes to come before the ALA Virtual Membership Meeting. Any member may offer a Resolution, with a seconder, for consideration at the Meeting. Resolutions must be received by 3pm CDT on May 30th for consideration.

Attached are Guidelines for preparing and submitting Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes to come before the ALA Virtual Membership Meeting. Any member may offer a Resolution, with a seconder, for consideration at the Meeting. Resolutions must be received by 3pm CDT on May 30th for consideration.

When preparing a resolution for submission to the Resolutions Committee for consideration, please fill out the Resolution eForm available at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/resolutionwebform. Although, you are not required to complete every portion of the form, any information you provide will help to expedite the resolution process. Please post your proposed Resolution as a "Document" here in the Members group as well. All Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes must be recieved via the eForm and posted to the Member group no later than May 30, 2012, 3:00 p.m. CDT.

Questions and concerns about Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes can be addressed to Larry Romans, chair, Resolutions Committee, via alaresolutions@ala.org. The Resolutions Committee will review all moved and seconded resolutions and may suggest changes to the form and langauge of a Resolution, Memorial or Tribute for clarity and to assist the body in its consideration.

The guidelines, resolution eform, and samples are also available at: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/resolution_guidelines

 

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Online Doc Procedures to Govern the ALA 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting

by John Chrastka on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 01:00 pm

The attached Procedures will be used to govern the ALA Virtual Membership Meeting on June 6, 2012.

Online Doc President's Report - Spring 2012

by John Chrastka on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

A report to the Board from ALA President Molly Raphael is attached as a background document for the 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting. 

Online Doc Executive Director's Report - Spring 2012

by John Chrastka on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

The Spring 2012 report to the Board from ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels is attached as a background document for the 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting. 

Online Doc ALA Strategic Plan

by John Chrastka on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

The ALA 2011 - 2015 Strategic Plan is attached as a background document for the 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting.  More information about the ALA planning process can be found at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/missionhistory/plan.

Online Doc Member Survey - Topics for the 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting

by John Chrastka on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

The ALA Committee on Membership Meetings fielded a survey to all members from Monday, March 26th - Monday, April 9th 2012 to ask members to select from several potential discussion topics to add to this year's agenda.  The survey questions and summary results are attached.

Discussion threads for the top 4 topics along with a thread on e-books have been added here on Connect.  Please join in the conversation here and at the Virtual Membership Meeting on June 6th.

 

 

Online Doc Interim Report of the Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC)

by Michael Porter (non-member) on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 03:40 pm

Want to participate in how ALA helps deal with issues realted to electronic content access and the future of libraries?  EQUACC is the place for that work, and we want to hear from you!  In addition to the info and links below we invite you to attend the ALA's Virtual Town Hall on June 1st, where this issue (among others) will be highlighted and have Q&A time.  Come and show your interested and ask your questions!  Who knows, if there is enough interest, maybe we'll need to have our own web event to focus on the topic.  Town Hall info is here: 

Want to participate in how ALA helps deal with issues realted to electronic content access and the future of libraries?  EQUACC is the place for that work, and we want to hear from you!  In addition to the info and links below we invite you to attend the ALA's Virtual Town Hall on June 1st, where this issue (among others) will be highlighted and have Q&A time.  Come and show your interested and ask your questions!  Who knows, if there is enough interest, maybe we'll need to have our own web event to focus on the topic.  Town Hall info is here:  http://connect.ala.org/node/138596  Hope to see you there!

Attached is the April 11, 2011 Interim Report from the Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC).   We will be discussing this report and the work of EQUACC during the Virtual Town Hall. 

For more on EQUACC here on Connect, please visit http://connect.ala.org/equacc 

The TF website at http://www.equacc.ala.org/ is updated regularly with new information on this evolving topic. 

Please add your comments and questions for the presenters below. 

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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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