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Discussion PMRTF Policy Manual Crosswalks

by Aaron Dobbs on Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 02:29 pm

The attached spreadsheet has 4 tabs:

  • New Section A Order (to get from from New Section A to old Manual)
  • New Section B Order (to get from from New Section B to old Manual)
  • Old Manual Part 1 Order (to get from the Old Manual to Section A)
  • Old Manual Part 2 Order (to get from the Old Manual to Section B)

Event Policy Manual Revision Task Force (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

This is the task force's business meeting.

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Event Policy Manual Revision Task Force Meeting (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

This is the task force's business meeting.

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Discussion PMRTF Submitted Documents

by Aaron Dobbs on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

Please find attached the PMRTF recommended revision(s) to the ALA Policy Manual:
(two redlined .pdf files,  two submitted final .pdf files, two sumbitted .docs files)

Please find attached the PMRTF recommended revision(s) to the ALA Policy Manual:
(two redlined .pdf files,  two submitted final .pdf files, two sumbitted .docs files)

  • Section A New Policy Manual - RedLined (pdf)
  • Section A New Policy Manual - Submitted (pdf)
  • Section A New Policy Manual - Submitted (docx)
  • Section B New Policy Manual - RedLined (pdf)
  • Section B New Policy Manual - Submitted (pdf)
  • Section B New Policy Manual - Submitted (docx)

Crosswalk from Old Policy to New Policy numbering schema forthcoming in separate Post.

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Discussion ALA Policy Manual Revised - Final Draft Version

by Aaron Dobbs on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

ALA Policy Manual Revision Drafts, Section A (with TOC & Appendix) & Section B (with TOC)

Feedback welcome (your replies in comments on this Post will be easier for PMRTF members to track)

Thanks!

Discussion Penultimate Drafts Sections A & B

by Aaron Dobbs on Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

These are the penultimate drafts (with comments and all changes displayed) of the ALA Policy Manual, sections A & B.

Please feel free to highlight errors, omissions, etc. in the comments below.

Discussion Final Drafts Sections A & B

by Aaron Dobbs on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

These are the final drafts with all changes accepted and comments deleted.

Feel free to highlight errros and corrections in teh comments below.

Online Doc "Section A" (Old Section One) -- the alamw12 Discussion Draft

by Aaron Dobbs on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 09:04 pm

Please see the attached Word or PDF documents - the copy/paste into this field turns out ugly and nearly readable.

Here is a link to the original (well, the version we started with) Policy Manual:
 http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/policymanual/index.cfm

The attached file can be considered the Penultimate Draft (of the Discussion Document for Midwinter)
-- all comments from Annual 2011 & our October conference call have been inserted.

Please see the attached Word or PDF documents - the copy/paste into this field turns out ugly and nearly readable.

Here is a link to the original (well, the version we started with) Policy Manual:
 http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/policymanual/index.cfm

The attached file can be considered the Penultimate Draft (of the Discussion Document for Midwinter)
-- all comments from Annual 2011 & our October conference call have been inserted.

This version has all the add/deletes and the comments since the original version.

Thanks!

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Event Policy Manual Revision Task Force Meeting II (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Task Force's business meeting.

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Event Policy Manual Revision Task Force Meeting I (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm

This is the task force's business meeting

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The Policy Manual Revision Task Force is charged with carrying out a thorough examination of the ALA Policy Manual, and proposing such changes, including, but not limited to:

  • Renumbering to provide room for expansion where needed
  • Renumbering to provide a more logical order of policies
  • Matching policy names with content
  • Deletion of obsolete policies
  • Deletion of obsolete parts of policies
  • Identification and clarification of primary intent of policies, and revision as necessary to reflect that purpose
  • Clarification or deletion of confusing parts of policies
  • Verification that policies reflect actual practice
  • Identification of policies that contain an “exclusive” list and consideration whether an “exemplary” list should be used in order to reduce future need for revision, and/or to clarify whether a policy is needed for each specific instance, or for classes of instances
  • Deletion of policies that simply restate accepted parliamentary practice or provisions of the Constitution or Bylaws
  • Identification of policies that may not be appropriately considered policy, and determination of appropriate placement/treatment (e.g. as guidelines, bylaws, or deleted)
  • Making editorial/grammatical changes as necessary (e.g. which vs. that; will vs. shall; use of consistent terminology to convey concepts)
  • Verifying correctness, currency, and appropriateness of all references, including references to the Constitution, Bylaws, other policies, the Policy Reference File (instead of the “Current Reference File”)
  • Considering how or whether Web capabilities might be used to enhance navigation through the Manual, and location, accessibility and relation of policies to each other and to other documents.
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