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RNTLOAK 2011 ALA AC Agenda


Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds

2011 ALA Annual Conference,  New Orleans

Committee Meeting

Saturday June 25, 2011, 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Hilton Riverside Hotel, Norwich Room

Loriene Roy, Chair Presiding


Committee Roster:

Loriene Roy (Chair, 2010 - 2011)
Carlene S. Engstrom (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Susan J. Hanks (Member, 2010 - 2011)
Jennifer E. Manning (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Stephen L. Matthews (Executive Board Liaison, 2010 - 2011)
Mary Ruth McInroy (Member, 2009 - 2011)
Paulina Poplawska (Member, 2009 - 2011)
Zola Valeska Maddison (Intern, 2009 - 2011)
Omar Jerome Poler (Intern, 2010 – 2012)
John D. Hales, Jr. (PLA Representative, 2007 - 2011)

Jennifer Peterson, Chair-Elect

Charge: To review issues and challenges facing rural, native and tribal libraries of all kinds; to collaborate with other ALA units addressing the needs of rural communities; and to serve as an advocate for and partner with libraries serving rural, tribal and native populations.


  1. Introductions (10:30-10:35)
  2. Approval of Minutes from 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting (10:35-10:40)
  3. Report from Exec. Board Liaison, Stephen L. Matthews (10:40-10:50)
  4. Review of Programs Scheduled for 2011 ALA Annual Conference (10:50-11:00)

“Raisin’ Readers: Improving Literacy for Rural Children and Youth”

Speaker: James Bartleman

Moderator:  Loriene Roy

Sun. June 26: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm; Morial ConCenter, Rm 348

“Trickster: Engaging Readers, Honoring Traditions”

Speakers:  Tim Tingle, Matt Dembicki, and Michael Thompson

Moderator:  Omar Poler

Sun. June 26: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm; Morial ConCenter, Rm" 284

"Common Sense Preservation Assessment”

Speaker:  Jacob Nadal

Moderator:  Mary McInroy

Mon. June 27: 10:30 am-12:00 pm; Morial ConCenter, Rm 269

5. Report from OLOS Staff (11:00-11:10)

6. Update on FCC Tribal Broadband, Marijke Visser (11:10-11:15)

7. Review of the new draft of the “Small But Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library” Toolkit (11:15-11:25)

8. RNTLOAK Long Range Planning (11:25-11:40)

9. Review first draft of strategies for ALA 2015 strategic plan (11:40 -11:50)

10. Preview: 2012 programs (11:50 – 12:00)

11. Adjournment: 12:00