Storytelling Discussion Group report ALA annual 2012
ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN
DISCUSSION GROUP FORM: CONFERENCE MEETING REPORT
Name of Discussion Group: ____Storytelling DiscussionGroup_____________
Discussion Group Convener/s: Mary Morgan Smith
Meeting Time: _Sunday, 1:30pm Meeting Place: Anaheim Convention Center 205B
IN ATTENDANCE: Mary Morgan Smith
DISCUSSION TOPIC: none
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION: The discussion group usually does not
meet in summer because we attend the SFASE. I did receive questions throughout
the weekend about the Stories for a Saturday Evening program. (I did not get
paperwork in on time.)
1. Acquire another convenor. Most of those
interested to date could not make all or most of the conferences. I want to
look at finding a virtual co-convenor to see what we can do together, and will
contact some of those who could not attend conference.
2. Work on returning Stories for a Saturday Evening to the
ALA agenda. The program began as a general ALA program, I believe.
3. Work with the National Storytelling Network. They
expressed their intention to exhibit at both winter and summer conferences.
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/ASSISTANCE NEEDED FROM ALSC OFFICE OR
BOARD: With the shape of conference changing, it looks like ALSC will no longer
sponsor SFASE. If that is not the case, I would like to work on next summer’s
program. If ALSC is not involved, what are the channels I need to try to get
this back? I am also on the ALA Public and Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee,
so I will also work with them.