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2013 Chapter Relations Committee MW Agenda and Documents

Attached are the agenda and documents for the Chapter Relations Committee meetings at the 2013 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Agenda: The agenda is attached.

Dues Proposal: The attached ALA Dues Adjustment Proposal has been approved by the ALA Membership Committee and the ALA Executive Board.  The summary is provided by Kay Cassell, Chair, ALA Membership Committee. Summary: 1. What is the new dues proposal? The proposal recommends using the national average Consumer Price Index (CPI) http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ to make future adjustments to ALA personal member dues amounts. If the Consumer Price Index goes up, your dues would go up by that percentage. If there is no change or a decrease in the CPI, your dues would stay the same. Under this approach, your dues could go up between $1 and $4 annually, based on your membership type. If the proposal is approved by members, it would take effect on September 1, 2013. The ALA Membership Committee is charged to assess needs and make recommendations concerning membership dues and will be responsible for monitoring the use of the Consumer Price Index to adjust dues.

The Chapter Relations Committee, 2015:  A Strategic Plan is attached.

All State of the Chapter Reports: The All State of the Chapter Reports are online.

For Your Information: ALA President Maureen Sullivan said that Imagining ALA Tomorrow: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach will be discussed during Council II (Monday, January 28, ALA Council II, 10am–12:15pm, Sheraton Seattle Grand Ballroom) so Councilors will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas and aspirations for the best future ALA. (The primary document is attached; related documents are found at the link.)