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2014 Midwinter Meeting draft Board agenda


2014 Midwinter Meeting



President Cindi Trainor Blyberg presiding


First session

Saturday, January 25, 1:30-4:30

Location:  PCC 107 A


TOPIC: Call to order, announcements, introduction of guests

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

*Announcement:  The LITA Board has made the decision to live stream this meeting. By participating in this meeting you agree to give LITA permission for us to stream your words and image and to reuse them in any medium. This announcement has been posted on the door as well for anyone who joins the meeting in progress.

Please note the following documents which inform every Board meeting: 

Conflict of Interest Statement at http://connect.ala.org/node/140500

Guiding Principles at http://connect.ala.org/node/140498


TOPIC: Meeting Agenda & Housekeeping

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg                                                

Outcome: Decide changes to the order of the agenda and/or additional items; identify note-taker and time-keeper.


TOPIC: Consent agenda:  [Each item in the Consent agenda can be approved in one action.  Any board member may request that any item be handled separately. Such items will be likely be scheduled for Monday.]

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg 

Confirmation of email votes taken since the last Board meeting as follows:

      Accepted the 2014 slate of nominees as presented by the Nominating Committee

      Approved sponsorship in name only of the Building Community Through Making webinar series

      Approved nominating and electoral process motion from Bylaws and Organization Committee

      Approved revised LITA Goals for July 2013-June 2015

      Approved August 22, 2013 Online Board Meeting Minutes

Approved letter supporting Julie Sweetkind-Singer nomination by NDIIPP and Geography and Maps at LC to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)

Approved 2013 Annual Conference Board Minutes

Accept the following reports:

  • President’s Report (B2014-xx)
  • Vice President’s Report (B2014-xx)
  • Executive Director’s Report (B2014-xx)
  • FY2013 Final Budget Report (B2014-xx)
  • FY2014 First Quarter Report (B2014-xx)
  • Review of draft FY2015 budget (B2014-xx)

                                                                                                                                                Action item

TOPIC: ALA Council

Leader: Aaron Dobbs  (tentatively 1:45 - 2:00)                       

Prework: ?                         

Outcome: update on Council activities



Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Guests: Christopher J. Prom; Cara Bertram; Denise Rayman (2:00 p.m.)

Prework: ALA Institutional Repository Report (to be posted on Connect by 1/10/14)

Outcome: update on ALAIR; input/questions from the Board


TOPIC: ALA Executive Board Liaison to LITA

Guest: Dora Ho   (2:30 - 2:45)                                                                   

Outcome: update on the ALA Executive Board Midwinter Activities; input/questions from LITA Board


CLOSED SESSION: Executive Director Goals & Review Process 

Outcome: Discussion of the above (2:45 - 3:15)


Break 3:15 - 3:30


TOPIC: LITA Emerging Leaders Past Projects

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg (3:30 - 4:30)

Prework: Project Team Links (see http://connect.ala.org/node/171727). More specific pre-work will be assigned by 1/10/14.



2014 Midwinter Meeting

President Cindi Trainor Blyberg presiding


Second session

Monday, January 27, 1:30-4:30

Location:  PCC 115 A


(Committees and Interest Groups bringing action items to the Board will be included.)


TOPIC: Announcements, introduction of guests

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg


TOPIC:  BARC Liaison (1:35)

Leader:  Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Guest: Christine Lind Hage

Outcome: introductions and questions from the Board


TOPIC:  Budget & "Financial Strategies Task Force" Recommendations                 

Leader: Zoe Stewart-Marshall (1:50 - 2:50)

Prework: Budget documents; Financial Strategies Task Force Final Report (due to the Board 1/10/14)

Outcome: Identify recommendations to investigate and on which to take action; take action if possible


Break: Board photo (sometime between 2:30 and 3:30)


TOPIC:  ALA Presidential Candidate



TOPIC: ALA Presidential Candidate



TOPIC: LITA Bylaws and Organization

Leader: Jason Griffey, Bylaws and Organization Committee chair                                              

Outcome:  take action as needed


TOPIC:  Washington Office (4:00)

Leader:  Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Guest:  Emily Sheketoff, director, ALA Washington Office



Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Guests: Alan Inouye, director, Office for Information Technology Policy

Prework: OITP report/webpage

Outcome: report from OITP, input/questions from the Board


TOPIC: Board liaisons’ reports on Committees/IGs (3 minutes each; 3 to 5 top items and action items)

Cody Hanson: Assessment and Research

Andromeda Yelton:  Education

Zoe Stewart-Marshall: 2013 Forum Planning, Publications

Cindi Blyberg Trainor: 2014 Forum Planning

Rachel Vacek: Program Planning (Preconferences Action Item), Technology and Access

David Lee King: International Relations, Awards Committees

Jenny Reiswig:  Membership/Development

Zoe Stewart-Marshall: Publications

John Blyberg: Top Technology Trends

Lauren Pressley: Web Coordinating



Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Prework: TBD

Outcome: list of what we do well, what can be improved.


TOPIC: Meeting evaluation and action items review

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Outcome: Identify improvements for meeting format; make sure action items are assigned and dated.


Other business:






Annual Conference Meeting:

Session 1, Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:30-4:30

Session 2, Monday, June 30, 2014, 1:30-4:30

Cindi Blyberg's picture

This document is still very much a draft and will be finalized by EOB January 10, 2014.  In the meantime, I welcome your comments and suggestions for agenda items. Thanks!

Elizabeth Stewart-Marshall's picture


I am checking with Andrew to see if he would be available to come to either of the Board Meetings to be there for the discussion of the FSTF report.  I know that Tom W. will not be attending Midwinter.

Zoe Stewart-Marshall

LITA Past President (2013-2014)

Cindi Blyberg's picture

Sounds great, Zoe, thanks!