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LITA Board Spring Meeting Agenda

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)

LITA Board

Spring 2014


April 9, 2014, 2:00-3:30 Central, 3:00-4:30 Eastern



Announcement:  The LITA Board has made the decision to record all meetings. By participating in this meeting you agree to give LITA permission for us to record your words.  The recording will be archived until the end of the 2014 Annual Conference.

Please note the following documents which inform every Board meeting:

Conflict of Interest Statement

Guiding Principles

All the Board documents on this agenda are available in the Board Connect Community folder, 2014 Spring Board Meeting or through the specific links provided below within the agenda.



TOPIC: Meeting agenda

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Outcome: Decide changes to the order of the agenda and additional items


TOPIC:  Tickler List

Leader:   Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Outcome:  Volunteer needed to capture “to do” items and share them with the Board


TOPIC: Midwinter Meeting Minutes (http://connect.ala.org/node/219529)

Leader:  Cindi Trainor Blyberg 

Outcome:  approve the minutes                                                                                  Action Item


TOPIC: Reports - Officer updates: Any questions?

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Outcome: acceptance of reports or requests for Connect discussion items

Prework: Reports/updates from:

  • President (Forum 2014)
  • Vice-President (Forum 2015, Appointments, Town Meeting, Working with Emerging Leaders)
  • Executive Director (Membership, Search for Programs/Marketing Specialist)
  • Past-President (any updates, Zoe?)

TOPIC:  Emerging Leaders project reviews

Leader:  Cindi Trainor Blyberg

Prework: Read the following report(s):


TOPIC:  Financial Advisory Committee Charge

Leader:  Zoe Stewart Marshall                                                                                  

Outcome: Draft charge to approve                                                                             Action Item


TOPIC:  Budget Review

Leader: Zoe Stewart-Marshall, chair, Financial Advisory Committee                                              

Outcome: Information

Prework:  FY14 Budget to datehttp://connect.ala.org/node/220862


TOPIC:  Emerging Leaders programs support

Leader: Zoe Stewart-Marshall, chair, Budget Review Committee

Outcome: decide on level of funding for the FY15 budget


Topic: Bylaws Update (see LITA Blog)

Leader: Jason Griffey, Chair, Bylaws & Organization Committee 


TOPIC:  Review Tickler List

Leader:  Volunteer

TOPIC: Midwinter Tickler Listhttp://connect.ala.org/node/217605

Leader: Cindi Trainor Blyberg


Other business:


Calendar Items:

Annual Conference Skeleton Schedule                                                                                 

Annual Conference Executive Committee Meeting, Friday, June 28, 8:30-9:30am

List of Board Commitments at Annual Conference:

  • Board meeting sessions: Saturday, 6/28, 1:30-4:30; Monday, 6/30, 1:30-4:30.
  • Sunday Afternoon with LITA, 6/29, TTT-1:00-2:30, Awards-3:00-3:15, President’s Program 3:15-4:00
  • Open House (LITA 101) Friday, 6/27, 3:00-4:00
  • Happy Hour, Sunday, 6/29, 5:30-8:00
Mary Taylor's picture

Please review the draft Spring Meeting agenda, and, note the date and time on your calendars.  If you have any changes to suggest to the agenda, please edit the document accordingly.  Please complete your review by end of day, Tuesday, March 24th.  Our goal is to post the agenda and all documents by March 26 (two weeks prior to the meeting).

Thank you.


Mary Taylor
Executive Director
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60610
Mary Taylor's picture

The deadline for changes is today, Monday, March 24.  We have received a couple.  Thank you!

Mary Taylor
Executive Director
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60610
Andromeda Yelton's picture

I'm not sure that it makes sense to discuss support for EL before FAC has time to digest budget review - how could we make an informed decision about whether we have the money available?  Do we need to make this decision at this time for ALA procedural reasons, or can we defer it until the FAC's recommendations?


I don't see a reference to our tickler list from MW: http://connect.ala.org/node/217605 .  I'd like to get status updates on those items (need not take time during the meeting -- documents before the meeting would be fine -- but I don't want to drop those on the floor).

Thanks for adding an explicit deadline to the agenda review, Mary - I definitely do a lot better when I have one :)  Looking forward to reading those docs.

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Cindi Blyberg's picture

Adding a reference to the list from MW - we'll need to follow up on those items, yes.

Zoe, any comments about FAC and the budget update?

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I'm sending out an email very shortly regarding Bylaws working to streamline the...uh...bylaws. But I'd like to have just a couple of minutes at the Spring meeting to answer questions from the Board, about our process and goals, if the Board would like. 

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Cindi Blyberg's picture


Bylaws update

Reports from: Prez, VP, ED

Any other liaison reports/questions?

Jason Griffey's picture

Bylaws has one other piece of business relating to formation of new IG, User Experience. Petition for said creation is attached. 

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LITA User Experience IG Petition92.1 KB
Aaron Dobbs's picture

Not sure that we need to add this, but I've finally gotten Project K summarized (effective sggestion is to refer to Financial Advisory Cmte)


"Always remember everyone is working to make the organization better in their own way."
-Eli Mina, ALA Parliamentarian

Mary Taylor's picture

Just added a few items:  links to documents which guide the Board, Midwinter Meeting minutes, and Emerging Leaders Project K link. 

At the beginning of the meeting, Cindi will ask for any changes to the order of the agenda and for any additional items.  Any additional items will be considered under new business and addressed as time allows. 

Thanks, everyone.


Mary Taylor
Executive Director
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60610
Elizabeth Stewart-Marshall's picture

FAC has not yet met.  Budget discussion will be limited to Mary's report.

Aaron - I was going to give an update on the PBA discussions but will defer to you. Here is the link to the survey results - http://connect.ala.org/node/220633

Zoe Stewart-Marshall

LITA Past President (2013-2014)