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DRAFT Minutes Govt Relations ALAMidwinter Meeting


ACRL Government Relations Committee


ALA Midwinter - January 22, 2017

Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Ansley Room 5


Present: John Sandstrom, Kara Malenfant (Washington Office), Barbara Petersohn (vice-chair), Phil Kraus (visitor), LeRoy LaFleur (Board Liaison)

  1. Barbara called the meeting to order at 1 pm.
  2. Welcome and introductions (all)
  3. Barbara reviewed timeline and deadlines for the committee for 2017.
  4. Barbara reported sending out requests to ACRL committee chairs for input on the agenda in December; committees had until January 27, 2017 to respond.  She read responses received to date and suggested that these be incorporated into the draft list of legislative agenda items and Watch list items.  All agreed.
  5. The group reviewed and discussed items on the previous year’s agenda and watch list, along with the input from other ACRL committees and our brainstorming in December, in order to continue to develop a working list of 2017 Agenda and Watch list items to use in creating a final version at the meeting in February.
  6. Barbara will pass the working list to Clay to share with the rest of the committee for the next meeting.
  7. The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 pm.