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Discussion Midwinter 2016 report of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee

by James Rettig on Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 05:26 am

Attached is the 2016 Midwinter Meeting report of  the ALA Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Event ALA & Council Incoming Committee Chair Strategic Leadership Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

This is a meeting for the incoming ALA & Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect

Event ALA/Council Incoming Committee Chairs Strategic Leadership Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

This is a meeting for the incoming ALA/Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect

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Online Doc Commitee on Organization report on its work at the 2014 Midwinter Meeting

by James Rettig on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 07:59 am

Fellow committee chairs,

Attached is the Committee on Organization's report on its discussions at the 2014 Midwinter Meeting. 

It describes a procedure for review of ALA and Council committees that fail to submit reports over a designated period of time.  Please read this.  And if you have not submitted a report, please share it here and send it as well directly to Kerri Price in the ALA Governance Office (kprice@ala.org) so she can post it with all other committee reports.

Fellow committee chairs,

Attached is the Committee on Organization's report on its discussions at the 2014 Midwinter Meeting. 

It describes a procedure for review of ALA and Council committees that fail to submit reports over a designated period of time.  Please read this.  And if you have not submitted a report, please share it here and send it as well directly to Kerri Price in the ALA Governance Office (kprice@ala.org) so she can post it with all other committee reports.

I also recommend that yous end your report to Council.  As a committee chair you have read and write privileges for the ALA Council list.  Its address is alacoun@ala.org.  If a committee does not regularly communicate about their work to the membership and ALA's leaders, it raises questions about the viability of, and perhaps even the need for, that committee.

Jim Rettig, 2013-14 COO chair

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Discussion Reporting by committee chairs

by James Rettig on Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Committee chairs,

I have shared the attached documents with the members of the Committee on Organization and with the ALA Council.  I also welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

Event ALA/Council Incoming Committee Chairs Strategic Leadership Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

This is a meeting for the incoming ALA/Council Committee Chairs and the ALA President-elect Barbara Stripling.

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Discussion COO Midwinter 2013 report and more

by James Rettig on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 08:31 am

Fellow committee chairs,

Attached is the Committee on Organization's (COO) report to Council at the 2013 Midwinter Meeting.  Its information section discusses reporting by ALA and Council committee chairs.

Fellow committee chairs,

Attached is the Committee on Organization's (COO) report to Council at the 2013 Midwinter Meeting.  Its information section discusses reporting by ALA and Council committee chairs.

If your committee has not submitted a written report to Council at the 2013 MW, please download the attached Committee Information Update form, complete it, and submit to the COO staff liaison, Kerri Price.  Her email is included in the form.  Reports will be available to the membership through http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/cmte_info_report

For the convenience of other committee chairs, please also post your reports here in this Connect group.  That will be a convenient way for committee chairs to see what other committees have been doing.  We may discover some shared interests and maybe even opportunities for collaboration.

As the COO report explains, COO will be looking at improving communication from and among ALA and Council committees.  I will be in touch with you and your committees' staff liaisons to ask for your thoughts on how this process can be improved, provide pertinent information, be done in a way that is not burdensome for volunteer leaders, and can assure the transparency that the ALA membership values and expects.

Jim Rettig, COO chair 2012-13

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Discussion Committee chairs & ALA Council Connect group

by James Rettig on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

As chairs of ALA commiettees and Council committees, we have posting privileges to the ALA Council listserv.  However we are not also members of the ALA Council Connect group.  I wonder why this inconsistency.

As chairs of ALA commiettees and Council committees, we have posting privileges to the ALA Council listserv.  However we are not also members of the ALA Council Connect group.  I wonder why this inconsistency.

In the past some Council members have recommended that Council move its discussions from the listserv to Connect.  This has met with resistance.  At the orientation meeting we participated in at the start of the Anaheim Annual Conference, I the committe chgairs Connect group as an opportunity to model good communication practice.  It would be nice if we could extend that to the Council Connect group.  Maybe that group would experience more activity.

The Commitete on Organization and the RUSA Professional Development Committee have successfully relied exclusively on Connect for thier communication during the past two years.  It can be done!

Do others think there would be value in having access to both Council communication channels?

Jim Rettig

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Discussion Committee reports

by James Rettig on Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 02:05 pm

Fellow committee chairs,

This is a follow-up to the orientation meeting we participated in early in the Anaheim Conference.

You may recall the reporting form in the 3-ring binder you received during that session.  That form is attached to this post.  Please do one of two things at this time:

  1. If you were chair of your committee during 2011-12, please complete and submit the form to Lois Ann Gregory-Wood as noted at the foot of the form.
  2. If you are the new chair, please pass this on to your predecessor.

Thank you!

 

Fellow committee chairs,

This is a follow-up to the orientation meeting we participated in early in the Anaheim Conference.

You may recall the reporting form in the 3-ring binder you received during that session.  That form is attached to this post.  Please do one of two things at this time:

  1. If you were chair of your committee during 2011-12, please complete and submit the form to Lois Ann Gregory-Wood as noted at the foot of the form.
  2. If you are the new chair, please pass this on to your predecessor.

Thank you!

 

Jim Rettig, 2012-13 chair of the Committee on Organization

 

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