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Poll Shall the ALSC Board of Directors approve the agreement with Chipotle as proposed?

by Starr La Tronica on Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 11:55 am
yes
90% (9 votes)
no
10% (1 vote)
Total votes: 10

Discussion Online Board Meeting--Chipotle Agreement

by Starr La Tronica on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Greetings Board Members!  As promised, I have another item for your consideration.  I am attaching two documents for your review and discussion:

1) The Board Action Form for our agreement with Chipotle

2) The proposal for the above partnership.

Please read them and commence discussion.  We will hold discussion open until Thursday, April 10.  Then, if there is consensus, I will call for a motion and second on Friday, April 10.

Also, please indicate briefly that you have entered into the "meeting" so that we may establish a quorum.

Thanks, everyone,

Greetings Board Members!  As promised, I have another item for your consideration.  I am attaching two documents for your review and discussion:

1) The Board Action Form for our agreement with Chipotle

2) The proposal for the above partnership.

Please read them and commence discussion.  We will hold discussion open until Thursday, April 10.  Then, if there is consensus, I will call for a motion and second on Friday, April 10.

Also, please indicate briefly that you have entered into the "meeting" so that we may establish a quorum.

Thanks, everyone,

Starr

 

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Discussion Online Board Meeting

by Starr La Tronica on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Greetings, Board! 

I have some news from the programming committee---the two proposals accepted for the "hot topics' program slots are:

Dynamic Digital Dia: Promoting Cultural Competence in Digital Storytimes

Whet Your APPetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens

 

Also, we have two holdover items from our Midwinter meetings to address:

Greetings, Board! 

I have some news from the programming committee---the two proposals accepted for the "hot topics' program slots are:

Dynamic Digital Dia: Promoting Cultural Competence in Digital Storytimes

Whet Your APPetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens

 

Also, we have two holdover items from our Midwinter meetings to address:

1) The request from Operations and Bylaws to restructure the Awards Priority Group Consultant appointment structure to allow for mentorship and training of incoming PGC.  The attached form has been amended to avoid confusion or overlap in advising committees.

2) The request to support the advocacy initiative, Take Your Child to the Library Day. The attached letter has a footnote amendment that encourages flexibility in arranging and observing this event.

Please add a brief comment to establish your "presence" so that we create a quorum. After you review that attached documents and engage in discussion through Thursday 3/6, I will call for motions and seconds on Friday 3/7. Barring further discussion, will open the vote upon receiving the seconds.

Thanks so much!

Starr

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Discussion Online Board Meeting--paper on the importance of diversity

by Starr La Tronica on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 04:17 pm

We have received a Board Action Form requesting that the Board adopt a white paper which discusses the importance of diversity in library programming and material collections for children, authored by our esteemed colleague Jamie Naidoo.  Both documents are attached.

We have received a Board Action Form requesting that the Board adopt a white paper which discusses the importance of diversity in library programming and material collections for children, authored by our esteemed colleague Jamie Naidoo.  Both documents are attached.

Please read both documents and submit comments for discussion by COB Thursday.  I will call for a motion Thursday evening and if there is no further discussion I will open the vote on Friday.

Please submit a brief comment ASAP to indicate that you are "in attendance" so that we may establish a quorum.

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Discussion Urgent online Board meeting to consider Queens Library request for letter of support for IMLS grant

by Starr La Tronica on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 09:37 am

Greetings, Board!  We have received an 11th hour request for a letter of support from Queens Library for their IMLS grant proposal.  We only received the request this morning and the letter is due on Monday, so we have limited time for discussion.  Details are provided in the message below:

Dear Aimee:

By way of introduction: I am a former Director of ALA’s Office for Diversity and had the chance to work with former ALSC ED’s Susan Roman and Malore Brown during my tenure.

Greetings, Board!  We have received an 11th hour request for a letter of support from Queens Library for their IMLS grant proposal.  We only received the request this morning and the letter is due on Monday, so we have limited time for discussion.  Details are provided in the message below:

Dear Aimee:

By way of introduction: I am a former Director of ALA’s Office for Diversity and had the chance to work with former ALSC ED’s Susan Roman and Malore Brown during my tenure.

I am now at Queens Library and we’ve just heard back from IMLS this week that our Queens Library’s proposed national summit to look at the future role of urban public libraries in providing Early Learning support for young children, their families and caregivers, was indeed timely. That was what we’d hoped to hear. The next hurdle of course is a finalized proposal that reflects this urgency.

If funded, we would likely try to convene before Midwinter 2015 in Chicago. I am thus requesting two letters of support from ALA: from ALSC because of the focus on young children; and from OLOS and OFD because a major area of focus will be reaching parents and adult caregivers who reflect the full range of cultural, linguistic, educational and income backgrounds. I’ve already reached out to Michelle Harrell Washington.

Please see more information below about this prospective event as well as a sample letter of support. We are asking that letters of support be customized by your agency and signed, scanned and emailed back to us by Monday, Feb 3 at latest. Please forgive the near deadline. The conversation with IMLS this week was the last push we needed.

If we are awarded the grant to support this convening we will certainly request your attendance and greeting.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. I do hope this is an effort you would find worthwhile.

Gratefully,

Tracie D. Hall

VP, Strategy and Organizational Development

Queens Library

O: 718-990-8691

E: tracie.hall@queenslibrary.org

W: www.queenslibrary.org

Further Information:

Early Learning Conference:  Summary:

There have been several studies done on the value of Early Learning services to children and their caregivers to support cognitive development; pre-literacy skills; and closing the educational gap at the earliest stage (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten).  Pew Research, the Case Foundation and even IMLS have provided research on this over the years.  Queens Library has incorporated this information into is three year Strategic Plan to include a comprehensive approach to early/family learning.  There is a growing number of grant-funded demonstrations and acknowledged best practices in the area of early learning, including the realization that public libraries in urban and even, rural areas have  a reach and access across communities that few other public service providers can duplicate.

Therefore, Queens Library proposes to convene a two-day National Forum for stakeholders in the field of Early Learning, do discuss the role that libraries can and should have in integrating early literacy with family literacy, and coordinating with local, statewide and national stakeholders. 

Projected Convening Outcomes:

·         Participants will receive tactical “Blueprints” that will serve as roadmaps on helping them build

o     EL curricula that aligns with new general EL and common core expectations

o    Working relationships with local school districts and education departments

o    program and outreach models

o    staffing  and professional development to support the transition from informal to more formal EL program and service provision

o    New approaches to space planning and design for Early Learning

o    Impact and outcome measurements that demonstrate positive change and gains to current and potential funders, sponsors elected officials and other stakeholders

o    An Advocacy and policy plan for supporting and sustaining EL efforts define the role of libraries in reducing education gap  

Convening will cover: The topics above and specifically Family Literacy, STEM, Parents and Caregiver Outreach, Design, Connecting Informal and Formal learning, Transitioning from informal to formal learning programs, etc.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SAMPLE LETTER

Date

Mr. Thomas W. Galante

President and Chief Executive Officer

Queens Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Jamaica, NY  11432

 Dear Mr. Galante:

[NAME OF ORGANIZATION] is writing in full support of Queens Library’s application to the Institute for Museum and Library Services for a National Leadership-National Forum Grant to hold a symposium on Early Childhood Education in Urban Libraries. 

Queens Library proposes to bring together urban libraries from across the country, along with experts in the field of early childhood development, social service agencies, museums, policy-makers and foundations, to develop roadmaps for incorporating the community-based services of local organizations; resources of city and state agencies and research around the evolving field of early learning. 

[NAME OF AGENCY] fully recognizes the need for such a discussion and is pleased to support the Queens Library’s proposal.

Sincerely,

NAME OF OFFICIAL

TITLE

As you assess this request, please consider that we have also issued a letter of support for the Access Content and Evaluation grant proposal.  I do not know what impact it will have to submit letters for two different proposals, (perhaps one of you has insight into the process that would be helpful).

Starr

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Event Board of Directors Meeting II (ALSC)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 07:37 pm

ALSC Board of Directors meet.

More information about this conference session

Event Board of Directors Meeting I (ALSC)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Discussion September Online Board Meeting-- Consideration and Approval of Emerging Leaders Proposal

by Starr La Tronica on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 01:18 pm

Board member Ernie Cox, Marketing Specialist Dan Rude, and Emerging Leader Ted McCoy have refined the Emerging Leader proposal introduced at the previous Board meeting as requested.  A description and the Board Action Request form are attached. The intention is to close discussion by Friday, September 20 if it seems that we are ready to make a decision, until then we are in discussion.  Cast your vote on the proposal as soon as possible after the vote is called, hopefully by Saturday morning (September 21, tentative date).

 

Board member Ernie Cox, Marketing Specialist Dan Rude, and Emerging Leader Ted McCoy have refined the Emerging Leader proposal introduced at the previous Board meeting as requested.  A description and the Board Action Request form are attached. The intention is to close discussion by Friday, September 20 if it seems that we are ready to make a decision, until then we are in discussion.  Cast your vote on the proposal as soon as possible after the vote is called, hopefully by Saturday morning (September 21, tentative date).

 

Discussion deadline:  Friday, September 20, 2013

Voting deadline: Noon CST, Monday, September 23, 2013

 

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Discussion September, 2012: Online ALSC Board Meeting, Continued

by Carolyn Brodie on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:56 pm

September, 2012:  Online ALSC Board Meeting

Hello ALSC Board!

We are continuing the September online board meeting with two additional items that are now ready for our review:

1)    The ALSC Emerging Leaders Project Proposal---Get-to-Know ALSC Roadshow  created by Ernie Cox and Dan Rude.

2)    A support letter from ALSC for a Dominican University SLIS grant for their IMLS grant project.

Each item will be open in a separate window for ease of discussion.   And, each item has an attachment with further information.

September, 2012:  Online ALSC Board Meeting

Hello ALSC Board!

We are continuing the September online board meeting with two additional items that are now ready for our review:

1)    The ALSC Emerging Leaders Project Proposal---Get-to-Know ALSC Roadshow  created by Ernie Cox and Dan Rude.

2)    A support letter from ALSC for a Dominican University SLIS grant for their IMLS grant project.

Each item will be open in a separate window for ease of discussion.   And, each item has an attachment with further information.

Once you see a motion and a second on each item, let's move right into discussion.

Please make a comment on each page below, even a brief one, so that you are counted as in attendance and we can meet our quorum.  Cast your votes as soon as possible after a vote is called (possibly as early as Thursday evening). My intention is to close discussion by late Thursday afternoon if it seems that we are ready to make a decision, until then we are in discussion.  Thanks in advance for your thoughtful participation. 

Thanks everyone!

Carolyn

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