I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.
The agenda item comes to us from the 2016 National Institute Planning Task Force, and is a request to use funding from the Carole D. Fiore ALSC Leadership Fund to support one of the speakers:
On behalf of the 2016 National Institute Planning Task Force we would like to submit a recommendation for the Leadership Fund of $1,000 to go towards an honorarium for Kathleen Gallagher during the Big Idea Session at the Institute in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 11am after a welcome and introductions for approximately 45 minutes. Dr. Gallagher has expertise in the areas of social-emotion and behavior interventions, children living in poverty, early care and education programs, program evaluation, and professional development.
Dr. Gallagher’s presentation would focus on the type of community leader and advocacy that is needed in the 21st century. Libraries and librarians can be leaders in promoting social justice in their communities. Dr. Gallagher will also specifically connect how Youth Librarians and educators can link program planning, book and media selection, and engage around issues of race, language, and gender diversity to 21st century leadership. In addition, Dr. Gallagher is planning to gather data-driven research in preparation for the presentation. As a result, she plans to publish an article on the intersection of Libraries and Diversity, social justice, and leadership.
Dr. Gallagher’s research and applied work focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based approaches that support the learning and well-being of young children, families and early childhood professionals in the contexts of poverty and disability. See Dr. Gallagher’s talk at TEDxUNC 2015, "The Healthy Child: Assembly Required" taken directly from http://fpg.unc.edu/node/666
Per the terms of the endowment, the Board must approve this expenditure, which does have the support of Carole Fiore herself.
Here is the schedule for our vote this week
- Preliminary Discussion: Now through Tuesday, November 3
- Entertain a Motion: Wednesday, November 4, through Thursday, November 5
- Final Discussion: Beginning with seconded motion (if any) through Friday, November 6
- Vote, if seconded motion: Saturday, November 7, through Monday, November 9
In order to establish quorum for this online meeting, I would like to ask everyone to please indicate at this time that you are “present” and then discussion may begin. I will look to call for a motion on or by Wednesday.