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Greetings ALSC Board Colleagues,

An item of New Business at Midwinter which we deferred for virtual work is the verbal request received from REFORMA at the ALSC/REFORMA Joint Executive Committee Meeting on January 9 to support their Children in Crisis project. I am now calling an online Board meeting to address this request.

Greetings, everyone!

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:

Greetings, everyone!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: Children in Crisis Project

by Andrew Medlar on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 05:16 pm

Greetings ALSC Board Colleagues,

An item of New Business at Midwinter which we deferred for virtual work is the verbal request received from REFORMA at the ALSC/REFORMA Joint Executive Committee Meeting on January 9 to support their Children in Crisis project. I am now calling an online Board meeting to address this request.

Greetings ALSC Board Colleagues,

An item of New Business at Midwinter which we deferred for virtual work is the verbal request received from REFORMA at the ALSC/REFORMA Joint Executive Committee Meeting on January 9 to support their Children in Crisis project. I am now calling an online Board meeting to address this request.

On the website about the project, you can read more about it and its goal "to raise funds for books and backpacks for young refugees in detention centers across the country who awaited immigration processing or deportation" (quote source), and further information includes articles from American Libraries and SLJblog posts from our own ALSC Blog and YALSA; support from the IBBY Foundation; and a Council Resolution from 2015 Annual calling on ALA units to support the project and develop resources.

The form which this support would take, if any, is up to us and so I would now like to entertain discussion on this request for ALSC to support REFORMA's Children in Crisis project.

Andrew

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: Fiore Institute Support

by Andrew Medlar on Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Greetings, everyone!

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:

Greetings, everyone!

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.

Thank you!

Andrew

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: WGBH Letter of Support

by Andrew Medlar on Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 01:18 pm

Greetings, everyone!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Greetings, everyone!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

The agenda item is to respond to a request we have received from WGBH for a letter of support for an Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) grant from the National Science Foundation (https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793) on behalf of their preschool science series, Peep and the Big Wide World (http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/en/about/#act-0).

ALSC has lent support support to the series in the past and I see potential alignments between the request and our media mentorship and Building STEAM with Día efforts. WGBH includes recommended books to go along with each science concept they promote and we would request that they add a message encouraging the use of local libraries for accessing related materials.

Please note:

  • The proposed project is entitled Bringing Science Home with Peep. It will be a mobile-accessible, digital media research and development project targeting diverse, low-income 3- to 5-year-old children and their parents—specifically, those at-risk families participating in recognized home visitor programs.
  • Goals of the project are to a) foster constructive joint media engagement and hands-on science exploration among families, b) build the capacity of home visitors in educational STEM content, and c) more broadly disseminate the ultimate resources—of value to all parents of preschoolers—via national and regional parent engagement organizations.
  • During the first two years of the project, WGBH and researchers from the Education Development Center will work through multiple cycles of implementation, research, and revision to create the Peep and the Big Wide World Family Engagement Toolkit. This Toolkit, available in both English and Spanish, will include modifications of existing Peep assets, plus new animations, live-action videos, hands-on activities, and mobile apps, accompanied by professional development for home educators.
  • WGBH asks ALSC to:
    • (Staff) follow the development and research phases via periodic emails or annual webinars in Years 1 & 2; and,
    • Commit to sharing news about the new free, bilingual resources to their networks via a variety of communication tools (listservs, e-newsletters, social media, etc.)

Here is the timeline for our meeting:

  • Preliminary Discussion: Now through Tuesday, October 20 (3:00 p.m. Central)
  • Entertain a Motion: Tuesday, October 20 (3:00 p.m. Central) to Wednesday, October 21
  • Final Discussion: Beginning with seconded motion (if any) to Thursday, October 22 (4:30 p.m. Central)
  • Vote, if seconded motion: Thursday, October 22 (4:30 p.m. Central) through Saturday, October 24 (4:30 p.m. Central)

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 Tuesday.

Thank you!

Andrew

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Online Doc 2016 ALSC Board of Directors Midwinter Agenda & Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 04:48 pm

Greetings:

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA.  For more information about Midwinter, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler (http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-MidWinter/)  or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/confevents/alscmidwinter.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda

Greetings:

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA.  For more information about Midwinter, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler (http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-MidWinter/)  or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/confevents/alscmidwinter.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda

Consent Agenda Documents:

DOC #4 Draft 2015 Annual Conference Board Minutes

DOC #5 Draft 2015 Fall Executive Committee Minutes

DOC #6 President's Report

DOC #7 Vice-President's Report

DOC #8 Division Councilor's Report

DOC #9 Emerging Leader’s Report

DOC #10 Executive Director's Management Report

DOC #11 Candidate Slate for 2016 Election

DOC #12 Continuing Education Report

DOC #13 Communications Report

DOC #13a Communications Survey Report

DOC #14 Membership Report

DOC #15 Projects & Partnerships Report

DOC #16 Publications Report

DOC #17 Web Activities Report

DOC #18 Award Preconference Pilot Task Force

DOC #19 Committee Quarterly Reports (legal paper, 44 pages)

DOC #20 Major Board Actions Passed Electronically

DOC #21 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

Discussion Item Documents:

DOC #22a Mega Issue: “The Future of Summer Reading and Learning”

DOC #22b Strategic Plan

DOC #22di Review of Existing ALSC Initiatives, Projects and External Relationships

DOC #22dii Appendix A: Exam of Initiatives, Projects and External Relationships

DOC #22diii ALSC 2014-2015 Annual Report

DOC #24 Policy for Service and Concurrent Board Service

DOC #25a CONFIDENTIAL (will be emailed separately)

DOC #25ai CONFIDENTIAL (will be emailed separately)

DOC #26  CONFIDENTIAL (will be emailed separately)

DOC #29a Parliamentary Authority

DOC #30a Media Mentorship/Expanded Notable Children’s Videos

DOC #31 Statute of Limitations on Award Committee Confidentiality

DOC #31a Secrecy and the Newbery Medal

DOC #31b 1964 Newbery/Caldecott

DOC #32ai FY 15-16-17 Budget Summary

DOC #32aii FY 15-16-17 Budget Summary Narrative

DOC #32aiii Endowments (note multiple tabs at bottom of the workbook)

ALA Board Liaison Report:

Mario Gonzalez, ALA Treasurer and our ALA Board Liaison (as well as our Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) Liaison) will be unable to join us on Monday and sends his regrets.  Attached you will find the Board talking points. Mario is always willing to take any questions, concerns or comments back to the ALA Board. If you have any thoughts or items you'd like the ALSC Board to consider passing on, there will be time during the announcements portion of our Board meetings. We'll collect any input and send it on to Mario.

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: Advocacy & Legislation Composition Change

by Andrew Medlar on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 05:04 pm

Greetings, everyone!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Following up on the Board’s discussion at Annual regarding the Organization & Bylaws Committee’s recommendations for the Advocacy & Legislation Committee, you will recall that we approved revising this committee’s composition to include two overlapping co-chairs. Now I would like to address the proposal that the Everyday Advocacy Member Content Editor formally become an ex-officio member of the committee.

Greetings, everyone!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Following up on the Board’s discussion at Annual regarding the Organization & Bylaws Committee’s recommendations for the Advocacy & Legislation Committee, you will recall that we approved revising this committee’s composition to include two overlapping co-chairs. Now I would like to address the proposal that the Everyday Advocacy Member Content Editor formally become an ex-officio member of the committee.

The action item on our agenda is to address the “Composition” of the Advocacy & Legislation Committee, by considering the proposal to:

Change it from: The Advocacy and Legislation committee consists of two co-chairs plus five members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms. The co-chairs also serve two-year terms and are appointed in alternating years. (2 co-chairs +5)

To: The Advocacy and Legislation committee consists of two co-chairs plus five members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms. The co-chairs also serve two-year terms and are appointed in alternating years. (2 co-chairs +5) The Everyday Advocacy Member Content Editor serves as an ex-officio member.

Here is the timeline for our meeting:

  • Preliminary Discussion: Now through Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 pm ET
  • Entertain a Motion: Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 pm ET to Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 pm ET
  • Final Discussion, if seconded motion: Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 pm ET to Thursday, September 17, 9:00 pm ET
  • Vote, if seconded motion: Thursday, September 17, 9:00 ET to Saturday, September 19, 6:00 pm ET

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 the discussion may begin. I will look to call for a motion on Tuesday, September 15.

Thank you!

Andrew

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Poll Shall the ALSC Board change the composition of the Advocacy & Legislation Committee as moved and seconded?

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 12:49 am
Yes
100% (8 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 8

Online Doc 2015 Annual Conference Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 06:58 pm

Greetings:

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.  For more information about Annual, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler (http://alaac15.ala.org/scheduler) or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/annual.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda

Consent Agenda Documents:

Draft 2015 Midwinter Board Minutes

Greetings:

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.  For more information about Annual, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler (http://alaac15.ala.org/scheduler) or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/annual.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda

Consent Agenda Documents:

Draft 2015 Midwinter Board Minutes

Draft 2015 Spring Call Executive Committee Minutes

President's Report

Vice-President's Report

Councilor's Report

Executive Director's Report

Emerging Leader Mentor Report

Emerging Leaders' Logic Model Report

Continuing Education Report

Communications Report

Membership Report

Membership Needs Survey Report

Projects & Partnerships Report

Publications Report

Web Activities Report

Committee Quarterly Reports (legal paper, 20 pages)

Major Board Actions Passed Electronically

Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

Discussion Item Documents:

Evolving Carnegie Medal Task Force Report

Carnegie Finances Report

Request from CSK Regarding Morris Seminar

Executive Committee's Summary of Concerns and Opportunities

Morris Seminar Background

Request to Revise Sibert Medal Terms and Criteria

Suggested Revised Sibert Language

Budget Summary (June 22)

Budget Summary Narrative

Endowment Report

Revised Competencies Board Action Request

Revised Competencies Cover Memo

Competencies Final Draft

META Task Force Final Report

Preparation for Live Community Forum

 

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