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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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Event Board of Directors Meeting I (ALSC)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:44 am

Meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Event Board of Directors Meeting II (ALSC)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:44 am

Meeting of ALSC Board of Directors.

Event Board of Directors Meeting I (ALSC)

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

Meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

More information about this conference session

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Topic # 2--Dicussion of content and structure for Membership Meeting at Annual Conference 2014

by Starr La Tronica on Fri, May 9, 2014 at 09:09 am

We have made several innovations to the ALSC Membership Committee over the past two years through the vision of Carolyn Brodie and Mary Fellows that have resulted in a lively, interactive experience for our members.  The EC discussed the structure and content of this year’s meeting during our Spring call, and I am requesting added input from the Board to create a welcoming, stimulating, and rewarding experience for our colleagues.

We have made several innovations to the ALSC Membership Committee over the past two years through the vision of Carolyn Brodie and Mary Fellows that have resulted in a lively, interactive experience for our members.  The EC discussed the structure and content of this year’s meeting during our Spring call, and I am requesting added input from the Board to create a welcoming, stimulating, and rewarding experience for our colleagues. I am counting on your collective creativity to come up with suggestions to continue that trend and make this an informative and rewarding event at annual conference. 

As you know, the Membership Meeting is one hour long and is the forum for introducing the professional award winners, presentation and acceptance of the Distinguished Service Award, an opportunity to highlight ALSC activities and initiatives…and engage members in a face-to-face setting, and encourage involvement in the association through a “conversation” component.  You may recall that last year Ernie led a discussion on play and Rita facilitated the segment on the Common Core. We especially need your input to determine what topic(s) to introduce for this crowd sourced conversation.  I will also be looking for a work group of two Board members to help facilitate the communal conversation and fine tune logistics.

Here is a proposed structure for the meeting, but I am looking forward to your ideas for enhancement:

Prior to the official start of the meeting

--ALSC Board members continue to act as greeters at the door and around the room as members arrive.

Welcome                                                                                                                         (15 mins.)

-Ask new attendees to raise their hand to receive to receive a favor for first time attendance.  (We have water bottles again, and they will be stuffed with membership forms and info.

-Update on ALSC initiatives—highlight one or two. 

-Announcements and current ALSC issues (for example, issues the Board considered on Saturday or is considering on Tuesday).  

-Recognize professional award winners (SL)

Distinguished Service Award                                                                                         (10 mins.)

-Maria Salvadore introduces Susan Roman who will be prepared to give a speech of no more than five minutes.

Update on ALSC initiatives                                                                                               (5 mins.)

-Highlight one or two. (board member) 

Discussion of an issue that has been announced in advance       (20 mins. or two issues @ 10 mins. ea.)

(Moderated by two ALSC Board Members)

Response to questions from membership                                                                         (10 mins.)

Submitted in advance (by stated deadline) and questions/comments from people at the membership meeting. (SL)

 

Brainstorming from the EC meeting elicited the following suggestions for conversation topics:

  • Recent paper on Importance of Diversity on Library Programs and Material Collections for Children, by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD
  • Recruitment strategies/ideas to bring people to the profession, (not ALSC membership)
  • Technology/screen time

Other suggestions for member engagement:

  • Ways to connect new and “vintage” members—have new members seek out those with “25+” ribbons and exchange business cards—take photos/selfies in mingling period before and after official meeting?
  • Old photos  numbered and mounted on matboard to help identify the people pictured?
  • Post-it note wall—members can post their favorite app—collected and disseminated after meeting?
  • “Match” cards with ASLC terms/words, (e.g. advocacy, access, common core etc.), if listeners match a row of terms they may choose from a table of giveaways after the meeting.

Board action items:

  • Consider and suggest “conversation” topics
  • Peruse and provide input on agenda/structure
  • Consider and suggest activities for member engagement
  • Two volunteers for Board work group to guide conversation during meeting

 

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: Topic #1 Memorial Resolution in honor of Eliza Dresang

by Starr La Tronica on Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:13 am

Attached is a memorial resolution in honor of Eliza Dresang drafted by Barbara Stripling, ALA President.  She has incorporated suggestions from several people/divisions. Please read to determine whether the ALSC Board supports the document in concept so that it may move forward in Council.  I will call for a vote this weekend.

As always, please indicate that you are "present" so that we may establish a quorum.

 

Thanks,

Starr

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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The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is responsible for the evaluation and selection of book and nonbook library materials and for the improvement of techniques of library service to children from preschool through the eighth grade or junior high school age, when such materials and techniques are intended for use in more than one type of library.

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