ALSC Board of Directors (Association for Library Services to Children) Committee
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:
Consent Agenda Documents:
Draft 2015 Midwinter Board Minutes
Draft 2015 Spring Call Executive Committee Minutes
Executive Director's Report
Emerging Leader Mentor Report
Emerging Leaders' Logic Model Report
Continuing Education Report
Membership Needs Survey Report
Projects & Partnerships 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
Revised Competencies Board Action Request
Revised Competencies Cover Memo
Competencies Final Draft
META Task Force Final Report
Preparation for Live Community Forum
Online Board Meeting: Topic # 2--Dicussion of content and structure for Membership Meeting at Annual Conference 2014by 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. 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
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.
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!