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Greetings, Board colleagues.

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

The agenda item is to respond to the Budget Committee's recommendation to fund the School-Age Programs and Services Committee proposal (attached) for Tween Non-fiction/fiction Paired List Bookmarks and Book List for up to $1500 from the FY2017 Children's Library Services Endowment funds.

Greetings, Board--

As we are currently convened in an online meeting, I would like to include an additional agenda item which has just come to our attention today regarding the Librarian of Congress. The Office of Government Relations (OGR) for the ALA Washington Office has invited ALA divisions to endorse a letter to the Senate Rules Committee asking them to rapidly vote to recommend to the full Senate that Dr. Carla Hayden be confirmed immediately to serve as the nation’s 14th Librarian of Congress.

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Online Doc 2017 ALSC Board of Directors Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 09:57 am

Greetings,

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA. For more information about the Midwinter Meeting, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/ or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/confevents/alscmidwinter.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda
ALA Board Liaison Talking Points

Greetings,

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA. For more information about the Midwinter Meeting, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/ or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/confevents/alscmidwinter.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda
ALA Board Liaison Talking Points

Consent Agenda

DOC 4  Approval of Board minutes from Annual 2016
DOC 5  Review of Fall Executive Committee 2016 minutes
DOC 6  President's Report (Immediate Past President)
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 2017 Election 
DOC 12 Continuing Education Report
DOC 13 Communications Report
DOC 14 Membership Report
DOC 15 Projects & Partnerships Report
DOC 16 Publications Report
DOC 17 Web Activities Report
DOC 18 Committee December Quarterly Reports (note: 66 pages)
DOC 19 Confirm Major Board Actions passed electronically
DOC 20 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences
DOC 21 Washington Office Report

Discussion Documents

DOC 22   Diversity Within ALSC Task Force Update
DOC 23a Draft Strategic Plan
DOC 23ci Review of Existing ALSC Initiatives, Projects, and External Relationships
DOC 23cii Appendix A: Exam of Initiatives, Projects, and External Relationships
DOC 23ciii ALSC 2015-2016 Annual Report
DOC 28a Advocacy and Legislation function statement motion
DOC 28b Advocacy and Legislation composition motion
DOC 29a Advocacy and Valuation
DOC 29b Summer Reading and Learning
DOC 29bi Summer Reading and Learning 2016 AC recommendations
DOC 29c  Batchelder e-book pilot
DOC 29d  Student Gift Membership Update (FYI only)
DOC 30ai   FY 16-17-18 Budget Summary
DOC 30aii  FY 16-17-18 Budget Summary Narrative
DOC 30aiii Endowments (note multiple tabs at bottom of the workbook), revised 1/15/17
DOC 30d   Trend Report/Financial Literacy Update
DOC 31     Advocacy & Legislation Board Action Request

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: Adoption of ALSC Three Year Strategic Plan, 2017-2020

by Nina Lindsay on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

I am calling to order this online board meeting.  Our item is to adopt the ALSC Strategic Plan for 2017-2020, as attached. 

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting, please indicate in a comment that you are "present" and then I will open discussion. 

 

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Consent Agenda, Budget Committee Recommendations

by Nina Lindsay on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 02:47 pm

I am calling to order this meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors, for a consent agenda.

I move that we accept the following recommendations from the Budget Committee. 

Please indicate your presence to establish a quorum by offering a second, and indicating your approval of the motion, or a request for discussion.

I am calling to order this meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors, for a consent agenda.

I move that we accept the following recommendations from the Budget Committee. 

Please indicate your presence to establish a quorum by offering a second, and indicating your approval of the motion, or a request for discussion.

This consent agenda will close at end of business day, Pacific Time, Tuesday February 7th.  The agenda will pass if a quorum is established and the motion passes with no request for discussion.  If there is no quorum we will extend the deadline until a quorum is reached.

Recommendations from the Budget Committee

1) As follow up from the Advocacy & Legislation Committee Board Action Request at Midwinter, we approved funding as requested, and asked the Budget Committee to recommend a funding source. The Budget Committee recommends that the Advocacy & Legislation committee National Library Legislative Day funding for up to $1,500 comes from Friends of ALSC funds.

2) The following was inadvertently omitted from the Budget Committee Recommendations that accompanied the Preliminary Proposed FY18 Budget (which we passed); the following is already accounted for within that budget: 

The Budget committee discussed an anticipated request from the ALA Development Office for funding a division-wide communication initiative from the ALA Development office that will look at an organizational wide cohesive donor giving plan. We anticipate the request will come to each division to support costs for a consultant. The Budget committee recommends allocating operating funds for between $1,500 to $2,000, should the request come forward. 

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: ALSC Support of YALSA Position Paper on Teen Privacy

by Nina Lindsay on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 08:58 pm

Board Colleagues,

I am calling to order this online board meeting.  

The agenda item is ALSC support of "The Library's Role in Protecting Teen Privacy: a YALSA position paper"  http://www.ala.org/yalsa/library’s-role-protecting-teens’-privacy-yalsa-position-paper

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting, please indicate in a comment that you are "present" and then we will begin discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

Online Doc 2016 ALSC Board of Directors Annual Agenda & Documents

by Marsha Burgess (staff) on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm

FINAL Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Greetings:

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. For more information about Annual, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/ or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/annual.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda

ALA Executive Board Liaison Talking Points

FINAL Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Greetings:

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. For more information about Annual, including meeting times and locations, please visit the Conference Scheduler https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/ or the ALSC website at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/annual.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda

ALA Executive Board Liaison Talking Points

Consent Agenda Documents

DOC 3 Approval of Board minutes from Midwinter 2016
DOC 4 Review of Spring Executive Committee 2016 minutes
DOC 5 President's Report
DOC 6 Vice-President's Report
DOC 7 Division Councilor's Report
DOC 8 Executive Director's Report
DOC 9 Emerging Leaders mentor Report
DOC 9a Emerging Leaders Environmental Scan (download, very large file)
DOC 10 Continuing Education Report
DOC 11 Communications Report
DOC 12 Membership Report
DOC 13 Projects & Partnerships Report
DOC 14 Publications Report
DOC 15 Web Activities Report
DOC 16 Committee Quarterly Reports (long document)
DOC 17 Confirm Major Board Actions Passed Electronically
DOC 18 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

Discussion Documents
DOC 19   Student Gift Membership Task Force Report
DOC 20   Digital Media Awards Plan
DOC 20a Media Mentorship Award Task Force Report
DOC 20b Expansion of NCV Committee Task Force Final Report
DOC 29   Organization & Bylaws -MOTION: Advocacy and Legislation
DOC 30   Diversity within ALSC Task Force
DOC 31a Budget Summary
DOC 31b Budget Summary Narrative rev. June 21
DOC 31c  Endowment Report
DOC 33   Summer Reading and Learning Task Force Final Report
DOC 34   Batchelder Award E-book Pilot Final Report (TK)
DOC 35   Notable Children's Book Request
DOC 35a Notable Seat Letter of Support
DOC 36   Award Confidentiality Board Sub-Committee Report
DOC 36a Awards Confidentiality Survey Data
DOC 36b ALSC Policy for Award Service: Appendix C

New Business Items Request of Letter of support from UIUC

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: WGBH Letter of Support

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:37 am

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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Discussion Online Board Meeting: Fiore Institute Support

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:27 am

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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