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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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Discussion Online Board Meeting: ALSC Statement on ALA Executive Director MLIS Requirement

by Nina Lindsay on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 10:25 am

Greetings, Board colleagues.

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

The agenda item is to discuss a potential ALSC Statement on the ALA Executive Director MLIS Requirement

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 once quorum is established within the next couple of days I will indicate that discussion may begin.  I will post an introduction and supporting document here in advance of the discussion commencing. 

Thank you.

Greetings, Board colleagues.

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

The agenda item is to discuss a potential ALSC Statement on the ALA Executive Director MLIS Requirement

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 once quorum is established within the next couple of days I will indicate that discussion may begin.  I will post an introduction and supporting document here in advance of the discussion commencing. 

Thank you.

 

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Discussion Online Board Meeting: Selection of ALA representatives to IFLA sections and USBBY

by Nina Lindsay on Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 05:29 pm

Greetings, Board colleagues.

On behalf of ALSC President Betsy Orsburn, I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

We have two agenda items:

1) to select an ALA representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults and a representative to the Section on Literacy & Reading (we need two representatives, one for each section)

2) to select an ALA representative to the United States Board on Books for Youth

Greetings, Board colleagues.

On behalf of ALSC President Betsy Orsburn, I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

We have two agenda items:

1) to select an ALA representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults and a representative to the Section on Literacy & Reading (we need two representatives, one for each section)

2) to select an ALA representative to the United States Board on Books for Youth

Since we will be reviewing and ranking individuals, this will be a confidential process to take place via email, with the selection results made public. 

Executive Director Aimee Strittmatter will forward you the applications and supporting documents in two separate emails.  The first priority will be to select our IFLA representatives, as we are a few days behind schedule. 

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” for the record.  Once a quorum is reached, the discussion will move to email. 

Thank you.

 

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Discussion 2015 Strategic Planning

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 09:23 am

Please add any files or links to articles and websites on trends and issues you'd like to share with your colleagues in the comments section.

To get us started I've added some content below:

1) The 2010 ALSC environmental scan conducted by our Emerging Leader project team. It might be interesting to see what has changed over five years.  Attached as a file below.

Please add any files or links to articles and websites on trends and issues you'd like to share with your colleagues in the comments section.

To get us started I've added some content below:

1) The 2010 ALSC environmental scan conducted by our Emerging Leader project team. It might be interesting to see what has changed over five years.  Attached as a file below.

2) ALA's 2015 State of America's Library report can be found here: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/2015-state-americas-libraries-repo...

3) Center for Childhood Creativity- launching a new school readiness report to be released this fall: http://www.centerforchildhoodcreativity.org/research-initiatives/

4) Pew Research Center's library-related content: http://www.pewinternet.org/topics/libraries/pages/2/

5) Research on the Child Trends website: http://www.childtrends.org/

6) IMLS early learning - including the 2013 Growing Young Minds report: http://www.imls.gov/about/early_learning.aspx

7) American Alliance of Museums' 2014 Trend Watch: http://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/center-for-the-future-of-museu...

 

 

 

 

 

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Poll Shall the ALSC Board approve the Digital Media Award Plan as moved and seconded?

by Andrew Medlar on Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 10:37 am
Yes
100% (13 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 13

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Agenda Item 2-Librarian of Congress Confirmation Support

by Andrew Medlar on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 12:03 am

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.

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.

OGR has informed the ALSC office that the Senate Rules Committee has just scheduled Dr. Hayden’s confirmation hearing for this coming Wednesday, April 20 at 2:15 pm (EST) and that “while we do not expect Dr. Hayden’s nomination to be derailed, some groups have publicly questioned her leadership and technology credentials, while others have suggested that she doesn’t have what they consider to be the requisite ‘scholarly’ background.”

As part of OGR’s efforts toward a successful confirmation of Dr. Hayden they have “circulated the attached joint letter broadly to many other non-profit organizations and educational institutions" as a show of support, and ALSC may choose to be a signatory to this letter.

Due to the extremely short turnaround time (a response is needed to OGR this Friday, 4/15), the other issue currently on the table, and that same day’s Arbuthnot Lecture, with the Board’s consensus I would like to move directly to a vote on supporting or not supporting the attached letter. Please review the letter, raise any objections to the vote below, and, if you have no objections to voting, cast your vote by 10:00 a.m. Central on Friday.

Thank you.

Andrew

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

by Marsha Burgess (staff) on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:18 am

FINAL approved 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:

FINAL approved 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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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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