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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 2016 National Institute

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:26 am

Greetings, Board colleagues.

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

The agenda item is to determine the status of the 2016 ALSC National Institute, and the discussion document is attached.

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 over the next couple of days. 

Thank you.

Andrew

Poll Should the Board vote to cancel the September 2016 ALSC National Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina?

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:25 am
Yes
100% (12 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 12

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Digital Media Award Plan

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:25 am

Greetings, Board colleagues.

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

The agenda item is to discuss a potential Digital Media Award Plan.

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. A supporting document will be posted here in advance of the discussion commencing. 

Thank you.

Andrew

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Support Request for IMLS Grant Proposal

by Nina Lindsay on Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

Board Colleagues,

ALSC has received a request to support an IMLS Grant Proposal.  Because the deadline to submit the letter is early next week, I am calling an online board meeting to vote whether or not to submit a letter of support for this proposal.  Since this is a grant request, we will conduct the discussion in executive session and the confidential documents will be sent separately by email.  

Board Colleagues,

ALSC has received a request to support an IMLS Grant Proposal.  Because the deadline to submit the letter is early next week, I am calling an online board meeting to vote whether or not to submit a letter of support for this proposal.  Since this is a grant request, we will conduct the discussion in executive session and the confidential documents will be sent separately by email.  

In order to establish a quorum for this online meeting, I ask everyone to please indicate at this time that you are “present,” and once quorum is established I will post a link to our private discussion. The results of  our final vote will be posted here.

Thank you,

Nina

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Discussion O&B Motions to enact Digital Media Plan

by Nina Lindsay on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 07:15 pm

Greetings, Board colleagues!

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

We have before us 6 motions from the Organization & Bylaws Chairs to enact the Digital Media Plan, by altering the Great Websites, Carnegie Medal/Notable Childrens' Videos, and Children and Technology Committees.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting I ask everyone to indicate "present" in the comments below. Because there is urgency to passing these motions I am presenting background below now.  The schedule for this vote will be:

Greetings, Board colleagues!

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

We have before us 6 motions from the Organization & Bylaws Chairs to enact the Digital Media Plan, by altering the Great Websites, Carnegie Medal/Notable Childrens' Videos, and Children and Technology Committees.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting I ask everyone to indicate "present" in the comments below. Because there is urgency to passing these motions I am presenting background below now.  The schedule for this vote will be:

Thursday Dec 1 --Establish quorum, and members present review background and motions

Friday Dec 2 --After I call the quorum, entertain second for the 6 motions, and begin discussion

Monday Dec 5-Wed Dec 7 --Complete discussion and vote. 

Background

Earlier in June, the Board discussed the proposed Digital Media Award plan.  In that discussion (which you can review here) a motion was made, seconded, and passed to adopt in concept the following, and to refer to O&B crafting next steps for implementation.

  • Expand the scope of the Great Websites Committee’s charge to include digital media.
  • Evolve the charge of the Carnegie Medal/Notable Children's Videos Committee to become selection of a winner of an annual medal for “Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media.”
  • Expand the charge of the Children and Technology Committee to include the selection of a winner of an annual “ALSC Media Mentorship Leadership Award,” as well as the duties of the Digital Content Task Force.
  • Define “digital media” as: Any real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content or product that is available via personal electronic device across multiple platforms that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while developmentally appropriately informing, educating, and/or entertaining.
  • Implement on a pilot basis to be evaluated with the possibility of future adjustments being made to fit the current environment. 

The motions are attached. In summary:

  1. The Children and Technology Charge motion adds to this committee's charge: "To select the recipient of an annual ALSC Media Mentorship Leadership Award"
  2. The two motions for the Carnegie Committee change its name to "Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Committee" and establishes a new charge.
  3. The three motions for the Great Websites committee change its name to "Notable Children’s Digital Media Committee", establishes a new charge, and corrects language in the composition statement regarding virtual committee status to make it consistent with other virtual committees. 

Once these motions are passed, I will establish a task force to oversee implementation of these three "evolved" committees, including establishing terms and criteria and a pilot review process, and we will undertake to appoint this task force and the committees to commence their new work at Midwinter. 

 

 

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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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