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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: Advocacy & Legislation Composition Change

by Andrew Medlar on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 05:04 pm

Greetings, everyone!

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

Following up on the Board’s discussion at Annual regarding the Organization & Bylaws Committee’s recommendations for the Advocacy & Legislation Committee, you will recall that we approved revising this committee’s composition to include two overlapping co-chairs. Now I would like to address the proposal that the Everyday Advocacy Member Content Editor formally become an ex-officio member of the committee.

Greetings, everyone!

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

Following up on the Board’s discussion at Annual regarding the Organization & Bylaws Committee’s recommendations for the Advocacy & Legislation Committee, you will recall that we approved revising this committee’s composition to include two overlapping co-chairs. Now I would like to address the proposal that the Everyday Advocacy Member Content Editor formally become an ex-officio member of the committee.

The action item on our agenda is to address the “Composition” of the Advocacy & Legislation Committee, by considering the proposal to:

Change it from: The Advocacy and Legislation committee consists of two co-chairs plus five members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms. The co-chairs also serve two-year terms and are appointed in alternating years. (2 co-chairs +5)

To: The Advocacy and Legislation committee consists of two co-chairs plus five members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms. The co-chairs also serve two-year terms and are appointed in alternating years. (2 co-chairs +5) The Everyday Advocacy Member Content Editor serves as an ex-officio member.

Here is the timeline for our meeting:

  • Preliminary Discussion: Now through Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 pm ET
  • Entertain a Motion: Tuesday, September 15, 9:00 pm ET to Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 pm ET
  • Final Discussion, if seconded motion: Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 pm ET to Thursday, September 17, 9:00 pm ET
  • Vote, if seconded motion: Thursday, September 17, 9:00 ET to Saturday, September 19, 6:00 pm ET

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 the discussion may begin. I will look to call for a motion on Tuesday, September 15.

Thank you!

Andrew

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Poll Shall the ALSC Board change the composition of the Advocacy & Legislation Committee as moved and seconded?

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 12:49 am
Yes
100% (8 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 8

Event Board of Directors Meeting I (ALSC)

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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.

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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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