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Hi everyone,

Rachel and I took the notes from our last meeting and incorporated them into Adriene's reworking of our goals.  Rachel also changed the language a bit to make them sound like goals rather than things we just *do* as a matter of course.

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Discussion Goals for July 2013 - June 2015

by Cindi Blyberg on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 08:14 am

Hi everyone,

Rachel and I took the notes from our last meeting and incorporated them into Adriene's reworking of our goals.  Rachel also changed the language a bit to make them sound like goals rather than things we just *do* as a matter of course.

Hi everyone,

Rachel and I took the notes from our last meeting and incorporated them into Adriene's reworking of our goals.  Rachel also changed the language a bit to make them sound like goals rather than things we just *do* as a matter of course.

I want to reiterate that the text below is a reworking of the goal statements from the longer Strategic Plan document that was put together by leadership and membership.  The division's principle "deliverables" remain the same--education, publications, networking--and the other ideas, collaboration, advocacy, and infrastructure, have been central to the Board's and the membership's work over the last few years.  We hope that this text reflects the LITA gestalt, and we welcome everyone's comments.

The dates at the top reflect the leadership turnover that we have as an organization.  We are not suggesting that the goals be torn down every year (or every other year) and re-written, but we hope that putting a shorter timeframe on them will mean that thoughtful discussion and re-affirming will happen with each new President, ensuring that the goals are front and center, framing our work.

If these are agreeable to you, we will need a motion and a second, then we can discuss and vote. 

LITA members who aren't board members who are viewing this document, we welcome your comments, too!

 

LITA’s Goals for June 2013- June 2015

Collaboration & Networking


Foster collaboration and encourage networking among our members and beyond so the full potential of technologies in libraries can be realized.

Education & Sharing of Expertise

Offer education, publications, and events to inspire and enable members to improve technology integration within their libraries.

Advocacy

Advocate for meaningful legislation, policies, and standards that positively impact on the current and future capabilities of libraries that promote equitable access to information and technology.

Infrastructure

Improve LITA’s organizational capacity to serve, educate, and create community for its members.

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Discussion LITA events at ALA MW for Board Members to attend (required and suggested)

by Rachel Vacek on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Hi LITA Board,

There are lots of great LITA programming, meetings, and fun events going on at ALA Midwinter. I'd like to remind all of you about the following:

Board Development Session

Hi LITA Board,

There are lots of great LITA programming, meetings, and fun events going on at ALA Midwinter. I'd like to remind all of you about the following:

Board Development Session

  • Thursday, 01/29/2015 - 01:00pm - 04:00pm
  • McCormick Place West – W186b
  • This is SHINY and NEW this year! All Board members are expected to attend. This session will be lead by Kathryn Deiss.
  • Files for this event can be found in THIS FOLDER 

Board Dinner

  • Thursday, 01/29/2015
  • Place and time to be determined - will update this spot as soon as it's set

Executive Committee

  • Friday, 01/30/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick - Boardroom 1
  • Only the Exec Comm members attend this
  • Files for this meeting can be found in THIS FOLDER

Joint Chairs Meeting

  • Saturday, 01/31/2015 - 08:30am - 10:00am
  • McCormick Place West – W185bc
  • Lauren Pressley and David Lee King will be doing a Committee and IG Chair Orientation, and more!
  • Not required for you to attend, but strongly encouraged so you can provide better support to your Committees.
  • Agenda can be FOUND HERE

All Committees Meetings

  • Saturday, 01/31/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
  • McCormick Place West – W185bc
  • If you are a liaison to a Committee (which you all are!), be sure to attend this and check in with your group if they are meeting in person. Many groups meet virtually instead, too.

Board of Directors

  • Saturday, 01/31/2015 - 01:30pm - 04:30pm
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick - Jackson Park/CC 10C
  • Be there or be square.
  • The agenda, plus all the other files you need are in THIS FOLDER

Top Technology Trends

  • Sunday, 02/01/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
  • McCormick Place West – W183a
  • Not required to attend, but why not?  It's LITA's flagship program.

LITA Open House

  • Sunday, 02/01/2015 - 04:30pm - 05:30pm
  • McCormick Place West - W470b
  • This is a great place to welcome new and prospective members. It's not required for you to attend, but it looks good if Board members are present.  
  • If your committee chairs can't attend, you might want to be there to represent in their absence. Membership Committee plans this event, so let Jason Battles (jason.battles@gmail.com) if you have something to say or are representing a Committee or IG.

LITA Happy Hour

  • Sunday, 02/01/2015 - 06:00pm - 08:00pm
  • Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub, located at 400 N McClurg Court
  • Located 1 block east of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers (301 East North Water Street)
  • Bring your ALAMW conference badge to receive a 25% discount.

LITA Town Meeting

  • Monday, 02/02/2015 - 08:30am - 10:00am
  • McCormick Place West – W180
  • Come mingle with LITA members (and prospective members) and support Thomas Dowling as he leads a discussion around 3 hot topics important to LITA: education, membership, and communication.

Board of Directors

  • Monday, 02/02/2015 - 01:30pm - 04:30pm
  • McCormick Place West - W192a
  • Yup, you still need to come to this one.
  • The agenda, plus all the other files you need are in THIS FOLDER
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File 2015-Midwinter_LITA_Board_Meeting_Agenda-final29

by Mary Taylor on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 01:50 pm

DOCX File, 30.37 KB

File ALA-Board-Talking-Points-MW-2015

by Mary Taylor on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 09:14 am

PDF File, 84.26 KB

File Actions-and-Roles----Individual-Groups-within-ALA

by Mary Taylor on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 05:45 pm

PDF File, 401.23 KB

File ALA-Joint-Boards-Meeting-Summaryrev-2014_1204

by Mary Taylor on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 05:45 pm

PDF File, 479.7 KB

File LITA-Goals

by Mary Taylor on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 05:44 pm

PDF File, 54.76 KB

Event Board of Directors

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Event Board of Directors

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Online Doc 2014-2015 Board Liaison Assignments

by Rachel Vacek on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 05:54 pm

Hi, everyone!

I promised to start this discussion before Annual so that new liaisons could potentially meet with their committees at Annual.  Most committees meet during Saturday morning's 10:30 - 12:00 Joint committees slot; all meetings are in the scheduler.

Hi, everyone!

I promised to start this discussion before Annual so that new liaisons could potentially meet with their committees at Annual.  Most committees meet during Saturday morning's 10:30 - 12:00 Joint committees slot; all meetings are in the scheduler.

Our current list is below.  I've removed outgoing board members Zoe Stewart-Marshall, John Blyberg, David Lee King, and Lauren Pressley. I also removed Rachel from Program Planning and Tech & Access, as the President traditionally has not liaised with a committee other than the relevant Forum planning committee.  We don't have to continue that tradition, but I'm sure Rachel would appreciate it.

  • Assessment & Research - Cody Hanson
  • Awards & Scholarships -  Mary Taylor
  • Education - Andromeda Yelton
  • 2014 Forum - Cindi Blyberg
  • 2015 Forum - Rachel Vacek
  • Publications - Thomas Dowling
  • International Relations - 
  • Membership Development - Jenny Reiswig 
  • Technology & Access -   Aimee Fifarek
  • Top Technology Trends - Bohyun Kim
  • Program Planning - Ranti Junus
  • Web Coordinating - Jenny Emanuel Taylor
  • IG & Committee Chair Coordinators - Rachel Vacek
  • ALA Council - Aaron Dobbs 
  • Bylaws & Organization - Jason Griffey (chair)
  • Financial Advisory - Zoe Stewart-Marshall (chair)

Incoming members, please take a look at the list of our Standing Committees and their charges, and think about which committee you'd like to liaise with.  Thomas, you'll already have a heavy load, so volunteer with caution. :) Andromeda, Jenny, & Cody--are you happy with your assignments?  Everyone: edit the doc and add your name as you like. Rock, paper, scissors, Spock to settle arguments.

Loose ends:

  • We need to decide how to handle Awards committees--we've variously had a single liaison for all awards or had the Executive Director liaise directly with them.  
  • We need to have a discussion about the future of International Relations and Technology & Access.
  • We may need to add FAC to this list.
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