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Online Doc OCLC webinar Nov. 2 includes discussion of PLA's Turning the Page program

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 01:30 pm

PLA Staff are participating in this OCLC webinar

http://www.oclc.org/go/buildingbridges

PLA Staff are participating in this OCLC webinar

http://www.oclc.org/go/buildingbridges

Bulding Bridges #1: Principles of Advocacy

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific

Public library professionals know the importance of demonstrating their value to their local communities. Are you looking for inspiration to jump-start your own advocacy efforts? Join us to better understand how ongoing community advocacy supports the vital role your library plays in the community. Speakers include:

  • Mary Hirsh, Project Coordinator for PLA and Lynn Slawsky, Program Officer, Turning the Page 2.0, who will discuss PLA's Turning the Page program
  • Janet Sawaya, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who will discuss the foundation's role in funding public library advocacy programs
  • Jennifer Pearson, Senior Manager of Advocacy Programs, OCLC, who will discuss the Geek the Library community awareness program

 

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Online Doc PLA President's Report 2011

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 03:45 pm

Read the President's Report (2011)

Attached and at this link: 2011 PLA President's Report

Contents with page number

PLA Professional Development 2

PLA Publications. 4

PLA @ Conferences. 6

Member Engagement 8

PLA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 10

More Partnerships. 12

2011 Elections and Dues Increase. 13

PLA Partners. 14

 

Online Doc Here's what PLA's Committee Volunteer Form looks like

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 02:41 pm

If you would like to be prepared before logging in to complete PLA's Committee Volunteer form, here is the text of the form and where to find it.

Current 5/20/11. This information is subject to change witout notification, but questions and comments can always be directed to pla@ala.org

If you would like to be prepared before logging in to complete PLA's Committee Volunteer form, here is the text of the form and where to find it.

Current 5/20/11. This information is subject to change witout notification, but questions and comments can always be directed to pla@ala.org

Where to find and fill out the form as a PLA  personal member: http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plagroups/placommittees/index.cfm

FORM TEXT---This is not the form. Please fill out the form at the link above.

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please fill out the form below.

 

The Committee Volunteer Form consists of four screens. Once you reach the end of a screen, you will need to press continue. At the end of the fourth screen, make sure you press submit before closing the form.

 

Start by building your profile and adding any experience you have with organizations and volunteer committees. If you are interested in volunteering to be a PLA Representative to an ALA Committee, please indicate that interest in the box titled, "I am interested in serving as a representative to a division, roundtable or ALA committee or assembly."

 

When you finalize the first screen, press "Continue." The next screen includes a list of PLA Committees. You can select up to three committees.

 

Press "Submit." Make sure you read the confirmation page that follows to ensure it reflects your choices. Press "Submit" if it is correct, or "Reset" if you need to reselect. When you "Submit" the form, a final confirmation page follows. Please print it for your records.

 

When you have completed the forms' four pages, your information will be available to the PLA appointing officer(s) and the PLA office. Appointing officers will carefully consider your requests and preferences. If you are appointed to a committee, one to two year terms begin following the ALA Annual Conference. Appointments are made primarily in the spring.

 

Committee members must:

 

    * Be a member of PLA

    * Anticipate attending Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings during the term of office and must be able to participate in the meetings and activities of the committees (ALA Policy)

    * Have an interest in the work of the committee

    * Be able to work between conferences.

 

Descriptions or charges of the PLA committees are given in the ALA Handbook of Organization and are available on PLA.org, click on the Committees links.

 

You are welcome to volunteer year-round.

 

On behalf of the PLA Board of Directors, thank you for taking the time to volunteer.

 

Will you attend the ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences?

YesNo

 

Division/Roundtable Appointments/Offices:

 

ALA Appointments/Offices:

 

State/Regional Appointments/Offices:

 

I am interested in serving as a committee chair

YesNo

 

I am interested in serving as a virtual member on a committee

YesNo

 

I am interested in serving as a representative to a division, roundtable or ALA committee or assembly. Please indicate which committees you are interested in up to five:

 

What Divisions and Roundtables do you belong to?

 

Where else have you volunteered for a committee appointment?

 

Other pertinent information you would like to share:

 

Are you a current Emerging Leader?

YesNo

 

Are you a current Spectrum Scholar?

YesNo

 

Please select which committees you would like to volunteer for.

 

You currently have volunteered for 0 committee(s).

 

You can select up to 5 committee(s): Allie Beth Martin Award Jury

Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award

Charlie Robinson Award Jury

DEMCO New Leaders Travel Grant Jury

Gordon M. Conable Award Jury

PLA /ALSC Every Child Ready To Read Evaluation Task Force

PLA 2012 National Conference Committee

PLA 2012 National Conference Program Subcommittee

PLA AAUP Advisory Group

PLA Annual Conference Program Subcommittee

PLA Annual Conference Program Subcommittee

PLA Board of Directors

PLA Budget & Finance

PLA Bylaws and Organization

PLA Communities of Practice Task Force

PLA Continuing Education Advisory Group

PLA EBSCO Excellence in Small &/or Rural Pub Lib Serv Award

PLA Institutional Scholarship Award Jury

PLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

PLA Leadership Development Task Force

PLA Legislation and Advocacy Committee

PLA Local Arrangements Subcommittee

PLA Membership Advisory Group

PLA Monographs Work Groups

PLA Nominating 2013

PLA PLDS Statistical Report Advisory

PLA Public Libraries Advisory

Polaris Innovation in Technology John Iliff Award

Romance Writers of America Library Grant Jury

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Online Doc PLA Meetings at ALA Midwinter 2011

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

These meetings are subject to changes and cancellations. Please see the attached downloadable Excel Spreadsheet. Some meetings are closed or invitation only. Please refer to the program book and http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaevents/plaatalamw/index.cfm

These meetings are subject to changes and cancellations. Please see the attached downloadable Excel Spreadsheet. Some meetings are closed or invitation only. Please refer to the program book and http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaevents/plaatalamw/index.cfm


Title Day Time Hotel / Conference Room Name
Public Libraries Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century (Institute) Friday January 7 9:00 am-5:00 pm San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 31 A-C
PLA 2012 Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting Saturday January 8 8:30 am-5:00pm Hilton Bayfront-Indigo H
All Committees Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
Annual Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
Budget and Finance Committee Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
Communities of Practice Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
Communities of Practice Task Force Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-9:30 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
Legislative Advisory Group Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-9:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
Membership Advisory Group Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
PLDS Statistical Report Advisory Group Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
Public Libraries Advisory Committee Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 8:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
PLA International Relations CoP Saturday January 8 10:00-11:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09
ECRR Evaluation Task Force Meeting (PLA/ALSC) Saturday January 8 9:00-11:00 a.m. San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 27 B
Gordon M. Conable Award Jury Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 10:30 am-12:00 noon San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 32 A/B
Board of Directors Meeting (PLA) Saturday January 8 1:30 pm-5:30 pm San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 31 A
Leadership Task Force Update (PLA) Saturday January 8 5:00-6:30 pm San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 27 B
EBSCO Excellence in Small &/or Rural PL Svc Award Jury Meeting Sunday January 9 8:00 am-10:00 am Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 307
Continuing Education Advisory Group Meeting (PLA) Sunday January 9 9:00-10:00 am San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 04
Nominating 2012 Committee (PLA) Meeting Sunday January 9 10:30 am-12:00 noon Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 311
Romance Writers of America Library Grant Jury Meeting (PLA) Sunday January 9 10:30 am-12:00 noon Hilton Bayfront-Cobalt 502
Intellectual Freedom Advisory Group Meeting (PLA)  Sunday January 9 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 311
PLA 2012 Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting Sunday January 9 1:30 pm-5:30 pm Manchester Grand Hyatt-Connaught
PLA 2012 Conference Committee Meeting Monday January 10 10:00 am-12 noon San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 27 B
Past Presidents Breakfast (PLA) Monday January 10 8:00-9:00 am Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 300
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