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  • 1.  Tune-in Tuesday, Dec 28th (on Resolutions) -- pre-meeting "homework"

    Posted Dec 14, 2021 03:32 PM
    Greetings ALA Colleagues,
    As mentioned in today's Tune-in Tuesday, here is a little homework to foster a shared experience at the next (Dec 28th) Tune-in Tuesday, which will focus on Resolutions, please see the pre-meeting "homework" description below. Each of us (ALA Councilors or ALA Members) planning to be in attendance is invited to develop a resolution on the arbitrary homework topic below:

    Homework: Please do the following as you step through the process of writing your draft version of a Resolution to stop killing so many trees for ALA Council meetings:

    1. Review the contents and recommendations found in these ALA Resolutions Resources links:
    2. Background info to incorporate (or not) about why this arbitrary homework resolution would be proposed
      • Several (many?) people have been talking about how terrible it is that so many copies of Council documents were going into recycle bins after the end of Council meetings
      • We say one of our goals is sustainability, but we print far too many copies of Council Docs for the in person meetings
      • We should stop printing so many copies of Council Docs
      • Let's make a resolution to decrease printing for Council Meetings
      • But Council documents are supposed to be available in advance of Council meetings
      • Many Councilors bring their own computers, tablets, or smartphones to Council Meetings
      • Let's stop printing so many copies of Council Documents
    3. First draft of this arbitrary homework resolution
      • This is the homework action item - - > create a document and write your own first draft of the resolution
      • teaser1: each of us (at Tune-in Tuesday 12/28 ) will have the opportunity to compare our draft(s) to a shared initial draft -- there will likely be a need for improvements
      • teaser2: there will be a shared Google Doc (during Tune-in Tuesday 12/28) where your suggested edits will be invited 
    4. Resolutions Form data fields
      • Date, Month, Day, Year
      • Resolution author(s) *
      • E-mail address *
      • 1. Title of Resolution *
        • 1a. Resolution File: Attach your MS Word file. *
        • Files must be less than 20 MB.
        • Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml.
      • 2. ALA Units and/or Committees Consulted (if any)
      • 3. Endorsements by ALA Units and/or Committees (if any)
      • 4. Fiscal implications:
        • Specify the resources needed to carry out the resolution's directive(s).
      • 5. List all parties to whom resolution should be sent
        • (do not list recipients in the Resolution itself, list them here)
      • 6. Impact on ALA Policies and Positions: Explain how the resolution supports ALA's Strategic Plan, its mission, and/or its core values.
        • 6a) ALA general policy or viewpoint: If the resolution sets forth a general policy or an ALA viewpoint, describe.
        • 6b) Change in existing policy: If this resolution necessitates a change in existing policy, state the policy number and the change.
        • 6c) New policy: If this resolution establishes a new policy, describe.
        • 6d) Policy conflicts: If this resolution conflicts with existing policy, state provisions for resolving the conflict.
      • 7. Initiating Committee or Unit (if any)
      • 8. Pertinent Background Information, e.g. bibliography, citations, supportive quotes, URLs, etc.
      • 9. Mover's Name
        • 9a) Mover's Local Telephone Number
      • 10 Seconder's Name
        • 10a) Seconder's Local Telephone Number

    Thank you for your continued interest in advancing ALA efforts to improve Libraries, the Association, and the environment(s) within which libraries operate!

    -Aaron
    :-)'



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    Aaron W Dobbs (he/him)
    Library Support Staff Interests Round Table, President, 2021 - 2023
    ALA Council, Councilor for Small Round Tables, 2019 - 2022
    ALA Resolutions Committee, chair 2021 – 2022, member 2020 - 2022
    ALA Constitution & Bylaws Committee, member 2019 - 2021
    Round Table Member: ERT, GODORT, GNCRT, LearnRT, LHRT, LSSIRT, MAGIRT, NMRT, RMRT, SORT
    Division Member: ACRL, LITA, LLAMA, RUSA, UNITED
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    Professor & Library Department Chair
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Librarian Liaison for Business
    Librarian Liaison for STEM
    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
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    APSCUF/SU Vice President
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  • 2.  RE: Tune-in Tuesday, Dec 28th (on Resolutions) -- pre-meeting "homework"

    Posted Dec 21, 2021 10:40 AM
    Hello Resolution Team,
    To help my device to be more efficient, can you allow users to make a choice in linking between PDF (current choice) and webpage.  The PDF is a step that fills my simple device.

    To my fellow ALA Councilors
    Writing resolutions are important for defining ALA operations, policies, and positions that ALA gives libraries.  Those end up the Policy Manuals.  
    Resolutions are also ways of recognizing people, events, and organizations through tributes and memorials.  Those are sent to families and supportive organizations.

    Jennifer Boettcher
    Councilor-at-Large

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  • 3.  RE: Tune-in Tuesday, Dec 28th (on Resolutions) -- pre-meeting "homework"

    Posted Dec 27, 2021 01:29 PM
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    Happy Monday of the last week of the year!

    As hinted previously here is the Google Doc to which you can compare the homework document you created, before or during the Dec 28th Tune-in Tuesday.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xF2Zw7NUzfKhGtJznB_iJhbr7XuhnEUK/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=115820457148154937319&rtpof=true&sd=true
    (page 2 is the draft resolution text, feel free to offer suggestions for improvement - page 1 is the background information)
    PS I've attached a Word Doc version here, because Google Doc accessibility seems to be inconsistent 

    I'm looking forward to chatting with you (tomorrow, as of the date of this message) :)

    -Aaron
    :-)'



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    Aaron W Dobbs (he/him)
    Library Support Staff Interests Round Table, President, 2021 - 2023
    ALA Council, Councilor for Small Round Tables, 2019 - 2022
    ALA Resolutions Committee, chair 2021 – 2022, member 2020 - 2022
    ALA Constitution & Bylaws Committee, member 2019 - 2021
    Round Table Member: ERT, GODORT, GNCRT, LearnRT, LHRT, LSSIRT, MAGIRT, NMRT, RMRT, SORT
    Division Member: ACRL, LITA, LLAMA, RUSA, UNITED
    ---
    Professor & Library Department Chair
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Librarian Liaison for Business
    Librarian Liaison for STEM
    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    ---
    APSCUF/SU Vice President
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