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  • 1.  Council Discussion Regarding Composition and Size of Council and the Executive Board - March 30

    Posted Mar 17, 2022 01:01 PM
    Edited by Amy Lappin Mar 17, 2022 01:02 PM
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    Hello Councilors,

    Thank you all for the thoughtful discussions at the March 10 Virtual Council Meeting. With the passage of ALA CD #35b Part C, Revised,  the Transforming ALA Governance Task Force was directed by Council to arrange virtual Council discussions in March, April, and May regarding TAG Task Force recommendations. 

    Our first meeting  will be on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. CT. Our focus will be on the size and composition of both the Council and the Executive Board. The current recommendations of TAG are attached to this email. We will use the feedback from this meeting to draft resolutions for Council's consideration.

    Please use this link to register in advance for this meeting:

    When: Mar 30, 2022 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

     https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvd-yoqzIuGN0VHvRfHMAEn1ZByhT2EWIs 

    For your planning purposes, we have two additional meetings scheduled:

    Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. CT to discuss TAP (Taking the ALA Pulse) and Oversight

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. CT to look at the effectiveness of Council. Are there ways that we can start making changes as individuals to make Council more effective, inclusive, and responsive now?

    Separate registration links will be sent out for the April and May discussions.

    If you are unable to attend the meetings as scheduled, the TAG Task Force hopes you will contact us with your ideas on the above matters. We are looking forward to continuing the work!

    Best,

    Amy Lappin
    Transforming ALA Governance Task Force, Chair



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    Amy Lappin
    Deputy Director
    Lebanon Public Libraries
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  • 2.  RE: Council Discussion Regarding Composition and Size of Council and the Executive Board - March 30

    Posted Mar 17, 2022 03:04 PM
    Hi, Amy--
       Can you clarify whether there will be any action items at any of these virtual meetings?

    Thanks,
      John

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    John DeSantis
    Interim Head of Metadata Services
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH
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  • 3.  RE: Council Discussion Regarding Composition and Size of Council and the Executive Board - March 30

    Posted Mar 17, 2022 04:21 PM
    Hi John,

    Thanks for the question. No action items will be presented by TAG until Council meetings at Annual in June. The TAG convened meetings are for discussion purposes only.

    Best,
    Amy

    Transforming ALA Governance Task Force, Chair

    Amy Lappin
    Deputy Director
    Lebanon Public Libraries
    Lebanon, NH 03766
    603-448-2459

    ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2020-2022






  • 4.  RE: Council Discussion Regarding Composition and Size of Council and the Executive Board - March 30

    Posted Mar 21, 2022 10:37 AM
    Hello Council,

    In my first email, I left out that all three of the scheduled conversations will last for an hour (3:00-4:00 p.m. CT).

    Best,
    Amy






  • 5.  RE: Council Discussion Regarding Composition and Size of Council and the Executive Board - March 30

    Posted Apr 17, 2022 06:41 PM

    Hi Amy,
    Is there a space to register for the April 20th event?
    Thank you for your time and help!

    Sam 



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    [Sam] [Helmick] [Iowa Chapter Councilor] [IFRT Chair-Elect]
    [Community & Access Coordinator]
    [Iowa City Public Library (Iowa)]
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  • 6.  RE: Council Discussion Regarding Composition and Size of Council and the Executive Board - March 30

    Posted Apr 18, 2022 09:03 AM
    Hello Sam,
    There is absolutely room in Wednesday's meeting for you and anyone else who would like to join this discussion.

    Here is the link to register.
    Best,
    Amy
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    Amy Lappin
    Deputy Director
    Lebanon Public Libraries
    Lebanon, NH 03766
    603-448-2459

    ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2020-2022