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  • 1.  ALA Annual Washington DC and hybrid forum for Council

    Posted Jan 20, 2022 12:25 PM
    I believe that ALA will be a face-to-face meeting this June in Washington DC.  For health reasons, I believe I still will not have permission to do air travel at that time. Will we have an option to do Council with a hybrid forum?
     
    Linda Marie Golian-Lui, Ed.D., Ed.S., M.L.I.S.
    Associate Dean of the KSU Library System, Director of EAST and Librarian Professor
    KSU Library System
    385 Cobb Ave NW
    Room 134, MD 1701
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
     
     
     
     


  • 2.  RE: ALA Annual Washington DC and hybrid forum for Council

    Posted Jan 26, 2022 02:05 PM
    Hi,

    I would like to echo Linda's request.  I would also be interested in a hybrid Annual Council Session due to health reasons.

    --Susan

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    Susan Martin
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Chair, Collection Development and Mangement
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  • 3.  RE: ALA Annual Washington DC and hybrid forum for Council

    Posted Jan 26, 2022 08:42 PM
    Same here. Not health reasons for me. As much as I'd love to see my colleagues in DC, sending a Councilor to Annual is my Chapter's largest expense and a hybrid event would be attractive to our chapter for cost reasons.

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    Jessamyn West
    Chapter Councilor - Vermont
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  • 4.  RE: ALA Annual Washington DC and hybrid forum for Council

    Posted Mar 01, 2022 01:52 PM
    Is there any word on this? I'm another one interested in the hybrid option. I'm not comfortable with traveling by plane to DC and attending crowded meetings. Advance registration ends this month and I'm hopeful for word one way or another.

    Thank you!
    =Harriet





  • 5.  RE: ALA Annual Washington DC and hybrid forum for Council

    Posted Mar 01, 2022 10:45 PM

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you for bringing these important questions as you a make decision on whether or not to attend Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

    Recently, the ALA Executive Board approved a pilot to hold the first-ever hybrid ALA Council Meeting during Annual Conference June 2022.

    We understand that some of you are unable to attend in person so we will try our best to accommodate those Councilors participating virtually. Since this is a pilot, we as a body need to rethink meeting rules and how we utilize technology. A new set of meeting rules for a hybrid environment will be drafted - more information to come.

    For those that can attend in person, I am so excited to re-connect with you! You'll see in the coming months we will have a GREAT line-up of speakers and programs. You won't want to miss it! To register for ALA Annual Conference, click here.



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    Patty Wong
    President, American Library Association
    personal cell (530) 848-8768
    personal email: pattywong61@comcast.net
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