This is a brief update to share the outcomes of the Council vote to create a plan to move forward on the SCOE/Forward Together work and organizational governance and systems change.
Transforming ALA Governance (TAG) Task Force was created and approved by the ALA Executive Board with the following charge:
The charge of this task force is to a) indicate and operationalize the culture changing principles of the Avenue M report, SCOE recommendations, the Forward Together work, and a new governance landscape, b) establish a regular governance review process, and c) assess the larger governance change-management projects and tasks that need to be addressed and create a plan to address them.
The following members were selected by the President and President-Elect and approved by the ALA Executive Board:
Chair: Amy Lappin
Eldon "Ray" James
The members represent Council and a number of other ALA arenas, geographic areas and types of libraries as well as diversity in a broad sense.
The team has just started working. A number of ALA staff will be supporting and partnering in this work. They include Marsha Burgess, Raymond Garcia and Sheryl Reyes. The Executive Board liaisons are Lessa Pelayo-Lozada and myself and Tracie Hall.
Thank you to Chair Lappin and her team. We look forward to the work ahead and regular communication.Patty
Thank you. I just found the verbiage jargony and unclear – but if you all know what it means and can make it work for us all, thank you in advance for taking on a huge job under pressure.
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