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Open Letter to SCOE

  • 1.  Open Letter to SCOE

    Posted Sep 11, 2019 01:10 PM
    In response to the preliminary reports at annual from the Steering Committee for Organizational Effectiveness and in light of their upcoming meetings to discuss the input they've received and craft their final recommendations, several Round Tables have signed on to an open letter to SCOE regarding their concerns regarding the impact of the suggestions we've seen on Round Tables in particular and the membership in general.

    The signing Round Tables are:

    • Film and Media Round Table
    • Government Documents Round Table
    • New Members Round Table
    • Retired Members Round Table
    • Social Responsibilities Round Table
    • Sustainability Round Table
    The letter is accessible at and will be sent to the executive board and to members of SCOE today.

    Tara Brady
    Social Responsibilities Round Table Councilor
    Teen Librarian
    Queens Public Library

  • 2.  RE: Open Letter to SCOE

    Posted Sep 12, 2019 05:21 PM

    Thank you Tara for sharing the open letter and FMRT, GODORT, NMRT, RMRT, SRRT, and SustainRT for sharing your concerns with SCOE. We will be meeting in Chicago next week and will of course add this to our discussion. We look forward to sharing more information with everyone over the next few months.

    For the latest on SCOE, please don't forget to join our ALA Connect Community which is open to everyone to join. Non ALA members may make an ALA Connect account and access this community.

    Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada
    ALA Executive Board Member
    Chair, ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness
    Adult Services Assistant Manager, Palos Verdes Library District