ALA Council

2018 ALA Annual Youth Issues and Opportunities

  • 1.  2018 ALA Annual Youth Issues and Opportunities

    Posted Jun 11, 2018 04:07 PM
    Did you know there is an open community on ALA Connect for the Youth Council Caucus? Many members of AASL, ALSC, and YALSA have joined. I sent out the message below to some people and wanted to be sure no councilor was left out.

    There will be several opportunities for those interested in youth issues to meet, explore, debate, and deepen the discussion during ALA Annual. For example,

    Youth Council Caucus meeting is Sunday, from 11:30-12:30 in the back of council - not in the location listed in the scheduler

    Here are the new times proposed for the informal Council forums instead of the three evening sessions:
    • Sunday 6/24 7:15 am - 8:15 am (move directly into Council I)
    • Monday 6/25 7:15 am - 8:15 am (move directly into Council II)
    • Monday 6/25 4 pm - 5 pm
    The council suite (a Governor's Suite in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel at 500 Canal Street) is reserved for informal sessions to pop-in and meet the newly elected youth councilors at these times:
    • Saturday June 23 8-9 pm 
    • Sunday June 24 1-2 pm

    The Sunday morning forum conflicts with AASL Affiliate Assembly, so I appreciate anyone who can attend and report back from this. 

    Possible resolutions that could be discussed online and in person include:
    the resolution to honor African Americans Who Fought Library Segregation
    the resolution on the educational requirements of the ALA Executive Director after the voting failed to achieve the majority needed for passing
    a possible resolution on continuing education

    Washington Office updates and helpful advice.

    Please continue to add additional details, share this with others interested in youth issues, and let's get all of the councilors who represent youth to sign up for this community.

    Thank you for your help.
    Respectfully submitted,
    Diane R. Chen

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    Diane R. Chen, dianerchen@gmail.com
    AASL Division Councilor 2015-2018, re-elected through 2019
    ALA Executive Board
    School Librarian, Stratford STEM Magnet School
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  • 2.  RE: 2018 ALA Annual Youth Issues and Opportunities

    Posted Jun 11, 2018 04:14 PM
    Please note the Council Forum times for ALA Annual, as posted in the scheduler and on the Council list:

    Sunday 6/24 7:15 am - 8:15 am (Council I starts at 8:30 am)

    Monday 6/25 7:15 am - 8:15 am ( Council II starts at 8:30 am)

    Monday 6/25 4 pm - 5 pm (Council III is Tuesday, 6/26, 7:45 am)

    The Forum times are correct -- but the previous post is not correct that Council immediately follows the first and second Forum.

    See you soon in the Big Easy!

    Karen




  • 3.  RE: 2018 ALA Annual Youth Issues and Opportunities

    Posted Jun 11, 2018 04:26 PM
    Oops! The fifteen minutes in between were added and I forgot to edit out the comment about council following when sending it to the larger audience. Thanks for the correction.

     The important part is that all councilors interested in youth issues are welcome to join us in person or in the Youth Council Caucus community on ALA Connect.