Thank you very much for this Mike. I'm very excited for the potential for LLX, and the positive effect of not having governance/committee meetings at the same time as attractive programming.
I really would like to continue to push for clarity in terms of knowing what event we're attending when we go to Council meetings in January. Is that still Midwinter but we just don't call it that? I'd like us to find a way to communicate this change to members so that it seems like what it is, a change, and likely a positive one, and not just a confusion point, especially for newer librarians who maybe vaguely knew about Midwinter but didn't know that LibLearnX was taking place at the same, or almost the same time.
Chapter Councilor - Vermont
Sent: Jan 24, 2022 01:14 AM
From: Mike Marlin
Subject: Codification and Future Status of LibLearnX versus "Midwinter":
Dear Council colleagues,
In the Constitution and Bylaws Committee report presented at Council 2 I made reference to codification of LibLearnX discussions between Conference Services, ALA Governance Staff, Conference, Policy Monitoring, and Constitution & Bylaws Committees. One of the committee members suggested we post the minutes of the meeting for your perusal (see attachment). The positive outcome is that we can all look forward to further transparency and especially assessment of LLX, an inspirational albeit pilot event. Please pardon the odd precedent of posting a joint committee summary in the Council Connect space. – Mike
p.s. Apologies again for my malfunctioning technology and difficulty in hearing me during the presentation last Thursday.
Mike L. Marlin
Director, California Braille and Talking Book Library
ALA Councilor at Large
Chair, ALA Constitution and Bylaws Committee
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