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  • 1.  How do councilors typically comport themselves to the president?

    Posted Jun 29, 2021 01:44 PM

    Hello all,

    For those who can offer a historical perspective, is it usual for councilors to correct the president on the pronunciation of their names in ways that are not neutral in tone? In Council III, I heard polite correction (i.e. tone neutral) but also correction in tones of exasperation (?) and perhaps even anger.

    Is this standing practice meaning were former presidents Wanda, Loida, Jim, etc. corrected in the latter two ways if they mispronounced a councilor's name? 

    My thanks for your insight.

    Leslie Campbell Hime, PhD
    ALA EMIERT Councilor
    (Incoming) Chair, ALA CSK Marketing Committee
    (Outgoing) Chair, CORS
    Spectrum Scholar 2008

  • 2.  RE: How do councilors typically comport themselves to the president?

    Posted Jun 29, 2021 02:15 PM
    Dear all,

    In my experiences as a C-A-L it is not typical and certainly not in the manner that I did so. I offer my apologies to President Julius C. Jefferson Jr.  I allowed the discussion related to the previous resolution before I spoke to get to me. Sincerely, Roberto C. Delgadillo

    Roberto C. Delgadillo, MLIS, PhD (History)
    Student Services Librarian/Arts & Humanities
    University Library
    100 North West Quad
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA 95616
    Phone: 530-219-6688
    I am working remotely, but available to assist you with your research needs.

    We should take a moment to acknowledge the land on which UC Davis physically sits. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Indigenous histories and perspectives inform my work.