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  • 1.  Libraries Transform Work Session

    Posted Jan 19, 2016 10:50 AM

    In preparation for ALA Annual and in particular Council, I am proposing a work session on the public awareness campaign Libraries Transform to be held during Council I, time permitting.  Council represents an incredible brain trust to contribute to Association-wide initiatives.  Based on the Chapter Councilor discussion, I also acknowledge that Councilors want an increased level of engagement and two-way conversation to advance greater participation in advancing our profession.  This could be an opportunity for Council to discuss Libraries Transform as a "global" ALA public awareness campaign and to develop a communication strategy that moves public awareness to a state and multi-type local library initiative.  Please share your thoughts via ALA Connect. 

  • 2.  RE: Libraries Transform Work Session

    Posted Jan 19, 2016 11:30 AM
    I think this is an outstanding idea, Sari! As the newly minted ALSC Division Councilor, I'm actively seeking ways to engage more deeply with all our Council colleagues on a variety of issues, and your proposed work session sounds like the perfect opportunity. This will be a meaningful investment with enormous potential to move both ALA and our profession forward.
    Warmest regards,
    Jenna Nemec-Loise

    Jenna Nemec-Loise, MLISEveryday Advocate. Relationship architect. Community builder. Early childhood specialist.
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    Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:55:42 -0500
    Subject: [ALA Connect] ALA Council - Libraries Transform Work Session (new)

  • 3.  RE: Libraries Transform Work Session

    Posted Jan 24, 2016 07:12 PM

    I think this could be a great idea, if the logistics can be worked out. I'm looking forward to the work session!

  • 4.  RE: Libraries Transform Work Session

    Posted Jan 24, 2016 07:41 PM

    Thanks, Sari, for pulling this together. I so hope that time will allow because this is such important work.

    Dorcas Hand
    Councilor at Large

  • 5.  RE: Libraries Transform Work Session

    Posted Jan 25, 2016 08:08 AM

    Hi Sari,

    As you are probably aware, there was discussion at MW, out and about and in the Council forums, about making Council sessions more productive when they end early. I think a work session as proposed would be a great idea.


    Amy Lappin

    NH Chapter Councilor