Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) Project: Discussion Forum

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This space is for all those interested in updates and discussion regarding Transforming ALA Governance. This space was originally created to share the work of the Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) who was charged in June 2018 to carry out a comprehensive review and study of ALA’s governance, member participation and legal structures and systems, with the goal of proposing changes that will vitalize its success, strength and agility as a 21st century association. The results of this committee are the Forward Together recommendations.
  • 1.  TAG Q&A Forum Registration

    Posted Jan 05, 2022 04:24 PM
    Dear Councilors,
    The Transforming ALA Governance Task Force would like to invite you to a TAG Q&A session next Wednesday January 12 from 3-4pm Central Time. Please register using the link below:

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcO-hrzooGdcznFcqPB7C8TpKcW8hvfho


    The TAG Task Force previously shared its initial narrative and models. If you missed it please see those two documents below: 


    Initial Narrative for Council with FAQs

    TAG Models for Council

    Thank you!

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    Raymond A. Garcia
    Special Assistant to the Executive Director | Executive Office
    American Library Association
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  • 2.  RE: TAG Q&A Forum Registration

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 08:56 AM
    Is this open to past counselors?  

    John

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    New Mexico State University Library
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  • 3.  RE: TAG Q&A Forum Registration

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 06:35 PM
    Yes all are welcome to attend.

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    Raymond A. Garcia
    Special Assistant to the Executive Director | Executive Office
    American Library Association
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  • 4.  RE: TAG Q&A Forum Registration

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 08:54 PM
    Hi John,
    Absolutely! It is open to any ALA member. I hope you will register!

    Best,
    Amy
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    Amy Lappin
    Deputy Director
    Lebanon Public Libraries
    Lebanon, NH 03766
    603-448-2459

    ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2020-2022






  • 5.  RE: TAG Q&A Forum Registration

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 09:28 PM
    All ALA meetings are open except some very specific ones.--
    Diedre Conkling
    diedre08@gmail.com
     
    "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."―Maya Angelou





  • 6.  RE: TAG Q&A Forum Registration

    Posted Jan 08, 2022 11:17 AM
    I am assuming John is asking if he can sit in and observe the meeting. Diedre points out that ALA Council meetings are open--a very important commitment to "sunshine" in ALA's organizational design. By open, my understanding is that this is a special meeting of Council, for Councilors to participate in, a meeting which ALA members who are not on Council are welcome to observe. It has been a longstanding custom of Council to encourage observers. This is likely common knowledge for all Councilors, but since we are now two election cycles into all-virtual participation, I thought it worth bringing up. 

    As a member of Executive Board, I realized this weekend I should advise the units I liaise to of this opportunity to observe Council discussion of the TAG Q&A, so I shall do this forthwith. 

    It's my assumption there will be discussion sessions with other constituent groups downstream, but this Q&A for Council is very welcome and timely, given how the recommendations impact Council so directly.

    Karen G. Schneider
    ALA Councilor at Large







  • 7.  RE: TAG Q&A Forum Registration

    Posted Jan 08, 2022 11:43 AM
    I hate that this is directly opposite the IFRT meeting.

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    Dorcas Hand
    Co-Chair, Ecosystem Subcommittee of COLA (2020- )
    Chair, Ecosystem Task Group of COLA (2018-2020)
    Member, Freedom to Read Foundation Board
    TXLA Chapter Councilor 2021-23
    School Library Advocate
    Houston TX
    www.studentsneedlibrariesinHISD.org
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