ALA Council

Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

Chris CorriganJun 29, 2016 03:09 PM

Dale McNeillJun 30, 2016 10:12 AM

  • 1.  Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jun 29, 2016 03:09 PM


  • 2.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jun 30, 2016 09:43 AM

    i like have 3, in addition to the Chapter Councilors forum and the caucuses. It gives more opportunity for Councilors to meet and discuss. If a particular person needs to miss a meeting, it's better to miss 1 of 3 than 1 of 2.



  • 3.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jun 30, 2016 10:07 AM

    I've long thought it would be good for there to be a forum outside of the evening times.  Yes, day times conflict with programs and meetings, but evenings take us away from the social aspect to conferences.  Why not have a breakfast forum, though, or at another point in the day?  Surely I'm not the only morning person on Council!



  • 4.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jun 30, 2016 10:09 AM

    I like having 3, in addition to the Chapter Councilors forum and the caucuses. It gives more opportunity for Councilors to meet and discuss. If a particular person needs to miss a meeting, it's better to miss 1 of 3 than 1 of 2.



  • 5.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jun 30, 2016 10:12 AM

    I would be open to a morning or afternoon forum. 



  • 6.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jun 30, 2016 04:40 PM

    I like the Forum schedule as it currently stands.  However, I would be happy to accommodate the wishes of the majority.

     

    Cindy Dottin

    LIRT Councilor



  • 7.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 01, 2016 08:54 AM

    Meeting three evenings in a row is a bit difficult, but I'm opening to continuing if other times are too hard to arrange.



  • 8.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 01, 2016 09:14 AM

    Thanks, Samantha. For those who may not know, going to fora is voluntary and councilors are not mandated to go to all three. That said, it is still a good idea to go, especially for new councilors.

    Best,

    Chris



  • 9.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 01, 2016 11:04 AM

    i think that it is more likely that councillors will miss forum if switched to mornings or afternoons. I have most of my meetings in the AM. That said I am fine with it alternating.

    Thanks,

    Laura



  • 10.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 01, 2016 11:20 AM

    As someone who has spent more time going to Fora as a non-Councilor to get feedback, it's helpful to have time between a forum and a Council session to incorporate that feedback into whatever document or initiative is being proposed, so I'd hesitate to have them back-to-back.



  • 11.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 04, 2016 01:09 PM

    I agree with keeping the three Council fora and am also open to the possibility of breakfast/day fora.

    Cheers,

    Ana Elisa



  • 12.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 05, 2016 09:02 AM

    I prefer the current schedule. I personally have the majority of meetings in the morning and afternoon. I am able to attend evening Fora best. I understand that there are social engagements for other councilors, though. If we move one to morning/afternoon there is a possibility that some of us who go to all three in the evening would miss that 1/3. I also agree with Martin, that those who have submitted items need to to process and edit. 

    Thank you,

     

    Johana Orellana
    Councilor-at-large 
    Intellectual Freedom Committee Intern
    2011 ALA Spectrum Scholar
    2015 ALA Emerging Leader 

     



  • 13.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 05, 2016 09:28 AM

    I do like the idea of various times, perhaps an early morning session for us who can't make the evening sessions. The challenge with conferences is there is always so much going on.



  • 14.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 05, 2016 09:28 AM

    I do like the idea of various times, perhaps an early morning session for us who can't make the evening sessions. The challenge with conferences is there is always so much going on.



  • 15.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 05, 2016 12:24 PM

    I like the idea of the Forum early in the conference. It is a great place to gain better understanding of an issue and to help those bring forth a resolution to get feedback to help improve it.

    One of the emails about this poll suggested notes at Fora to bring the conversation to the record. While I appreciate that something along those lines could enter into the record some of the conversation about issues, I beg all of us to remember that Fora are NOT official meetings of ALA's governing body. If we are going to be a transparent organization, then I would like to see us have the conversations during the official meetings that are transcribed and recorded.

    What I'm saying is:  1. I like the additional, earlier forum.  2. I'd also appreciate one at alternate times, and 3. Please remember that forum is NOT a council meeting and decisions should not be made there.



  • 16.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 05, 2016 01:09 PM

    I also like the idea of having a forum that is not just at 8-10 pm. It conflicts many times with networking or dinner activities.



  • 17.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 05, 2016 01:58 PM

    I like the three forums.  But I find it difficult to attend sometimes because of logistics such as other events (as mentioned already) and the location of the forum.  When it is held so far away from other hotels, and is so late by the time I get back to my hotel, it really makes it hard to attend.  I'm too cheap to get a taxi but find out I really pay for it with the extra walking.  



  • 18.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 06, 2016 11:30 AM

    Presently, there is good attendance and passionate participation.

    Many sacrifices are apparent.  

    How will change guarantee improvement?

    Nevertheless, I would be willing to try changes by majority decision.



  • 19.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 06, 2016 11:47 AM

    Thanks, Ginny:

    To clarify, we are not talking about changing anything at the moment. The current question is whether or not we want to continue Saturday evening fora.

    People have taken the liberty to also discuss other options, but that's not what we're voting on. This is just if we want to keep the additional forum on Saturday night.

    Thanks again,

    Chris



  • 20.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 06, 2016 12:00 PM

    I would be happy with at least one morning or breakfast forum.



  • 21.  RE: Poll: Would you like to continue having Council Forum on Saturday in addition to the fora on Sunday and Monday?

    Posted Jul 07, 2016 09:43 AM
    Jun 29 2016 4:10PM Chris Corrigan: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 4:12PM Jenna Nemec-Loise: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 4:14PM Ben Hunter: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 4:21PM Sandra Barstow: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 4:27PM Christine Hage: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 4:29PM Olivia Madison: No
    Jun 29 2016 4:37PM Sandra Hirsh: No
    Jun 29 2016 4:38PM Sara Ring: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 4:58PM Megan Hodge: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 5:09PM Sarah Hammill: No
    Jun 29 2016 5:11PM Oscar Baeza: Undecided
    Jun 29 2016 5:18PM Martin Garnar: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 6:18PM Tyler Dzuba: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 6:24PM Cynthia Czesak: No
    Jun 29 2016 7:05PM Kent Slade: No
    Jun 29 2016 7:21PM Romelia Salinas: No
    Jun 29 2016 8:36PM Pat Toney: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 8:38PM Dorcas Hand: Yes
    Jun 29 2016 9:01PM Erin Stalberg: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 6:18AM Sara Dallas: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 7:38AM Tamika Barnes: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 7:44AM Ellen Ruffin: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 8:41AM Ed Garcia: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 8:42AM Doug Archer: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 9:34AM Matthew Ciszek: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 9:35AM Eric Suess: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 9:36AM Marie Pyko: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 9:38AM Todd Krueger: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 10:36AM Dale McNeill: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 11:05AM Amy Wisehart: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 11:07AM Peter Hepburn: No
    Jun 30 2016 11:25AM Amy Lappin: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 11:33AM Aimee Fifarek: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 11:57AM John DeSantis: No
    Jun 30 2016 12:02PM Ngoc-Yen Tran: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 3:23PM Kari Mitchell: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 3:51PM Nicole Sump-Crethar: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 5:22PM Cynthia Dottin: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 5:54PM Holly Hibner: Yes
    Jun 30 2016 8:18PM Diane Chen: No
    Jul 1 2016 8:47AM Courtney Fuson: Yes
    Jul 1 2016 9:51AM Samantha Thomason: Yes
    Jul 1 2016 11:58AM Laura Koltutsky: Yes
    Jul 1 2016 5:18PM Mike Marlin: Yes
    Jul 4 2016 2:05PM Ana Elisa De Campos Salles: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 6:31AM Emily Wagner: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 7:15AM Jingfeng Xia: No
    Jul 5 2016 7:55AM Gladys Bell: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 8:04AM Sonia Alcantara-Antoine: Undecided
    Jul 5 2016 8:32AM Steven K. Bowers: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 8:48AM Amber Creger: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 9:32AM Johana Orellana: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 9:35AM Elizabeth Fox: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 9:38AM Selina Gomez-Beloz: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 10:08AM Erica Findley: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 10:11AM April Hathcock: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 10:14AM Melissa Cardenas-Dow: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 11:23AM Sherry Machones: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 1:13PM Denise Novak: No
    Jul 5 2016 2:10PM Michael Santangelo: Yes
    Jul 5 2016 3:23PM Pauline Manaka: No
    Jul 5 2016 7:30PM Rochelle Hartman: Yes
    Jul 6 2016 12:20AM Emily Bergman: No
    Jul 6 2016 9:27AM Vicki Emery: Yes
    Jul 6 2016 12:58PM Daniella Smith: Yes
    Jul 6 2016 1:31PM Latrice Booker: Yes
    Jul 6 2016 1:47PM Lessa Pelayo-Lozada: No
    Jul 7 2016 10:42AM Stephanie Tolson: Yes