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  • 1.  ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 11, 2022 11:15 AM
    I think this was briefly mentioned after last night's meeting officially ended, but what are the dates for the Council meetings taking place during Annual?

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    Heather VanDyne
    Kansas Chapter Councilor
    Online Learning Librarian
    Fort Hays State University
    She/Her/Hers
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  • 2.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 11, 2022 11:18 AM
    Hi Heather:

    This is what is posted on the Council Calendar on the ALA website:

    Saturday, June 25 Council Orientation; Information Session; ALA Membership Meeting; Council Forum
    Sunday, June 26 Council I; Council Forum
    Monday, June 27 Council II; Council Forum
    Tuesday, June 28 Council III


    Peter 

    Peter D. Coyl, MLIS (he/him)

    Library Director & CEO | Sacramento Public Library

     

    ALA Councilor | Intellectual Freedom Round Table

    Member | ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

    Vice President & Trustee | Freedom to Read Foundation






  • 3.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 11, 2022 12:17 PM
    Hi Peter,

    The page you link to is outdated, please use the information, here: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/ala-governance-meetings

    Annual Conference Council Meetings

    Saturday, June 25th, 2022

    • Council Orientation Session
      9:00-10:00 a.m. ET
    • Membership Information Session and Membership Meeting 
      10:00-11:30 a.m. ET
    • Council I (Hybrid)
      2:30-5:00 p.m. ET

    Sunday, June 26th, 2022

    • Council II (Hybrid)
      9:00-11:30 a.m. ET
    Monday, June 27th, 2002
    • Council III (Hybrid)
      9:00-11:30 a.m. ET


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    Marsha P. Burgess
    Council Secretariat
    American Library Association
    mburgess@ala.org
    (312) 280-3204
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  • 4.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 11, 2022 12:21 PM
    I had to login into my ALA account to be able to view the new page Marsha linked. FYI in case anyone has trouble accessing it.

    =Harriet





  • 5.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 11, 2022 12:31 PM

    Thanks for this update, Marsha.

    I'm very surprised by this schedule, which is a radical departure from what we are used to.  The Council meeting schedule seems to be quite compressed.

    What is the rationale for a late Saturday afternoon meeting, and why is Council III not on Tuesday as it usually is?

    (I can recall the good old days when Council III was on Wednesday morning!)

    Thanks,

    John DeSantis

    Councilor-at-large



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    John DeSantis
    Interim Head of Metadata Services
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH
    he/him/his
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  • 6.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 18, 2022 09:00 PM
    I am also a little surprised with this schedule, in addition to the fact that it can't be seen on the ALA website without logging in.

    I was expecting to have some meetings that are a little earlier than I would prefer, as someone who works nights, but for a hybrid session having not one but two meetings that are at 6 am Pacific Time (3 am Hawaiian time!) on a Sunday especially, seems a little unfair to our West Coast colleagues who may be choosing not to attend for COVID or cost or other reasons. I hope that in the future we can plan out meetings that are closer to working hours for more of our colleagues.

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    Jessamyn West
    Chapter Councilor - Vermont
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  • 7.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 11, 2022 01:18 PM
    Marsha:

    Thanks for the more up to date information with the times of the meetings.  Is the other outdated webpage going to be updated?  It seems to me that having information in two locations is not a good practice.

    Peter





  • 8.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 18, 2022 12:26 PM
    This discussion has now thrown me into some confusion as I try to nail down my travel schedule... is there any chance there may be a Council Session on Tuesday? If I can I'd like to leave on Tuesday. Due to flights I have to leave town in the morning whether Tuesday or Wednesday, and it would obviously be challenging to have to book an extra night and rearrange flights if a session is added on Tuesday...

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    Nicholas Tepe
    Director
    Athens County Public Libraries
    He/Him/His
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  • 9.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 18, 2022 12:27 PM

    If I am attending Council Meetings virtually, do I still need to register for ALA Annual?  I do not plan to attend the conference for any digital meetings other than Council.

     

    Please advise.

     

     

    Kennesaw State University

    Linda Marie Golian-Lui, Ed.D., Ed.S., M.L.I.S.
    Associate Dean of the KSU Library System, Director of EAST and Librarian Professor
    KSU Library System

    385 Cobb Ave NW
    Room 134, MD 1701
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

    p: 470-578-6186
    c: 808-315-5787
    e: lgolianl@kennesaw.edu">lgolianl@kennesaw.edu

     

     






  • 10.  RE: ALA Annual Council Dates

    Posted Mar 18, 2022 01:05 PM
    Hi Nick,

    No other Council sessions will be added to Annual Conference. Please review the Council schedule for Annual Conference: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/ala-governance-meetings

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    Marsha P. Burgess
    Council Secretariat
    American Library Association
    mburgess@ala.org
    (312) 280-3204
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