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2021 Virtual Council Fora Links!

  • 1.  2021 Virtual Council Fora Links!

    Posted Dec 18, 2020 06:57 PM

    The following message is sent on behalf of the Council Orientation Committee 

    Hello Councilors,

    Council, Council Fora (multiple of Forum) is an organic, informal gathering of Councilors and movers of resolutions or any interested members. This is a safe environment where everyone may speak and where all voices will be heard.

    The Council Orientation Committee oversees the Council Fora and plans the facilitation for each ALA conference which will meet at separate times as Council I, II, and III.  Council Fora will follow the ALA Statement of Appropriate Conduct.

    To access the Council Fora, please use the links, below:

    Council Forum I
    Friday, January 22, 2021
    5:00-6:30 p.m. CST (6:00-7:30 p.m. EST)

    Council Forum II
    Sunday, January 24, 2021
    5:00-6:30 p.m. CST (6:00-7:30 p.m. EST)


    Council Forum III
    Monday, January 25, 2021
    5:00-6:30 p.m. CST (6:00-7:30 p.m. EST)

    Council Fora is an optional meeting for Councilors and is intended to provide information and advice on resolutions coming before the body.  This gathering allows for:

    • Councilors to ask questions about policies, procedures, or Robert's Rules of Order related to Council or ALA in general
    • Networking with Councilors
    • Resolution makers to get feedback from Council Colleagues on resolutions they will be bringing to Council for consideration
    • Councilors to get their questions answered regarding resolutions or issues that will be brought before Council for consideration.

    What Council Forum is NOT:

    • A replacement for debate on the Council Floor
    • A voting event
    • A place for formal debate
    • A place that will decide a vote
    • A substitute for Council decisions

    Essence notes will be provided for those not in attendance. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Jennings (Council Fora, Facilitator) Susan.Jennings@ChattanoogaState.EDU.