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Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

  • 1.  Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hello,

    In looking ahead to next week's Governance Institute, I am wondering about timing. The institute starts at 8:00am. Conference registration opens at 8:00 and the shuttle begins running at 8:00am. Will I just need to be late to the institute? I am coming in late night Thursday and so will need to get to registration first in the morning to get my badge. Additionally, with the shuttle only beginning at 8:00am, I would need to walk or taxi to be there before 8. Any chance there is breakfast or a soft opening at 8:00 of the institute to accommodate for this scheduling issue?

    Apologies if Council Connect is not the place to ask this question.

    Thank you for your thoughts and knowledge,
    Michele Green
    School Librarian
    Councilor-at-Large

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    Michele Green
    Library Media Technology Specialist
    School District of Greenwood
    She/Her/Hers
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  • 2.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Michele, 
    This is a great place to ask (sorry I don't have an official answer for any of the questions).

    Thank you for asking, too; my regular calendar is Eastern Time and currently shows the meeting starts at 9am (Eastern). 
    I forgot I'd have to convert this into 8am Central Time...

    Time is a construct and I still haven't recovered from being locked away for over a year a year-ish ago.

    -Aaron
    :-)'





  • 3.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 14 days ago
    Edited by Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts 14 days ago
    Hi Michele,
    You can try to email your question directly to  governance@ala.org too,
    Safe travel and see you at the institute!
    Joy~

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    Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts
    Head of Cataloging
    University of Tennessee Libraries
    She/Her/Hers
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  • 4.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 14 days ago
    As a speaker, I was given this 'draft' schedule (in part):
    • 8:00 – 8:45am:            Continental Breakfast/Networking, Introduction/Welcome, Review Goals of the Institute
      • 8:00-8:15am    Continental Breakfast
      • 8:15-8:45am    Welcome Remarks from Lessa, TOLD chair, and Council Orientation chair

    I'm in the same boat. I won't be able to get my badge before 8 am on Friday and I'm the Council Orientation Chair identified above. Either I'll be speaking without a badge or a little rushed getting breakfast.

    Jules

    Jules Shore
    Councilor-at-large
    Chair, Council Orientation Committee
    7shore@gmail.com





  • 5.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 14 days ago
    Surely you all won't need your badges, will you? Brian S.

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  • 6.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 13 days ago
    You absolutely will. Security I'm sure will be checking everyone for badges and masks. They were very thorough in DC.

    Gina Kromhout | YA Librarian,

    Jamaica Bay Branch

    9727  Seaview Ave at E 98th Street Near Rockaway Pkwy 

    Brooklyn ,New York 11236 

    Brooklyn Public Library

    (718)241-3571

    bklynlibrary.org







  • 7.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 13 days ago
    Dear Councilors,
    At the start of the ALA Governance Institute from 8-8:30am, we will provide a light breakfast and an opportunity for attendees to network. This would allow some time for attendees to get to the convention center. The first session is scheduled to begin at 8:45am. 

    I hope this helps and look forward to seeing you all soon!

    Thank you,
    Sheryl








  • 8.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Gina, yes confirming that badges are required and masks are encouraged for the conference.
    Please let us know if there are additional questions!

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    Sheryl Reyes
    American Library Association
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  • 9.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 12 days ago
    Is there any reason pre-registered Council members couldn't pick up their badges at the Governance Institute that morning, if we're really going to be that thorough in checking? We would all have the email confirming our registration. 

    It sounds like we're asking members who don't have the option to forgo using the shuttles, miss breakfast and networking, and potentially miss opening remarks in order to have their badges. That's a lot of barriers.

    Stephanie Chase
    PLA Division Councilor





  • 10.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi Councilors,

    Registration will be open to AGI attendees at 7:30 am on Friday. Registration is also open on Thursday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 pm.
    Please note that the ALA Governance Institute is for in-person attendees, there will not be a hybrid/virtual option.

    Please let us know if you have additional questions!
    Thank you!



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    Sheryl Reyes
    American Library Association
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  • 11.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 11 days ago

    Hi, Sheryl-

     

    Will there be any Satellite Reg facilities at the Marriott on THU?

     

    Thanks, Brian S.

     






  • 12.  RE: Governance Institute on Friday, 1/27

    Posted 11 days ago

    The ALA Governance Institute is in the convention center. I know originally it was scheduled in the hotel, but this event has been moved from the hotel to the convention center due to our space requirements.

     

    I recommend that attendees refer to the conference scheduler for the latest information: https://www.eventscribe.net/2023/LibLearnX/agenda.asp?pfp=Governance

     

    Both the ALA Governance Institute and the ALA Council will be held in the same room, Morial Convention Center, Hall I