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  • 1.  OAWG question

    Posted Jun 23, 2022 05:34 PM
    Hello, Great work so far on the OAWG,

    I have two questions while reading CD #13.2:
    1)  The effectiveness of Divisions is measured by their membership numbers. How are ALA offices and actions going to be evaluated: ALA has excellent plans, but what happens when the Pivot plan does not bring in the revenue to continue offices and activities.    Will there be triggers in the financial models with austerity plans?
    2) Can you give specific when examples regarding: "preserve the autonomy necessary for Divisions and to meet the unique programmatic needs of their members"  If all the money that divisions generate goes into one big pot?

    Thank you, 

    Jennifer Boettcher​

    [Jennifer] [Boettcher]
    Business Reference Librarian
    (202) 687-7495

  • 2.  RE: OAWG question

    Posted Jun 23, 2022 10:22 PM

    Thank you for reading the report in advance and your contributions to the various operating agreement discussions the past two years. The draft rewrite pertains to policy only. We are recommending that operational practices and implementation teams work on the application of policy. Your questions relate to matters that will need to be articulated following the approval of policy which we hope Council will approve in January.

    Maggie Farrell
    Dean of University Libraries
    UNLV Libraries