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  • 1.  Save the Dates: LibLearnX Governance Meetings

    Posted Aug 14, 2023 04:12 PM
    Edited by Emily Drabinski Aug 14, 2023 04:13 PM

    Dear ALA Council,<o:p></o:p>

    I am pleased to share the schedule for the Library Learning Experience (LibLearnX). To view the schedule, please click here

    I would like to highlight the following governance meetings so we can mark them on our calendars.

    Save the Date – LibLearnX Governance meetings:

    • Friday, January 19 from 1:00-5:30pm ET – ALA Governance Institute (in-person)
    • Saturday, January 20 from 3:00-3:45pm ET – ALA-APA Council Meeting (hybrid)
    • Saturday, January 20 from 3:45-5:00pm ET – ALA Council Meeting (hybrid)
    • Sunday, January 21 from 3:00-5:00pm ET – ALA Council Meeting (hybrid)
    • Monday, January 22 from 1:00-5:00pm ET – ALA Executive Board Meeting (hybrid)

    Other governance meetings and forums such as the Membership Information Session, Executive Board Candidates forum, etc. will be held virtually. Meeting dates forthcoming.

    Conference registration will open October 2023. More information will be distributed once available.

    I am looking forward to seeing you at LibLearnX in Baltimore this coming January 19-22, 2024!

    Emily Drabinski
    Critical Pedagogy Librarian
    The Graduate Center, CUNY

  • 2.  RE: Save the Dates: LibLearnX Governance Meetings

    Posted Sep 01, 2023 02:36 PM

    I'm concerned by the lack of time committed to Council meetings that are proposed for LLX. Between ALA and ALA-APA meetings only four hours seem allocated for Council meetings with other sessions such as the Membership Information Session, Executive Board Candidates forum being held virtually outside the conference.  For smaller chapters it would seem hard to justify the cost of sending a Councilor to attend in-person for four hours of official Council business.

    I hope the schedule can be revised to return to our normal three scheduled Council meetings. 


    Ed Garcia
    Chair, Committee on Legislation
    Rhode Island Chapter Councilor
    Library Director
    Cranston Public Library
    Cranston, RI