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Martin Garnar

Amherst College

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Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 29, 2021 1:48 PM
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Hi Eileen, The Intellectual Freedom & Social Justice Working Group has circulated a draft of our report to the groups represented on the working group, so I would suggest submitting comments and feedback on that document. This will certainly be an iterative process and we do not currently have ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 29, 2021 1:17 PM
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Hi folks, Here are my notes from today's final Council meeting.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I'll be posting the compiled notes  for all Council meetings as a single document later today. Council III We began with the usual meeting logistics and announcements, then established ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 28, 2021 5:46 PM
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Hi folks, Here are my notes from Council II.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Council II One hour after the end of Council I (which was not quite enough time to answer all my work emails that piled up during the meeting), Council II began. After the usual start-of-meeting logistical ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 28, 2021 3:04 PM
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Hi folks.  Here are my notes from Council I. Council II starts at 3 p.m. Central, so you can expect those notes later today or tonight.  Also, I have an answer to Michael's question about cost containment strategies, so be sure to scroll to the bottom for that information. Council I The meeting opened ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 28, 2021 8:09 AM
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Hi Michael, No trouble at all.  I've asked Tracie and will let you know what she says. Best, Martin ------------------------------ Martin Garnar (he/him/his) Director, Amherst College Library Chair, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee ------------------------------
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 28, 2021 7:52 AM
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Hi Michael, No examples were given. I would be happy to ask the executive director for examples of what led to the cost containment if you’d like. Best, Martin Sent from my iPhone
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 27, 2021 4:34 PM
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Hi folks.  Here's the first of my Council-related reports for the Annual Conference.   Reports from Council I & II will be sent tomorrow after those meetings, with a final report from Council III on Tuesday.  As has been my practice, I'll post the combined reports as a document in our Connect library ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 21, 2021 1:08 PM
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Hi folks, One of the resolution links wasn't working, so I've updated it in my original post and will include the working link here as well: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/ALA%20CD%2019.4%20Intellectual%20Freedom%20Committee_action%20item.pdf (scroll down to page 9 ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 21, 2021 11:31 AM
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Hi all, I'm writing in my role as chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee to share two resolutions that will be presented to Council.  The first is a Resolution on U.S. Enterprises Abridgement of Free Speech (scroll down to page 9)   This is a joint resolution from the IFC and the International Relations ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jun 14, 2021 4:55 PM
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Hi Matthew,  I shared this with the executive board of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table and received this comment in response: It's a good resolution, but I wonder if it might be more effective to start moving towards hybrid in person/digital meeting models going forward, or to reduce the frequency ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Apr 30, 2021 8:37 AM
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Interested in contributing to privacy projects? Join the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee's Privacy Subcommittee as a member, liaison, or volunteer! Volunteer and liaison opportunities are available year-round, while Privacy Subcommittee members are appointed every June. If you're interested in serving ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Mar 31, 2021 4:49 PM
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Hi folks!  ALA Council had a virtual meeting today -- information items only, so no votes were taken.  Here are my notes: This was an information-only meeting, so no votes were taken (but we still waited to have a quorum to begin). After the meeting logistics were reviewed, Amy Lappin, chair of the ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jan 26, 2021 4:24 PM
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This is the collected report of all of my meeting notes (previously posted on Connect) from the ALA Council meetings at the 2021 Midwinter Meeting.
Posted By Martin Garnar Jan 26, 2021 4:22 PM
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Hi folks.  Here's my report from Council III, which just concluded.  I'll be posting the full document with all reports in the Connect library. Council III After reviewing virtual meeting and voting logistics, President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. called the meeting to order.   The agenda was revised to ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jan 25, 2021 4:05 PM
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Hi folks.  Here are my notes from ALA Council II.  Please let me know if you have any questions. After reviewing virtual meeting and voting logistics, President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. called the meeting to order.   The agenda was revised to include one resolution (to be discussed below), while another ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jan 24, 2021 4:49 PM
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Hi folks.  Here's my report from today's ALA Council Meetings: ALA-APA Council As the ALA Council is also the governing body for the ALA Allied Professional Association, there is a brief business meeting at each conference. We are approaching the 20 th anniversary of first the library staff certification ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jan 23, 2021 1:39 PM
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Hi folks.  If at all possible, I'll be posting my reports from Council meetings directly after the end of the meeting.  I will collect and post all of these reports as a single document at the end of the conference. Here's the report from today's Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session: ...
Posted By Martin Garnar Jan 6, 2021 5:34 PM
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Hi all.  Please see this call for submissions for a special issue of the IFLA Journal on intellectual freedom: https://www.ifla.org/node/93513 Best, Martin Garnar ------------------------------ Martin Garnar Director, Amherst College He/Him/His ------------------------------
Posted By Martin Garnar Dec 29, 2020 4:28 PM
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Hello Councilors, I am writing to you in my role as chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee.  We are planning to bring a resolution on facial recognition software to Council as part of our report for the Midwinter Virtual Meeting and are inviting your feedback on the draft: Council Feedback: ...