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Ms. Diane Chen

Stratford STEM Magnet School

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Posted By Diane Chen Mar 10, 2022 02:21 PM
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Because we so often run out of time to discuss the other resolutions, I wanted to share my 3 minute explanation of resolution 52 which we should be discussing and voting on today. Why did AASL bring this resolution? This resolution is not solely an apology for inaction and for harm to others regarding ...
Posted By Diane Chen Feb 22, 2022 11:05 AM
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Today, AASL is kicking off our #aasltwosday initiative to raise funds for the AASL Distinguished  Service Award &  Scholarship Fund. When I was in college, I received an ALA scholarship that paid for my way through the University of Iowa graduate program to become a librarian. I have spent much of my ...
Posted By Diane Chen Jan 17, 2022 09:43 PM
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One of the reasons the SCOE, FTWG, FTRWG, and TAG groups worked so hard was to increase member engagement as requested by member surveys.  It seems that many councilors are waiting to participate until the virtual sessions or perhaps council forum. During the Youth Council Caucus meeting today, we discussed ...
Posted By Diane Chen Oct 20, 2021 12:09 PM
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It is impossible to determine which councilors are school librarians, former school librarians or youth councilors without delving into each individual's account. As the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) division councilor, I am pleading with current councilors to please email me at d ...
Posted By Diane Chen Jun 27, 2021 11:38 AM
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YES! I am sorry the meeting ended and we lost the full content of what Ginny had to say. Your years of experience representing school libraries throughout ALA is valuable. Please share with us in this forum, too. Thank you. Diane
Posted By Diane Chen Jan 20, 2020 08:08 PM
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With ALA Midwinter only a few days away, I am sure everyone is planning their Schedule.  I would like to encourage you to add the Youth Council Caucus meeting on Sunday January 26, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. in the Terrace IV Ballroom, Pennsylvania Convention Center  to your schedule.  The ...
Posted By Diane Chen Jun 24, 2019 01:24 PM
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The Youth Council Caucus, comprised of ALA Councilors who are members of AASL, ALSC, and/or YALSA, exists to ensure that youth issues are adequately addressed in ALA Council. Anyone can join us in our ALA COMMUNITIES Connect space. In response to our EDI Sunday Conversation, we are shaking up our seating ...
Posted By Diane Chen Jun 19, 2018 04:11 PM
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I am excited to announce that the AASL Board has voted to Unanimously support this resolution. Sincerely, Diane R. Chen AASL Division Councilor ------------------------------ Diane Chen School Librarian Stratford STEM Magnet School ------------------------------
Posted By Diane Chen Jun 11, 2018 04:26 PM
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Oops! The fifteen minutes in between were added and I forgot to edit out the comment about council following when sending it to the larger audience. Thanks for the correction. The important part is that all councilors interested in youth issues are welcome to join us in person or in the Youth Council ...
Posted By Diane Chen Jun 11, 2018 04:07 PM
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Did you know there is an open community on ALA Connect for the Youth Council Caucus? Many members of AASL, ALSC, and YALSA have joined. I sent out the message below to some people and wanted to be sure no councilor was left out.  There will be several opportunities for those interested in youth issues ...
Posted By Diane Chen Nov 07, 2017 07:33 AM
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Dear Colleagues, The AASL Executive Committee met via phone and issued the statement that "The AASL Executive Committee appreciates the efforts of the search committee and empowers our division councilor to cast her vote after weighing all Council discussion on the topic. While the AASL Executive ...
Posted By Diane Chen Dec 30, 2016 09:45 AM
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During the fall AASL Executive Committee meeting and during our December AASL Board call, we decided to support requiring a “Master’s Degree from a program accredited by the ALA or a Master’s Degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for ...
Posted By Diane Chen Dec 11, 2015 08:10 PM
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Each year after Sunday's ALA Council meeting, the Youth Council Caucus meets to discuss potential resolutions impacting youth and to focus on how council can improve services to youth. All interested councilors are invited to attend. According to the Scheduler the Youth Council Caucus meets 11:30-12:45 ...
Posted By Diane Chen Sep 24, 2014 03:42 PM
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Feb 13 2009 6:31PM Jonathan Betz-Zall : Yes, I go everywhere with my laptop. Feb 13 2009 6:31PM Christopher Bowen : I'll have it at annual, but not during council. Feb 13 2009 6:31PM Nancy Allen : Yes, I go everywhere with my laptop. Feb 13 2009 6:31PM June Pinnell-Stephens : I haven't decided yet. Maybe ...
Posted By Diane Chen Oct 19, 2011 07:58 PM
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We have the opportunity to do something or to do nothing. This is a pivotal moment for school libraries. When you look back in time, will you remember this as another day when you just clicked through this District Dispatch message from Lynne Bradley in the ALA Washington Office below and did nothing ...
Posted By Diane Chen Oct 24, 2009 09:11 PM
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Hello Everyone, I'm here and checking in. Actually I've decided to live virtually. Currently in Chicago for ALA Executive Board meeting. Look forward to hearing more comments from everyone.
Posted By Diane Chen May 16, 2009 02:57 PM
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While I much prefer one email with notification and all the details here on ALA Connect, I realize the recent email vote that was taken was necessarily done via email. There is always a learning curve for new technologies and giving every councillor the opportunity to voice their vote was important. ...
Posted By Diane Chen Apr 25, 2009 03:53 PM
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Kate, I don't think you should chance moving away from your computer. It's just too risky. The twitches could be bad. Perhaps we should design carriers for our computers like the shawls that hold babies close. Diane R. Chen
Posted By Diane Chen Apr 25, 2009 03:51 PM
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HEY! I want a Dell mini or a macbook, too! These little computers are perfect for conference. Any problems using them? Diane R. Chen
Posted By Diane Chen Apr 08, 2009 07:23 PM
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Actually I was mocking myself that my hands twitch as if they are typing whenever I'm not in front of my laptop. The first response should really be a simple yes, but I decided to be playful. Sorry. Diane R. Chen