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Ms. Patty Wong

Santa Clara City Library

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Posted By Patty Wong Nov 09, 2022 12:57 PM
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Congratulations Lori! Good news for Maine! Patty Wong City Librarian Santa Clara City Library 2635 Homestead Road Santa Clara, CA 95051 (408) 615-2932 (669) 388-2714 (cell) pwong@santaclaraca.gov American Library Association Immediate Past President 2021-2022 pwong@ala.org
Posted By Patty Wong May 04, 2022 12:27 PM
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Dear Councilors: Thank you  all for the engagement and weighing in on Council participation and conference registration.  I wanted to give you some thoughts that framed the Board's decision to determine the considerations in coming up with  these rules. There was significant conversation on trying to ...
Posted By Patty Wong Apr 29, 2022 03:08 PM
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Dear ALA Colleagues, I am pleased to share the announcement of ALA's incoming ALA Parliamentarian, Adrian Stratton. Please click here for the press release.   Mr. Stratton will be joining and observing ALA Council as part of his orientation in this new role.  Eli will be working as ALA Parliamentarian ...
Posted By Patty Wong Apr 14, 2022 03:49 PM
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Dear ALA Councilors,   I am pleased to share that nearly half of ALA Councilors have registered for the upcoming ALA Annual Conference, June 23-28 in Washington D.C. In addition to the opportunity to be together and network again, the conference is shaping up to offer a remarkable array of inter ...
Posted By Patty Wong Apr 13, 2022 04:01 PM
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Dear colleagues, Today the American Library Association members selected the 2023-2024 ALA President, 2022-2025 ALA Treasurer, and 2022-2025 Councilors at Large. Emily Drabinski will be your 2023-2024 ALA President. Peter Hepburn will be your 2022-2025 ALA Treasurer. Additional information is available ...
Posted By Patty Wong Mar 03, 2022 10:56 AM
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Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to share the news of a $7 million grant to support small and rural library accessibility. Here are links of the announcements provided below: AL post: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/ala-announces-7-million-in-grants-to-support-accessibility/ Press ...
Posted By Patty Wong Mar 01, 2022 10:45 PM
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Dear Friends, Thank you for bringing these important questions as you a make decision on whether or not to attend Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Recently, the ALA Executive Board approved a pilot to hold the first-ever hybrid ALA Council Meeting during Annual Conference June 2022. We understand ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jan 24, 2022 10:17 AM
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Thank you for the question Joy.  And thank you and other Councilors for your questions and deep interest in our work together and our membership community. ------------------------------ Patty Wong President, American Library Association personal cell (530) 848-8768 personal email: pattywong61@comcast.net ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jan 23, 2022 09:14 PM
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Hello Council: During Council II,  Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts asked about the statistics I shared about membership. 39% of members are only members of ALA 40% are part of a division only 5% are part of a round table only 16% are part of both a division and round table Thanks Joy!  Should ...
Posted By Patty Wong Nov 05, 2021 09:48 AM
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Dear ALA Councilors, Earlier this week I sent you information about registering for our governance events that are taking place virtually in January 2022. These events take place before and after (and are separate from) our new January event, LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. But I sincerely ...
Posted By Patty Wong Oct 31, 2021 09:44 AM
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Dear Eileen, Thank you for your question. I would like to provide the following highlights around this effort:   In accordance with the statement and direction from the Executive Board, ALA staff and member leaders are collaborating on a toolkit that will assist members in responding to any efforts ...
Posted By Patty Wong Sep 17, 2021 12:53 AM
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Colleagues,   As you know, advocating for universal broadband is a personal passion and a high priority of my ALA presidency. ALA is launching a series of one-on-one conversations on Instagram Live with library practitioners who are keeping their communities connected with high-speed broadband, technology ...
Posted By Patty Wong Aug 25, 2021 09:48 AM
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Greetings Council!    This is a brief update to share the outcomes of the Council vote to create a plan to move forward on the SCOE/Forward Together work and organizational governance and systems change. Transforming ALA Governance (TAG) Task Force was created and approved by the ALA Executive Board ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jul 18, 2021 09:53 PM
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Dear Council: I am writing to give you an update on our process following Council's decision to take a pause and establish a plan on our pursuit of stronger governance structure.   We want to do this well.   We will be discussing this item at the next Executive Board meeting on 7/20 at 1 p.m. Pacific/2 ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jun 10, 2021 09:00 AM
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You are invited to take part in a historic virtual event! Join Patricia “Patty” Wong at 1 p.m. CT on June 29, as she begins her term as the first Asian American to serve as president of the American Library Association (ALA) and shares her plans for leading the association through an exciting time of ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jun 27, 2020 12:06 PM
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So proud  for this forward thinking commitment to our values and the needed priorities for our Association. ------------------------------ Patty Wong 54Incoming President-Elect. American Library Association City Librarian/Director of Library Services Santa Monica Public Library (424) 280-0754 cell She/her ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jun 24, 2019 08:46 AM
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Thanks to Jules and Emily and others for strong work - This is an ALA wide effort - I don't want to hold this up but hope for support and engagement with all of our ethnic professional associations especially REFORMA and our Youth Serving Divisions, esp. ALSC, in word and deed as with the first resolution. ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jun 18, 2019 08:52 PM
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Lucille is such a mentor to so many of us - as women, as people of color, as individuals working in youth services, as ALA supporters.  She will be missed in so many ways and I hope we can carry on her good work of mentoring to work towards improving the lives of others, to inspire the reluctant to leadership, ...
Posted By Patty Wong Jan 20, 2014 01:17 PM
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And as usual Mary, this is chock full of great, critical materials. I was appreciative when you started this a few years back and find it to be an invaluable tool and good airplane reading!