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Lessa Pelayo-Lozada

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Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Sep 27, 2022 03:03 PM
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Colleagues, the past months have seen threats directed to public and school libraries and library workers, including the forced temporary closure of five metropolitan libraries due to bomb and shooting threats.   Today, the executive board of the American Library Association (ALA) transmitted a letter ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Sep 21, 2022 03:49 PM
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I know many of us saw this on social media, so apologies for not sharing sooner and congratulations to our very own Executive Director Tracie D. Hall for for her career championing equitable access to information for all! --Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada|2022-2023 President, American Library Association|Adult ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Sep 16, 2022 04:09 PM
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Hi Heather, The Board is having the discussion of LLX Council Sessions as hybrid or completely in person at their October Board meeting. Since there are many considerations to be weighed, the board wanted to ensure a thoughtful and thorough conversation of the implications occurred and plan to release ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Sep 16, 2022 04:06 PM
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American Library Association Release Preliminary Data on 2022 Book Bans Total book challenges in 2022 set to exceed 2021 record CHICAGO – Eight months into 2022, the number of attempts to ban or restrict library resources in schools, universities and public libraries, is on track to exceed record ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Aug 09, 2022 10:55 AM
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The Executive Board of the American Library Association (ALA) issued the following statement in response to proposed state legislation that would censor library materials or put at risk library workers who provide access to information, including information on abortion or any aspect of reproductive ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Jun 27, 2022 07:26 AM
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Dear Councilors, I wanted to assure you that you all that I have been following these threads closely and as I prepare to become president and chair of our body, I have been brainstorming with folks on how we can make council more interactive and add a fall and spring virtual meeting. There is precedent ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Jun 22, 2021 01:03 PM
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Dear Councilors, As many of you know, ALA ODLOS Assistant Director of Recruitment and Retention and Spectrum Coordinator extraordinaire Gwendolyn Prellwitz has left ALA after 20 years. If you'd like to add your name as a seconder to her tribute resolution, please add your name to this document by Thursday, ...
The following message is sent on behalf of American Library Association President Wanda Brown. Dear ALA Members,   I am pleased to announce the future of Forward Together and a call for volunteers to continue the work of the Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness. As I noted in my ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Mar 16, 2020 04:08 PM
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Dear Councilors, Given the quickly changing nature of our realities that we are in right now, I am going to cancel our Wednesday session on Forward Together. I know that many of us and our institutions are struggling with difficult decisions and many also will likely now be unable to attend. I would ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Mar 12, 2020 03:44 PM
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Hi Councilors! Just a friendly reminder that next week will be our Zoom Meeting focusing on Forward Together and Council. Link for participation is below. The session will be recorded and uploaded to the Forward Together Connect Space. Best, Lessa Council call info: Raymond ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Feb 24, 2020 03:44 PM
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Hi John, Since there are so many of us in general and this isn't a "formal" meeting we will be conducting it a little closer to Council forum style and won't be differentiating between Councilors and non-councilors.  Hope that helps! ------------------------------ Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada ALA ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Feb 24, 2020 02:58 PM
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Hi fellow Councilors! Thank you so much to everyone who responded to the doodle poll. The Zoom information for our meeting is listed below and closer to the date I'll send out a tentative agenda -- Mostly it'll be time to answer questions and take feedback for the phase two team. I know that of course ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Feb 24, 2020 02:45 PM
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Thanks to everyone who completed the Doodle poll! Zoom info below: Topic: Forward Together - Council Time: Mar 18, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://ala-events.zoom.us/j/5 02866214 Meeting ID: 502 866 214 One tap mobile +19294362866,,502866214# US (New York) +16699 ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Feb 20, 2020 04:18 PM
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Dear Members, As always, thank you so much to those folks who participated in our two online webinars taking a deeper dive into Forward Together and those who participated in our sessions in Philadelphia focusing on greater change within ALA. We spoke to hundreds of members in Philadelphia, and ...
Dear Members, As always, thank you so much to those folks who participated in our two online webinars taking a deeper dive into Forward Together and those who participated in our sessions in Philadelphia focusing on greater change within ALA. We spoke to hundreds of members in Philadelphia, and another ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Feb 10, 2020 07:28 PM
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Dear Councilors,  Thank you so much to those who attended one of our Forward Together conversations at Midwinter. We know a number of folks wanted to get into the nitty gritty of understanding Forward Together and I am reaching out to organize a virtual conversation with you all. Please take a ...
Dear Members,  We are excited to introduce to you our website for Forward Together ( forwardtogether.ala.org) . This microsite will serve as the landing page for all things related to Forward Together as we move into the next phase of this ever evolving project. We invite you to submit your questions ...
Hi Susan! I'm sorry I didn't see this message sooner! Opportunities for direct comments, suggestions, and questions on the recommendations themselves will be available virtually twice, ahead of Midwinter and post Midwinter. Registration links are forthcoming. Forward Together sessions at Midwinter ...
Hi Everyone! I thought it would be a good idea to give everyone an update on what happened with this conversation. In October, at the Executive Board's Fall Meeting, a motion was passed to create a working group to address and investigate the concerns outlined by the Committee on Accreditation. More ...
John,  Thank you for your patience! The SCOE report was publicly posted as an Executive Board document on the ALA Website in October prior to the meeting. Due to inevitable changes to the document post that discussion, SCOE wanted to present the fullest picture possible to our members before posting ...