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Lessa Pelayo-Lozada

Palos Verdes Library District

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Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Mar 16, 2020 5:08 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 4:43 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 Garcia is ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Feb 24, 2020 4:44 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 3:58 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 3:45 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 5:18 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 another ...
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 8:28 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 minute ...
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 will ...
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 ...
Dear Members, We heard you . Members want an effective, nimble, inclusive, member-driven American Library Association. Maintaining the status quo with our 100-year-old governance structure will not allow ALA to be the leading library association that members demand. In order for libraries and librarianship ...
Dear Members, We heard you . Members want an effective, nimble, inclusive, member-driven American Library Association. Maintaining the status quo with our 100-year-old governance structure will not allow ALA to be the leading library association that members demand. In order for libraries and librarianship ...
Thank you for your comments, John. I hope to engage in more conversation around your areas of concern after the next iteration of recommendations debuts over the coming months. ------------------------------ Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada ALA Executive Board Member Chair, ALA Steering Committee on Organizational ...
Sarah, Thank you for sharing some background of reorganization attempts within the association for the broader group. Prior committee work, task force work, kitchen table conversations, membership surveys and studies, and more informed our work and we wanted to be very mindful of what was done before, ...
Dear Charles and the leadership of FMRT, GODORT, IFRT, NMRT, RMRT, SRRT, and SustainRT, I privately acknowledged receipt of the letter on behalf of SCOE through email but wanted to make sure that I also publicly acknowledged and thanked your leadership for engaging in this iterative process with SCOE. ...
Posted By Lessa Pelayo-Lozada Sep 12, 2019 6:21 PM
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Thank you Tara for sharing the open letter and FMRT, GODORT, NMRT, RMRT, SRRT, and SustainRT for sharing your concerns with SCOE. We will be meeting in Chicago next week and will of course add this to our discussion. We look forward to sharing more information with everyone over the next few months. ...