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Posted By Dorcas Hand Jun 5, 2019 3:17 PM
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I have lost the final decision about Council Forum - when and where? Thank you. ------------------------------ Dorcas Hand Councilor at Large School Library Advocate Houston TX www.studentsneedlibrariesinHISD.org ------------------------------
Posted By Dorcas Hand Jan 17, 2019 5:27 PM
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I would like to second this important resolution. ------------------------------ Dorcas Hand Councilor at Large School Library Advocate Houston TX www.studentsneedlibrariesinHISD.org ------------------------------
Posted By Dorcas Hand Jan 17, 2019 5:24 PM
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I would also like to be a seconder of this resolution. ------------------------------ Dorcas Hand Councilor at Large School Library Advocate Houston TX www.studentsneedlibrariesinHISD.org ------------------------------
Posted By Dorcas Hand Dec 13, 2018 5:57 PM
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I'm not sure the correct title, but I have a question for that person. Thanks for letting me know. ------------------------------ Dorcas Hand Councilor at Large School Library Advocate Houston TX www.studentsneedlibrariesinHISD.org ------------------------------
Posted By Dorcas Hand Sep 7, 2018 9:39 PM
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I have not seen one but knowing will hep with travel plans. thanks for the info. ------------------------------ Dorcas Hand School Library Advocate Houston TX www.studentsneedlibrariesinHISD.org ------------------------------
Posted By Dorcas Hand Sep 5, 2018 3:17 PM
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Thank you to all involved for the thoughtful work that has gone into this effort. He new draft is much improved, and the comments useful as this proceeds. Dorcas Hand Councilor At Large
Posted By Dorcas Hand Jul 26, 2018 3:02 PM
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I am in support of rescinding the initial interpretation and working on a rewrite. I wanted to share this morning's WaPo article of interest in this conversation in that it included wording that may be of interest in the meeting room rewrite: "Tinker leaves no doubt that this requires tolerance of ...
Posted By Dorcas Hand Jun 22, 2018 7:46 AM
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Thank you. I will study this. I am the chair of AASL Awards which means I will spend Saturday morning emceeing their presentations. ALA attendance is always a series of needing to be in two places. I look forward to learning more about ala finances.
Posted By Dorcas Hand Jun 10, 2018 11:01 AM
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As a Councilor at Large, I appreciate the opportunity to endorse this resolution.  ------------------------------ Dorcas Hand School Library Advocate Houston TX www.studentsneedlibrariesinHISD.org ------------------------------
Posted By Dorcas Hand May 31, 2018 9:55 PM
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As Sara said, this is long overdue. Dorcas Hand
Posted By Dorcas Hand Dec 30, 2017 5:14 PM
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This discussion illustrates much of the best of ALA and Council. I totally agree that we would like an MLS holder as ED- but I return again and again to the fact that this whole conversation and the associated resolutions and votes came about because of an ABSENCE OF CANDIDATES of the requisite quality. ...
Posted By Dorcas Hand Dec 22, 2017 1:25 PM
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NEVER MIND - I re-read Jim's note and realize it is a MEMBERSHIP vote rather than a Council vote this time. Apologies. I just have to ask why this vote will be taken online rather than at the meetings during MidWinter in Denver. I will vote either way, but it seems that voting online slows the process ...
Posted By Dorcas Hand Nov 3, 2017 12:10 PM
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I would agree that we would be setting precedent, but there is no precedent or policy that cannot be changed in different circumstances. Dorcas Hand, Member at Large Retired School Librarian
Posted By Dorcas Hand Nov 3, 2017 12:03 PM
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Well said - Dorcas Hand, Member at Large Retired School Librarian Houston TX
Posted By Dorcas Hand Nov 3, 2017 11:57 AM
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I don't see your conclusion " that there is much determination to seek an executive director who is not a librarian to lead us." I think there is much determination to find the best candidate, a process that may require a broader pool. There is no preclusion of candidates with library credentials, but ...
Posted By Dorcas Hand Jan 24, 2016 8:41 PM
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Thanks, Sari, for pulling this together. I so hope that time will allow because this is such important work. Dorcas Hand Councilor at Large
Posted By Dorcas Hand Jul 11, 2014 12:25 PM
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There have been some great comments in the last few days - I agree it is an idea to be further considered, but I don't think these four options give me a choice I can sign on. Much more research needs to be done. I don't think we should ever reach a point (well, ever might be too long) that we never ...
Posted By Dorcas Hand Apr 20, 2014 9:32 PM
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Thanks so much - I thought I remembered seeing it, but then couldn't see where it was posted. Dorcas
Posted By Dorcas Hand Apr 6, 2014 2:47 PM
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I don't see where the meeting schedule for Vegas is posted - even when searching the conference website. I'm trying to plan a few other elements of my visit. Thanks for the info - I'm sure it is available and I just don't realize where to look. Dorcas Hand Councilor-at-Large