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Posted By Eileen Palmer Jun 27, 2022 10:03 AM
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Elizabeth, I had some similar questions. In April Deborah and Megan provided the following information. It answered some of my questions and helped me to better understand UABB's role in reaching beyond the library community for advocates. It's copied below. Eileen Hello, Eileen. Thanks for ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jun 27, 2022 09:22 AM
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I've always assumed that the people who abstain from one vote are not the same people who abstain from another vote and that the reasons are varied. I hope Council will work to revise the way it works and adopt a more modern model incorporating, as our incoming president Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jun 25, 2022 06:21 PM
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Just passing along concerns from my members. Sounds like there is confusion between the DC rules and the rules ALA announced. I will be glad to clarify the rules to those who reached out if ALA is not requiring masks. Eileen Get BlueMail for Android On Jun 25, 2022, at 7:12 PM, Eboni Henry via ALA ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jun 25, 2022 04:40 PM
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My understanding is that the ALA policy for conference attendees is: Masks will be required at all ALA events and ALA contracted venues including but not limited to meetings in hotels, the convention center, on the exhibit floor, and on shuttle buses regardless of whether it is required by law at the ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jun 25, 2022 08:44 AM
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ALA Past President and Honorary Member Betty Turock has asked me to share her comments with Council which I am happy to do. To:      Members of the Council of the American Library Association From: Betty Turock Re:      Cautions Raised by Recommendations and Resolutions             Annual ALA ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jun 24, 2022 01:52 PM
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Thank you Aaron.  As usual you've distilled a lot down to the most essential points.    Apologies to all  for the length of this post but I wanted to layout where my thinking is right now.  As well as make a few personal comments.  Thanks in advance to those kind enough to hang with me to the end 😊 ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jun 20, 2022 12:54 PM
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In reviewing the agenda for Council I, I see that the Treasurer's Report is on the Consent Agenda. The footnote infers that this is because it will be presented at the Information and Membership Meeting earlier that day. As previously discussed the I&M Meeting is closed to virtual participants so I won't ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer May 02, 2022 08:13 AM
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Thank you Maggie. I certainly defer to your better knowledge of ALA and past practice. Sometimes it is hard for newer Councilors to understand where our policies (and past practices) come from. I've re-read the relevant sections of the Policy Manual and can't find a requirement that Councilors must register ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Apr 29, 2022 12:30 PM
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Dear Ann, I think you raise some important questions and appreciate the opportunity to discuss them prior to Annual.   I do think  Council Forums have taken on a different tenor then my previous experience with them when I served in the early 2000's.   From my perspective though part of the reason Council ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Apr 29, 2022 07:44 AM
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Thank you Jessamyn for raising these concerns.  I find several of these rules, and the overall tone of the document, problematic -- but I agree that the registration requirement is especially troublesome.   I would be happy to join you in working on alternatives for consideration.   I also think that ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Apr 19, 2022 07:55 AM
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Good morning, it's been a couple of weeks now -- is there any more information on the questions I asked? All are important questions to me but in particular the question about the donations going into an unrestricted fund is one I've now been asked. If someone donates through the Unite Against Book Bans ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Apr 05, 2022 10:38 AM
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Thank you Peter.  I did see President Wong's email yesterday and some other messages promoting this site.   We certainly need as many resources as possible on  issues around censorship, intellectual freedom and, I think, academic freedom.  I'm sure I am not the only one who has joined several new coalitions ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Apr 04, 2022 12:41 PM
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Thank you Peter.  Could we please have some more information about unitedagainstbookbans.org?  The information in the press release is very vague and the signup page does not have much more information.  Is there a statement that describes the scope of this effort, its goals and its resources? Eileen ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Mar 10, 2022 07:11 AM
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Thank you Matthew. I look forward to sharing this Q&A with my chapter Board in the hopes of starting a similar conversation there. Eileen -- Eileen M. Palmer Executive Director Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium NJLA Chapter Councilor to the ALA 27 Mayfield Ave. Edison, NJ 08837 (732) ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Mar 08, 2022 12:58 PM
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Erica, please pass ours along as well. Thank you, https://www.njla.org/njla-statement-in-support-of-the-ukrainian-library-community Eileen -- Eileen M. Palmer Executive Director Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium NJLA Chapter Councilor to the ALA 27 Mayfield Ave. Edison, NJ 08837 (732) ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Mar 01, 2022 09:59 AM
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Thank you Erica -- I was wondering if ALA had plans to support the ULA. Our European colleagues have moved swiftly to do so and I hope we do as well. Eileen -- Eileen M. Palmer Executive Director Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium NJLA Chapter Councilor to the ALA 27 Mayfield Ave. Edison, ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Feb 28, 2022 07:42 AM
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Hi Amy, I'm sorry if I am being dense but I am very unclear on the purpose of the March 2nd meeting and the use of this format. Is this meeting and format intended to replace debate by the full Council during the formal Council meeting on the 10th? Or is it intended more as a structured Council Forum? ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jan 18, 2022 07:56 AM
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Diane, thank you for your message to the list -- you raise some really important points about engagement. And thanks to AASL and all those who worked on these resolutions. I've been reading up on the history of ALA a lot lately and one thing has become clear to me -- what we say on the record matters. ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Jan 15, 2022 03:09 PM
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I can't seem to find any announcement of when the Council Forums are scheduled.  Can someone please post the times and links?  Thank you, Eileen ------------------------------ Eileen M. Palmer Executive Director LMxAC Libraries of Middlesex NJLA Chapter Councilor empalmer@lmxac.org --------------- ...
Posted By Eileen Palmer Nov 15, 2021 10:03 AM
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Greetings, I am looking for examples of collection development policies developed by digital content consortia.  Ours is very focused on things like holds ratios and budgets  -- but is lacking a materials reconsideration policy and process -- like whether material challenges can come from member libraries, ...