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Posted By John DeSantis Nov 01, 2022 11:33 AM
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I'm very sad to share the news that our friend, colleague, and longtime ALA councilor Roberto Delgadillo died this past Sunday.  He will be very much missed   ------------------- -From: liball-bounces@lists.lib.ucdavis.edu  on behalf of William Francis Garrity via liball   Sent: Monday, October ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jul 20, 2022 02:12 PM
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https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/63934 Position Information Posting date 07/11/2022 Closing date Open Until Filled Yes Position Number 0005001 Position Title Head of Collection Preservation & Management Department this Position Reports to Library ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 26, 2022 11:56 AM
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Hi, Lori-    I can only offer my own perspective on abstentions.  Others may have different ideas.  I think that sometimes in the case of sensitive or controversial topics, councilors abstain in order to avoid going on record as taking one side or the other.  In all my years on Council I've probably ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 24, 2022 09:41 AM
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I read somewhere that Council ribbons on badges would be expected for entry into the in-person Council sessions.     There were no Council ribbons at the ribbon bar in the registration area this morning.  Could someone let us know where to find them? ------------------------------ John DeSantis Interim ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 20, 2022 08:50 AM
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Hi,  Susan--    I'm on the Conference Committee and we have been receiving regular updates on registration from Conference Services during our monthly meetings.  I don't have the most current figures, and I'm not sure whether the Executive Director will have time to gather and report them before the ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 16, 2022 01:30 PM
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Thank you,  Bob, for speaking up on this.  I agree wholeheartedly. When ALA members volunteer to run for Council, they are informed that they are expected to be present in person at Council meetings during the ALA conferences unless they are officially excused.  I'm amazed that some councilors think ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 08, 2022 09:14 AM
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Hi, Carol-once you've logged on, you should see your name (Carol C.) at the top right of the screen.  If you click on the drop-down arrow and choose "My Activities", it will bring you to a screen with six large icons.  Click on the one marked "My Schedule".  Then you should see every session that you ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 08, 2022 07:46 AM
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Carol-- I had the same concern when I started using the scheduler.  The software for this one seems to be different from what they have used in the past. After you have "favorited" the sessions you want to attend, you click on the option to show your personal schedule.  Once you are on that page, you ...
Posted By John DeSantis May 26, 2022 01:24 PM
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I want to respond to some of the comments being made regarding the lack of time in Council sessions to discuss business.  I've been on Council for 18 years and can tell those of you newer to Council that at 90% of the council meetings at Midwinter and Annual there was plenty of time over the three Council ...
Posted By John DeSantis May 25, 2022 05:41 PM
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Thank you, Ann, and thank you also to the seconders.    I shall certainly support this resolution.  John DeSantis Councilor at large ------------------------------ John DeSantis Interim Head of Metadata Services Dartmouth College Hanover, NH he/him/his ------------------------------
Posted By John DeSantis May 02, 2022 08:51 AM
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I am rather perplexed that we are having this discussion about registration.  Prior to the pandemic, no one questioned whether councilors should register for an ALA Conference or Midwinter meeting.  I think that it's premature to assume that Council will continue to meet virtually between LibLearnX and ...
Posted By John DeSantis Mar 17, 2022 03:03 PM
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Hi, Amy--    Can you clarify whether there will be any action items at any of these virtual meetings? Thanks,   John ------------------------------ John DeSantis Interim Head of Metadata Services Dartmouth College Hanover, NH he/him/his ------------------------------
Posted By John DeSantis Mar 11, 2022 12:30 PM
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Thanks for this update, Marsha. I'm very surprised by this schedule, which is a radical departure from what we are used to.  The Council meeting schedule seems to be quite compressed. What is the rationale for a late Saturday afternoon meeting, and why is Council III not on Tuesday as it usually ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 22, 2021 12:07 PM
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Eileen, Roberto, et al.    At this point, since the drafters of the resolutions seem determined to move forward with bringing them to Council, I think it's important to share that the resolutions are actually problematic in the total scheme of things, however well intentioned they may be.  At least two ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jun 21, 2021 05:34 PM
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Thanks, Roberto-- I was aware that these resolutions were in the works.  Do we have a mover and seconder for them?  My understanding is that they were drafted by ALA members and would need to be moved and seconded by councilors before they can go to the Resolutions Committee.   John ------------------------------ ...
Posted By John DeSantis Sep 02, 2020 11:04 AM
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Thanks, Kevin-I ended up doing the same thing with the same result. But just this morning ALA sent out a message clarifying that the one that we received was sent to ALCTS and LLAMA members in error, and that in fact our membership was transferred over to CORE. And I agree with you about the endless ...
Posted By John DeSantis Sep 01, 2020 04:44 PM
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I just received an e-mail from CORE instructing me to phone ALA membership to initiate my membership in CORE following the demise of ALCTS.  My understanding was that ALCTS members whose dues were current would be automatically transferred to CORE.  Is the membership office really expecting to receive ...
Posted By John DeSantis Jul 15, 2020 08:29 PM
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I certainly hope that this is only a rumor.   I'm of course opposed to the removal of listservs.  I hope that ALA will either confirm this rumor or dispel it.  John DeSantis Councilor-at-large ------------------------------ John DeSantis Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian Dartmouth ...
Posted By John DeSantis Apr 28, 2020 11:34 AM
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I wrote to Compusystems directly and received this response: Dear John,     Thank you for contacting Registration Customer Service.     Your full refund request has been submitted.   Please allow time to process these requests. Our goal is to honor all refund ...
Posted By John DeSantis Apr 03, 2020 08:41 AM
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Ah, ok-- I never saw the confirmation text in red after making my choice, so it looks like I will need to do it again. ------------------------------ John DeSantis Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian Dartmouth College ------------------------------