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Dr. Karen Downing

University of Michigan

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Posted By Karen Downing Jun 28, 2021 7:34 PM
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Hi all, I want to thank everyone in the ALA Governance Office who have made our virtual Council experience SO EASY today! Thanks to Marsha and Raymond for monitoring the Q&A and hand raises during our meetings--they are a team, and make it easy to move along the agenda while making sure everyone ...
Posted By Karen Downing Jun 25, 2021 3:01 PM
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Greetings colleagues! As chair of the Committee on Education, I am bringing to your attention the completed draft of revised ALA Core Competences (ALACCs) .  This is the first update to the ALACCs since 2009. There is no formal action Council needs to take at this time, rather, COE is looking for member ...
Posted By Karen Downing Jun 21, 2021 1:25 PM
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Greetings all, I am forwarding a response from Honorary ALA Member, Past President and Past Treasurer, Patricia Glass Schuman, about the proposed reorg/resolutions: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Why does the Association want to consolidate ...
Posted By Karen Downing Jun 21, 2021 10:57 AM
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Greetings Colleagues, First, *many thanks* for all the tremendous efforts to improve our Association, and to make it more viable and influential for the future! I think we are moving in the right direction, but I also believe we need to iron out a lot of details and fiscal implications before I feel ...
Posted By Karen Downing Jan 30, 2020 8:16 AM
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I like Erin's idea of moving non-action reporting to the online environment. We have already floated several ideas that could reduce the footprint/cost of ALA Council and possibly improve our effectiveness as well. Keep them coming, colleagues! Also, here is a response from Lisa Hinchliffe, who cannot ...
Posted By Karen Downing Jan 29, 2020 1:21 PM
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Good question! --Karen ----------------------------------------------------- Karen E. Downing, Ph.D., M.I.L.S. Education Librarian 209 Hatcher Graduate Library University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190 kdown@umich.edu 001.734.615.8610 orcid.org/ 0000-0002-7655-9084 Pronouns: she/her "Libraries ...
Posted By Karen Downing Jan 29, 2020 1:15 PM
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Many thanks for getting this discussion started, Susan! A bunch of us were talking about this on the way home. I think our constitution/bylaws state that we must meet at annual and midwinter, but there is nothing stopping us from significantly reducing our physical footprint. The huge rooms with many ...
Posted By Karen Downing Oct 16, 2010 4:16 PM
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I am so very saddened to learn of Norman's passing. I have known Norman for almost 20 years and he was, as many have stated, a wonderfully kind mentor, colleague and friend. Over the years he took the time to contact me about various ALA issues and writing ideas, the most recent, regarding publishing ...