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Posted By James Neal May 25, 2022 06:43 PM
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But not sure that would be permitted if the revised resolution is approved ! Jim NealUniversity Librarian Emeritus Columbia UniversityALA President 2017-18ALA Honorary Memberjneal0@columbia.eduhttp://www.columbia.edu/~jneal
Posted By James Neal May 25, 2022 06:14 PM
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I think we should permitted to conduct discussions on the Council list. Jim NealUniversity Librarian Emeritus Columbia UniversityALA President 2017-18ALA Honorary Memberjneal0@columbia.eduhttp://www.columbia.edu/~jneal
Posted By James Neal May 25, 2022 05:34 PM
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Does the resolution indicate that Council Forums can be held inside regularly scheduled open council meetings? Not sure what this would be. Why not just say Discontinue the Practice of Holding Council Forums. Jim NealUniversity Librarian Emeritus Columbia UniversityALA President 2017-18ALA Honorary ...
Posted By James Neal Apr 29, 2022 09:37 AM
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Thanks, Ann, for raising these questions and your observations about the Council conversations on our list. With our hybrid strategy, we should consider cancelling Council forums. Jim. Jim NealUniversity Librarian Emeritus Columbia UniversityALA President 2017-18ALA Honorary Memberjneal0@columbia. ...
Posted By James Neal Apr 11, 2022 09:10 PM
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THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS !!!  https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/88550-court-blocks-maryland-s-library-e-book-law.html ------------------------------ James Neal Univ Librarian Emeritus ------------------------------
Posted By James Neal Mar 11, 2022 11:57 AM
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I have encouraged  ALA to take the lead in organizing a national effort with other professional associations to build financial, materials, technology and programmatic support and refreshment for Ukrainian libraries, archives and their workers. I know that not everyone agrees with this. I would be interested ...
Posted By James Neal Jan 22, 2022 05:27 PM
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Thanks, Joe. I have been following these two matters, and good to have your update. We really need the CASE opt-out for library workers. And we need to make sure that the Copyright Office stays in the Library of Congress. Jim NealUniversity Librarian Emeritus Columbia UniversityALA President 2017- ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 19, 2021 03:30 PM
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You will find this of interest. The work continues. https://www.yahoo.com/now/sen-ted-cruz-goes-library-231413383.html ------------------------------ James Neal Univ Librarian Emeritus ------------------------------
Posted By James Neal Dec 22, 2017 01:45 PM
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Several individuals have contacted me to ask questions about the delay until May of the ED search process. It would be inappropriate to proceed with the search as members vote on the educational requirements. And there is also concern whether candidates would step forward under these conditions. ...
Posted By James Neal Dec 22, 2017 01:00 PM
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Dorcas, the ballot on the educational requirements for the executive director position will be an all member vote, and not a vote of Council. Therefore, it will be part of the ballot for the election of the various ALA officers, and any by-laws changes. Jim. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 22, 2017, ...
Posted By James Neal Dec 05, 2017 09:30 AM
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The option for electronic ballot by Council was approved by the membership and a threshold of 75 percent was established to endorse an action. In this case, the search committee, the executive board and all of the divisions, as well as many individual members called for an online discussion and ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 12, 2017 09:30 AM
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Instructions on the voting process and the formal resolution will be distributed to Council tomorrow morning. Jim Neal. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 12, 2017, at 10:11 AM, ALA Connect < connect@ala.org > wrote: */
Posted By James Neal Nov 04, 2017 11:15 AM
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Several have raised questions why so many individuals who were contacted chose not to be a candidate. Several consistent messages: enthusiasm for the work of ALA, and recognition of the critical importance of the executive director assignment. The feedback we received from Isaacson Miller who ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 03, 2017 08:15 PM
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Erica, the search committee and the executive board felt that a preferred Master’s Degree educational requirement would enable us to recruit individuals with the MLS as well as individuals who work in libraries, library organizations and associations who have strong experience but have other educational ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 03, 2017 08:15 PM
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Melora, see my previous comments on the experience of the search committee and the search firm in not being able to consider individuals with other academic backgrounds though there was interest and recommendations. The 200+ individuals contacted by the search firm included prospective candidates ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 03, 2017 08:15 PM
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Melora, I want to stress that this is not an emergency Council vote. It is an attempt to address the question of educational requirements in a timely way so that the search can be relaunched right after the holidays and not delayed until March. I would add that at Midwinter and Annual the members ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 03, 2017 08:15 PM
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The search committee and the executive board will continue to reach out to and recruit candidates with the accredited Master’s. That is the continuing preference. But we would also be able to also consider candidates with library, library related organization or association experience but with other ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 03, 2017 07:00 AM
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Dale, if we delay the vote to midwinter in February, the search committee would probably launch the recruitment in early March. Given the process and the complexities of schedules, this would extend the search into the summer. It might be more desirable to vote now and get on with the search. Jim. ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 02, 2017 10:30 PM
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Dale, it is not so much a matter of urgency. The goal was to launch the recruitment and the interview process in January right after the holidays. This would enable the executive board to meet with finalist candidates at April board meeting and possibly introduce the new executive director at annual ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 02, 2017 05:00 PM
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Stephanie, really need for JoAnne or Lois Ann to weigh in on the question of where Councilors should comment. Sorry for any confusion. We have referred all bylaws questions to the ALA Parliamentarian. But you are correct that the resolution has been introduced, Council will debate and then Council ...