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Posted By James Neal Nov 19, 2021 4:30 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 2:45 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 2:00 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 5, 2017 10:30 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 10:30 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 4, 2017 12:15 PM
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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 3, 2017 9:15 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 3, 2017 9:15 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 3, 2017 9:15 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 3, 2017 9:15 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 3, 2017 8:00 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 2, 2017 11:30 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 2, 2017 6:00 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 ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 2, 2017 5:45 PM
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Lisa, not sure what is typical for this type of search. We certainly would have hoped for more than 17 formal applicants to consider. We will definitely review our recruitment strategy. Jim. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 2, 2017, at 3:10 PM, ALA Connect < connect@ala.org > wrote: ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 2, 2017 4:45 PM
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Hi, Martin. Getting ready to board flight in Seattle and arrive at JFK after midnight. I will respond to a few of your questions and then follow up on the others. First, let me emphasize that whichever way Council votes, the search committee will continue to recruit aggressively individuals who have ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 2, 2017 10:30 AM
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John, that was actively debated by members of the Executive Board. As online discussion and vote are covered in the by-laws, and as we want to proceed with the search process with expedition, whichever direction the Council endorses, the decision was made to proceed in this way. If we delay the vote ...
Posted By James Neal Nov 2, 2017 10:15 AM
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Sandra, there were no applications from individuals who did not have the required Master’s Degree. Several individuals who have other educational credentials did speak with the search firm. Jim. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 2, 2017, at 7:56 AM, ALA Connect < connect@ala.org > wrote: ...