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Dr. Karen Schneider

Sonoma State University

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Posted By Karen Schneider Jan 19, 2022 01:32 PM
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Nicholas, hello, and thank you for your thoughtful comments and questions last night during Forum. Yes, I read the TAG motions the way you do. As you state, "All we would be approving with these motions is the concept of governance by a Board of Directors, exact composition to be determined ('as may ...
I am assuming John is asking if he can sit in and observe the meeting. Diedre points out that ALA Council meetings are open--a very important commitment to "sunshine" in ALA's organizational design. By open, my understanding is that this is a special meeting of Council, for Councilors to participate ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 28, 2021 05:39 PM
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I want to point out that I am actually not a big fan of carbon offsets. Or at least I'm tepid (but not hot the way the PNW is right now...). I think offsets kick the can down the road. I am also in favor of actionable sustainability and not just listing it as a value while we basically carry on as we ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 28, 2021 01:03 PM
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Mike, you are a saint! Karen G. Schneider ALA Executive Board
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 27, 2021 12:37 PM
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As Aaron notes, the Youth Council Caucus does already have a space in Connect – open to anyone with an account, including non-ALA members: https://connect.ala.org/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=9c589589-6532-437f-803b-c682e0bbe292 . David Sheffieck, the ALA Community Engagement Manager ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 26, 2021 07:08 PM
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Hi Aaron, Thank you for posting the clarification of your summary of Council document 37.1. As members of the Forward Together Fiscal Analysis Working Group (FT-FAWG) we were concerned that your original posting of June 23 might be misleading and we really appreciate your effort to provide more information. ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 26, 2021 09:29 AM
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Aaron, I appreciate that you stepped in to acknowledge your error in these calculations. All, stay tuned for a fuller response from the Forward Together Fiscal Analysis Working Group later this weekend. Cordially, Karen G. Schneider ALA Councilor at Large Member, Forward Together Fiscal Analysis Working ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 23, 2021 02:55 PM
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Is Council Forum open to all ALA members? I have inquiries from chairs of committees with action on the docket at Council. Karen G. Schneider ALA Executive Board
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 23, 2021 09:32 AM
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As a member of the Forward Together Fiscal Analysis Working Group, I would like to address a common misconception about the work of FTFAWG. Betty Turock wrote: " Because the current financial exigencies of our Association were recognized as an existential threat to its continued viability, a Forward ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jan 06, 2020 06:49 PM
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Council members, please take the following short, 9-question survey by 5 pm Friday January 17 .  This survey assesses your thoughts about online voting and participation. This survey is conducted on behalf of the Council Task Force on Online Council Deliberation and Voting.  Here is the link: ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Sep 19, 2019 08:36 AM
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As for the 2019 midwinter minutes, that’s a good question — I have never asked myself when they get posted after Council approves them, which happened at annual. There have been some absences and of course new personnel at ALA, so they could be backlogged. If I’m recalling the process correctly, the ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Sep 18, 2019 10:12 PM
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The minutes you're looking for are posted here: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/minutes Hope this helps! Karen G. Schneider
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 24, 2019 08:41 AM
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Concur, this is a resolution that reflects our core values. Thanks to Jules and others for their work on this resolution. Karen G. Schneider
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 23, 2019 06:23 AM
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I didn’t say it was willful, but it is recommended practice to scan the environment. This is also a way to build goodwill and buy-in. There is a lot of complexity and opacity in ALA but I’m pretty sure the movers were aware ALA has an awards committee. I too appreciated Ed’s clarification though that ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jun 23, 2019 05:44 AM
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Dewey certainly deserves his #timesup moment -- long overdue. Like many others I voted at yesterday's Membership Meeting to rename the medal. I did not want to go on record opposing such an action. But I had two concerns. First, a point was raised that the member resolution to change the name of the ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jan 17, 2019 04:55 PM
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Peter, two days ago I made notes on a document that is sitting on a laptop at home...and that's where they still are. I usually save stuff to the cloud, bad me. I was tempted to ignore your request not to use reply-all but you posting this to Connect gets around this. The big thing I wanted to say is ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jan 07, 2019 05:11 PM
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I too would like to second - Karen G. Schneider, At Large ------------------------------ Karen Schneider Dean, University Library Sonoma State University Pronouns: She/Her/Hers ------------------------------
Posted By Karen Schneider Oct 09, 2018 07:58 AM
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I appreciate the indepth response with its detailed insights about revenue versus overhead.  It's easy to ask "If we were establishing a library association today, would we do X?" I do this all the time, and it can be useful for resetting habits of mind, but the inherent flaw is we aren't establishing ...
Posted By Karen Schneider Jul 29, 2018 08:38 AM
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Thanks, Maggie! ------------------------------ Karen Schneider Dean, University Library Sonoma State University ------------------------------
Posted By Karen Schneider Jul 28, 2018 12:38 PM
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It sounds as if there needs to be clarification for ALA Councilors as well as anyone interested in ALA budget issues about overhead versus revenue. I know I'm unclear on this and am struggling to understand.  In its May 2018 report, "PLA Response to ALA Investment Plan (FY19-21),"   PLA states, "Currently, ...