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The Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) shall exist to develop programs of particular interest to retired persons from all types of libraries and all forms of library services, including formal opportunities for continued involvement and learning; a variety of leadership training and opportunities for mentoring; lifelong professional involvement and networking; and active engagement in the American Library Association and the profession of librarianship.

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Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

Jean Doolittle

Jean DoolittleFeb 13, 2017 04:41 PM

  • 1.  Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 04:41 PM


  • 2.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 05:04 PM

    I like the new time of 3-4PM on Saturday.  As the 2016-2018 Chair of the ALA Council Orientation Committee, I have to moderate the Council Orientation Session on Saturday from 8am - 10:30PM.  And, as the 2016-2018 Chair of the American Libraries Advisory Committee, I have to chair that committee's meeting from 1-2:30PM on Saturday.



  • 3.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 06:20 PM

    i like the new time. I was concerned that the morning time conflicted with the Washington Office update. That session is valuable for library advocates, and that is certainly what we retirees can be.  would the book club follow, at 4 pm?



  • 4.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 06:39 PM

    Will this be at 4:30 on Saturday again?  If so, when would the book club meet?

     



  • 5.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 07:15 PM
    Afternoon is definitely better for Annual (and Midwinter!)
    Carolyn M. Mulac

    On Feb 13, 2017 4:55 PM, "ALA Connect" <connect@ala.org> wrote:


  • 6.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 08:16 PM

    We had a poor turnout at annual last year because of lots of other choices and meetings, but with a later time, we could probably make it work.  I didn't schedule a book group because of our discussion about only having it at midwinter, but there is still time to add it and I know it is a well-liked event!  



  • 7.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 08:34 PM

    I didn't vote because I really don't care.  I tall depends on what comes up as a conflict and I won't know that yet.  I will come in on Thursday in case.

     

    Nancy Bolt



  • 8.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 09:22 PM

    I think it's a good idea to try a new time on Saturday afternoon.  We did decide to forego the book discussion at Annual Conference since there are so many conflicting programs.  It works best at Midwinter.



  • 9.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 10:17 PM

    I also like the new Saturday afternoon time. I do think that there are so many conflicts at Annual that our book discussion might be problematic but we could give it another try if we change to the late afternoon meeting time. 



  • 10.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 13, 2017 11:33 PM

    I like the new time, but the former time is also okay for me.  I don't really have a preference.

    Joan Atkinson



  • 11.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 14, 2017 09:00 AM
    I like the later time.  Maybe I can take advantage of some of the exhibitor breakfasts and programs.
    Cathie

    On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM, ALA Connect <connect@ala.org> wrote:


  • 12.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 14, 2017 10:03 AM

    I think that the later time will help more people attend but I will make every effort to attend, whatever the time. Saturday is a very day during conferences.  Pat Hogan



  • 13.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 14, 2017 05:15 PM

    It really depends on whether we have a program or not. In the past we met in the morning and attended a program in the afternoon



  • 14.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 14, 2017 08:00 PM
    I also like the afternoon time better. 
    Rosina Alaimo

    On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:25 PM, ALA Connect <connect@ala.org> wrote:


  • 15.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 17, 2017 01:10 PM

    I LOVE  the new time.  I just found out that the committee meeting that I had at midwinter which meet at the same time as RMRT (and right next door), is on the same morning schedule in Chicago.  As chair-elect, I definitely want to go to the RMRT meeting and also need to go to the committee meeting.  If they are  at different times that would be great!



  • 16.  RE: Poll: The RMRT Board Meeting has traditionally been held on Saturday morning at 8:30 to 10:00, but that has been problematic for some members. This year we have scheduled it for 3-4 pm. There is still time to change it. What is your preference?

    Posted Feb 17, 2017 02:58 PM
    Feb 13 2017 5:48PM Jean Doolittle: I like the new time of 3-4 pm
    Feb 13 2017 6:04PM Joseph Eagan: I like the new time of 3-4 pm
    Feb 13 2017 6:50PM Joan Larson: I like the new time of 3-4 pm
    Feb 13 2017 11:15PM Judi Repman: I like the new time of 3-4 pm
    Feb 14 2017 9:57AM Catherine Marriott: I like the new time of 3-4 pm
    Feb 14 2017 9:57AM Kevin Jones: Change to 1-2:30
    Feb 14 2017 1:56PM Michele Lauer-Bader: Change to 10:30-11:30
    Feb 17 2017 2:06PM Ann Marie Pipkin: I like the new time of 3-4 pm
    Feb 17 2017 3:58PM Janice Flug: I like the new time of 3-4 pm