The ALA Committee on Membership Meetings is asking
members what topics they would like to see addressed during the 2012
Virtual Membership Meeting on June 6th. Your opinion is important, and we invite you to reply to a short survey of agenda topics at http://american-library-association.vmm2012.sgizmo.com. In addition to the topics selected here, the Virtual Membership Meeting agenda will include presentations and question-and-answer
sessions with ALA President Molly Raphael, Executive Director Keith
Michael Fiels, and Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC) chair Clara
Bohrer. Members will be invited to submit resolutions after
registration opens on May 7th.
The survey will be available through April 9th,
and all responses are anonymous. Thank you for taking a moment to help
set the agenda for this important ALA membership event.
I am thrilled to be featured as part of the Library Thought Leaders Q&A on the Text A Librarian blog. I really enjoyed the opportunity to think about and respond to some great questions. Check it out, as well as the Q&A with some other great librarians.
On November 4, 2011, I had the opportunity to speak with MLIS student Ashley Wescott about my experience in academic libraries. One of the requirements for Ashley's Academic Libraries course was to interview an academic librarian. I'm very glad she picked me. We had a lively conversation via Skype that lasted almost two hours! It probably would have gone on longer had her dog not started giving her "the look".
In mid-December Ashley contacted me about writing a blog post for Hack Library School based on the job hunt portion of the interview. My response was "of course!" That post went live today. Ashley is a great writer and an enthusiastic University of North Texas MLIS candidate. My thanks to Ashley and the Hack Library School team for the opportunity, and I look forward to collaborating with Ashley again in the future.
Follow Ashley on Twitter @2TheLibrary and on her blog, which documents her
journey through children’s and young adult literature.
The ALA Governance Office has put together "Your Guide to the 2012 Elections". This guide is also available as a PDF. It includes information about this year's ALA Presidential candidates, the role of ALA Council, and a link to all the candidates for councilor-at-large.
I am one of the candidates for councilor-at-large, and hope you will consider voting for me.
The ALA polls open on Monday, March 19 at 9 a.m. Central time, and close Friday, April 27 at 11:59 p.m. Central time. All individuals with ALA memberships in good standing will be eligible to vote and should receive an email notification with a link to the ballot and a unique passcode.