The Student Journey
At this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, we are continuing the kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community. These conversations are a step in the process of making ALA an innovation space where members and staff can collaborate and create together.
These 1 ½ hour conversations will take place Saturday-Monday at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 305 (PCC-305). We are planning four conversations/day, each with 16 participants. They will begin on Saturday, January 25, and run through Monday, January 27: 8:30-10:00am, 10:30-noon, 1:00-2:30pm, 3:00-4:30pm. To ensure your seat, please register in advance registration by contacting Mary Ghikas at ALA (email@example.com ) – and providing a 1st and 2nd choice of day/time. We will fill spaces on a first-come basis.
ALA members experienced in facilitating conversations will facilitate and record the conversations. Following the Midwinter Meeting, we will post notes to the community in ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/210217 ) – and as we hold future conversations, we will continue to build a rich base of public knowledge about the aspirations and concerns of our community. We will be continuing these conversations at the 2014 Annual Conference.
Feedback from the Kitchen Table Conversations held at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference has been shared with the ALA Executive Board and with Division leaders. As the Board considers future directions for ALA in a time of significant change, your voice is very important. I urge you to participate so we can hear your voice as we consider the best ways for ALA to work with and on behalf of members now and in the future. I thank you for your membership, your attendance and your interest in building our professional community together.
Scholarly Information as a Political Economy
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Join the ALSC Board of Directors for an ALSC Community Forum in December. You have two opportunities to participate!
Attend the December ALSC Community Forum on Partnerships
[ALSC President Starr LaTronica]<In December, the ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Starr LaTronica will be hosting two ALSC Community Forum live chats with a special emphasis on partnerships: how to create, grow, and sustain partnerships in the library.
The ALSC Liaisons to National Organizations Committee will provide discussion questions for the forum. In addition to the 45 minutes of discussion, these forums will include quick announcements from the ALSC Fall Division Leadership Meeting and a time for questions at the end.
Your two opportunities to join in the discussion are:
Monday, December 2 at 11am CT
Tuesday, December 3 at 3pm CT
Directions on Using Adobe Connect
ALSC Community Forums take place in Adobe Connect. The first ten minutes will include live audio from ALSC President Starr LaTronica but the rest of the conversation will include an opportunity for attendees to participate in live text-chat.
ALSC members can access the chat via the two links below:
* December 2: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1x5xt9sdjg/<http://ala.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=223b795e6a2cc9c5002a2d2a5&id=ceeb8775c7&e=4f79302cce>
* December 3: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r4xa0vmbhw8/<http://ala.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=223b795e6a2cc9c5002a2d2a5&id=f09d66e66e&e=4f79302cce>
Adobe Connect is a web-based meeting software. To improve your results you can test your meeting connection<http://ala.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=223b795e6a2cc9c5002a2d2a5&id=0d00e67450&e=4f79302cce> before the event. These events are only meant for personal ALSC members. As these forums are a benefit to members, ALSC asks that you do not share these links with anyone else.
Visit the ALSC Community Forum site<http://ala.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=223b795e6a2cc9c5002a2d2a5&id=d89936670c&e=4f79302cce> for more information about using Adobe Connect. There are also links to previous ALSC Community Forums chats. Questions? Contact ALSC Marketing/Membership Manager Dan Rude by email, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or by phone, 800-545-2433 ext 2164.
Participate via Twitter!
Members who cannot participate in the live chat can submit questions via email (Dan Rude, firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>) or Twitter (use the hashtag #alscforum). These questions will be submitted to the President and the Board of Directors if time permits.
Can’t Make It? View the Webcast Afterwards
For those who can’t attend live, ALSC will provide a recorded webcast. Information for accessing the webcast will be provided after the live chat is over. Members will have continuing access to prior chat transcripts via ALA Connect<http://ala.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=223b795e6a2cc9c5002a2d2a5&id=9037e4c57b&e=4f79302cce>.