This year at Midwinter I will be serving as the Division Councilor for the American Association of School Librarians. I appreciate everyone who voted for me to serve in this capacity and take very seriously the role of communicating from ALA Council back to AASL and from school librarians to council. There are several opportunities to share and learn more. Below are two email contents I sent out in December. Here is the first:
Each year after Sunday’s ALA Council meeting, the Youth Council Caucus meets to discuss potential resolutions impacting youth and to focus on how council can improve services to youth. All interested councilors are invited to attend. According to the Scheduler the Youth Council Caucus meets 11:30-12:45 Sunday, January 10, 2016 in the Westin Waterfront Grand Ballroom.
The meeting is led by the three youth division councilors from AASL (Diane R Chen), ALSC (Jenna Nemec-Loise), and YALSA (Todd Krueger). Potential agenda items should be sent to these councilors for inclusion.
Throughout the year councilors can stay connected using the community in ALA Connect called http://connect.ala.org/youth-
and for the second email:
Will you be at Midwinter 2016?
- ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session: Saturday, 1/9/16, 3-4:30pm Westin Waterfront, Room Grand Ballroom
- ALA Council Forum I: Saturday, 1/9/16, 8:30-10 p.m., Westin Waterfront, Room Commonwealth A & B
- ALA Council Forum II: Sunday, 1/10/16, 8:30-10 p.m., Westin Waterfront, Room Commonwealth A & B
- ALA Council Forum III: Monday, 1/11/16, 8:30-10 p.m., Westin Waterfront, Room Commonwealth A & B
Please contact me via email or by commenting in this blog if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I appreciate your interest and value your interaction.