Resident Dinner at ALA Annual

During ALA Annual we will be having another dinner social thing-a-ma-bob for the residents just like we did at Midwinter.  Both current and former residents are more than welcome to attend.  We will again be coat-tailing the folks from the Minnesota Institute and I anticipate this could be a sizable crowd.  It’s Annual, our membership Read More

Residency Group Meeting at ALA Annual

Dear Colleagues, We now have a date and time for our face-to-face meeting during ALA Annual in Anaheim.  We will have an open meeting on Friday June 27th, from 1-3 PM.  I will provide the exact location soon. In the meantime, however, I am calling for agenda items.  I’m putting that together now, but if Read More

ALA Washington Office Debuts Legislative Scorecard 2007

From the District Dispatch: The ALA Washington Office has created the Legislative Scorecard. Covering votes from 2007, the scorecard lists several key pieces of federal library-related legislation that ALA supported, and places a check mark beside the names of the Senators and Representatives who sponsored those bills. You can read a bit more about it Read More

ALA to study opening lists and shortening meetings

From “Several issues discussed at the recent American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting involved ways to make ALA more accessible. Hoping to enable ALA members to become more aware of association business, Councilor Melora Ranney Norman proposed that Council authorize readonly access for virtually all ALA electronic mailing lists, except for closed lists that Read More