ALA President Molly Raphael and Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels invite you to the 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM) on Wednesday, June 6 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm CDT, online. Members are invited to hear from ALA leadership and participate in the discussions and resolution process.
CHICAGO - ALA President Maureen Sullivan, Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels, and the Committee on Membership Meetings (COMM) invite all ALA personal members to register for and to participate in ALA’s annual online Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM13) on Wednesday, June 6th from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT.
The ALA Scholarship deadline is approaching fast so do not delay, apply now! Scholarship money is available for future librarians! ALA has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level. Scholarships typically range from $2,500 to $7,000 per student per year. The application and instructions are available on-line at http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
CHICAGO – On January 29th at its meeting in Seattle during the Midwinter Meeting, the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved a dues adjustment proposal and directed that it be placed on the spring ALA ballot for membership approval.
If approved by the membership, a five-year dues adjustment mechanism would be established, directing the Executive Board to review personal member dues annually every September from 2013 to 2017 in consideration of a dues adjustment not to exceed the percentage change in the national average Consumer Price Index (CPI). Any increase proposed above the CPI would be subject to a mail vote of personal members, and any subsequent dues adjustment after 2017 would require approval by the ALA Executive Board, Council, and a mail vote of ALA personal members.
A question and answer document about the dues proposal is attached. Polls for the 2013 ALA election will open on March 19th and close on April 26th.
CHICAGO – On January 29th at its meeting in Seattle during the Midwinter Meeting, the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) approved a dues adjustment proposal and directed that it be placed on the spring ALA
As several large book publishers continue to deny libraries access to their e-books, and others make e-books available under difficult terms, libraries find themselves unable to provide the reading and educational materials demanded by their patrons. As a result, many librarians are asking, “What can I do to advocate for fair e-book lending practices?”
ALA is excited to be partners in San Jose State University’s Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, October 3–5. Some of our staff and members are presenting—look for the “ALA Presents” sessions and you’ll find topics ranging from ebooks to restoring contemplation.
What would you do if you went to the library to check out a book, only to find it wasn’t there? Not because it was already checked out, but because someone else didn’t agree with its content and had it removed?