2008 ALA Midwinter Executive Board Meeting Session I

January 10 -16, 2008
Philadelphia, PA



- Thursday, January 10, 2008 -
Executive Committee Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 PM


- Friday, January 11, 2008 -
ALA Executive Board Meeting – Session I

9:00 - noon
Independence Ballroom – Philadelphia Marriott

**Please turn off cell phones and other communication devices prior to the start of the meeting.  If there will be any handouts for the Board, please bring them to the Board Secretariat at the Staff table prior to your presentation.**

Midwinter Executive Board Meeting 2008, Session I Agenda
Time Period Agenda Item
8:30 AM 

Call to Order (Loriene Roy, ALA President)

 

8:30 – 8:35 AM  

Consent Agenda (Loriene Roy)
•  Agenda Approval – EBD #9.2
•  President’s Report –  EBD #7.1
•  President-elect’s Report –  EBD #7.5
•  Executive Director’s Report –  EBD #12.6
•  Office of Research & Statistics Report –  EBD #12.22.1
•  Advocacy Report  -  EBD #12.10
•  Campaign for America’s Libraries Report –  EBD #12.14
•  Media Relations Report –  EBD #12.18

 

8:35 – 8:40 AM  

Approval of 2007 Fall Executive Board Meeting Minutes and Vote Tally –  EBD #2.1.1 and  EBD #1.5

 

8:40 – 8:45 AM  

Executive Committee Report (Loriene Roy)
President Roy will report from the Executive Committee meeting held on Thursday, January 10, 2008.

 

8:45 – 9:15 AM 

Development Office Report–  EBD #6.1 -- Decision/Action
Keith Fiels will introduce Kim Olsen-Clark, Assistant Director, ALA Development Office, who will provide an update on Development Office activities and fundraising initiatives. Ms. Olsen-Clark will ask the Board’s approval for the use of the entire Domini and TIAA-CREF lists of Socially Responsible Prospects to gain support for ALA’s mission.

 

9:15 – 9:40 AM 

Election Committee Report –  EBD #10.1 -- Discussion/Exploration
Nann Blaine Hilyard, Chair, 2008 Election Committee, will report on the Committee’s investigation into preparing videos of Presidential candidates.

 

9:40 – 10:30 AM 

Report on Member Participation
• President-elect Jim Rettig will lead a discussion on ways to increase member participation in the Association, including electronic participation, based on the results of meetings with members.

 

10:30 – 10:45 AM  BREAK
10:45 – 11:15 AM 

ITTS Report
Sherri Vanyek, Director, ITTS, will present demonstrations of:
• ALA Website redesign
• Social networking software

 

11:15 – 11:55 AM 

Report from Exhibits Ethnographer
Marty Smith with EthnoMetrics, Inc., the ethnographer who studied the ALA conference exhibits space, will provide an overview of exhibits and the ALA member pavilion.  John Chrastka, Manager for Membership Development, will report on planned changes for the ALA member pavilion at the 2008 Annual Conference.

 

11:55 – Noon 

Board Effectiveness – Leslie Burger

 

Noon  Adjournment