American Library Association Office for Human Resources Development and Recruitment Advisory Committee

office for human resources development and recruitment  

2008 Midwinter Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
Monday, January 14, 2008
1:30 - 3:30 pm



Vicki Burger
Denise Davis
Hector Escobar
Carrie Gits
Brian Keith
Gloria Tibbs
J. Robert Verbesey
Nancy Anne Wilson
Lorelle Swader, Director, HRDR Office 

Welcome and Introductions

Meeting was called to order by Chair Burger at 1:36 pm.

Minute-taker volunteer

Verbesey volunteered to take minutes.

Adoption of Agenda


Minutes of 2007 Annual Conference

Motion by Tibbs, seconded by Wilson.  Approved unanimously.


  • Planned Giving Program: Kim Olsen-Clark from the ALA Development Office reported on the ALA Planned Giving Program.
  • ALA Executive Board Liaison: Swader reported (for Charles Kratz) that conference attendees need to register for the Conference before they can reserve a hotel room.  She discussed "organizational excellence" as contained in the Strategic Plan, the membership survey, and the concept of graduated dues not being on the front-burner.  She also reported on "electronic participation," the revision of the Code of Professional Ethics, and the APA's Sequel program.
  • Burger inquired regarding ALA website problems and Swader responded that ALA's Online Communities have caused website problems.
  • ALA Recruitment Assembly: Davis reported they had 14 attendees.  The report included discussions of emerging leaders' projects,, and YouTube video.
  • HRDR Office Activities: Swader reviewed the Strategic Statement, special initiatives, the Emerging Leaders Program, and HRDR staffing duties.

Old Business

  • Swader gave an update on Support Staff Career Ladders at a community college and a report on the Emerging Leaders' Task Force

New Business

  • Revision of ALA Code of Professional Ethics: Questions have been raised about #5:  "We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness, and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions."
  • Appointment to Scholarship and Grants Committee: Carrie Gits (Nova Southeastern) was appointed.
  • Placement Center Survey Data: A report was made by Beatrice Calvin.
  • ALA Job Search and Career Development Resources: Discussion.
  • HRDR 30th Anniversary: Looking for ideas for a celebration.

Next Meeting

  • Monday, June 30, 2008 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.


  • Meeting was adjourned at 3:38 pm.

Prepared by J. Robert Verbesey