For immediate release | June 7, 2013

ALA 101: An Intro for Elected Round Table (RT) Leaders

CHICAGO — So you’ve been elected a Round Table (RT) leader—what’s next? Plan to attend this FREE, one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. Central time on Thursday, June 13, 2013, to gain answers and insights on your role as an elected Round Table leader.

Do you have questions about where Round Tables fit in ALA? What you can and cannot do as a Round Table leader? How to schedule meetings and programs? What other sorts of activities and issues will come up in your RT during the next year? What type of budgetary actions and information are required of a RT treasurer?

Learning outcomes: Find out about Round Tables and their role in ALA, as well as how to work with ALA RT staff liaisons. Get overviews of ALA Conference scheduling and programming processes, as well some basic budget information for Round Tables. Hear from a current RT leader who will guide you through her year as an RT chair. Interact with presenters in a general Q&A. Experience ALA’s meeting platform, Adobe Connect.

Who should attend: All elected ALA Round Table leaders who want to learn more about ALA, Round Tables and the roles and duties of Round Table leaders during a typical year in ALA. Newly elected Round Table leaders are strongly encouraged to attend this webinar.

Participants will include:

  • Mary W. Ghikas, ALA associate executive director;
  • Mary McInroy, Round Table Coordinating Assembly (RTCA) coordinator and RT representative to the ALA Conference Committee;
  • Danielle M. Alderson, ALA staff member and liaison to RTCA;
  • Tracey Hughes, chair, Map & Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT);
  • Sylvia Norton, member, ALA Budget Analysis & Review Committee (BARC), and member, ALA Executive Board;
  • Carolyn Caywood, chair elect, Retired Members Round Table (RMRT), retired public librarian.

Register for the event.


Danielle M. Alderson

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Member Programs and Services