For immediate release | November 16, 2012

'Going Virtual Without Going Mad' webinar

CHICAGO — Want to make it easier for your membership to get involved in national activities? Looking to understand ALA policies regarding what can and cannot be done virtually? Having trouble with your current virtual set-up? Plan to attend this FREE, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 for answers to these questions and more.

Learning outcomes:

  • Review of ALA policies regarding virtual meetings, open meetings;
  • Review good meeting skills, virtual or real;
  • Hear from and question two round table (RT) leaders who will describe switching many of their RT meetings to virtual meetings;
  • Interact with presenters in a general Q&A;
  • Experience ALA’s new meeting platform, Adobe Connect.

Who should attend:

ALA members/group leaders who want to switch to a more virtual method of conducting committee and/or board business.

Sponsoring Unit:

Round Table Coordinating Assembly (RTCA)


Mary Ghikas, ALA associate executive director.

Hallie Pritchett, map and federal regional depository librarian, University of Georgia Libraries, and former Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) chair.

Linda Crook, reference librarian, Washington State University, and former New Members Round Table (NMRT) chair.

Carolyn Caywood, Retired Members Round Table chair elect, retired public librarian




One hour

Date & times:

Wednesday, Nov. 28, Noon Pacific time, 2 p.m. Central time, 3 p.m. Eastern time

How to register:

Send your email address and round table affiliation (if any) to Danielle Alderson, ALA Round Table Staff Liaison at


For questions about registration, contact Daniele Alderson at (800) 545.2433 or email

For other questions or comments related to the webinar, contact Mary McInroy at (319) 335-6247 or email at


Danielle Alderson

Sr Administrative Assistant

Member Programs & Services (MPS)

800-545-2433 ext.3213