FAFLRT Meeting Minutes June 8, 2017

FAFLRT Board Meeting – June 8, 2017










Approve May meeting minutes


ALA Annual Conference

  • Check with speakers; confirm for Funding Mandates and Leadership & Librarianship sessions
  • Equipment request for program rooms
  • Moderators, check on the rooms 30 minutes prior to event

 Award Ceremony

  • Transfer of funds for food and beverage completed
  • Kathleen will present Anne’s award
  • Karl will present Vicky’s award
  • Virginia will present Heather’s award
  • ASCLA is responsible for room setup
  • Kathleen will have awards mailed to her hotel in Chicago
  • Request to Richard for reimbursement


Membership Meeting

  • On Sunday, June 25th 1:00-2:30
  • Will discuss FAFLRT/ASCLA merger
  • Updates and legislative matters will also be discussed


FAFLRT Board lunch on Sunday

  • We will meet after the Dr. Scott program to go to lunch in the vicinity of the convention center.

Decided against printing brochure.

Website – after ALA Annual, several web pages will require updating.

Federal Librarian – Fall issue released around late September or early October 2017.

ASCLA/FAFLRT Merger – many details to be worked out before the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.  At that meeting, FAFLRT and ASCLA representative will need to present a detailed proposal to merge the two units to the Committee on Operations.

Partial list of issues to address:

  • Features of the merger
  • Possible new name for the merged entity
  • Interest Groups
  • Social media presence, e-mail list, newsletter under the new structure