Saturday’s Membership Meeting - Focus on Libraries and the Communities They Serve
This year, the Membership Meeting is focusing on libraries and the communities they serve and support. Two speakers from the New Orleans area will talk about post-Katrina rebuilding of their respective libraries and the impact these libraries had on their communities.
Linda Hill-Smith, curator/archivist at the Center for African/African American Studies at Southern University, and Idella Washington, the librarian at the William Hart Elementary School in Gretna, Louisiana (and former librarian at the Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans), will talk about the challenges and successes of serving campus communities after Katrina and the key role libraries played in their students’ lives. Celebrate libraries and their powerful service to the community! Also, join colleagues for reports from the ALA Executive Director, ALA President, and other ALA leaders on the “state of the Association.”
Time is reserved for resolutions on topics brought by Membership that can help shape Association policy. Your ideas and votes matter. Come, participate, and help shape the future of ALA. Any member can introduce a resolution at a Membership Meeting. Send your resolution to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the meeting; the ALA Resolutions Committee will review and make copies of the resolution for distribution to members at the meeting. Resolutions passed by the Membership will be forwarded to the ALA Council. If Council approves a resolution, it will be acted upon by the Association.
ALA Membership Meeting, Saturday, June 25, 3:30–5 p.m., MCC LaNouvelle Orleans Ballroom