Council meetings–both Forums which are for informal discussion and Meetings which is where business gets done–mostly worked out well. The last Council meeting normally happens at 8 am but thanks to the virtual meeting featuring members and Councilors in their home states, meetings were in the afternoon in Vermont so that they could be not too early in Hawai’i. Meetings took place over Zoom with voting taking place via an online voting tool that worked fairly well. While there were some accessibility challenges–the Director of the California Library for the Blind is on Council and had lots of useful feedback–we were able to complete our business. Here are the actions I took. Continue reading “Vermont Chapter Councilor Report – ALA Annual 2020”
I attended the American Library Association’s first virtual conference between June 17th and June 27th. This was the first ALA Annual with new Executive Director Tracie Hall who was replacing acting Director Mary Ghikas who was filling in after the retirement of Keith Michael Fiels. Hall took over at a really difficult time with ALA reporting challenging financials even before COVID-Era consequences. I am, and have been, a big fan of her work.