[Libs-Or] ALA Executive Director Education Requirements
diedre08 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 08:07:43 PST 2017
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On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 9:12 PM Diedre Conkling <diedre08 at gmail.com> wrote:
> ALA MEMBER ALERT
> Do you agree that a library degree is essential for the Executive Director
> of ALA? Please sign the petition to reinstate this requirement. The
> degree required includes an ALA-accredited Master's Degree or a
> CAEP-accredited Master's Degree with a specialty in school library media.
> Click on the link below to sign. Please re-post widely.
> The great thing about this is that having this question on the ballot all
> ALA Members will have the opportunity to officially express their opinion
> on this subject.
> After you login the page may seem a little odd. Go ahead and click on that
> you want to sign the petition. When you do this the full petition appears.
> You will then need to write out your full name and hit another button to
> finish signing the petition.
> A little background:
> Last month, in a rushed, unprecedented online vote, ALA Council voted in
> favor of removing the requirement for the ALA Executive Director to hold
> the MLS degree. ALA Council had just reaffirmed the 2000 Council decision
> that the ALA Executive Director must have an MLS at the 2017 Annual
> Conference. Just months later they changed this position to preferred
> instead of required.
> And for you bureaucracy junkies membership petitions are allowed according
> to the ALA Constitution, Article VI, Section 4 c (
> http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/constitution/constitution). Yes,
> because this is a membership organization we can overturn Council decisions.
> *Diedre Conkling*
> *Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
> 541-265-3066Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*
> <diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
> *Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>
> “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change
> your attitude.”―Maya Angelou
*Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
541-265-3066Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*
<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
*Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change
your attitude.”―Maya Angelou
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