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SLA February 2022 Open Board Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Tom Rink
21:30
Jon-Luc is correct. I had to reregister to get in
Heather Kotula 
26:20
My internet connection is unstable so I am turning off my camera for a while
Alison Verbeck
27:21
The original link didn't work, but I just got an email with the new link and got in.
Sharon Lenius
30:11
Tried several times; always timed out. Received Monica's note to re-register, which I clicked on and got screen with my info and at bottom said, "Join Here" Internet probably hung up today with world situation.
Nabi Hasan
31:23
There was a problem with the link received earlier with registration. SLA responded with a fresh link which worked after registering again
Seema Rampersad
34:47
I am Indo-Caribbean, I was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean which was the home of the indigenous First Peoples.According to our National Library and Informaiton Service of Trinidad and the Arawakan Tribe dominated the Caribbean Islands. They were settled communities with agricultural based economies, and having well developed cultures. The Cariban societies never achieved the state of civilization displayed by the Arawakan tribes; they were more nomadic than the Arawaks. There is still a small indigenous community in Trinidad and Tobago and we celebrate First Peoples Day.Over the last 500 years Trinidad has seem home to European colonisers with other settlers (be it through slavery or indentureship) to Africans, Asian and Indians migrants.I am married to an Italian.I now live in London in Great Britain.
Elaine Lasda
37:05
It is with gratitude and humility that I acknowledge that I am learning, speaking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mochican people who are the indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. I pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as I commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.
James Manasco
42:38
Drink
Stephen Abram
42:46
Finally got in. PathLMS.com was down for everyone and then Zoom wouldn't connect on the first three tries.
Anne Barker
44:14
Thanks for continuing to try, Stephen! We waited until almost 15 after to allow people to join. The session is also being recorded.
James Manasco
53:58
Where can I find the call for volunteers?
Tom Rink
55:41
James, I just forwarded you the email announcement
Shelly Ray
56:42
Tom, would you mind forwarding it to me as well? rays@metro.net
Pam Scianna, SLA
56:55
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLA22Volunteers
Tom Rink
56:58
Shelley, sure.
James Manasco
57:14
Thanks, Tom! Apparently the announcement went out today.
Alexandra Hauser
58:53
It did, I received the email at 11am est
James Manasco
01:04:52
I thought it was odd to go this long in the year without a set budget.
James Manasco
01:05:36
You don't already get that, Anne???
James Manasco
01:06:21
Good idea, Anne!!!
James Manasco
01:07:23
Interesting that there were more executive sessions between 2016-2020.
James Manasco
01:08:41
Shouldn't the whole board have the complete financial picture of the association? We elected them all, right?
Stephen Abram
01:11:41
Anne and Heather's motion s great. The Board is in a precarious position around their fiduciary duties.
James Manasco
01:12:16
Excellent!!!!
Stephen Abram
01:12:28
Excellent!
James Manasco
01:15:42
Great call-outs, Anne!
Heather Kotula 
01:20:34
Credibility, JonLuc?
Heather Kotula 
01:20:41
Is that the right word?
Carrie Wardzinski
01:20:51
Yes. correct word.
Sharon Lenius
01:20:59
MLA Certificaations
James Manasco
01:21:01
Good word.
Stephen Abram
01:21:54
Be careful to not confuse cautions and questions with objections.
Heather Kotula 
01:22:16
Stephen would you expand on that, please?
Stephen Abram
01:22:23
Also, the feedback needs to be couched in the age/stage needs of members.
JonLuc Christensen
01:22:28
I feel that there was also a sense of “we should partner with those who already offer, rather than create our own products.”
Deb Hunt
01:23:05
I agree with JonLuc about partnering.
Stephen Abram
01:23:32
Credentials can get respect through Credly or IASET as well as through consortial offerings like The Partnership of most library associations in Canada.
JonLuc Christensen
01:23:41
Agreed Anne - I don’t know how we compete with someone like Learn Six Sigma, but we could specialize in partnership
Julie Snyder
01:23:49
+1 to info pro project management!
Sharon Lenius
01:23:51
Some Library Schools have a Project Mgt Course.
Eugene Giudice
01:24:36
To Anne's point, PMI is still considered the gold standard for project and program management.
Laura Walesby
01:24:44
I'd suggest we lean into our current strengths as well. The CI series is really great for example.
Stephen Abram
01:25:14
I saw the critical thinking nature of our field be interpreted as criticism or lack of need when it was really about cautions to be addressed with a solid business plan for education as a member benefit and revenue source.
Heather Kotula 
01:25:48
Thanks Stephen
Stephen Abram
01:26:42
Our need for Lean Six Sigma is how to address a process that is focused on mistakes and costs instead of positive outcomes and value.
Christine Geluk
01:28:53
AIIM actually has their own certification programs like https://www.aiim.org/education-section/cip
Christine Geluk
01:29:29
AIIM initial focus many many years ago was records management; so a lot of their members are record managers
Seema Rampersad
01:30:04
Seems content and info management too now.
Stephen Abram
01:30:28
There are many consulting processes that address the frameworks for making these kinds of decisions. I've worked at several companies and academic settings where we needed to prioritize with a vision. We can't pick one topic to start and grow organically with knowing where we want to be in the end.
Heather Kotula 
01:31:40
I think we need to see a plan/business plan before we discuss this further
James Manasco
01:32:07
Great idea, Stephen!
Stephen Abram
01:33:25
This is far too complex and vital a decision to discuss the solution first. Discuss the process to achieve a decision and what success looks like.
Sharon Lenius
01:33:43
Checkout ER&L - Academic focused
Heather Kotula 
01:33:48
+1 Stephen
James Manasco
01:34:58
Absolutely Stephen!
Christine Geluk
01:42:07
Brandy is planning a DICE-sponsored social justice session . Thanks Brandy!
Leslie Reynolds
01:48:40
I have to run, but want to thank you for holding these open board meetings.
Leslie Reynolds
01:49:03
Also, nominate yourself or colleagues for the board, please and thank you all
James Manasco
01:55:44
Was the vote for the addendum confirmed by the entire board?
JonLuc Christensen
01:55:57
There were 3 last minute questions asked, could we be sure those are responded to - even if it is in writing after the meeting?