I did it. I finally did it. And greeting me in my inbox were the words: “Someone, probably you, requested to create or renew your password for your list server account alscboard.” Yes, indeed, it was “probably me.”
But do I dare follow the link to officially subscribe to the ALSC Board Electronic Discussion List? Do I dare follow the conversations and decision making processes of library rockstars? The answer, both for myself and others who are new to the organization is a resounding “YES!” Like Board Member Amy Koester wrote in her “Meet your ALSC Board” post, “the Board actively desires the perspectives and contributions of newer members alongside those of longtime librarians.”
So how can you further plug into the actions and decisions of the ALSC Board?
- Attend open ALSC Board meetings at Midwinter and Annual
- Make use of ALSC’s Board of Director’s ALA Connect page to:
- View online meeting transcripts
- Access Board Packets (Check out the most recent Board Packet, assembled for the 2017 Annual Conference!)
- “Follow” the group and receive email updates when new information is posted
- Make use of the ALSC Governance Website Page to:
- Explore the ALSC Board Listserv Page to:
- Sign up for the ALSC Board listserv
- Search archived listserv posts (interested in finding out the tentative program selections for 2018 Annual and the National Institute? You can find these here!)
So will you do it? Will you join me in checking out some of the ALSC Board resources posted above? Will you join me in officially subscribing to the ALSC Board Electronic Discussion List? Take heart, new-to-ALSC friends, I have just recently subscribed and know what is on the other side – after subscribing, the first word you will receive in your inbox from ALSC represents what this great organization is all about: “Welcome.”
Skye Corey, Youth Services Librarian at Meridian Library District (ID), is writing this post for the Public Awareness Committee. She can be reached at email@example.com.