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LITA Blog - Thu, 2020-08-13 14:40

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Cooking for a fast metabolism : eat more food and lose more weight /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-08-07 08:40

    ISBN: 9780358160298
    Author: Pomroy, Haylie


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The lantern men /

New At the Library - Fri, 2020-08-07 08:40

    ISBN: 9780358237044
    Author: Griffiths, Elly


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The last anniversary /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-08-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781094167961
    Author: Moriarty, Liane


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The Order /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-08-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9780062835208
    Author: Silva, Daniel, 1960-


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Cajun justice /

New At the Library - Wed, 2020-08-05 08:37

    ISBN: 9781549187834
    Author: Patterson, James, 1947-


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Your Core Community Update

LITA Blog - Tue, 2020-08-04 12:58

Much has been happening behind-the-scenes to prepare for Core’s upcoming launch on September 1st, so we want to update you on the progress we’ve made.

At the 2020 ALA Virtual Conference Council meetings, the ALA Council approved the creation of Core, so we’re official! It’s been a difficult summer for everyone given the global situation, but this was a milestone we’re excited to reach.

What We’ve Been Doing

In May, the Core Transition Committee (the 9 division presidents plus senior staff) formed 11 working groups of members from all 3 divisions to make recommendations about how to proceed with our awards/scholarships, budget/finance, committees, communications, conference programming, continuing education, fundraising/sponsorships, interest groups, member engagement, nominations for 2021 president-elect, publications, and standards. These groups have done an amazing amount of work in a very short time period, and we’re grateful to these members for their commitment and effort.

We’re happy to report that each group will be submitting its final report in the next week. Throughout August, the CTC will direct the implementation of recommendations in the reports. We’ll document the implementation so that we can share the process publicly and transparently with members. We’ll send you another update when we start posting this information on the current Core website later this month.

Behind the scenes, Core staff members have been working with ALA staff to build new systems and structures so that we can start the day on September 1 as a (relatively!) organized Core community. So far work has been done on changes in the member database, budget lines, our new sections, membership dues, and the like. During August, staff will be working on our new website, Connect site, committee rosters, online learning setup, new communication channels, and other infrastructure pieces.

What’s Happening in September

On September 1, your current division membership(s) will automatically switch to a Core division membership. You won’t have to do anything: your ALA username and password won’t change, and your membership expiration date will remain the same. As the date gets closer, we’ll provide more information about how to access your existing groups and join new ones.

A Nominating Committee of the 3 division Past Presidents, led by member Ted Quiballo, issued a call for nominations for President-Elect last month. In September, we’ll announce and provide information about the two candidates who will be running for this position. The President ballot will include the 3 current Presidents of our divisions (the 2 not elected will remain on the Board).

We’ll run an election for President and President-Elect in October using our ALA Connect community. As described in the Core Proposal, this will provide us with the 17 members of the transitional Board of Directors (2020-21) who will begin governing in November. We’ll be announcing the election through email, on the website, on social media, and everywhere else we can to make sure you have a chance to vote, so watch for more details next month.

If you want to help shape the next phase of Core, you can volunteer to be on a working group to make recommendations for how we proceed with advocacy, content coordination, the Virtual Exchange, the in-person Forum, Leadership Development and Mentoring, Preservation Week, and Sustainability.

We fully expect that the first year of Core will be transitional, and for some areas the transition will continue into the second year. That’s expected and a part of the process, though it can feel uncomfortable at times. We’re on this journey together, and we can’t do this without you, so please reach out to us with any questions, suggestions, or concerns you have.

Sincerely,

The Core Transition Committee

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The fussy eaters' recipe book : 135 quick tasty and healthy recipes that your

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9781982155810
    Author: Karmel, Annabel


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The Irish princess : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9781094162539
    Author: Harper, Karen


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The wedding thief : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9780316421638
    Author: Simses, Mary


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A walk along the beach : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9780399181375
    Author: Macomber, Debbie


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Sex and vanity : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9780385546287
    Author: Kwan, Kevin


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The wicked sister /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9780735213036
    Author: Dionne, Karen


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The Jane Austen Society /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9781250272188
    Author: Jenner, Natalie


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When she was good : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9781982103637
    Author: Robotham, Michael, 1960-


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Sucker punch /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9781984804433
    Author: Hamilton, Laurell K.


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The new husband /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9781250270559
    Author: Palmer, Daniel, 1962-


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Deadlock /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9781501193699
    Author: Coulter, Catherine


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Half Moon Bay : a novel /

New At the Library - Sat, 2020-08-01 08:30

    ISBN: 9780525620082
    Author: Kellerman, Jonathan


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Free LITA Webinar ~ Library Tech Response to Covid-19 ~ August 5th

LITA Blog - Fri, 2020-07-31 14:00

Sign up for this free LITA webinar: Library Tech Response to Covid-19

Libraries are taking the necessary precautions to create a safe environment during the pandemic. Social distancing isn’t the only solution, but providing access to loanable technologies, including handling and quarantine of equipment, cleaning, and other safety and health concerns are just some of the measures put in place.

With the ongoing disruption to library services caused by COVID-19, what reopening planning policies should be considered for usage?

In this free 90-minute presentation, our presenters will share tips that might be helpful to other librarians before they reopen.

The presenters will also talk about the evolution of the phased plan from the establishment of a temporary computer lab in the library as COVID-19 began to spread in March 2020, to the current phased approach for gradual reopening. Justin will also offer insight into managed access, technology and services, workflows, messaging, and expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don’t miss it. Register now!

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