Tuesday, November 2, 2010

FLA Board Highlights and Slate

Report from the October meeting of the FLA Board.
  • Established that Florida Libraries will be published entirely in electronic format in 2011
  • Approved the Association’s budget for 2011
  • Accepted the Conference Committee’s proposal for programs and schedule for the 2011 conference to be held May 4-6, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
  • Moved to extend the FLA member rate to register for the annual conference to current members of the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME)
  • Discontinued mailing of paper membership cards except upon member request
  • Set Library Legislative Day as March 29, 2011
  • Decided to withdraw from membership in the Southeastern Library Association in view of proposed fee structure without clear benefit to FLA and FLA members
  • Adopted recommendation of the Awards Committee to extend eligibility to organizations represented on the Awards Committee; members of the Committee may not vote on awards for which they or their organization/business are nominated.
  • Approved slate presented by Nominating Committee:
Vice President/President-Elect
               Linda McCarthy, College Center for Library Automation
                Barbara Stites, Florida Gulf Coast University Library
                Ruth O’Donnell , Library Consultant
                Bob Verbesey, Retired (formerly Southwest FL Library Information Network 
                and Ave Maria University)
East Central Director
                Elizabeth Killingsworth, University of Central Florida
                Min Tong, University of Central Florida
Southeast Director
                Sarah Hammill, Florida International University
                Jeannette Smithee, Southeast FL Library Information Network
West Central Director
                Paul Alford, Citrus County Public Library
                Gene Coppola, Palm Harbor Library
                Casey McPhee, Largo Public Library
ALA Councilor
                Alan Kornblau, Delray Beach Public Library
                Maria Treadwell, University of South Florida, School of Library and Information 

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