Date Posted : April 20 2018
2018 Symposium for Trustees & Library Managers:
The Human Resources Symposium hosted by ALTA and PLSB on February 23 & 24th, was a great success with over 170 people participating. The agenda was packed with guest speakers who delved into many of the topics we are all facing; new employment standards, job descriptions, performance appraisal, personnel policies, working alone, benefits, board and staff relations, grievances and best practices.
If you missed it, please contact Jen Anderson at PLSB, as there are still some USB sticks available with all the speakers notes, just send her a fast email if you would like one mailed out to you!
If you rather hear all the symposium highlights and are attending the 2018 ALC, be sure to head into “Trustee Solutions” session, see the full schedule below.
Join us for the following Trustee Sessions:
Thursday3:00 Trustee Welcome Table
Friday 10:45 B2 Creating Better Communities Thru Libraries
1:30 C1 Trustees 2.0
4:00 ALTA AGM in the Clubhouse
Saturday 1:45 F2 Everything to know about your Library Director
1:30 G1 Trustee Connect,
3:00 H9 Trustee Solutions
The Education Committee is gearing up for another busy year. This year they are tackling the Trustee Handbook. The new 2018 version will be updated, featuring more content, more resources and possibly templates! They have many other projects including educational podcast or series of YouTube educational mini videos, cross your fingers the grant funding is approved! They are also developing additional educational sessions for Regional System Library Conferences.
Meet your New ALTA Board Team 2018
President Dr Tanya Pollard (Term begins April 27, 2018)
Area 1 (Peace) Brenda Kerr (Alternate position is open)
Area 2 (Yellowhead) Dr Tanya Pollard Jocelyn Pelkey, Alternate
Area 3 (Parkland) Bob Green Jane Skocodopole, Alternate
Area 4 (Marigold) Lennox Gomes Geoff Ball, Alternate
Area 5 (Chinook Arch) Vic Mensch Doug Logan, Alternate
Area 6 (Shortgrass) Ernest Mudie (Alternate position is open)
Area 7 (Metro) Colleen Burton-Ochocki Barbara Hahn, Alternate
Area 8 (Northern Lights) Jennifer Anheliger Stephen Defoe, Alternate
EPL Jill Scheyk Nazir Mulji, Alternate
CPL Judy Gray Avnish Mehta, Alternate
Sadly we say goodbye to some of our former ALTA Team…
We would like to thank all of you for your tremendous service & dedication to ALTA!
President Laura Ross-Giroux
Area 1 (Peace) Raoul Johnson
Area 4 (Marigold) Lois Bedwell, Alternate
Area 6 (Shortgrass) Catharine Richardson
Area 7 (Metro) Stuart McGowan
Area 8 (Northern Lights) Larry Tiedemann
2018 ALTA Memberships
If you are still not getting the Trustee Voice – electronic newsletter, please check with your Library Manager to ensure your 2018 Membership is paid and she has added your email address onto your ALTA membership account. But if you‘re in a hurry you can always check it out on line at the ALTA website. www.librarytrustees.ab.ca
ALTA Board Meetings for 2018
April 26th, 6:00 pm, ALC Dining Room, Jasper
May 17, 6:30 p.m.
June 1-3, Board Retreat in Caroline, AB. (Lazy M Guest Ranch)
September 20th, 6:30 p.m.
November 22, 6:30 p.m.