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President's Report
« on: January 14, 2021, 06:49:02 PM »
President's Report January 2021

Happy New Year! Hope everyone is safe, healthy, and  happy.

On December 11, we hosted the virtual happy hour - Holiday Ugly Sweater event. Thanks to Jill for the Zoom coordination. It was several hours of fun and there was a request to host a regular Zoom happy hour.
I contacted the SUNYLA Archivist for an update, since there has been little communication in that area. There is a report.

Review of the Mentor Award (under Old Business)
The Wind Beneath Our Wings Award (WBOWA)

Mentors are vital for the professional growth of library professionals.  This award honors and encourages the efforts and dedication of individuals in the library field who have demonstrated exceptional commitment with mentoring members of SUNYLA. It acknowledges support a SUNYLA member received to expand their knowledge and expertise within the library and information field.

Award criteria

Eligibility for the Award acknowledges mentorship support of one or more SUNYLA members to reach professional goals within a SUNYLA library.

Nominators must be a current SUNYLA member in good standing for at least 2 years.

Award recipients do not need to be SUNYLA members.

A nomination letter highlighting the nominee’s mentoring activities and how they have made and impact for at least one SUNYLA member's library career.

We had one comment regarding Bylaw Draft (under Old Business) :
I am curious about this in the bylaws:
3.3 Student membership is available to individuals enrolled at least half-time in a library or information science program, provided they are not eligible for another membership category. After leaving school, the former student member may renew SUNYLA membership as a first-time member. 
>>> Why not eliminate the "at least half-time" language? 

Carol Anne