Dear APLA Members:
A proposal that advocacy be inscribed as one of the ongoing responsibilities of all provincial vice presidents was discussed by the APLA Executive at their Fall meeting. The case put forward was that, with this “recruitment” method, the Advocacy Committee would automatically renew itself, and the vice presidents would take on a fulfilling new role as the eyes and ears for emerging library issues within their respective provinces. APLA’s advocacy efforts could take on a new momentum as a result.
The APLA Executive voted to support the proposal and a standing order revision will be brought forward to the 2017 OGM for approval of the membership. In the meantime, the current vice presidents have agreed to take on the advocacy role, for which I heartily thank them.
As a committee, we rely on you to inform us of issues, potential, emerging or ongoing. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any one of us. We are:
Carolyn DeLorey, VP, Nova Scotia
Mathieu Lanteigne, VP, New Brunswick
Becky Smith, VP, Newfoundland & Labrador
Grace Dawson, VP, Prince Edward Island
Suzanne van den Hoogen, APLA President, ex officio
Kathryn Rose, VP, President Elect, ex officio
And myself, Jocelyne Thompson, Convener. Our contact information can be found at http://www.apla.ca
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