July 2, 2010
Resignation by Vendor Liaison
I received an email from an academic librarian informing me that "Marian [Parker] resigned the position a week ago and does not deserve your continued ire." My concerns about the Vendor Liaison were more about the position itself than the person filling it. With regard to the person in the position I simply quoted from what she had herself written in her report to the AALL Executive Board. It was done to make the point that what the AALL Board had done in creating this position was to eviscerate a committee that was held in high regard by the members of AALL. A fellow blogger reminded me that when you serve in an official AALL capacity there needs to be transparency and accountability. I am hoping that the AALL Executive Board takes a step back and re-evaluates this position.
Interesting that the membership has not been notified of this - especially considering all of the postings on this issue. I am a new member of CRIV and I can tell you the CRIV members weren't informed of this development either. Thank you Caren for keeping us informed.
Posted by: Liz Reppe | Jul 2, 2010 8:34:55 AM
This is good news! Thanks Caren for keeping us
informed. I hope the CRIV Committee can be
reinstated and continue the impartial and
important work they do for the membership.
There was no personal attack on anyone that I discerned in any of the statements I read.
However, it is important that Committee members
and AALL keep us informed of any changes in the
organizational structure of the Association.
Posted by: Phoebe Ruiz-Valera | Jul 2, 2010 7:43:56 AM
Thanks for the informative set of posts. CRIV certainly had the reputation of not being mere vendor shills, and it would be great to think that would continue.
Posted by: David Whelan | Jul 2, 2010 6:55:04 AM