The LIT-SIS Executive Committee met last Tuesday, December 1. Here’s what we talked about:
The biggest agenda item was our proposed merger with the Digitization and Educational Technology Special Interest Section (DET-SIS). Some quick background: because of the significant overlap in our missions and our membership, LIT-SIS and DET-SIS have been discussing the possibility of merging for a couple of years now, and the time has finally come to bring the proposal to the AALL Executive Board.
The next step is to present a petition to merge our SIS-es at the next AALL Executive Board meeting. They’ve asked us to get as many members to sign on to the petition as possible, so get your petition-signing pens (keyboards?) ready – we’ll be doing a major drive for signatures and member input starting in the new year.
We also discussed some of the logistical details associated with the merger. Technically, we’ll propose to