ATXConnect --May 2019 Print

President's Message

I am a theme-oriented person, it is the way my brain works. Like a well-planned party, having a theme for a large goal with lots of players gives a cohesiveness to all the details. This year’s theme for the Chapter Board and at large is cohesiveness itself.  

On a Board level, our committees are working hard together to give each month a consistency with the materials in newsletters and social media that tie into the education we provide at our Lunch & Learns. Another example is providing more benefit to our members through our business partners by offering new opportunities like our Headshot Photoshoot by Lindberg Portraits at our May 23 Lunch & Learn.  

We are also committed to keeping the Chapter more plugged in. This comes with more communication on the benefits your membership provides on a chapter and association level. Early planning on the board’s part and getting the word out to you timely allows for your calendar availability and ultimate participation.  

On a personal level, I have many wonderful professional and close-knit friendships through this organization. I would like to forge more. I plan on reaching out to members I do not know so well and scheduling a lunch. I would love to hear from you as well (holly.pulido@graybecker.com), let’s get it on the calendar!  

Sincerely, 

Holly Pulido 

President, Austin Chapter ALA 

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National Conference Recap

The 2019 ALA National Conference was made extra special with the induction of fellow member, James Cornell III as President.  Congratulations, James!

  

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Items of Interest

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The next ALA book club is June 26th.  We are reading Good to Great by Jim Collins.  No RSVP needed.  Meeting place to be announced in June.  For questions, contact Julie Smith at julie@appealsplus.com or 512-439-3230.  Hope to see you there!

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Calendar of Events

MAY LUNCH & LEARN

Project Lifecycle - Sanity, Survival and Success
Speaker: MaryPat Baringer
May 23, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Headliner Club - 20th Floor
Chase Tower - 221 W 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
 
JUNE LUNCH & LEARN
 
ADAPT-ABILITY: The Power to Succeed in Times of Change
Speaker: Abby Vasek
June 27, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Headliner Club - 20th Floor
Chase Tower - 221 W 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

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