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October 7, 2019

2019 Election Results

As of October 4, 2019, CLA has 1,487 voting members. 10% of that number constitutes a quorum for a valid election.

234 votes were cast using the online voting system, but 21 of those did not have a current member number and not counted.

President

# of Votes Cast

% Votes Cast

Jayanti Addelman

142

61%

Heather Cousins

69

29%

At-Large Representative (the top 2 are elected)

Jeanette Contreras

88

38%

Brandy Buenafe

81

35%

Susan Broman

78

33%

Brian Edwards

56

24%

Madeline Bryant

53

23%

Dana Vinke

40

17%

Student Representative

Mayra Fuentes

21

9%

Danny Thien Le

18

8%


Are you in favor of setting $40 as the annual dues for paraprofessionals joining CLA as Voting Members?

Yes

197

84%

No

15

6%


 

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August 1, 2019

CLA Statement RE: LinkedIn Learning
and Access to Lynda.com

The California Library Association has been closely following the conversations and discussions surrounding LinkedIn Learning’s change to access for Lynda.com library users, engaging and participating along with many concerned librarians in California, and across the United States. 

Please find a message from the California State Librarian (https://library.ca.gov/Content/pdf/pressreleases/CSL_Press_Release_LinkedInLearning_7.22.2019_Final.pdf), and a message from the American Library Association (http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2019/07/ala-urges-linkedin-learning-reconsider-changes-terms-service-impair-library) regarding the changes for access to Lynda.com, and the privacy implications.

While CLA is disappointed in the decision of LinkedIn Learning, we are proud of California's strong privacy laws that protect the library use of all our patrons.  This includes the California specific Government Code section protecting patron privacy in use of resources from their public library.  You can find this provision, along with other California Library Laws here: http://www.library.ca.gov/services/to-libraries/library-laws/ and we encourage all Librarians to be well informed.

These protections, and the principles that enable all to use their public library, are further enshrined in local privacy policies, our adherence to professional practices, and the daily work we do for Californians every day.  

In addition, along with the American Library Association, we “encourage library vendors to respect the privacy and confidentiality of library users.”  We also encourage you all to review your policies and procedures as they pertain to privacy, review the hyperlinked information, and determine the best course of action for your respective libraries. 

Respectfully,

Michelle Perera, CLA President and the CLA Board