SCRLC's Annual Meeting

Oct 4, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Board of Trustees invites you to attend SCRLC's 53rd Annual Meeting

Planning Our Future - for everyone engaged in or wanting to do strategic planning for their organization

Where: Traditions at the Glen, Johnson City, NY

Time: 9:00-2:30


Deadline to register: Monday, September 30th by Noon


Strategic planning is an activity that all of us are engaged in on a fairly regular basis, no matter our library, library system, or other cultural organization.


This year we are pleased to have Kirby Edmonds of TFC Associates facilitating the workshop. Goals for the workshop are to learn:

  • some basic approaches to strategic planning
  • how we can overcome strategic planning challenges
  • how to incorporate equity and inclusion in the planning process. Being an inclusive organization is essential for all of us, so this is a great opportunity to work with this aspect of the planning process.


  • 9:00-9:30 Registration & refreshments
  • 9:30-12:15 Planning Our Future
  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 Feedback on Priorities
  • 1:30-1:45 Design Team Volunteers
  • 1:45 - 2:30 Business Meeting
    • Call to Order - James Galbraith, President
    • Roll Call
    • Approval of 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes - Jim Galbraith
    • President's Report - Jim Galbraith
    • Financial Report - Sarah Glogowski, Treasurer
    • Executive Director's Report - Mary-Carol Lindbloom
    • Board of Trustees Elections (Candidates Biographies) - Jim Galbraith
    • Bylaws Language Update Approval
    • Presentation of Awards
    • Adjournment of Business Meeting
  • 2:30Wrap-up/Close


Our Facilitator for Day: Kirby Edmonds

photo of Kirby Edmonds

Kirby Edmonds is the managing partner of TFC Associates, a human relations training and consulting firm based in Ithaca, New York. Kirby is a management consultant, mediator and trainer with experience in the areas of team-building, supervisory issues, building and valuing diversity in the workplace, cultural competence as well as managing conflict and stress in the work environment. He has several years experience working on diversity in corporate, higher education and public school environments. He has been a consultant to public-private partnerships throughout the country, a mediator and trainer of mediators for over 30 years.


He has helped design and facilitate dialogues for racial understanding, healing and reconciliation, "Talking Circles on Race and Racism" for the Multicultural Resource Center in Ithaca, and trained over 35 volunteer Talking Circles facilitators.


He is also a Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator for Dorothy Cotton Institute, a project of the Center for Transformative Action. In that capacity he is managing and delivering programs on human rights education to public school educators and community youth workers developing programs on civic engagement and working as network manager for the Building Bridges Initiative, a county-wide project with the vision of a "socially just, ecologically sound local economy that works for everyone".






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