Lisa Rosenblum was hired as King County Library System Executive Director in January 2018. Prior to KCLS, she served as Director and Chief Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library in New York City.
Lisa has worked in the library sector for more than three decades. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Lisa currently serves on the University of Washington Information School MLIS Advisory Board.
From 12:00pm to 12:30pm, before the official meeting starts, Paul Lwali will host a pre-meeting social. A great time to catch up with BRC friends you haven’t been able to talk to with the current COVID-19 situation.
To participate, join the Microsoft Teams meeting invite 30 minutes early and turn on camera and microphone. Don’t forget to turn them back off when the official meeting starts.
Please note that we will have to reissue the Microsoft Teams meeting invite, you will see a cancellation followed by a new invite. This is to reconfigure the dial-in functionality to avoid phone number announcements. You can expect these to be sent out on Monday morning.
Computer Requirements & Instructions
In order to participate in this meeting, you do NOT need an @bellevuerotary.net account.
Here are the equipment requirements:
- A broadband internet connection (if you can play Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/YouTube, you should have enough bandwidth).
- A computer or tablet less than about 5 years old.
- Up-to-date OS (Windows, MacOS, iPad, Android all work).
- Ability to listen to sound from your device (headset/speakers/built-in audio).
- A webcam is NOT required to participate.
Use these step-by-step instructions to join the meeting (with special thanks to Sarah Wine and her husband Jason for putting these together).
Steve McConnell explains how to use Microsoft Teams
As we realize that there will be technical issues and not everybody is as comfortable with this style of meetings, President Rachele has indicated that everybody will get automatic attendance credit for the virtual meetings, regardless whether you were able to join or not.
Many people have asked how they can support the work of Overlake Medical Center caregivers during this unprecedented crisis. The hospital is in need of monetary contributions, donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the kind, supportive words of our community.
Please visit https://www.overlakehospital.org/COVIDsupport for information on donating funds or supplies.
If you have stories to share or messages of encouragement for our heroic caregivers, please visit the Overlake Heroes Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/overlakeheroes/. Photos and videos may also be posted there and are especially appreciated.
With the current situation, this meeting will be held virtually. Please reach out to John Campbell to be invited.
Here is a brief description of the book from Amazon:
Educated: A Memoir / Tara Westover
Number-one New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe best seller
Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review
One of President Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year
Bill Gates’s Holiday Reading List
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
As the current situation is going require us to not meet in person for the foreseeable future, it might make sense to host your next committee meeting online.
Bellevue Rotary has Microsoft Teams subscriptions to support this. Your committee chair can schedule meetings in Microsoft Teams using these instructions.
Feel free to reach out to Jeffrey van Gogh if you have any questions on this process.
Here are some tips on how to effectively participate in a virtual meeting, applicable to both the Tuesday meetings as well as smaller committee meetings.
- Avoid background noise while not muted (e.g. no typing, eating etc.)
- Mute your microphone whenever not talking (see #1).
- Silence your phone, noise carries over the microphone and the ring/buzzing can be very distracting.
- Use video when possible (so much of human communication is through facial expressions). An exception is large meetings, where too many video streams would be distracting.
- When using video, dress appropriately and be aware that your surroundings are also recorded (messy bedroom, children/pets walking around).
- Don’t share the meeting with others without having agreement from the meeting organizers, uninvited guests can make people feel uncomfortable.
- Avoid interrupting others, especially with video chat there is sometimes a bit of a lag, raise your hand on video or use the chat option to virtually raise your hand.
- Participate, if you’re not used to online meetings, it is tempting to just “listen in”, don’t break #7, but make sure to raise your hand and contribute.
- Be on-time, especially as online meetings often have some equipment issues, being late will just add to reducing productivity
- When joining using a Tablet or Phone with video, please do not hold the device in your hands, shaking video is very distracting, please make sure the device is placed on a stable surface.
- Expect that there may be technical issues – keep calm and carry on!
Our Club Administrator, Tara Lystad has finished chemo, had a successful surgery and will be starting radiation treatments mid April for 5 weeks. During these treatments, she is continuing her work for the BRC. Please contact her as you normally would at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 425.998.7542.