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LLAMA/MAES DCLM minutes
Date: Monday, April 13 12-1PM (ET)
1. Recorder: John Wiggins
2. Roll Call: Nancy Fawley, Jennifer Fuentes, Kari Lucas, Sarah Naper, Donna Smith, Connie Strittmatter, John Wiggins
3. Call for Additional Agenda Items: none contributed
4. Approve Minutes: no changes; minutes approved as appear at http://connect.ala.org/node/237879
5. Working Group Reports
5a. Reviews of Tools (Donna Smith)
Working group is creating a list of basic elements to include in reviews, and plans to do a few reviews as an example, then share with DCLM for feedback, next steps.
To start, our reviews are likely to appear on ALA Connect. Based on a great suggestion by Connie, we’ll explore contributing them to LLAMA journal as a column (John will find appropriate contact to pursue)
5b. What's Your Story? (Sarah Naper)
Three webinars have been proposed, the first one, introduction to research design has been drafted as an outline available at: http://connect.ala.org/node/237923. Working group is proposing a one or one-and-a-half hour webinar with four components: what is research design?, why we care about research design, identifying a problem to research and phrasing the research question, choosing appropriate methodology for the problem.
Working group would like feedback on this proposal—see link to Google Document with discussion (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oVUUDS2zyx00tFslmsrialzyu3WKHWgYrtsdquCOklc/edit). The WG is also seeking nominations/connections to speakers on this topic.
Work will continue soon on the subsequent pieces; we’ll reach out to the Using Data committee to coordinate plans.
5c. Assessment Findings Repository (Connie Strittmatter)
Following up on Jessame’s presentation from last meeting, fleshing out ideas for repository to develop proposal to LLAMA Innovation Fund. Ideas include (among others) workshops to promote repository, and ALA groups that we can collaborate with to help set up the repository. There’s no deadline for submission to LLAMA Innovation Fund; looking for DCLM feedback to fine-tune submission (see our Google Doc at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TAzT67D5KPzADz7LVMIyWJuj_gVW6cVJth70ZkcZojA/edit ).
Use case—Nancy noted that following up on an Assessment in Action report (abstracts), it can be challenging to discover more details or to access data. Nancy, Connie and John will follow up with contacts already in the AIA effort (offered by ACRL) to see what the experiences of folks in the program are and what materials they might have for our proposed repository.
6. Other Old Business
6a. LLAMA's strategic directions, 2015+ (Sarah Naper)
Document is intentionally/deliberately short; LLAMA is looking for comments. Nancy suggested we link our proposal for Innovation Funding to an appropriate theme. There’s a PDF posted in our committee space for ease of reference. Nancy proposed that we consider/pursue connections among committees as part of “Create a Welcoming and Inclusive Community for Members and Potential Members”—foster connections between members [on committees]. John will share with MAES/LLAMA. International/online participation is good and also in the strategic directions; and we’ve seen positive success with Jennifer Fuentes’ participation from abroad.
6b. Looking ahead: DCLM next year (Sarah Naper)
DCLM co-chairs will send out the link to the survey again (http://bit.ly/1KukBGu) and ask DCLM members to respond by Fri April 24 with input.
7. Additional Ideas and Future Projects
7a. Call for additional ideas
John proposed an idea to recruit “intern-like” members to serve in specific, limited roles, such as a task identified via a working group, to help the committee meet its priorities/goals beyond the capacity that the current group could provide. This could provide opportunities to paraprofessionals or students in ALA, or new professionals or these seeking to explore new areas. They differ from full commitment to membership on DCLM.
How would we advertise these opportunities? Are there email lists—students in ALA or via ALISE (library educators)? Email lists (Drexel, Texas Women’s University) also can reach internationally. The co-chair group will explore further and may propose something to the committee.
8. Additional New Business: none contributed
Next meeting Monday, May 11.
Rob Withers will record next month, John Wiggins will convene.
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Welcome to the Diversity MIG of ALA. I am very glad that you have all found your way to this corner of ALA Connect. As current ALA President, Courtney Young has said, we members of the MIG will be collectively determining the direction of our community. An important charge of this MIG is to provide feedback to both the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and the Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. In this very real sense, what we do here can potentially have relevance to the entire organization of ALA and the librarian profession.
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Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer and filmmaker whose collection of 60,000 ephemeral films in the Prelinger Archives was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002. His feature-length film Panorama Ephemera (2004), depicting the conflicted landscapes of 20th-century America, played in venues around the world. His film No More Road Trips? premiered in 2013. He has made fourteen live and participatory archival programs in the Lost Landscapes series, linking urban history and urban futures, in San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles and Oakland.
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Some selected highlights from the February financial performance report:
Dues - $5,848 actual/$5252 budgeted projection YTD
Sales - $1,512
Royalties - $813
Donations - $2,779
Meal Functions - $1,035 (GLBTRT Social @ MW costs minus deposit refund from Annual caterer…finally)
Prof. Memberships $100 (FTRF)
Bank s/c - $227
Awards - $750 (Emerging Leaders support)
A/V - $1,000
Computer Rental/Internet connection $74 (MW 2015 internet charge for SBAC)
Misc. Expense - $120 ($47 GLBTRT Reviews reimb + $73.33 reimbursement to John A. for purchases @ MW, including READ mugs and a copy of “I’ll Give You The Sun” for SBAC jury deliberations)
Printing - $3,107 (Seals)
IUT/Overhead - $586
Net Asset balance at end of Feb - $235,009
- We replenished Stonewall Seals, hence the printing costs. Seals sales should be hitting the books over the next few reports.
- I am working on providing a breakdown of costs v. sales and hope to have that for you in time for the May meeting.
- The cash from the social donation should be in next month’s report.
- I will forward the reports for March as soon as they become available.
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Thank you for your continued support of ALA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)! Your membership has played a vital role in supporting the Round Table’s mission. Now more than ever we need to be visible, to promote that libraries are open to all, and to work to ensure that all libraries have GLBTQ materials.
I’d like to challenge all the members of the GLBTRT to raise at least $5,000 in 2015! You can do this right now by visiting the ALA’s website. Choose to make your donation to Emerging Leaders, Stonewall, or the General Fund for projects like the "June is GLBT Book Month" initiative!
In order to provide these stellar services to our GLBTQ community we need to continue to raise money to support next year’s Emerging Leader, to keep the Stonewall Books Awards endowment strong, and get seed money to continue our advocacy work.
Your donations have also allowed for another successful year of the Stonewall Book Awards. Since 1971 the awards have been presented to authors who have excelled in writing GLBTQ books for adults, children, and teens. Last year the GLBTRT awarded five authors with $1,000 to recognize their works.
As well, the Rainbow Book List Committee created a stellar Rainbow Book List, recommending GLBTQ fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers from birth through age 18. As you all know, having this resource available to librarians and the public can make a huge difference in a young person’s life, giving them books with characters they can identify with. The Over the Rainbow Book List Committee created a similar list highlighting adult materials.
This year the GLBTRT is sponsoring its first Emerging Leader using the donations you’ve provided. The Emerging Leaders program “is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.” I was an Emerging Leader in the class of 2014 and it was a life changing experience. It’s given me the opportunity to become involved with the GLBTRT and make new connections which are helping me serve my library community.
We are well on our way to our $5,000 goal already. At the end of 2014, Bill Cohen, publisher and owner of Harrington Park Press, donated $1,000 which is being put towards the new “June is GLBT Book Month" initiative. Ann Symons and Robert Newlen will each donate up to $500 in matching funds for the Emerging Leaders, and I raised over $600 in a bake sale. With your donations we’re sure to go well over $5,000 this coming year.
So, how can you help continue the services that the GLBTRT provides and expand upon them in the future?
- Make a tax deductible donation to ALA’s GLBTRT. We are encouraging members to designate their donation to the General Fund. Money donated here will enable the GLBTRT to spend the money where it’s most needed, including advocacy work, and more. You could also designate your donation to the Emerging Leaders Fund to match Ann and Robert’s generous donations.
- Add the GLBTRT to your will/estate as a planned gift. It’s never too early to start thinking about what will happen to our estates when we pass away. Learn more about planned giving through ALA's Development Office.
- Throw a fundraiser party. Invite friends and co-workers to a fundraiser party at a local pub or diner. Turn your social networking into a celebration of GLBTQ literature with book readings or watch one of your favorite GLBTQ movies together. Ask attendees to pitch in a couple of dollars to help the round table. Take it to another level by offering raffle tickets for handmade gifts or invite people to create artwork that can be auctioned off at your event with proceeds going to support the GLBTRT.
- Have a bake sale. This is one that I personally took up and it was a huge success! Whip up brownies and cookies and sell them off to friends, family, and coworkers. Collect the money and donate the funds to the round table.
- Write letters to people in the community who you think might be interested in supporting the round table. Hand written letters to community leaders or local businesses asking for their support can often go a long way. Make sure to let them know that their donation is tax deductible and ALA will send a thank you letter with tax information to them.
- Renew your GLBTRT membership. Your membership dues help make all of these programs happen.
There are lots of ways that you can help raise funds for and support the GLBTRT besides just opening up your own pocket book! Even something as simple as posting this link (http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/fundraising) on your favorite social media page can make people aware of the round table. Encourage your library peers to become members and/or donate. Every penny makes a difference!
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