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Discussion Midwinter 2015?

by Linda Lyshol on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 03:16 pm
in ASCLA Awards Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

OK, I'm going to try this a different way.

I am Linda Lyshol and the chair of the Awards committee. I'm wondering if members of my committee are going to Midwinter or if a virtual meeting will be sufficient. Please let me know as soon as you can.

Discussion Deadline extended to Oct. 13 to apply for The American Dream Starts @ your library grant funding

by John Amundsen (staff) on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm
in The American Dream Starts @ your library

Attention American Dream Libraries!

Monday, October 13 is the new deadline for libraries to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support programs aimed at enhancing adult literacy through The American Dream Starts @ your library® initiative, as part of the fourth round of funding.  

Attention American Dream Libraries!

Monday, October 13 is the new deadline for libraries to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support programs aimed at enhancing adult literacy through The American Dream Starts @ your library® initiative, as part of the fourth round of funding.  

To be eligible for funding, the applicant institution must be a public library, or a public library with a bookmobile providing literacy services for adult English language learners, and must be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center or corporate office. Each funded library will receive a one-time grant ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Libraries from previous rounds of the project are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding with a limit of two consecutive years of funding. Once a library receives two consecutive years of funding, the library may apply again after a one-year hiatus.

Applications for funding are being accepted online through October 13, 2014. Selected applicants will be notified in early November 2014. To learn more about the American Dream Starts @ your library® and/or apply, please visit www.ala.org/americandream

To learn more about the applications, please call Zina Clark at (312) 280-4297. 

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Discussion eCOLLAB archive - AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth

by Stephanie Book (staff) on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:28 pm
in Planning Guide for Empowering Learners

Recorded and now available as complimentary content in AASL eCOLLAB archive...

Recorded and now available as complimentary content in AASL eCOLLAB archive...

Facilitated by Mary Keeling, in AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth participants learn about the modules of the AASL Planning Guide, evidence that demonstrates the strengths and needs of their programs, and ways that librarians can use the Guide to drive their own professional development.

 

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Discussion Upcoming eAcademy - AASL Planning Guide: Empowering Infinite Options for Personalized Professional Growth

by Stephanie Book (staff) on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:27 pm
in Planning Guide for Empowering Learners

Upcoming eAcademy Courses

AASL Planning Guide: Empowering Infinite Options for Personalized Professional Growth
This four-week course, designed for district supervisors and school library leaders, provides an overview of the AASL Planning Guide and Rubric grounded in principles of adult learning and peer coaching. A one year subscription to the Planning Guide module will be included with registration to the eAcademy Course. Learn more or Register.

This course will be facilitated by Mary Keeling. She also presented an AASL webinar on the Planning Guide in September 2014, which is complimentary archived content in eCOLLAB

Dates: February 16 - March 13, 2015

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Online Doc 2014-09 Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

by Melody Townley on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:27 pm
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

2014-09 Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

This document holds meeting minutes in spaces at the end of each agenda item.  The minutes for this meeting will be approved at the October board meeting.  Please share agenda/minutes amendments to the board email list.  Non-board members can submit amendments via the board contact form

 

September 22nd, 2014, 6 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

2014-09 Executive Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

This document holds meeting minutes in spaces at the end of each agenda item.  The minutes for this meeting will be approved at the October board meeting.  Please share agenda/minutes amendments to the board email list.  Non-board members can submit amendments via the board contact form

 

September 22nd, 2014, 6 pm CST

Location: Conference Call

Dial - (605) 475-4700

Enter Access Code - 974507#

 

Attendees: A. Symons, P. Coyl, A. de Campos Salles, D. McNeill, R. Hansen, M. Ciszek, L. Romans, L. Johnston, M. Townley

Guests: D. Issak

1. Call to Order

Action: The meeting will be called to order.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Minutes: The meeting was called to order at 6:03 pm CST.

 

2. Introductions

Action: Callers present should introduce themselves.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Minutes: N/A

 

 

3. Approval of Agenda

Action: Approve agenda for September 2014 meeting.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: Yes

Background Information: http://connect.ala.org/node/228740

Minutes: The agenda was approved.

 

4. Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes (5 mins)

Action: Approve minutes from August 2014 Executive Board Meeting.

Item Facilitator: Melody Townley

Vote: n/a

Background Information: http://connect.ala.org/node/228739  

Minutes: The minutes were adopted with two small changes: Carolyn Caywood should be listed as a guest instead of as a board member and Matt’s last name, “Ciszek”, was misspelled.

 

5. Treasurer's Report (5 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Dale McNeill

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information:  Dale received the financial reports from ALA that go through the end of July. In large part due to $13,865 donated in July (thanks to the challenge issued by Larry Romans) the balance of the fund as of July 31, 2014, was $203,043.

See the full report here: http://connect.ala.org/node/228567

Minutes: Dale reminded the Executive Board that his full report can be found on Connect. He plans to have a treasurer report every meeting. This year, there should be a small amount of income from advertising and the RT should finish either in the black or very close to in the black. (Reminder that fiscal years run from September to August. Currently, GLBTRT only has reports from ALA through July 31st, 2014.) Dale encouraged the membership to consider what type of things they would like to see happen in the September 2015 to August 2016 year and to speak with Dale regarding funding of new ideas. Dale hoped to have the September 2015 – August 2016 budget ready to present at the November Executive Board meeting. That way, there could be discussion and adjustment time before Midwinter, and then the budget could simply be adopted at Midwinter.

 

6. Charge for Fundraising Committee (15 mins)

Action: Motion to adopt a charge for the GLBTRT Fundraising Committee

Item Facilitator: Bylaws Committee and Larry Romans

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information: The draft charge for this committee was not adopted at the board meeting during 2013 Annual Conference because it didn't mention planned giving.

    • The charge language posed at that meeting is located here: 
  • The meeting minutes for 2013 are located here: http://connect.ala.org/node/208501
        
  • New proposed draft charge: “Identifies and solicits funds from sources, other than member dues, to increase the long term investment fund for the Stonewall Book Awards and to fund other initiatives as set forth by the GLBTRT Board. Develops and implements a fundraising plan to encourage more GLBTRT members and others to donate. Develops a list of potential individual, corporate, and foundation donors. Plans and implements planned giving, sponsorships, projects, and other fund raisers, Coordinates with the GLBTRT Treasurer and the ALA Development Office.”

Minutes: It was pointed out that committee charges are not in the purview of the Bylaws Committee. The motion to adopt a charge for the GLBTRT Fundraising Committee was passed.  Larry Romans was congratulated for his excellent challenge fundraising campaign. At Annual, the donations reached their goal. Over $15,000 in matching donations (over $30,000 total) was raised. 

 

7. GLBTRT Board Meeting Norms Proposal (15 mins)

Action: Motion to adopt the below meeting document as board procedure.

Item Facilitator: David Vess

Vote: Yes

Supporting InformationDRAFT GLBTRT Board Meeting Norms Document [Word Document, 2 Pages]

During June 13 board meeting, the board: 1. Wasn't sure if all the language was needed.  2. Brainstormed about where these procedures would be placed.  The GLBTRT Leadership Responsibilities document was one suggestion.  Board decided this was an item for the Sept 2014 Conference Call.

Minutes: David Vess was unable to attend this call, so this item was pushed back to the October Executive Board meeting.

8. Web Site Updates & Marketing Proposal (15 mins)

Action: Motion to enlist ALA design services to create custom branding for the GLBTRT website and create feature slides for use on the round table home page.  (David and David recommend priority be given to the slides.)

Item Facilitator: David Isaak, GLBTRT Web Cmte Chair & David Vess

Vote: Yes

Supporting Information:

    • Examples: Look at any of the ALA division sites. They have their own header and color  palette.
    • Costs:        
      •   
      • Design of up to 6 feature slides for website: $400-500  
      •   

      • Design of custom header for website and color scheme $400-500  
      •   

      • List of potential slides to be developed: Book Awards; Elections; Committee Volunteering; Professional Resources Page; News site; Reviews site; OTR site; Rainbow Site; 
      •   

      • If there is a concern with costs, I think it’s worth it to have professionally developed feature slides done first. We could live without a new website heading and color changes.

Minutes: David Isaak joined this call to speak on the matter. He broke the Web Committee’s website update & marketing proposal down into two main parts: feature slides and a customer header & color scheme.

He explained that all ALA divisions have “feature slides” that rotate on a timer to highlight timely information. He pointed out that currently, the GLBTRT website has many items on the right hand sidebar – but often many of these things fall “below the fold” on the website. In other words, people must scroll down to see them and they are not immediately visible to the viewer. Depending on screen size, the amount below the fold may vary dramatically. David proposed that the more timely items listed there (i.e.  a call for volunteers, yearly award announcements, etc.) would be better served by being turned into slides. That way, the unchanging items (i.e. connecting with the round table through social media), could stay on the sidebar and still be seen “above the fold”. The clarification was made that the $400-$500 proposed cost would cover ALA Design Services creating 4-6 slides. These slides should ideally either be related to perennial events that could be reused every year (i.e. the Stonewall award winners being announced) or have a text layer that could easily be edited by the Web Committee to make small cosmetic changes (i.e. a slide advertising the membership meeting or social where the date, time, and location could be changed). It was questioned whether the RT could only create slides in batches of 4-6 or whether individual slides could be designed as needed. David explained that it took roughly 6 months of regular emailing just to receive a price quote, so this would likely be a “one time deal” as it was unlikely that ALA Design Services could create a single slide in a timely manner.

The second half of the Web Committee proposal involved designing a custom header & color scheme for the GLBTRT website so that it would stand out as a distinct entity online. The GAMERT and RUSA webpages were shown as examples of divisions or RTs had created distinct headers & color schemes. Some concerns were raised about the fact that the proposal was not fully detailed. But it was clarified that the roundtable was voting on allowing the Web Committee to enlist ALA Design Services to create a set of custom designs that would then later be approved by the RT. There are currently no firm designs in place. The question was raised about seeing if ALA Design Services could incorporate the color scheme and imagery from the GLBTRT brochure into the any new website header & color scheme. The point was made that a “redesign” of the site would make the most sense if both the slides and the header & color scheme were undertaken at the same time.

A motion was made that the Board approve spending up to $1,000 for the design of up to 6 feature slides for the website and the design of a custom header & color scheme for the website. The motion was passed.

 

9. Pride Parade Update (15 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information: Message from Paul Graller:  “Sunday will be a challenge.  I have no problem with ticketing, t-shirts, waivers, etc. We are waiting for SFPL to determine how many people they can accommodate so we can set a top level for the ticketing system.  They are seeing how many vehicles they can get and think they can get appropriate numbers of ‘monitors’.”

Minutes: The Executive Board was still waiting on further word from Paul Graller. Conference Services is still working on this issue. The only update thus far is that Sunday is complicated due to the fact that Market Street (one of the streets dividing the convention center from most of the ALA approved hotels) will be closed from 5 am until 5 pm due to the Pride Parade. ALA was mostly unable to get hotels on the same side as the convention center because the hotels priced themselves out of ALA’s price range due to the expected boom in area hotel reservations due to the Pride Parade. This closure will make traveling between most hotels and the convention center very difficult. It is likely that the only  GLBTRT “program” scheduled on Sunday will be the GLBTRT Social on Sunday evening.  The Pride Parade will be an ALA ticketed event.  

 

10. Announcements

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Any

Vote: n/a

Minutes: It was reminded that August’s Executive Board meeting brought up the importance of beginning to brainstorm ways to celebrate the 45th anniversary of GLBTRT at Annual. This item was added to the parking lot for October’s meeting agenda.

A question was raised about future meeting dates and times since the delay in Emerging Leaders applications threw off the initial planned meeting time table. Matt C. announced that he would create a Doodle poll to decide times for future meetings and Ann announced that she would email out a list of proposed future meeting dates. [Note: the meeting list was mailed out and proposed future meeting dates are: October 22, November 19, December 17, January 14th, skip February, March 11, April 15, May 13, and June 10. All days are Wednesdays.]

A question was raised about the progress of the Stonewall, OTR, & Rainbow committees new volunteer selection process, given Ann’s recent email to the listserv.  One of the board members interpreted the message as a plea for volunteers and as a concern for the future of the committee and its ability to be fully manned with volunteers. The email was not intended as such, but regardless of the perceived tone, it seems to have done its job. Ann and Peter announced that they believed they should have no trouble finding volunteers for the committees. Additionally, the email opened up an interesting dialog on the listserv about why many people refrain from volunteering for the committee (inability to commit to two Midwinters plus travel expenses, the belief that so many were applying that it was unlikely to be chosen, bad timing personally for the current year, the huge time commitment that reading and judging all the books would take, etc.). Ann announced that this year’s volunteer staffing was likely to be the hardest because the committee was searching for a full 22 volunteers so that they could begin the new format of 11 members cycling on and off the committee each year. In future years, only 11 new volunteers would be needed. Ann reported that OTR and Rainbow each had 4-5 openings.   There have been many applications for the Stonewall youth subcommittee and less so for the adult subcommittee.

 

Change to Executive Session

Melody Townley recused herself from the Executive Session.

 

11. Emerging Leaders (15 mins)

Action: Update & Discussion

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Supporting Information:  The executive board will move into executive session to discuss the Emerging Leader candidates and decide upon candidate names. These names will to be sent to Beatrice Calvin, ALA Emerging Leaders program.

Minutes: The board voted to move into Executive Session to discuss the Emerging Leaders candidates. The Board voted to send forwards to ALA the names of one candidate and two alternates.

 

12. Adjournment

Action: The meeting will be adjourned.

Item Facilitator: Ann Symons

Vote: n/a

Minutes:The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 pm CST.

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Discussion 2014 ALA Annual Conference Recordings

by Andrew Horbal on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:38 am
in VRT (Video Round Table)

Full registrants can now watch and listen to all 2014 ALA Annual Conference sessions which ALA had permission to record on the conference website. Direct links to VRT-sponsored sessions can be found below:

Full registrants can now watch and listen to all 2014 ALA Annual Conference sessions which ALA had permission to record on the conference website. Direct links to VRT-sponsored sessions can be found below:

Leading Successful Media Production Services in Academic and Public Libraries: Different Models, Perspectives, and Recommendations 

Increasingly, libraries of many types are expanding their role from providers of information to supporters of content creation. This session will bring together a panel of academic and public librarians to describe how their organizations are providing media production to their communities. Discussion topics will include a brief tour of the production lab facilities, staff training, production equipment and software. This presentation will also feature examples of the various types and benefits of media projects produced by members of the academic and public library communities, with discussion on how this expansion of services aligns with the strategic goals of the library. Our panel:

  • Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Shelly McCoy, Librarian and Head, Student Multimedia Design Center, University of Delaware Library
  • Alex Hoffman, Digital Media Specialist, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Sara Sunshine Holloway, Teen Services Librarian, Tacoma Public Library

 

Video Librarianship 101 (Public Libraries) 

Are you a brand new Media Librarian? Or are you a librarian who suddenly finds yourself in some way having to deal with video issues? Not sure you what you are doing? Not sure what you should be doing? Panic no more! This program is designed specifically to help you learn the basics of video librarianship. Our panel of speakers will be taking on such topics as building the best video collection for your community; streaming; DVD security issues; and putting on that film series that will absolutely wow your community. There will be time available for questions, discussion, and the sharing of success stories. Our panel:

  • Elizabeth Myers, Circulation Services Coordinator, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge, LA (Moderator)
  • Mary Wallace Moore, Director, Smyrna Public Library, Smyrna, GA
  • Michele McKenzie, Art & Music Librarian, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA
  • Shahin Shoar, Media Services Manager, Upper Arlington Public Library (Ohio)
  • Tracy Montri, Manager, Audiovisual Department, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

 

Video Librarianship 101 (Academic Libraries) 

Are you a brand new Media Librarian? Or are you a librarian who suddenly finds yourself in some way having to deal with video issues? Not sure you what you are doing? Not sure what you should be doing? Panic no more! This program is designed specifically to help you learn the basics of video librarianship. Our panel of speakers will be taking on such topics as building the best video collection for your campus; streaming; promoting your collection; and making sense of sometimes such daunting concepts as “fair usage”, “public performance rights” and “institutional rates.” There will be time available for questions, discussion, and the sharing of success stories. Our panel:

  • Tom Ipri, Liaison Librarian for Media Arts and Design, Drexel University Libraries,  Drexel University (Moderator)
  • deg farrelly, ShareStream Administrator/Media Librarian, Arizona State University Libraries, Tempe, AZ
  • Steven D. Milewski, Assistant Professor | Social Work & Digital Media Technologies Librarian, University Libraries, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Brian W. Boling, Media Services and Digital Production Librarian, Temple University Libraries
  • Laura Jenemann, Media Services/Film Studies Librarian, George Mason University Libraries
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Discussion List: PLA Committees on ALAConnect

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:06 am
in PLA (Public Library Association)
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Online Doc VRT at ALA Annual Las Vegas: Programs & Events!

by Andrew Horbal on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:04 am
in VRT (Video Round Table)

Here's a list of official VRT Events being held at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas:

Friday: June 27th

Managing Locally-Produced Born-Digital Media Content (PreConference): 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Caesars Palace – Neopolitan II

Here's a list of official VRT Events being held at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas:

Friday: June 27th

Managing Locally-Produced Born-Digital Media Content (PreConference): 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Caesars Palace – Neopolitan II

Libraries are increasingly needing to manage locally-produced media content in born-digital form. This ranges from a university’s public relations videos, to recordings of sporting events, to student thesis projects, to oral histories, to local television and radio programming. It also may include locally-related material that is not handed directly to a library, but is instead posted on websites such as YouTube. This workshop aims to help libraries understand how to understand ingesting and managing this type of content. This ranges from offering advice to content contributors (on preferred file formats, wrappers, and metadata), to file structures and metadata for maintaining a collection, to a variety of methods for providing access, to concerns about ensuring the longevity and integrity of these works. The panel:

  • Howard Besser, Director, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program 
  • Siobhan Hagan, Audiovisual Archivist, University of Baltimore Langsdale Library
  • Stevel Villereal, Audiovisual Conservator, University of Virginia Library
  • Natalie Milbrodt, Director, Queens Memory Project
  • Stefan Elnabli, Moving Image and Sound Preservation Specialist, Northwestern University Library
  • Yvonne Ng, Archivist, Witness

 

Saturday, June 28th 

Leading Successful Media Production Services in Academic and Public Libraries: Different Models, Perspectives, and Recommendations 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; Las Vegas Convention Center – S225

Increasingly, libraries of many types are expanding their role from providers of information to supporters of content creation. This session will bring together a panel of academic and public librarians to describe how their organizations are providing media production to their communities. Discussion topics will include a brief tour of the production lab facilities, staff training, production equipment and software. This presentation will also feature examples of the various types and benefits of media projects produced by members of the academic and public library communities, with discussion on how this expansion of services aligns with the strategic goals of the library. Our panel:

  • Scott Spicer, Media Outreach and Learning Spaces Librarian, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Shelly McCoy, Librarian and Head, Student Multimedia Design Center, University of Delaware Library
  • Alex Hoffman, Digital Media Specialist, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Sara Sunshine Holloway, Teen Services Librarian, Tacoma Public Library

 

Sunday, June 29th

Video Librarianship 101 (Public Libraries) 8:30 am - 10:00 am; Las Vegas Convention Center – N232

Are you a brand new Media Librarian? Or are you a librarian who suddenly finds yourself in some way having to deal with video issues? Not sure you what you are doing? Not sure what you should be doing? Panic no more! This program is designed specifically to help you learn the basics of video librarianship. Our panel of speakers will be taking on such topics as building the best video collection for your community; streaming; DVD security issues; and putting on that film series that will absolutely wow your community. There will be time available for questions, discussion, and the sharing of success stories. Our panel:

  • Elizabeth Myers, Circulation Services Coordinator, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge, LA (Moderator)
  • Mary Wallace Moore, Director, Smyrna Public Library, Smyrna, GA
  • Michele McKenzie, Art & Music Librarian, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA
  • Shahin Shoar, Media Services Manager, Upper Arlington Public Library (Ohio)
  • Tracy Montri, Manager, Audiovisual Department, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

 

Video Librarianship 101 (Academic Libraries) 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; Las Vegas Convention Center – N232

Are you a brand new Media Librarian? Or are you a librarian who suddenly finds yourself in some way having to deal with video issues? Not sure you what you are doing? Not sure what you should be doing? Panic no more! This program is designed specifically to help you learn the basics of video librarianship. Our panel of speakers will be taking on such topics as building the best video collection for your campus; streaming; promoting your collection; and making sense of sometimes such daunting concepts as “fair usage”, “public performance rights” and “institutional rates.” There will be time available for questions, discussion, and the sharing of success stories. Our panel:

  • Tom Ipri, Liaison Librarian for Media Arts and Design, Drexel University Libraries,  Drexel University (Moderator)
  • deg farrelly, ShareStream Administrator/Media Librarian, Arizona State University Libraries, Tempe, AZ
  • Steven D. Milewski, Assistant Professor | Social Work & Digital Media Technologies Librarian, University Libraries, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Brian W. Boling, Media Services and Digital Production Librarian, Temple University Libraries
  • Laura Jenemann, Media Services/Film Studies Librarian, George Mason University Libraries

 

VRT Happy Hour: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - 3987 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV  89169

Please join the Video Round Table (VRT) members in a happy - or is it hoppy? - hour at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant at the ALA conference in Las Vegas.  Members and non-members are welcome.  Please note that this is a cash bar event.  Light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP directly to Laura Jennemann at ljeneman@gmu.edu.

 

Monday: June 30th

Membership and Executive Board Meeting 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; Las Vegas Convention Center - N212

Planning and business discussion meeting for the Video Round Table. Here’s your chance to find out more about the VRT and get your word in about what the Round Table can be doing to best serve the needs of the video library community!

 

 

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Discussion 2014-2015 RSS Research & Statistics Goals, Minutes and Summary of current activities

by Ava Brillat on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:46 am
in RUSA RSS Research and Statistics Committee (Reference Services Section)

Hello everyone!

 

Here is some basic information on what the committee will be doing this year.

 

GOALS

This year, our committee will solicit presentations, select presenters, and host the Annual Reference Research Forum during the ALA Annual in San Francisco, CA.

We will also compile the annual Reference Research Review for 2014, which will compile the previous year's best reference-related research.

 

MINUTES

Hello everyone!

 

Here is some basic information on what the committee will be doing this year.

 

GOALS

This year, our committee will solicit presentations, select presenters, and host the Annual Reference Research Forum during the ALA Annual in San Francisco, CA.

We will also compile the annual Reference Research Review for 2014, which will compile the previous year's best reference-related research.

 

MINUTES

Although the committee has communicated primarily via email, there will be a virtual Midwinter meeting in January.  So far, all of our committee members have been key in soliciting presentations from various listservs.  We've already had a few early submissions!  More minutes will be available after our first virtual meeting.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

The committee has reviewed and revised the call for proposals.  We are currently soliciting proposals from various listservs and we will review the proposals in January.

 

Thank you so much!  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at aiuliano@fiu.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ava Brillat

 

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