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Midwinter 2012 Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Agenda

Agenda
Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds
2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Dallas, TX

Saturday January 21, 2012 10:30am-12:00noon
Dallas Convention Center, D169
Jennifer Peterson, Chair Presiding

Committee Roster:

Jennifer Lee Peterson (Chair, 2011 - 2012)
Naomi Bishop (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Carlene S. Engstrom (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Veronica Isabella Franco (Member, 2011 - 2013)
John D. Hales Jr. (Ad hoc Member-PLA, 2011-2012)
Jennifer E. Manning (Member, 2010 - 2012)
Christopher Brent Strange (Member, 2011 - 2013)
Darren Tanaka (Ad hoc Member-AASL, 2010 - 2012)
Aliza Allen Leventhal (Intern, 2011 - 2013)
Omar Jerome Poler (Intern and Ad Hoc Member-AILA, 2010 - 2012)
Stephen L. Matthews (ALA Executive Board Liaison, 2011 - 2012)
Andrea Berstler (Ad hoc Member-ARSL, 2011 - 2012)
Miguel A. Figueroa (Staff Liaison, 2009 - 2015)

Charge:

To review issues and challenges facing rural, native and tribal libraries of all kinds; to collaborate with other ALA units addressing the needs of rural communities; and to serve as an advocate for and partner with libraries serving rural, tribal and native populations.

Agenda

1.  INTRODUCTIONS

2.  ASSIGNMENT OF RECORDER FOR MINUTES

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES (with quorum)

4.  ONGOING BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Small But Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library
    • Distribution
      • 1,000 toolkits have been distributed to individuals at their request
      • OLOS initiated a mailing to the 20 state libraries serving the states with largest rural populations
      • Toolkits were included in OLOS exhibits at the ARSL Conference, ABOS Conference, ATALM Conference, and Mississippi Library Association Conference
    • Promotion
      • OLOS included the revised toolkits in presentations at the ARSL Conference, ABOS Conference, ATALM Conference, and Mississippi Library Association Conference
      • The Committee organized a webinar on December 14th—212 individuals attended the webinar (488 registrants)
      • Rural Library Forum (Sunday 1:30-3:30 Dallas Convention Center, A308
    • Best Practices/Additional Suggestions

5.  UPDATES

  • A Small But Powerful Forum for Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library (Sunday 1:30-3:30 Dallas Convention Center, A308) with panelist and World Café model discussion.
    • Vision:  Utilize the forum as an opportunity to learn about the leadership and advocacy needs of the rural library community and develop resources to support rural librarians leadership and advocacy needs
    • Follow-up
      • Transcribe Café brainstorm documents
      • Identify “menu” of key leadership/advocacy skills
      • Determine resources (blog post, videos, etc.) to be developed and identify appropriate content experts
      • Disseminate resources to communities (AILA, ARSL, etc.)
      • Framing additional leadership development opportunities for next year’s committee.
    • 2012 Annual Conference Programs (see conference program sheet)
      • Advocacy and Fundraising for your Rural or Tribal Library
      • Building and Sustaining Strategic Plans and Partnerships in your Rural Community

6.  NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

  • Update to “Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Tribal Library”
    • Call for Taskforce to lead revision
    • Update on TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual) from AILA

7.  ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • Early spring virtual committee meeting to be scheduled for Rural Forum follow-up.

8.  ADJOURNMENT