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ALA Annual 2012 EBSS Reference Sources and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

ALA /EBSS Reference Sources and Services Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 9:30 AM -12:00 PM (PST)

Place: Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2

Committee Name: ACRL/EBSS Reference Sources and Services Committee

Name of person submitting Minutes: Erica Nicol (Co Chair)

 

Members Present: Maud Mundava (co-chair), JoAnn Mulvihill, Erica Nicol (co-chair),

 

Members Absent: Krista McDonald, Suzan Parker, Carrie Pirmann, Kati Tvaruzka (virtual member)

 

Guests:

 

Minutes

 

I. Welcome and Introductions: 

Members and guests introduced themselves

 

II. Announcements/ News

            There were no announcements from committee members.

 

III. Review of Annual 2011 Minutes

Reviewed the approved minutes from the 2012 ALA Midwinter Online Meeting.

 

IV. Current Projects

 

A. Statistical Directory for Education and Social Science Librarians

  • Discussion of the categories in the Statistical Directory for Education and Social Science Librarians (http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/A_Statistical_Directory_for_Education_%26_Social_Science_Librarians) was limited, but JoAnn Mulvihill submitted a list of resources for the  new “Children and Families” page. With the EBSS Wiki being down during the days before ALA, it was noted that some updates had not yet been made. A deadline for updates was set for August 1.
  • The Current list of Statistical Directory categories and volunteers was reviewed. With the new turnover in membership, volunteers for maintaining sections of the Statistical Directory will be sought over email.

 

New categories

  • Women & Gender Studies – Erica Nicol
  • Childhood & Family Studies – JoAnn Mulvihill
  • Sociology & Anthropology – Carrie Pirmann

 

B. Education Librarian’s Toolbox

  • The Committee discussed the status of the categories in the Education Librarian’s Toolbox (http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Education_Librarian%27s_Toolbox). With the EBSS Wiki being down during the days before ALA, it was noted that some updates had not yet been made. A deadline for updates was set for August 1.
  • The Current list of Education Librarian’s Toolbox volunteers was reviewed. With the new turnover in membership, volunteers for maintaining sections of the Statistical Directory will be sought over email.
    • Subject Primer Tools – Kati Tvaruzka
    • Collection Management Tools – Krista McDonald and Suzan Parker
    • Reference/Research Tools – Carrie Pirmann
    • User Education/Info. Literacy Tools -- Kati Tvaruzka
    • Peer Support Tools – Erica Nicol
    • Program Review Tools – Maude Mundava
    • News /Current Awareness Tools – Carrie Pirmann

 

V. Possible New Projects

Committee members discussed ideas for new projects that were brought up at ALA Annual 2011. The two main ideas for 2012-2013 projects are as follows:

  • Compile a list of key reference works for Education and Social Sciences noting which are in print only, in print and online, or online only.
  • Survey the ways in which reference works are used in online guides, such as LibGuides

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m. PST

Recorder: Erica Nicol, co-chair

 

Summary

Action Items

  • The committee set a deadline of August 1 for members to complete any remaining updates to their assigned categories of the Statistical Directory for Education and Social Science Librarians.
  • The committee set a deadline of August 1 for members to complete any remaining updates to their assigned categories of the Education Librarian’s Toolbox.
  • An email proposing a choice of one of the main ideas for new projects – compiling a list of reference resources that compares print and online access and surveying the use of reference works in online subject guides – will be sent to committee members following ALA Annual.