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Mary McInroy's picture

Any interest in RTCA-Sponsored webinar on "Going Virtual in Your Round Table"??

Colleagues, there seemed to be a high level of interest expressed during the RTCA meeting in Anaheim in obtaining instruction/help on making round tables more virtual.   And so,... 

How many of you/your groups would be interested in attending a 1-hour webinar on taking your Round Table virtual?  Please post  your reation (interest: yes or no) to Connect or to the listserv.

Very preliminary planning so far, as we are trying to gauge interest in such an endeavor, but the webinar is tentatively scheduled for November, no exact date, and no exact agenda.  Webinar would include reps from one or two RTs that have successfully gone virtual. 

Some preliminary thoughts on content are:

Outline:
I. presenters (NMRT, MAGIRT,?) how we did it good
II. interactive discussion with chat & polls, e.g. email, phone,
platform... with chat wrangler
III. good meeting skills -
IV. interactive chat, how to retain face time? Need to recruit new
committee members, & so people work well virtually. With chat
wrangler
V. General Q&A

Thanks.  Mary McInroy, RTCA convener, RT rep. to ALA Conference Committee

 

Louise Whitaker's picture

We already have quarterly virtual board meetings. Would there be information on how to make our board meetings at annual and midwinter virtual? If so, we would be interested.

 

Louise Whitaker

President, Learning Round Table.

 

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Louise Whitaker

Training & Staff Development Coordinator

Pioneer Library System

Mary McInroy's picture

The Webinar content folk will be the ones finalizing what will be covered in the hour, so your question is on the books, Louise. 

Actually, even if this is not covered directly, the Q&A generated in the webinar might very well touch on this-- could be worth the hour spent online.

Thank you for your response, Louise.

Mary McInroy

Reference & Library Instruction/ Map Collection

University of Iowa Libraries Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

(319)335-6247

FAX: (319)335-5900

e-mail:
mary-mcinroy@uiowa.edu

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We already have quarterly virtual board meetings. Would there be information on how to make our board
meetings at annual and midwinter virtual? If so, we would be interested.

 

Louise Whitaker

President, Learning Round Table.

 

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Tess Tobin's picture

EMIERT would be interested in finding out about mid -year and annual virtual meetings. Even if we had a scheduled face to face meeting, could other board members participate virtually.
Thanks,
Tess Tobin
Chair, EMIERT


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We already have quarterly virtual board meetings. Would there be information on how to make our board meetings at annual and midwinter virtual? If so, we would be interested.


 

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New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
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Emily Prather-Rodgers's picture

NMRT is definitely interested in attending a webinar.  Since we're on the preliminary agenda, we've been discussing the possibility of presenting.  There are certainly things we've "done good" and others that are still evolving.  We have people who can probably offer good perspectives if you decide to go that direction.

Emily Prather-Rodgers

NMRT President 2013-2014

David Vess's picture

I or someone from GLBTRT would attend such a workshop in November.  I second (or third) discussion of virtual meetings.  GLBTRT starts our monthly meetings a week from today so here's hoping it goes well.  We're doing a conference call that will hopefully have a chat room for members to comment in and hear the call.  Decision making is certainly something we all have to deal with if we're going virtual.  See my thread about this.  http://connect.ala.org/node/183568

Carolyn Caywood's picture

I think we also need to cover:

What are ALA rules for virtual meetings?  (Yes I know we can go read the policy, but if someone will digest it and present it, we are more likely to understand and comply.)

What resources are available from ALA, or free from others, for holding virtual gatherings? 

Anything else?

Carolyn

Carolyn Caywood, MSLS, retired from Bayside & Special Services Library, 757-499-9131 cacaywood@cox.net