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RBMS Seminars Committee - Virtual Midwinter Meeting January 9

Dear colleagues,

In lieu of an in-person meeting at Midwinter, the  RBMS Seminars committee will meet virtually via Adobe Connect, provided by ACRL, on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 Eastern Time. Instructions are provided below for those who are interested in joining us. If you do want to participate in the meeting, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give ACRL folks an estimate of meeting attendance. Alternatively you’re welcome to submit ideas to co-chairs Laura Micham (laura.m@duke.edu) or Danielle Culpepper (dculpepper@virginia.edu) to present during the meeting. Finally, there will be Seminars committee members representing the committee at several Midwinter meetings in Seattle (Preconference Program, Info Exchange, and Exec).


Our agenda is as follows:


-Select recorder and facilitate attendee introductions  

-Share changes/adjustments to 2013 session information submitted in December (for website and vade mecum purposes)

-Share speaker requests regarding date/time of seminars in preconference schedule

-Explain role of ACRL staffer, Margot Conahan re: speaker contracts

-Explain process for assigning onsite coordinators for seminars

-CFP deadline for 2014 seminars: June 3, 2013

-Brainstorm ideas for 2014 seminars


Happy holidays,

Laura Micham and Danielle Culpepper, co-chairs, Seminars committee




Here is your meeting information:


Name:             ACRL RBMS Seminars Committee  

Start Time:      01/09/2013 10:00 AM CST

Duration:         02:00 hours

URL:                http://ala.adobeconnect.com/acrlrbmsseminarsctte/

Access:           Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature.   We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed. 

Here's a few tips we’ve discovered that you can pass onto committee members: 

1. Use Firefox, if possible --  Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.

2. Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.

3. Only use PDF or PPT files.

4. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).

5. Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate --  both need to be GREEN.

6. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.

7. To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard.  Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen.  IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections. 



If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:


Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm     


Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html