ALA Annual Planning for 2014 and Chair consideration
We have a couple of items to consider. Please respond to this thread so I can have all our thoughts here.
1. My 2-year term ends this summer so the RSS Marketing and PR Committee will need a new chair. You have been on this committee - you know what happens during the year. Please consider taking the lead and trying it out! It's been a wonderful experience - and much of this has to do with what a fabulous committee you have made. Let me know if you are interested and/or if you have any questions.
2. By March 19, we need to any workshop ideas for ALA Annual 2014 (which will be in Las Vegas).
This year we are co-sponsoring the webinar/discussion (basically, a workshop) "Slam the Boards" at ALA Annual 2013. Last year, in 2012, we offered a panel discussion with David Lee King, Jennifer Robinson, and Marshall Breeding all giving their expertise on social media.
What are your ideas about marketing libraries that would be a great workshop for ALA attendees?
One thing I can think of is to present ways to market libraries that have been developed through ALA and its affiliates, such as the Geek Campaign, Turning the Page (library advocacy), the READ campaign... I am on the Ask Committee (newly reformed committee) which is up and coming to help promote reference services/virtual reference services, too. I wonder if librarians around the country really have a good sense of what ALA offers (and PLA, etc.) to help libraries market and promote their services. Would this be a good workshop/presentation?
Other thoughts and ideas...? This is an open discussion. Any brainstorming is welcomed!