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ALA Annual 2013 Agenda - Circulation/ Access Services Discussion Group (June 30, 2013)


Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group (LLAMA-SASS)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

McCormick Place Convention Center, N139



Welcome & Introductions by Robyn Huff-Eibl (Chair)

  • Vice-Chair, Amy Boucher agreed to serve remainder of year for William Weare who had to step down due to conflicts with ACRL 2013 Coordinating Committee Meetings.
  • Secretary, Denita Hampton



  • Feedback regarding meeting time change?  At midwinter half room felt this new time change worked.  Over email a few indicated that the 8-10am time was better, but fairly evenly split.  Will watch attendance at Annual and provide LLAMA-SASS Executive Committee feedback.  NOTE: original change due to overall compression of ALA meetings
  • The 2013 Access Services Conference will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on November 6-8, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.  Please see http://accessservicesconference.org/
  • Other Announcements?


Approval of Minutes from Midwinter 2013


Call for Officers and Elections for 2013-2014

  • Chair - commit to being at both conferences and prepare agenda for midwinter and annual; solicit options on circplus listserv then vote; liaison relationship with Circulation/Access Services LLAMA SASS Committee - either send committee report or attend meeting and provide update on this discussion group.
  • Vice-Chair - support chair as needed and then usually serve additional year as Chair.
  • Secretary - post minutes to ALA Connect and circplus; provide and gather sign-in sheets for both meetings.
  • Current volunteers and open call for volunteers?


Discussion Topics based on your feedback (20 min per topic):

  1. Role of Access Services in the Digital Age/ New Technology being utilized in Access Services (e.g. iPods, tablets and emerging handheld technology, self-checkout using cell phones)
  2. Are your combined services working?
  3. Customer Service Trends