Committee Report, through September 15, 2013
Last modified by Matthew McLain on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 7:15 pm
|Reporting Period*:||September 15|
|Name of Committee or Task Force*:||Early Childhood Programs and Services|
|Priority Group Area *:||Child Advocacy (PGC I)|
|Current Chair(s)*:||Matt McLain|
|Co-Chair's email (if applicable):||n/a|
|Incoming Chair (if known):||n/a|
|Committee/Task Force Members*:||Matt McLain
Kara Fennell Walker
|Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*:||* Caldetotts Program at ALA Annual
* STEAM Resource List for ASLC President's Program
* Idea generation for Read! Build! Play! LEGO Giveaway Contest
|Summarize Committee discussion, any decisions reached, and follow-up action needed, including suggestions for future programs or publications based on the committee’s work.*:||* Will merge Born to Read website resources into Every Child Ready to Read Ning
* Discontinue BTR Website by December 31
* Would like to host program at ALA Annual each year, building on success of Caldetotts. This could be an author/illustrator panel connecting their work with early childhood learning and research.
|How have the committee/task force’s activities since the last meeting supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*:||* Education
--Objective (5): Identify and promote the finest in resources (print, nonprint, and emerging formats) and programs for libraries serving children.
* Access to Library Services
--Objective (4): Provide access to innovative and collaborative models for community participation in library service to children.
|What are your objectives, timetable, and assignments for work to do between now and the next committee/task force meeting?*:||* Complete transition of Born to Read website to Every Child Ready to Read Ning.
* Brainstorm other partnership opportunities between Early Childhood Programs and Services and other ALSC Committees.
|When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:||Regularly scheduled ALA Connect discussions/chats|
|What type of research would relate and assist the work of your committee/task force and ultimately the implementation of the ALSC strategic plan?*:||Unknown at this point.|
|When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:||Posting minutes in committee's ALA Connect space.|
|Has the committee recently reviewed the function statement to ensure it meets the responsibilities of the priority group area and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *:||Yes|
|For non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).*:||Yes|
|If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*:||Not applicable (primarily meet face-to-face)|