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C&T Committee Quarterly Report: December 15, 2013

Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Children and Technology Committee
Priority Group Area *: Professional Development (PGC VII)
Current Chair(s)*: Amy Graves
Chair's Email*: agraves@manchesternh.gov
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):  
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members*: Amy Graves (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Liz Fraser (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Robin L. Gibson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Rachel Keeler (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Melanie A. Lyttle (Member, July 31, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Marianne Martens (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Rachael Lee Medina (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Andrea Vernola (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Cen Campbell (Virtual Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Melissa Zymboly Depper (Virtual Member, November 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*: As a virtual committee, we meet twice monthly using ALA Connect chat. Since the last reporting period, we have continued our ongoing projects: posting to the ALSC blog; contributing to Children and Libraries; maintaining the Children & Technology Interest Group in ALA Connect; and generating topics and questions for ALSC's monthly Twitter chats. We also created a survey for the membership regarding the Twitter chats.
Summarize discussion, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*: Our committee meetings are publicly available in ALA Connect. Our discussions focus on the projects we work on. We have a schedule laid out for ALSC blog posts and Children and Libraries articles. We will continue to work on the Twitter chats during our meetings. We are also working to provide ALSC with feedback on a partnership request.
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*: Our committee work supports the education goal area of ALSC's strategic plan. Our ongoing work on blog posts, interest group posts, Children and Libraries articles, and Twitter chats support professional development (objective 1).
Please list other ALSC committees you think you could be collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work::  
Do you have any suggestions for future education topics, publications, or resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.: The committee is discussing the possibility of creating a resource guide for using technology with young children in a library setting, geared toward librarians who are just getting started using new media with kids. Resources could include articles, reports, blog posts, and review sources. This project is in an early brainstorming stage.
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email, Regularly scheduled ALA Connect discussions/chats
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: using ALA Connect and our committee wiki
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*: Yes