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C&T Committee Quarterly Report: February 15, 2014

Reporting   Period*:

February 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*:


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; and generating topics and questions for ALSC's monthly Twitter chats. Committee members Melissa Depper and Andrea Vernola have planned a virtual "book club" beginning February 25 in the Children and Technology Interest Group on ALA Connect, based around Lisa Guernsey's book, Screen Time. The committee also collaborated with the Digital Content Task Force to submit a Hot Topic program proposal for ALA Annual, which would be a showcase of apps that can be used in programs and services for children.

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 have a weekly schedule planned for the Screen Time book club that will conclude with a live Google Hangout with author Lisa Guernsey on April 8.

Please   describe the activities or resources the committee has created since the last   report that have specifically 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), and often focus on new and emerging technologies (objective 2).

Technology   is component of ALSC core competencies. Please describe how your committee   has incorporated or adapted technology into the committee work that you do   and resources/information you have developed.:

Because it is the focus of our committee, technology is a part of everything we do, from how we conduct business as a virtual committee to the content of all of our projects.

Please   list other ALSC committees you think you could be collaborate with on issues   or projects to help further your work::

The Digital Content Task Force is a natural fit for collaboration, and we have taken advantage of that.

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.:


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. *:


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).*:


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*: