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LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Committee--Minutes--Midwinter 2015


LLAMA SASS Circulation/Access Services Committee
ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting
Saturday, January 31 | 8:30-10:00 | McCormick Place West | W375c-Skyline


1. Introductions & announcements


William H. Weare, Jr. (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Ryan F. Buller (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Charla M. Gilbert (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Robyn K. Huff-Eibl (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Nancy R. Nelson (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mrs. Amanda E. Perrine (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)


Not in attendance:
Sally Bryant (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Prof. Charles William Gee (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Timothy A. Hackman (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mrs. Sara Bryant Pitts (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. LaTanya S. West (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Wendy S. Wilcox (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)


Denita Hampton
Stella Richardson


2. Minutes of the meeting held at the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas (distributed via e-mail and posted to Connect)—approved.


3. Agenda for the 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago (distributed via e-mail and posted to Connect)—approved with two additions:


A. LLAMA draft 2015 strategies
B. Expected visit from a member of the Program Committee


4. Old Business:


A. Twenty-First Century E-Learning Tools to Train Frontline Library Employees (committee sponsored program for ALA Annual 2015)


NOTES: the program will take place on Monday, June 29, 8; 30-10 AM; Robyn will moderate; we need to provide an evaluation form; we should take a headcount; we need to do some marketing, perhaps create a flyer and a blurb for listservs; we need to let potential attendees know about the day and time of our program; this program could be a webinar (contact Charles Wilt, LLAMA)




B. Ideas for a program at ALA Annual 2016


Possible program topic: Assessment/evaluation of public services; “how to build an assessment plan public services;” Charla (a member of this committee as well as MAES) introduced the idea of partnering with MAES on an assessment/evaluation topic; Charla and Amanda volunteered to work with MAES


Possible preconference: peer (student) hiring/training/evaluation; Carlos will follow up on this and get back to William


5. New Business:

A. Membership 2015-2016; most of the present members are on through 2016; Robyn K. Huff-Eibl (incoming chair of SASS) will make additional appointments


B. Committee Chair 2015-2016; we will discuss this in July


C. Other new business?


A. LLAMA draft 2015 strategies: Paul Sharpe, SASS chair, distributed draft of LLAMA’s 2015 strategies; this is a draft; its 4 2015 only, not long-term; 3 key ideas: dynamic, simple, nimble; there will be mechanisms for feedback from the LLAMA membership


B. Expected visit from a member of the Program Committee: Mel Gooch visited with us and shared the timeline for proposals; 2016 preconference proposals are due now (the next 2 weeks); 2016 program proposals are due on October 1




A. Access Services Discussion Group: tomorrow at 1:00; Convention Center; W 181 B (this took place on Sunday, February 1)


B. Access Services Conference: November 11-13, 2015; calls for proposals will be out in February; it will also be a call for committee members; the 2015 theme is managing change; the keynote speaker will be Peter Bromberg


The meeting ended at approximately 9:35.


William Weare