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ALSC Student Gift Membership Task Force Feb 15 2017 Report

Reporting Period*: February 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Student Gift Membership Task Force
Priority Group Area *: Organizational Support (PGC IV)
Current Chair(s)*: Andrea Vaughn Johnson
Chair's Email*: andreavaughnjohnson@gmail.com
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): n/a
Incoming Chair (if known): n/a
Committee/Task Force Members (names only)*: Andrea Vaughn Johnson
Patrick J. Gall 
Lauren Magielnicki 
Ted McCoy 
Kenneth Roman 
Brittany A. Tavernaro 
Karen Ann MacPherson
Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. : September 15 Reporting Period
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*: In early January the task force summarized survey responses from the 208 applicants and shared a brief report with the ALSC board. In late January, ALA’s Membership and Customer Service department finalized the registrations of the 100 successful applicants to the gift membership program. The task force will meet on  iday, February 17 to discuss next steps, which are contacting each recipient to offer congratulations and support, and writing an ALSC blog post scheduled for mid-March. The blog post will describe the program and what we are learning about the needs of early career librarians.
Please do not copy a.../Advocacy: Our blog post will emphasize the benefits ALSC provides to early career librarians and describe their enthusiasm for ALSC membership.
Please do not copy a.../Education: Our main intention for maintaining friendly contact with the 100 recipients is to ensure that they are aware of ALSC professional development opportunities.
Please do not copy a.../Access to Library Services:  
An ALSC core value is collaboration. Please describe collaborations you have initiated or would like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work. Please list the desired outcomes you envision from this/these collaboration(s). What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward?: Nothing new to report since December.
Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.: Nothing new to report since December.
If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?): No new recommendations since December.
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email, Google Hangout
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., Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms.*: 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