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ALSC Student Membership Task Force 2/17/17 Meeting Notes

ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)
Friday, February 17, 2017 3:00 p.m. CST

Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

a. Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance - Andrea
b. Introductions/Attendees  - Kenneth, Karen, Dan, Andrea
c. Revisions/Additions to Agenda - None

2. Pilot Update

All 100 applications have been processed by the membership office. They were almost done at the end of December and Dan had to iron out issues with a couple memberships before we proceeded with the welcome emails.

3. Communication with Recipients

There is a new spreadsheet in the shared drive for the 100 recipients: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/142TqMh9B5cjUHKYsPTx4Rv0dAt5N58lNT7Kak6UXpaE/edit?usp=sharing
It has a column with our names added. We each have 15 recipients assigned to us, Karen has 10. I know I said I would write a template for this but it is so straightforward you won’t need one. Just send a “brief, warm and casual” welcome email to each recipient (send them individually, not to the whole group at once). Introduce yourself and offer to answer any questions they may have, etc. They have already received information from ALA and ALSC about membership benefits, so no need to go into detail about that. Also let them know that we will be sending a survey at the end of the first membership year. 

Let's get these sent by Wednesday, February 22, with a deadline for replies by March 1, because must submit our blog post by the first week of March. 

4. March Blog Post

Look at your recipients’ survey responses in the other spreadsheet, and choose one or two articulate/interesting recipients to ask two follow-up questions for the ALSC blog post. Here is some language you are welcome to use: 

Would you be willing to tell us more about yourself that we can share in an ALSC blog post?  This is totally optional, of course, but we would need your answers by Wednesday, March 1st.  
What led you to want a MLS/MLIS degree? What are your dreams about working as a children's librarian?

5. Q&A and Other Business 

Dan's last day at ALSC will be next Friday (sob!) and he will make sure his replacement is prepared to work with us. 

6. Review of New Action Items 

All: Welcome emails sent by Wednesday 2/22
All: Expect a message from me next week asking for contributions and edits to our ALSC blog post 

7. Next Meeting Dates

Friday, March 17, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
Friday, April 14, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
Friday, May 19, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
Friday, June 9, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts