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Geisel Committee 2019: December 15, 2017 Report

Reporting Period*:         December 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:      2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Committee

Priority Group Area *:   Book & Media Awards (PGC V)

Current Chair(s)*:           Sarah Stippich

Chair's Email*:  stippy1@gmail.com

Co-Chair's email (if applicable): 

Incoming Chair (if known):          

Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Alex Matheson, Diana Garcia, Ellysa Cahoy, Cathryn M. Mercier, Angela Frederick, Toby Rajput

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. :              

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.*:  Committee has just been formed; all members have been appointed. Chair has sent information about upcoming meeting at ALA Midwinter 2018. Three members plus chair will be in attendance; one member would like to call in on speaker.

Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion: 

Please do not copy a.../Advocacy:           

Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development:       

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?:           

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.:            

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?):        

If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:        

When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:                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*:        Not applicable (primarily meet face-to-face)