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ALSC Student Gift Membership Task Force Dec 15 Quarterly Report

 

Reporting Period*: December 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): andreavaughnjohnson@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known): n/a
Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Patrick J. Gall,
Melody Leung,
Lauren Magielnicki, 
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. : December 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.*: This fall we welcomed a new member, Melody Leung, to the task force. She joined us at a virtual meeting on Dec 4. The team discussed the effectiveness of our bi-monthly emails to gift membership recipients. Not many of the students are responding to our emails with ALSC news. A decision was reached to make our emails more informal and monthly in an effort to deepen engagement. In January we will also send them a mid-point survey to assess their involvement in ALSC in their first year of membership, and how we can support them. There has also been discussion about creating an online forum for recipients to meet each other, if there is enough interest. We are also recruiting recipients to be featured in ALSC blog posts. One recipient was interviewed on Dec 4http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2017/12/student-gift-membership-recipient-angela-bair/.
Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion: n/a
Please do not copy a.../Advocacy: n/a
Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development: We continue to alert gift membership recipients about professional development opportunities in ALSC. Recipients will have a chance to win a free ALSC online course by filling out our mid-point survey.
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?: No collaborations currently.
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.: No additional activities being pursued at this time.
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 research topics to suggest at this time.
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email, Google Hangouts
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., Documents are saved in Google Drive
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