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The launch of the new ALA Connect, scheduled for April 25, 2018, has been delayed due to technical issues. During final testing some critical issues related to navigation, tagging, and the structure of parent-child relationships were discovered.

The vendor is working to resolve these issues. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience.

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If you have questions, please feel free to contact Pam Akins, Community Engagement Specialist, at alaconnectmigration@ala.org.
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2018 Midwinter Board Liaison Reports

Board liaisons, please list three or more items highlighting the great work your groups have been doing since Annual.

Appointments Committee: Bohyun Kim

  •  Familiarized with the committee related bylaws
  •  Communicated with committee chairs and Vic’s for recommendations
  •  More thank half of all committee appts for 18-20 filled

Assessment and Research Committee: Christopher Lawton

ARC has three major projects, listed below. They're moving on those simultaneously.

  •  Examining tools and best practices in web analytics for LITA CAM,
  •  Analysis of membership statistics for the Executive Director, and
  •  Review of Open Access funding models for ITAL.

Bylaws and Organization Committee: Mary Ellen Tyckoson


Committee and Interest Group Chair Coordinators: Margaret Heller

  •  Gathered information from chairs for action plan.
  •  Monthly email to chairs with reminders.

Communications and Marketing Committee: Margaret Heller

  •  Trained new committee members on social media with a shadowing program; have a well-distributed social media workload.
  •  Collaborated with Membership Development Committee on Twitter #litachat; discussed ways to extend this to other platforms.
  •  Held initial discussion with the Assessment Committee on developing data dashboard to assess use of social media and other communication platforms.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Evviva Weinraub

  •  Review of the current charge
  •  Conference buddies
  •  Trying to coordinate webinars on how to make the recruiting and interviewing process more inclusive

Education Committee: Christopher Lawton

  •  Developing the CFP for next year's education efforts
  •  Building and launching a new/weird/awesome series of webinars for Patron Privacy (with PPIG!)
  •  Shepherding the last year's set of Education offerings

Financial Advisory Committee: Christine Peterson


Forum 2018 Planning Committee: Andromeda Yelton

  • Worked with Jenny on the RFP to ensure our venue supports our innovative programming goals
  • Came up with a keynoter shortlist (they're ready to go on this as soon as the venue contract is signed)
  • Worked with Mark on archiving the Forum 17 web site and setting up a marketing plan for spring

ITAL Editorial Board: Bohyun Kim

  •  Regular meeting schedule established
  •  ITAL new issue published
  •  Looking to appoint new editorial board members

Membership Development Committee: Susan Sharpless Smith

  • #LITAchat
  •  LITA Midwinter Kickoff Meeting
  • LITA Midwinter Happy Hour Event

Metadata Standards Committee: Evviva Weinraub

Program Planning Committee: Amanda L. Goodman

  • Selecting programs for Annual 2018
  • Evaluating the new program jury selection process
  • Developing new ways to gather feedback from audience members

Publications Committee: Lindsay Cronk

  •  Successful proposal promotion with Rowman Littlefield
  •  ITAL Coordination with Ken Varnum
  •  Reviewing an exciting variety of proposals

Top Technology Trends Committee: Aimee Fifarek


Web Coordinating Committee: Amanda L. Goodman

  •  The LITA Job Site is close to completion.
  •  Standardizing LITA's branding across all web properties
  •  Well laid-out page for LITA Highlights at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting
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Gathering past suggested/approved in principle Bylaws changes and drafting a complete revision
Communicating with Committes and IGs due for renewal in 2018 to hopefully have all paperwork and recommendations in well before Annual.

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