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Discussion Networking Contacts established for #alaac14

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 07:51 pm

Thanks again to everyone who has brainstormed ways to foster community and networking at the conference for the current and incoming class of ALA Spectrum Scholarship recipients. Based on your ideas I developed the surveymonkey form and we had 25 people fill it out!  Which I think is a good number for our first year.  

I also found some ways to tighten the form up for the future and hopefully we'll have more time next year to make it pretty. 

Thanks again to everyone who has brainstormed ways to foster community and networking at the conference for the current and incoming class of ALA Spectrum Scholarship recipients. Based on your ideas I developed the surveymonkey form and we had 25 people fill it out!  Which I think is a good number for our first year.  

I also found some ways to tighten the form up for the future and hopefully we'll have more time next year to make it pretty. 

We did have someone who I believe is not an alumni nor a current advisory committee complete the form, for our first go around I thought it might be best to focus our time on connecting alumni/advisory committee members to the current class.  

Once we have feedback on how this worked and perhaps volunteers to help pull the information together earlier and communicate with members outside of the Spectrum community who want to participate - I am sure we can extend it more broadly. 

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Discussion 2014 Spectrum Institute activities

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 09:41 pm

I and the 2013-2014 Spectrum Scholars are extremely excited for this year's Spectrum Leadership Institute and would like to thank all members of the Spectrum Advisory Committee for the exceptional vision and leadership you provided throughout the past year.  In a short time you helped significantly transform how the Leadership Institute curriculum is developed, delivered and marketed to the many supporters and potential supporters of the Spectrum Scholarship Program -- bravo.

I and the 2013-2014 Spectrum Scholars are extremely excited for this year's Spectrum Leadership Institute and would like to thank all members of the Spectrum Advisory Committee for the exceptional vision and leadership you provided throughout the past year.  In a short time you helped significantly transform how the Leadership Institute curriculum is developed, delivered and marketed to the many supporters and potential supporters of the Spectrum Scholarship Program -- bravo.

Spectrum sessions in the Scheduler:
http://ala14.ala.org/sessions/all?tags=Spectrum%20Required

My special thanks to Ben Rodriguez for advocating for the need for higher visibility for Spectrum within the conference landscape, through his stewardship and the support of our donors we have secured a page in the conference program book that highlights the key Spectrum events taking place at conference (please see attached).  My apology to Spectrum Scholar and frequent Institute contributor Alanna Aiko Moore for the incorrect spelling on her name. 

I would also like to thank everyone your support and promotion of our new proposal system inviting Spectrum alumni to collaborate with other alumni with whom they may or may not previously worked as well as broadly with other professionals to develop the Spectrum Leadership Institute curriculum.  Special thanks to Deana Greenfield for developing the online proposal submission system.  We were delighted be every proposal and are very excited for the selected sessions.  We also look forward to working with every team that submitted a proposal to deliver their content to the Spectrum and ALA community in some fashion moving forward. 

Last but not least, thanks to the many Spectrum alumni who have contacted the Office to offer their help and time to support new Scholars and the Institute, as well as to all we have learned through administering the IMLS funded Knowledge Alliance recruitment network --  we have created a hopefully simple mechanism for everyone interested in supporting new professionals from programs such as Spectrum at the conference and beyond.  If you are interested in connecting with professionals onsite, we invite you to do so in a number of ways by filling out this interest form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/meetyourallyVegas14

Please note contact information provided through this form will be shared with a *minimum* of 50 current Spectrum Scholars onsite and may be further shared out by them with their network.  We appreciate your honest and thoughtful communication about your interests and availability to volunteer your time at the conference.  Spectrum alumni who complete this form and volunteer onsite are additionally invited to attend the icebreaker to meet the current class at the beginning of the Institute (http://ala14.ala.org/node/15614) or to visit during our group breakfast with the Gates Millennium Scholars (http://ala14.ala.org/node/15615 - note breakfast is not included) to introduce themselves to our 2013-2014 Scholars.

Have a wonderful conference and enjoy the connections you make...what happens in Vegas shouldn't stay in Vegas!

 

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by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 03:12 pm

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by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 03:46 pm

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Event Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees--Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

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Event Committee on Diversity All Sub-Committee Business Meeting I (ALA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 02:33 pm

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees--Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

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Event Spectrum Advisory Committee Meeting in conjunction with Committee on Diversity and all Subcommittees - MW 2011

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

Committee on Diversity Business Meeting I and All Subcommittees Meeting
Friday 1/7 3-5pm
ALA Midwinter 2011 San Diego
SDCC-Room 29 C

All Subcommittees of the Committee on Diversity meet at this time. Subcommittees include:

  • Diversity Council
  • Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee
  • Spectrum Advisory Committee.

Online Doc Agenda - Spectrum Advisory Committee - 2004 Annual Business Meeting

by Rubina Isaac (staff) on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 01:47 pm

Committee on Diversity
Spectrum Advisory Council
Business Meeting

June 25, 2004

Online Doc Agenda - Spectrum Advisory Committee - 2005 Midwinter Business Meeting

by Rubina Isaac (staff) on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 01:44 pm

Spectrum Advisory Committee
Subcommittee of the Committee on Diversity
Midwinter Agenda
Friday, January 14, 2004
3:30-5:30 p.m. Sheraton Hotel-Jefferson Room

I. Welcome and introductions—Rhea Brown Lawson (5 min.)

II. Review of Spectrum Financials (20 min.)

III. Update from the Council Committee on Diversity— Michael Miller (10 min.)

Spectrum Advisory Committee
Subcommittee of the Committee on Diversity
Midwinter Agenda
Friday, January 14, 2004
3:30-5:30 p.m. Sheraton Hotel-Jefferson Room

I. Welcome and introductions—Rhea Brown Lawson (5 min.)

II. Review of Spectrum Financials (20 min.)

III. Update from the Council Committee on Diversity— Michael Miller (10 min.)

IV. Update from Office for Diversity {Spectrum Leadership Institute; Calloway-Extra Mile Doctoral Fellowship; National Dialogue on the Curriculum of Readiness for the 21st Century Librarian}—Tracie Hall (25 min.)

V. Review of PLA mentoring program—Larry Neal (20 min.)

VI. LIS programs and diversity accountability--Spectrum Scholar Concentration/Distribution Chart and Census Demographic Comparison—Tracie Hall (20 min.)

VII. Announcements and workgroup discussion—SAC Work Groups (20 minutes)

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Online Doc Agenda - Spectrum Advisory Committee - 2005 Annual Business Meeting

by Rubina Isaac (staff) on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 01:42 pm

AGENDA
Spectrum Advisory Council Business Meeting
Sub-committee of the Committee on Diversity

Friday: 6/24/2005
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Missouri Room

I. Roll Call of Committee members

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Update on Committee on Diversity Work-Michael J. Miller

IV. Old Business:

AGENDA
Spectrum Advisory Council Business Meeting
Sub-committee of the Committee on Diversity

Friday: 6/24/2005
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Missouri Room

I. Roll Call of Committee members

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Update on Committee on Diversity Work-Michael J. Miller

IV. Old Business:

a. Review of Spectrum Financials and sustainable fundraising for Spectrum-John Cawthorne
b. Spectrum Funding from Affiliate Groups (requested by O. Garza de Cortes)
c. Creation of "Mentoring Best Practices Guide" (suggested by B. Turock)
d. Approaching Special Libraries Assn. and American Assn. of School Librarians about establishment of mentoring programs

V. Office for Diversity Update-Tracie Hall

VI. New Business:

a. Reaching out to school media programs
b. Future ALA Annual Conference Programs sponsored by SAC
c. Secession planning for members cycling off SAC at Annual 2006
d. Announcements

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The Spectrum Advisory Committee (SAC) is charged to oversee, coordinate, support, and advocate for the activities of the Spectrum Scholarship Program and related diversity pre-professional development activities; to recommend potential award jurors to the ALA Office for Diversity for the Spectrum Scholar Award Process; to appoint a work group that plans and executes the Spectrum Leadership Institute; to support a Spectrum Scholars Interest Group; and to make recommendations on and support fundraising and marketing initiatives related to the family of Spectrum activities.

 

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