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ALSC School-Age Programs & Services

ALSC School-Age Programs & Services

8:30am-11:30am Mountain

Embassy Suites, Crestone Ballroom

February 11, 2018

Agenda

 

Membership:  Anthony Baltiero, Evan Bush, Angela Hubbard (ALSC Liaison), Amy Seto Forrester, Susan Gray Isaac, Cristina Mitra (Chair), Alexa E. Newman, Lisa Nowlain, David C. Saia, Heather Thompson, and Matt McLain (PG Consultant)

NEW Charge:  To identify and disseminate information on engaging, cooperative or innovative programming for school-age children to libraries, schools, and community agencies serving youth. To produce and promote materials supporting professional development for library staff and others working with school-age youth. To collaborate appropriately with other ALSC committees and other associations working with the school age child to initiate activates and projects.

Welcome and Introductions (15 min)

  • Name & Home organization
  • When did you start your work with ALSC?
  • Highlight of the conference
  • Something unrelated to programming and libraries about you

ALSC Business (15 min)

  • Terms and reappointments
  • Volunteer Forms; complete ASAP
  • Alena Rivers, ALSC Deputy Director & interim SAPS ALSC Liaison

Project and Workgroup Updates (30 min)

Groupwork (45 hour)

Timeline (30 min)

Closing (15 min)

Check-ins, as needed (30 min)

 

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Online Doc January 23 2018 Online Meeting

by Cristina Mitra on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 01:05 pm

cristinalibrarian [9:31 AM]
Hi! @anewman and @Evan, let's meet in the #hardware_makertoolkit channel

cristinalibrarian [10:00 AM]
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cristinalibrarian [10:02 AM]
Hi everyone!

Evan [10:02 AM]
Hello

anewman [10:02 AM]
Hi again :grinning:

cristinalibrarian [9:31 AM]
Hi! @anewman and @Evan, let's meet in the #hardware_makertoolkit channel

cristinalibrarian [10:00 AM]
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cristinalibrarian [10:02 AM]
Hi everyone!

Evan [10:02 AM]
Hello

anewman [10:02 AM]
Hi again :grinning:

cristinalibrarian [10:03 AM]
I know that Susie, Heather, and Lisa couldn't make it today.
[10:04 AM]
Let's see if Amy was able to pop over to join here. And Dave and Anthony.

aforrester [10:04 AM]
I"m here! :slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [10:04 AM]
:confused:
[10:04 AM]
here's amy!

cristinalibrarian [10:04 AM]
Welcome!

anewman [10:05 AM]
I need new bifocals, I chose the wrong emoji!

cristinalibrarian [10:05 AM]
This may be us today -- and in that case, let's get started. Hopefully the others will join us shortly.
[10:06 AM]
Welcome to our 1st meeting of 2018! I'm really excited to see you all in a couple of weeks.

anewman [10:06 AM]
yay, me too!

aforrester [10:06 AM]
Indeed!

Evan [10:06 AM]
Me Too!

anewman [10:06 AM]
Are any of you going on the ALSC dutch dinner outing Friday?

Evan [10:07 AM]
I hadn't heard about it

cristinalibrarian [10:07 AM]
Hmm, not familiar. Do share more

anewman [10:08 AM]
I'll find the link and send it ---  it's geared towards newer members, but they want any ALSC members available to join the party.  We pay our own way.

cristinalibrarian [10:08 AM]
I'll be curious to learn more...
[10:08 AM]
Let's get started with a couple of announcements:
[10:09 AM]
1) Just want to let ya'll know that I always post the transcripts to our meetings to our page on ALA Connect as well as the Quarterly Reports for our Committee. Those are public and available for your reference
[10:10 AM]
2) Question: Did you see my email inquiry from Angela Hubbard from ALSC re: parent book clubs with school-age children?

Evan [10:10 AM]
I did not

cristinalibrarian [10:10 AM]
She was interested in the older children having discussions along with the parents about books they’d read independently.

aforrester [10:10 AM]
I did, but sadly don't have program experience to share

cristinalibrarian [10:11 AM]
If you do have experience with school-age or older youth reading together, please email me.

anewman [10:11 AM]
no, I didn't. when did you send it around?

cristinalibrarian [10:11 AM]
I'll resend the email (sent 12/5/17)

anewman [10:12 AM]
thanks.

Evan [10:12 AM]
ah, I wasn't on board then. Please resend.

cristinalibrarian [10:12 AM]
Just sent!
[10:12 AM]
:slightly_smiling_face:
[10:13 AM]
OK, that's all for announcements from me. If anyone else has anything to share, we'll have time for that at the end.
[10:14 AM]
Since it's just the Hardware and Video workgroups here -- let's give brief updates and spend the rest of our time asking general questions and brainstorming how the interview portion can look in a blog format.
[10:14 AM]
Sound good?
[10:15 AM]
Evan or Alexa, wanna update Amy on what we just did?

anewman [10:17 AM]
Sure --  we have some basic descriptions for our two areas;  have selected tools; assigned who will write descriptions of the tools; and will continue to gather our resources.  Does that sound about right?

Dave [10:17 AM]
Hey folks.
[10:17 AM]
Sorry to be late

cristinalibrarian [10:17 AM]
Hi Dave!

Evan [10:17 AM]
Hey Dave.

anewman [10:17 AM]
howdy, dave

Evan [10:18 AM]
Yes, we changed the formatting a bit. I'll be coming up with a third activity for the robots.

cristinalibrarian [10:18 AM]
Yes, and we're starting to think about who to interview. Evan has a contact at his library -- what is his/her/their position?

Evan [10:20 AM]
She's in charge of our web design and digital media center, and leads many of our children and teen programs.

cristinalibrarian [10:20 AM]
A big job!

Evan [10:21 AM]
We've used them at many of the branches including our smaller inner-city resource centers.
[10:21 AM]
Yes, she has her hands full.

cristinalibrarian [10:22 AM]
I have someone in mind too -- she is in a different position now, but she was our Techmobile librarian and ran tween maker programs throughout different neighborhoods.

Evan [10:22 AM]
That sounds awesome!

anewman [10:22 AM]
techmobile -- that sounds super cool!

cristinalibrarian [10:23 AM]
I don't know why I never thought about her. Yeah, the Techmobile is pretty awesome: https://sfpl.org/?pg=2000795701
SFPL
TechMobile
The website of the San Francisco Public Library.
[10:23 AM]
Let's move on to the Video Workgroup -- @aforrester?

aforrester [10:24 AM]
So, Heather and I have fleshed out our sections pretty well
[10:24 AM]
I just sent emails to two of my DPL colleagues who earlier agreed to do interviews on storyboarding and movie creation, as well as making comics

cristinalibrarian [10:25 AM]
Very cool!

aforrester [10:25 AM]
We are still looking for someone to interview about creating a movie or book poster. Anyone have any leads?

cristinalibrarian [10:26 AM]
I don't, but I can ask my colleagues

aforrester [10:26 AM]
Oh, and one on using DSLR cameras with kids

cristinalibrarian [10:26 AM]
We have about 65 youth services librarians here at SFPL with a lot of different experience

aforrester [10:26 AM]
That would be great! Thanks Cristina!
[10:26 AM]
I think Heather is looking into interviewing her boss about green screen

cristinalibrarian [10:27 AM]
I definitely have someone to ask about a green screen -- we have one in our Teen digital learning lab

aforrester [10:27 AM]
Awesome, if it doesn't pan out with her boss, I'll let her know to contact you

anewman [10:27 AM]
If it's just a matter of creating a poster,  I'm pretty handy with graphic design in publisher --  or were you looking for something more sophisticated?

aforrester [10:27 AM]
Are we wanting interviews for all activities listed or just some?
[10:28 AM]
I was looking for someone who has experience doing a book/movie poster creation program with tweens

cristinalibrarian [10:28 AM]
Good question @aforrester, what do ya'll think?

anewman [10:28 AM]
I thought it was just for a few activities -- like highlighted sidebars

Evan [10:28 AM]
That was my understanding. Not all of them. Just peppered throughout.

aforrester [10:28 AM]
Heather and I initially thought we should just get interviews for sections that didn't have a lot of online resources

cristinalibrarian [10:28 AM]
That's a cool approach
[10:29 AM]
I also thought they would be peppered

aforrester [10:29 AM]
awesome. Then if the DSLR and poster interviews don't come to be, it's not the end of the world. We'll still have 3 or 4
[10:29 AM]
for our section

cristinalibrarian [10:29 AM]
What about interview questions? Should we have a standard 3 questions or leave it open-ended?

Evan [10:30 AM]
Aren't the questions at the top of the document?

Dave [10:30 AM]
Yes.

cristinalibrarian [10:30 AM]
Oh my! Yes, you're correct!

anewman [10:30 AM]
I'd say open-ended -- i.e. if it's a great interview, include more than 3 answers.

Dave [10:30 AM]
I have already gone over mine with a colleague who has a minecraft club
[10:31 AM]
Just waiting for her responses.

Evan [10:31 AM]
:+1:

cristinalibrarian [10:31 AM]
@dave any other updates from the Gaming group?

Dave [10:31 AM]
I think the only thing we are waiting for is the interview...everything else is done.

cristinalibrarian [10:32 AM]
Great!
[10:33 AM]
We're all making great progress -- well done, all! (edited)
[10:33 AM]
:slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [10:33 AM]
:clap:

cristinalibrarian [10:33 AM]
@dave will you be at midwinter?

Dave [10:34 AM]
I will

cristinalibrarian [10:34 AM]
Wonderful
[10:35 AM]
Question for all: What would be most useful for you to have happen at our meeting?
[10:35 AM]
It's such a special chance for us to be in-person -- I'd like to make it as beneficial to both the work and each of us individually as possible

anewman [10:36 AM]
to make a timeline for completing the toolkit before July, when 1/2 of us will be stepping down.

Evan [10:36 AM]
For me, meeting everyone for the first time and getting the lay of the land.

aforrester [10:36 AM]
I agree with Alexa, I'm coming off the committee, so I want to be sure to leave things in good stead

Evan [10:37 AM]
Maybe completing the toolkit and seeing what project is up next.

cristinalibrarian [10:37 AM]
I'll also be coming off the committee, and I feel confident we can complete this by Annual
[10:38 AM]
I'd like to be able to create a final product that is easily "update-able" so that others can build off our work.

anewman [10:38 AM]
I found the link for that ALSC new member / all member dinner.  http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2017/12/first-time-2018-ala-midwinter-join-...
ALSC Blog
First time at 2018 ALA Midwinter? Join Us for a Welcome Dinner - ALSC Blog
Join the ALSC Membership committee for a "Dutch" (pay your own way) dinner the first night of ALA Midwinter in Denver!
Dec 29th

cristinalibrarian [10:39 AM]
Thanks for sharing!
[10:39 AM]
Well, as I said, I'm really looking forward to meeting/seeing you in Denver
[10:40 AM]
Does anyone else have anything else to share/announce/ask before we do our closing?

aforrester [10:40 AM]
While in Denver, if any of you want to drop by the Central Children's Library, we're having a bunch of author visits on Saturday
[10:40 AM]
https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/meet-and-make-children%27s-authors
denverlibrary.org
Meet and Make with Children’s Authors | Denver Public Library
During this free day-long celebration, award-winning children’s authors will share their bookmaking experiences and lead art and writing activities for kids. Books will be on hand to buy and have signed by the authors courtesy of Tattered Cover Book Store. 10:30am - Picture book author Jillian Tamaki 12:30pm - Chapter book author Jewell Parker Rhodes 2:30pm - Chapter book author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooke Allen 3:30pm - Chapter book author Sayantani DasGupta

Evan [10:40 AM]
Is there anything in particular I need to bring for our meeting at midwinter?

Dave [10:40 AM]
Looks awesome!

cristinalibrarian [10:41 AM]
A laptop/ipad would be helpful for our meeting since everything is online

Evan [10:41 AM]
:+1:

cristinalibrarian [10:41 AM]
I'll secure poster paper and makers for us to brainstorm a timeline -- really like that idea, @anewman!
[10:41 AM]
*markers

aforrester [10:42 AM]
I can be sure to bring a laptop/ipad, since I'm in town.

cristinalibrarian [10:42 AM]
I'll also print copies of our latest version just in case

anewman [10:42 AM]
I'll have my surface with me.

cristinalibrarian [10:43 AM]
Can everyone be there for the whole meeting?

Dave [10:43 AM]
I have to check my YALSA committee schedule

cristinalibrarian [10:43 AM]
Please let me know as soon as you know @dave

aforrester [10:44 AM]
Yep. I'll be there!

Dave [10:44 AM]
I will

Evan [10:44 AM]
I should be there for it's entirety.

cristinalibrarian [10:44 AM]
Fantastic
[10:44 AM]
Well, if there aren't any other announcements/questions -- let's do our closing:
[10:45 AM]
What's going well so far in your library in 2018?

Evan [10:45 AM]
Our library system was just awarded the Georgia Public Library of the Year! Woohoo!

aforrester [10:46 AM]
We're hiring a new 40 hour librarian! The job is open through Friday (hint hint)
[10:46 AM]
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/1949496/childr...
governmentjobs.com
Job Opportunities | Denver Public Library Jobs(55 kB)
https://www.governmentjobs.com/AgencyPages/denverlibrary/agencyImages/do...

anewman [10:47 AM]
Winter 'Reading is about half way through; construction project phase one is almost done -- we move into our new offices / space next month --

Evan [10:47 AM]
excellent!

cristinalibrarian [10:48 AM]
Ooh! Exciting! You and @dave have had big facility projects --

Dave [10:48 AM]
We are genrefying our fiction collection now

anewman [10:49 AM]
stickering or separating them out by genre, Dave?

cristinalibrarian [10:49 AM]
We've expanded our summer programming expectations for all of our 28 locations to host a weekly STEM program for the 10 weeks of summer. It definitely raises the bar, but we're given our librarians more support than ever before to plan and be intentional about school-age to teen programming in the summer.

Dave [10:50 AM]
Assigning a major genre to each book, separating them by that genre, and re-labeling all titles

aforrester [10:50 AM]
That's awesome, Cristina!

cristinalibrarian [10:50 AM]
Big project Dave!
[10:50 AM]
I agree Amy!

Dave [10:51 AM]
It is...but it's going to pay big dividends in circulation, I think

cristinalibrarian [10:51 AM]
Good luck Dave

Dave [10:51 AM]
Cristina...I am always blown away by pl summer reading programs.
[10:52 AM]
How do you folks manage to accomplish so much?!?

aforrester [10:52 AM]
Sheer adrenaline! :wink:

cristinalibrarian [10:52 AM]
I honestly have NO idea -- I'm living and breathing summer all day every day for the next 2 months

Evan [10:52 AM]
Ha!

cristinalibrarian [10:52 AM]
:laughing:

Evan [10:52 AM]
It's true.

anewman [10:52 AM]
yep
[10:52 AM]
I'm already waist deep in SRP planning!

Evan [10:53 AM]
From January - August.

cristinalibrarian [10:53 AM]
Exactly!
[10:53 AM]
Thank you all for a great meeting
[10:53 AM]
It's a joy to work with you

Evan [10:53 AM]
Thank you.

aforrester [10:53 AM]
Thanks, Cristina!

cristinalibrarian [10:53 AM]
Be well everyone and see you on Feb. 11th at 8:30am in the Crestone Ballroom in the Embassy Suites!

aforrester [10:53 AM]
Can't wait to see you all in Denver!

Evan [10:53 AM]
Looking forward to it!

cristinalibrarian [10:53 AM]
:smile:

Dave [10:53 AM]
Travel safe, everyone.

aforrester [10:53 AM]
I think maybe the google invite is an hour off?
[10:54 AM]
It's showing 9:30am on my calendar

cristinalibrarian [10:54 AM]
Thanks, I'll double check that
[10:54 AM]
Amy, it's correct on my calendar --
[10:55 AM]
Goodbye, all

aforrester [10:56 AM]
Maybe my google is having a bad day. I'll just make a note to be there at 8:30 :slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian [10:56 AM]
Great!
[10:56 AM]
Bring your coffee :slightly_smiling_face: It's early

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Online Doc December 22 2017 SAPS Meeting

by Cristina Mitra on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 06:05 pm

aforrester [8:52 AM]
Hi SAPS friends, Cristina won't be able to make our meeting, so she asked me to facilitate. She shared some notes with me, and we have her stellar agenda to work from. I'm confident we can get a lot done today :slightly_smiling_face:

aforrester [8:53 AM]
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anewman [8:54 AM]
Hi Amy

aforrester [8:54 AM]
Hi Alexa

Evan [8:55 AM]
Hey Y'all.

aforrester [8:52 AM]
Hi SAPS friends, Cristina won't be able to make our meeting, so she asked me to facilitate. She shared some notes with me, and we have her stellar agenda to work from. I'm confident we can get a lot done today :slightly_smiling_face:

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anewman [8:54 AM]
Hi Amy

aforrester [8:54 AM]
Hi Alexa

Evan [8:55 AM]
Hey Y'all.

aforrester [8:55 AM]
Welcome, Evan! Nice to meet you.

dave [8:55 AM]
Hey everybody!

Evan [8:55 AM]
Nice to be here. :slightly_smiling_face: This is my first time using slack. Assume I know nothing.

aforrester [8:56 AM]
I'm sure you'll catch on in no time. In the meantime, feel free to holler if something doesn't make sense. :slightly_smiling_face:

[8:56]
Hi Dave!

[8:58]
While we're waiting for the others to join us, feel free to share something you're working on, whether in libraryland or beyond.

anewman [8:58 AM]
Welcome aboard, Evan.  Hi Dave!

Evan [8:58 AM]
Hey Alexa!

hmthompson [8:59 AM]
Hello!

aforrester [8:59 AM]
Hi Heather!

anewman [9:00 AM]
I'm prepping for Winter Reading program,  soliciting prizes from local businesses;  starting planning for summer Drama Camp; ditto for Teaching Garden and Junior Master Gardeners; writing a few grants for community partnership programs; and preparing for our move to our new digs -- first phase of construction is slated to be completed mid Feb  ..... so just the same old, same old.

aforrester [9:01 AM]
Tis the season for planning, isn't it?

[9:01]
I'm prepping to lead our mock discussions in Feb, so I know the feeling!

dave [9:02 AM]
I am always impressed by what the public libraries are able to do..and how much work goes into it!

anewman [9:02 AM]
definitely!   how fun -- That's something we've never tried here.  Would love to talk about it at midwinter.

aforrester [9:02 AM]
One of my favorite events of the year, we can definitely chat at midwinter :slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [9:02 AM]
Thanks, Dave.  I'm equally impressed by how school libraries accomplish so much with so little.

Evan [9:03 AM]
Summer Drama Camp sounds intriguing

aforrester [9:03 AM]
Let's go ahead and get started. I know Susie has to teach, so she can't make it. Not sure about Lisa and Anthony, but hopefully they'll join us soon.

anewman [9:04 AM]
It is! :grinning:   Check out the fall issue of Children and Libraries -- I wrote an article.

aforrester [9:04 AM]
First of all, please give a hearty welcome to Evan Bush, our newest committee member! Welcome, Evan!

hmthompson [9:04 AM]
Heyyyyy!

Evan [9:04 AM]
Thank you. Glad to be here. :slightly_smiling_face:

dave [9:04 AM]
Oh, wow, Alexa!  I have it right here on my desk!

anewman [9:04 AM]
Welcome!!!

aforrester [9:05 AM]
We're super excited to have you on the team, Evan. Please feel free to jump in with questions if something is confusing, I know how tough it can be to join the committee while we're in mid-project

Evan [9:06 AM]
Will do!

aforrester [9:06 AM]
Also, Evan is in need of a blog post slot. Anyone interested in giving him yours?

aforrester [9:06 AM]
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dave [9:06 AM]
He can have mine.

[9:06]
I just did one last month

Evan [9:07 AM]
May 26th?

aforrester [9:07 AM]
Thanks, Dave.

dave [9:08 AM]
May is a budy month, project wise, and I can write about genrefication in the fall.

[9:08]
busy

Evan [9:08 AM]
Sounds good!

dave [9:08 AM]
Thank you, Evan!

aforrester [9:08 AM]
Wonderful, I've gone ahead and updated the schedule

Evan [9:08 AM]
And the topic is for me to decide?

dave [9:08 AM]
Yes

aforrester [9:08 AM]
Yes, anything related to SAPS is up for grabs.

Evan [9:08 AM]
Excellent!

[9:09]
What are the ages or grades covered by School-Age? K-5?

aforrester [9:09 AM]
There's info linked at the top of the doc and Cristina generally sends an email reminder about your deadline

[9:09]
Hmmm, good question. Feel free to chime in, team.

[9:09]
I'd say K-5 or K-6

[9:10]
especially since we're working on a maker toolkit for tweens

Evan [9:10 AM]
That makes sense.

hmthompson [9:10 AM]
I would agree with that age range.

anewman [9:10 AM]
I'd say K-8 for age/grade .... that tends to be the levels for ys in my region

Evan [9:11 AM]
We usually do Pre-K-5, but going higher is great.

aforrester [9:11 AM]
ALSC tends to cover 0-14, so you're probably on target, Alexa.

dave [9:11 AM]
I am in a 5-8 school

[9:11]
grades, soory

[9:11]
sorry

aforrester [9:11 AM]
And you can focus on a particular segment of grades for your post, too

[9:12]
Awesome, let's move to looking at the toolkit now

aforrester [9:12 AM]
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aforrester [9:12 AM]
Gah, sorry, wrong one

aforrester [9:13 AM]
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aforrester [9:13 AM]
Here we go, this is the most current version.

[9:13]
Evan, has Cristina given you any context on the toolkit?

Evan [9:15 AM]
a little

aforrester [9:15 AM]
The toolkit is something we've been working on for 2 years now. Our collective goal: Have our content mainly complete by MidWinter and focus that meeting on the other elements of the toolkit, such as introductory text, thinking about graphics, layouts, tags, etc.

[9:15]
Oh good :slightly_smiling_face:

Evan [9:15 AM]
a wordpress blog that is searchable for maker activities

aforrester [9:16 AM]
Yes, at our last meeting we all really loved the idea of a wordpress blog

[9:16]
Cristina hasn't gotten anymore info from ALSC yet about support for graphics or how a wordpress could take shape

[9:16]
However, we can still get a lot done today on the content

[9:17]
I'm thinking each team can share out their status on their section, as well as any questions around activities, resources, or interviews.

[9:17]
Then we can spend some time talking about interviews and standardized questions for those

[9:18]
As a reminder, our action items from last meeting:
Streamline each section to just 3 activities per category
Tighten up the activity options to be brief (include links whenever possible)
Flesh out resources/tools
Decide which sections need interviews
Decide which sections might need to be deleted

[9:19]
Alexa, do you want to get us started for the Hardware Team?

anewman [9:19 AM]
sure

aforrester [9:19 AM]
Hi Lisa! :slightly_smiling_face:

lisakimno [9:19 AM]
Hi!

anewman [9:19 AM]
Cristina and I still need to meet and get down to the nitty gritty --  we haven't coordinated yet,  so there hasn't been a lot of progress.

[9:20]
That said,  we are working with robots  and sewing.

aforrester [9:20 AM]
Evan, Cristina was thinking you might be able to jump on the Hardware Team with her and Alexa. Does that sound like it might work for you?

anewman [9:20 AM]
That would be great!!!!

Evan [9:21 AM]
That would be great! I'm down with sewing robots. :wink:

aforrester [9:21 AM]
Fantastic!

anewman [9:21 AM]
I think that interviewing a librarian who uses some of the different techs we've highlighted might be interesting.

[9:22]
Otherwise,  we just need to create a task list and timeline to flesh out our areas.

aforrester [9:22 AM]
I agree, that would be great. Are you thinking of interviewing librarians who've done specific programs or worked with specific tech (or both?

Evan [9:22 AM]
We have a pretty good one at our library. She's worked with a lot of the things on the list.

anewman [9:23 AM]
Yes ...  there is a networking group in the Chicago area  that  meets regularly to share and introduce tech.

[9:23]
our YS technology librarian was an officer for a while.

lisakimno [9:23 AM]
I curated this pinterest page of activities with tech if any of the resources are helpful. https://www.pinterest.com/technologylendinglibrary/ we have a new Technology Lending Library so I've been working with the tech on that page
Pinterest
Technology Lending Library (technologylendinglibrary)
See what Technology Lending Library (technologylendinglibrary) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of everybody's favorite things.
 
 

aforrester [9:23 AM]
Sounds like there are several options for interviews, that's great!

anewman [9:24 AM]
That's awesome, Lisa -- a lending tech library!!!

[9:24]
love it!

aforrester [9:24 AM]
Are there any other specific questions you have about the Hardware section?

Evan [9:24 AM]
That's fantastic.

anewman [9:25 AM]
no -- we just need to get moving on it.

Evan [9:25 AM]
Let me know how and when I can help. :slightly_smiling_face:

aforrester [9:25 AM]
Cool cool. I'll leave it to the three of you to work on the action items Cristina set for us. I'll recap them in the meeting notes email.

[9:25]
Heather, would you like to share out about our Video Team section?

hmthompson [9:26 AM]
Sure.

[9:27]
So, the video team has many components--both literal video stuff like making book trailers, and tangentially related things like Harry Potter/wizard activites, anime, and other fandom maker-type stuff.

[9:28]
We need a few interviews, but are hoping that someone in the group might have experience with these programs so that we don't need to look outside:

[9:28]
-DSLR Photography

[9:28]
-Green screen programs

[9:29]
-Movie/Book Posters

[9:29]
And I think that's it, because Amy has other interviewees at Denver PL ready.

anewman [9:29 AM]
We just tried green screen as staff for the first time last week.  I can ask my coworkers about it.

aforrester [9:29 AM]
Thanks, Heather. That's a great recap :slightly_smiling_face:

[9:30]
That would be great, Alexa. Thanks!

[9:30]
Overall, I feel like we have fleshed out the activities, resources, and tools quite nicely, it's just the interviews really.

hmthompson [9:30 AM]
Agreed

aforrester [9:31 AM]
If anyone else has leads on people to interview, let us know.

[9:31]
It looks like we might have to skip the Talk Team section, as Anthony and Susie aren't here to report out.

[9:32]
So let's skip over to Gaming. Dave and Lisa?

dave [9:32 AM]
Let's see...

[9:32]
Lisa and I edited our section on gaming to conform to the formatting we decided

lisakimno [9:33 AM]
I think we're in a similar boat, just missing the interviews!

dave [9:33 AM]
Yes, I have a fellow librarian I am going to interview who runs an after school minecraft club

[9:34]
One of my colleagues here in my school district

aforrester [9:35 AM]
I've just added a section at the top of the toolkit for us to add the types of interviews we need

[9:35]
Go ahead and add your interview needs as you identify them.

[9:35]
If one of us has a lead on an interview, we can then comment with info

hmthompson [9:36 AM]
that's a good idea

aforrester [9:37 AM]
If there are things we can't cover with our hive mind, I'm sure Cristina will have some insight on the best way for us to reach out as a committee. I'll make a note to ask her.

Evan [9:37 AM]
We've done stop-motion monster movies this past October if that's any help to anyone on the video team.

aforrester [9:38 AM]
Thanks, Evan! that sounds like an awesome program and perfect for an interview.

[9:39]
I've also just added the questions Dave and Lisa came up with for interviews.

[9:39]
Does anyone have any feedback on the questions? Anything we'd like to tweak or add?

[9:39]
*Added the questions at the top of the toolkit

dave [9:40 AM]
There was also the question about goals that you suggested, Amy.

[9:40]
I am assuming you added it in?

aforrester [9:40 AM]
Yep, just tweaked it a bit to match your wording and added it at the end. :slightly_smiling_face:

dave [9:41 AM]
:+1:

Evan [9:41 AM]
Could I suggest a question regarding what books might connect to each particular activity?

aforrester [9:42 AM]
Great idea! Want to wordsmith something and add it to the list, Evan?

Evan [9:42 AM]
Absolutely!

aforrester [9:43 AM]
Cristina has a note on the agenda to look at next steps

[9:44]
If we feel the questions are good, perhaps we should start reaching out for interviews between now and the next meeting.

[9:45]
That way we can discuss any gaps at the next meeting and Cristina can help us figure out how to fill them from the greater ALSC population.

hmthompson [9:45 AM]
Sounds like a good plan

aforrester [9:45 AM]
Perhaps we can each shoot to have at least 2 interviews per team in the works by the next meeting?

[9:46]
More if we're able, but at least 2 to get the ball rolling?

lisakimno [9:46 AM]
that sounds doable

anewman [9:46 AM]
are we planning to have an interview for every section?

Evan [9:46 AM]
Is there a length we're looking for in the interviews?

aforrester [9:46 AM]
Good question. We haven't really talked about the final format of the interviews yet.

[9:46]
I'm not sure if they'll be in Q&A format or more of a summary.

[9:47]
For now, let's plan on collecting interview answers and then we can chat with Cristina at the next meeting about format

anewman [9:47 AM]
I was picturing them as feature boxes -- and scattered around the toolkit -- not necessarily every section.

aforrester [9:48 AM]
I was picturing something similar, but I think it may depend on the format of the final toolkit too (wordpress, something else, etc.)

[9:49]
Anymore questions or concerns on the toolkit or interview questions?

hmthompson [9:50 AM]
not from me

aforrester [9:50 AM]
Okie doke, if there's nothing else let's move on to our Midwinter check in.

[9:51]
Our meeting will be at the ALSC All-Committee Meeting, Embassy Suites, Crestone Ballroom
on Sunday, Feb. 11 th , 8:30am-11:30am

Evan [9:51 AM]
I'll be there. :slightly_smiling_face:

aforrester [9:51 AM]
Can everyone just let me know if they're planning to be there or not?

anewman [9:51 AM]
I'll be there.

hmthompson [9:51 AM]
I'll be there, but I have to leave early because I have a presentation at 10:30.

lisakimno [9:52 AM]
I can't be there :sweat:

aforrester [9:52 AM]
I'll make a note of that for Cristina. What are you presenting on Heather?

[9:52]
We'll miss you Lisa!

lisakimno [9:52 AM]
Rural library life
 

dave [9:53 AM]
I have to check.

[9:53]
BFYA might be meeting at the same time

aforrester [9:53 AM]
BFYA?

dave [9:53 AM]
Best Fiction for Young Adults.

[9:53]
My YALSA committee

aforrester [9:53 AM]
gotcha

[9:53]
Ok, when you find out, just shoot Cristina an email.

dave [9:54 AM]
I will do that

hmthompson [9:54 AM]
"Confidence and Facilitation is Key; Infusing Technology into Youth Programs" -- it's with other students and professors from the University of Maryland's Youth Experience program

aforrester [9:54 AM]
That sounds fascinating, Heather! I wish we didn't have to go to a meeting so we could be there to cheer you on!

hmthompson [9:55 AM]
Thanks. :slightly_smiling_face: I have three things going on at Midwinter and they're all scheduled for Sunday!

aforrester [9:55 AM]
Whew! That'll be a whirlwind for sure.

[9:55]
Any other questions or thoughts about Midwinter?

[9:56]
The final thing on the agenda is: What are you looking forward to in your library in 2018?

anewman [9:57 AM]
Completion of our building expansion --  all the new spaces, etc.  It's gonna be so cool!

Evan [9:57 AM]
Beginning renovation plans for our children's area :slightly_smiling_face:

lisakimno [9:57 AM]
Parent workshops and hammering out who does what! we have a new youth librarian - so 2 full time youth librarians - for the first time in ever!

aforrester [9:57 AM]
Oooo lots of renovations in the new year!

hmthompson [9:57 AM]
I'm planning to go to this 2-day "Kidding Around Yoga" training thing in January, which means I can offer some yoga classes for free at the library! https://okay.kiddingaroundyoga.com/trainings/madison-wi-training/
Online Kidding Around Yoga
Madison, WI Training - Online Kidding Around Yoga
Join Marcie Robinson in Madison, WI for a kids yoga teacher training with Kidding Around Yoga.
 

aforrester [9:57 AM]
Wow, congrats on the additional librarian!

Evan [9:57 AM]
That sounds awesome Heather. I teach yoga at the library. Love it. :slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [9:58 AM]
are you a yoga teacher, Heather?  I'm just starting to research / pick out a school for my 200

hmthompson [9:59 AM]
Nope! This program only certifies you (not fully registers) to teach kids yoga. It seems more like silly storytime-type yoga than anything strenuous.

anewman [9:59 AM]
you an instructor too, Evan?

aforrester [9:59 AM]
I'm excited for Midwinter to be in Denver! And because of that, we'll be having a Saturday of author visits at my library. We're within walking distance of the Convention Center, so feel free to stop by! https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/meet-and-make-children%27s-authors
denverlibrary.org
Meet and Make with Children’s Authors | Denver Public Library
During this free day-long celebration, award-winning children’s authors will share their bookmaking experiences and lead art and writing activities for kids. Books will be on hand to buy and have signed by the authors courtesy of Tattered Cover Book Store. 10:30am - Picture book author Jillian Tamaki 12:30pm - Chapter book author Jewell Parker Rhodes 2:30pm - Chapter book author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooke Allen 3:30pm - Chapter book author Sayantani DasGupta

dave [9:59 AM]
I'd love to take yoga

aforrester [9:59 AM]
We had a yoga storytime for a while, it was super fun :slightly_smiling_face:

Evan [9:59 AM]
Yes. I'm certified in Kundalina Yoga, and do a simplified version with the kids.

aforrester [9:59 AM]
Alright everyone, thanks so much for a great meeting and for rolling with the punches while I filled in for Cristina.

[10:00]
Feel free to keep chatting, but I've got to run to the front desk

Evan [10:00 AM]
Nice to meet everyone! Excited to see y'all at Midwinter.

lisakimno [10:00 AM]
Thanks so much!

dave [10:00 AM]
You as well, Evan!

aforrester [10:00 AM]
I'll send out notes from the meeting with action items and I'm sure Cristina will follow up too

[10:00]
Hooray for Midwinter! Can't wait!

hmthompson [10:00 AM]
See you all soon!

dave [10:00 AM]
Have a great holiday, everyone

[10:01]
Today is the last day of school here...so you can imagine what school is like!

Evan [10:01 AM]
Thanks for leading the meeting Amy. Everyone have a great holiday!

anewman [10:01 AM]
Happy Holidays!!  See most of you in Denver!

[10:01]
Thanks, Amy!!!

dave [10:04 AM]
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cristinalibrarian
[12:56 PM]
Hi folks! ICYMI, here's Dave's blog from November: http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2017/11/learned-library-renovation/
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What I Learned in a Library Renovation - ALSC Blog
A concerted effort by librarians in my school district, Williamsville Central Schools, to upgrade our library facilities finally bore fruit when I was given the given the opportunity to renovate the library at Heim Middle School, where I have been the librarian for more than twenty years. I was fortunate enough to be able to select both new furniture and carpeting. The furniture in the library was original to the opening of the school in 1965 (first named North Forest Junior High), and the carpeting Show more…
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aforrester [12:57 PM]
joined #november2017meeting.

aforrester [12:59 PM]
Hi there!

cristinalibrarian [12:59 PM]
Hi Amy!

[1:02]
I received a few nos and maybes for this meeting. We'll wait a few minutes to see who can join us.

lisakimno [1:02 PM]
joined #november2017meeting.

lisakimno [1:02 PM]
Hello!

cristinalibrarian [1:03 PM]
Hi Lisa!

[1:03]
How goes it in Nevada City or Denver?

aforrester [1:04 PM]
Busy! We're prepping for our annual Best & Brightest event. We unveil our list of best children's and teen books and have a celebration and panel discussion for metro area colleagues. Lots of fun, but lots of work :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:04]
How about SF?

cristinalibrarian [1:04 PM]
That sounds so fun!

lisakimno [1:04 PM]
Busy here too. Staffing changes and training and launching things and spending up annual year funds!

[1:04]
How's san francisco?!

cristinalibrarian
[1:04 PM]
Ah, so you all work on a calendar year, Lisa?

lisakimno [1:04 PM]
Just for Friends money. County money is fiscal.

cristinalibrarian
[1:05 PM]
OIC

[1:05]
SF is good. I'm the lead on Summer Programming for youth so gearing up to do all that booking, planning, and partnership work in January - Feb. Wild!

[1:06]
Are both of you going to be a Midwinter?

hmthompson [1:06 PM]
joined #november2017meeting.

hmthompson [1:06 PM]
Hi All--sorry, I couldn't find the channel!

aforrester [1:06 PM]
yes, indeed! Excited for Midwinter!

lisakimno [1:07 PM]
I have to admit I've been afraid to ask. I don't know who to ask right now since all our leadership is shifting around and it's been a little tense. I will get my nerve up next week.

cristinalibrarian [1:07 PM]
Good luck, Lisa! We would love to have you there.

aforrester [1:07 PM]
We're having a children's book author day of visits on Saturday during Midwinter, so feel free to come by and visit the Central Children's Library

 

cristinalibrarian [1:07 PM]
Welcome, Heather!

[1:08]
I forgot that people can't usually find the channel, so I just posted it in the #general channel. Glad you found us @hmthompson

anewman [1:08 PM]
joined #november2017meeting.

anewman [1:08 PM]
sorry I'm late -- was running from another meeting
!

cristinalibrarian [1:09 PM]
Glad you're here @anewman

[1:09]
This may be us today. Anthony and Dave are unable to join us and hopefully Susie can join us too.

[1:11]
Let's do a quick check: Can we each share 1 thing that is going well in terms of school services in our work?

hmthompson [1:12 PM]
At our jobs? Or with the toolkit?

cristinalibrarian [1:12 PM]
At our jobs :slightly_smiling_face: And then we'll jump into the toolkit

aforrester [1:12 PM]
We've been approved to hire an additional 40 hour children's librarian at my library, which will help my library expand our services for K-3rd

 

hmthompson [1:12 PM]
Gotcha.

anewman [1:13 PM]
do you mean school age programs, or services to schools?

cristinalibrarian [1:13 PM]
Either one @anewman

anewman [1:13 PM]
okay -- I was overthinking :grinning:

cristinalibrarian [1:13 PM]
np!

lisakimno [1:14 PM]
I am launching the technology lending library for teachers this week to make tech kits available for use in the classroom, and am doing some outreach to teachers about it through the superintendent's office

cristinalibrarian [1:14 PM]
We have successfully collaborated with our school district to get student records into our ILS so that we eliminate the paper application for students to get library cards. We've been activating student cards at whole elementary and middle school which has been really exciting.

anewman [1:14 PM]
We are in the middle of an expansion/addition to the library -- we're adding study rooms, create-space, reconfiguring the entire department -- plus getting lots of stuff for teens and early learners too.

hmthompson [1:14 PM]
I did an Engineering Mystery Bag program for 3rd-5th graders recently. It wasn't highly attended for whatever reason, but the kids who came had a blast. I actually got a "this was the most fun ever!" out of one of them. Basically, they just got a bunch of stuff in a paper bag and were instructed to make something that moves.

cristinalibrarian
[1:15 PM]
Really cool stuff, everyone!

[1:15]
I love hearing what work we do. :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:15]
If you're ever unsure about something to write for your blog slot, any of these would be great topics.

[1:15]
A quick reminder about our schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZwiAQhpuFQDutoQCc0-zZKF6DsiAM3MzYKlq...

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[1:15 PM]
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cristinalibrarian [1:16 PM]
Great! Let's go into the toolkit...

[1:17]
Thanks for sharing some sample toolkits out there:

cristinalibrarian [1:17 PM]
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cristinalibrarian
[1:17 PM]
I have to admit that I haven't been able to go through them all. What about you?

lisakimno [1:18 PM]
Definitely not (sorry)

anewman [1:18 PM]
not the way I should have.

hmthompson [1:19 PM]
Just a couple (I went and tried to find some to contribute while looking through the list and came up with nothin'). Looking through now.

cristinalibrarian
[1:19 PM]
Let's take a moment to look through them. There are a lot of different formats...

[1:19]
If you have one that you particular love, please share that out with the group!

hmthompson [1:20 PM]
I'm really feeling the Social Justice Toolbox as a website. It feels laid out in the way that librarians think.

cristinalibrarian [1:21 PM]
me too @hmthompson

lisakimno [1:22 PM]
The activity finder on that one is cool

[1:22]
I wonder if they used tags and then sorted by tags?

aforrester [1:22 PM]
@hmthompson me too. I like the ease of navigating a website like the Social Justice toolbox

cristinalibrarian [1:23 PM]
Does anyone know anyone at the SJTB to be able to find out a bit more about their process?

[1:24]
I really like how there are topic headings on the left and then the categories on the right in terms of length of time, etc.

aforrester [1:24 PM]
I agree, the layout is very clean and clear

cristinalibrarian
[1:25 PM]
I just added a column for us to mark which are our faves

lisakimno [1:25 PM]
No I don't know anyone there

hmthompson [1:25 PM]
Insofar as a document-style toolkit, I like the LSSPCC. So clean and lovely.

[1:26]
I don't know anyone there either.

cristinalibrarian
[1:26 PM]
I also really like the library service to special population because its an example of a very clear PDF format and i could see us creating something like this

aforrester [1:26 PM]
I don't know anyone either

hmthompson [1:26 PM]
Absolutely @cristinalibrarian

cristinalibrarian [1:26 PM]
would anyone be willing to reach out to SJTB?

anewman [1:26 PM]
No, I don't know anyone on SJTB ; I really look/feel of the Vision, Values Voice toolkit -- but I'm also highly visual, so it appeals to me personally, as a resource I would actually dig into,.

aforrester [1:27 PM]
I love the graphics for the VVV toolkit, but the large blocks of text are a bit overwhelming

cristinalibrarian
[1:27 PM]
i agree @anewman that toolkit is visually stunning

[1:27]
i agree with you as well @aforrester

aforrester [1:28 PM]
I wish the Libraries Transform toolkit didn't require login

cristinalibrarian
[1:28 PM]
truthfully, i think the easiest for us to produce is a document versus a website unless any of us have web design experience and could volunteer our time to design this

anewman [1:29 PM]
agree

hmthompson [1:29 PM]
I agree. I think we would need assistance on ALSC's end to produce such a cool website.

aforrester [1:29 PM]
ditto

anewman [1:29 PM]
won't alsc be helping us with the design, though?

lisakimno [1:29 PM]
Do we have a budget for this toolkit? I wonder what web vs paper design price difference is

cristinalibrarian
[1:30 PM]
i like the libraries transform portion where there are the colored blocks because i could see us doing something like "If your tweens like talking" instead of the "Because the Internet shouldn't have a slow lane"

[1:30]
I believe we have $100

lisakimno [1:30 PM]
Ok probably not going far on that web-wise!

cristinalibrarian [1:30 PM]
and we would have to apply for grant funding for graphic work. I haven't applied for funding because the scope of our toolkit has still been TBD

anewman [1:31 PM]
and you answered my question before I could ask it.

cristinalibrarian [1:32 PM]
What I'm hearing is that we like the SJTB format, but may have to create something more like the LSSPC.

[1:32]
I can go back to ALSC leadership and see what's possible for us to create something like SJTB

[1:32]
It doesn't look too complicated, but then again....

lisakimno [1:33 PM]
If it's just a fancy blog with tags and things it shouldn't be too complicated. If I wasn't feeling so squashed I would volunteer but I know I will let y'all down when I can't do it.

cristinalibrarian [1:34 PM]
A blog is a good way to think about it.... What do others think about that idea?

[1:34]
I like that it could be something we could easily update

hmthompson [1:34 PM]
I think a blog would be a doable format, since you can make use of tags to find relevant programs.

aforrester [1:34 PM]
I think a blog makes sense

[1:34]
Do we have a plan for maintenance?

lisakimno [1:34 PM]
It's a Wordpress blog I just checked the source code!

anewman [1:34 PM]
I agree

[1:35]
updating would be easier in a blog format, too.

cristinalibrarian [1:35 PM]
@aforrester we don't have a plan, but we could propose one.

[1:35]
i like where this discussion is going

[1:36]
ok, well it sounds like wordpress could be a way to go. and we already have an account through ALSC for the blog...

aforrester [1:36 PM]
I like that, I think a blog will be more interactive and useful for browsing

anewman [1:37 PM]
And we can jazz it up with graphics -- for a lot less than hiring an artist

cristinalibrarian
[1:37 PM]
Ok, sounds like we're at a good place in terms of format. A wordpress blog.

[1:38]
I'll explore what's possible with ALSC in terms of hosting, graphics, etc.

[1:38]
Let's check in about content...

[1:39]
Back in September our action items were to: streamline each section to just 3 activities per category, tighten up the activity options to be brief (include links whenever possible), flesh out resources/tools, decide which sections need interviews or might need to be deleted.

[1:39]
Some of us were able to do this and some groups not.

lisakimno [1:39 PM]
:grimacing:

cristinalibrarian
[1:40 PM]
Is there any support anyone needs to be able to do the above items? We're a team here. And this is a volunteer service, so no shame! But I would love to check in about any support you all need.

[1:41]
That's where my idea for a team lead came in (sorry haven't been able to get back to you @hmthompson about your question) because I thought if we could have someone accountable for the group's work that would be helpful, but that may feel like more work.

aforrester [1:41 PM]
I feel pretty good about the Video Team section. I think we have a few minor tweaks to make, but overall it's in a good place.

[1:41]
I think most of my questions will be answered once we figure out the final format and what we want to do with interviews.

cristinalibrarian
[1:41 PM]
agree! Any tips you can offer us as to how you were able to get that work done?

aforrester [1:42 PM]
We had a productive Slack meeting last month, that helped a lot

cristinalibrarian
[1:42 PM]
So you and heather used Slack to meet and discuss?

hmthompson [1:42 PM]
Yep!

cristinalibrarian
[1:42 PM]
right on!

lisakimno [1:42 PM]
That's awesome!

aforrester [1:42 PM]
we used the channel you set up for us

cristinalibrarian [1:42 PM]
:slightly_smiling_face:

[1:43]
Others: do you think we can commit to meeting with our group on slack in december to complete those action items? I can resend the channels that i set up for each group

[1:44]
i'm also happy to join in on any of those slack meetings

[1:44]
if that would be helpful

lisakimno [1:45 PM]
Yes! and if anyone really wants another group, or feels passionate about hacking or gaming or minecraft, I'm sure Dave wouldn't be sad - we've been slow at finishing our tasks.

cristinalibrarian
[1:45 PM]
Def feel free to open up your groups. I know we've been looking at this content for a while so fresh eyes could be great.

[1:47]
My hope is that we can complete those action items by January. In our January meeting, we can start brainstorming the other parts of the toolkit, i.e. introductory text to the toolkit, intro text to your section, etc. and when we meet in February that we can really use that 3 hour meeting as a working meeting to write, revise, and actually work on our blog platform on our laptops (if we have them).

[1:47]
What do you think?

hmthompson [1:48 PM]
That sounds good.

aforrester [1:48 PM]
I'm in!

lisakimno [1:48 PM]
That sounds great!

anewman [1:48 PM]
I will give it my best shot

cristinalibrarian [1:49 PM]
:slightly_smiling_face:

[1:49]
I appreciate your willingness!

[1:49]
It's not easy working on this type of project virtually

[1:50]
if there are any questions, things we need to clarify, things you think would work better than how we're doing things, please let me know anytime. here in our meeting or email. I'm learning as I go in chairing this committee!

[1:50]
Working with you all is awesome, but keeping up the motivation and drive is a challenge for me as well without the facetime

lisakimno [1:51 PM]
Thanks Cristina! Glad to have you as chair!

hmthompson [1:51 PM]
You're doing a great job. :slightly_smiling_face:

aforrester [1:51 PM]
We appreciate you keeping us on track!

cristinalibrarian [1:51 PM]
Thanks, all! :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:52]
Before we finish, can you let me know if there are times in December when you're taking time off from work? I'm trying to think about scheduling our Dec. meeting

[1:52]
I'll be off on Dec. 26th but otherwise working. Trying to save up that vacay time for a honeymoon. :slightly_smiling_face:

aforrester [1:53 PM]
I'm off Dec 28-Jan 1

hmthompson [1:53 PM]
I'm off 12/29-1/2

lisakimno [1:53 PM]
I'm off same as Heather!

anewman [1:54 PM]
I'm off 28-27, and 2-3 and we'll be shorthanded the other days we're open that week.

cristinalibrarian
[1:54 PM]
OK, i'll send out a doodle soon. Thanks!

[1:55]
So a review of action items...

[1:55]
I will explore wordpress blog with ALSC for hosting and graphics

[1:55]
and we will all work with our teams to wrap up the sept. action items. streamline each section to just 3 activities per category, tighten up the activity options to be brief (include links whenever possible), flesh out resources/tools, decide which sections need interviews or might need to be deleted.

[1:56]
Thumbs up?

[1:56]
Please let me know when you're meeting with your teams on slack as I'd love to join u

[1:57]
And @aforrester you're on for the Dec. blog spot! :slightly_smiling_face:

aforrester [1:57 PM]
I'm on it! :slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian
[1:57 PM]
Anything else anyone wants to add, ask or share?

hmthompson [1:57 PM]
Not I. :slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [1:58 PM]
Have a great December, everyone!

hmthompson [1:58 PM]
You too!

cristinalibrarian
[1:58 PM]
Happy Dec. 1st, all!

aforrester [1:58 PM]
Happy 12th month!

cristinalibrarian
[1:58 PM]
Ok, that sounds like a wrap.

[1:58]
Be well, all!

hmthompson [1:58 PM]
You too. Bye all!

lisakimno [1:58 PM]
Thanks!

aforrester [1:58 PM]
laters!

new messages
anewman [1:59 PM]
bye! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Online Doc October 20 2017 SAPS Meeting

by Cristina Mitra on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 05:29 pm

cristinalibrarian [12:42 PM]
Meeting Agenda:
1. Welcome
2. Toolkit Discussion
3. Toolkit Workgroup Shareouts
4. Next Steps Discussion
5. Blog Schedule Check-in
6. Announcements

ajbaltiero
[12:43 PM]
joined #october2017meeting.

cristinalibrarian [12:44 PM]
Hi @ajbaltiero! You were able to make it. Thanks to you and especially your wife. :slightly_smiling_face:

ajbaltiero
[12:44 PM]
I’m glad I was able to make it! Yes she’s the best! :nerd_face:

 

cristinalibrarian [12:42 PM]
Meeting Agenda:
1. Welcome
2. Toolkit Discussion
3. Toolkit Workgroup Shareouts
4. Next Steps Discussion
5. Blog Schedule Check-in
6. Announcements

ajbaltiero
[12:43 PM]
joined #october2017meeting.

cristinalibrarian [12:44 PM]
Hi @ajbaltiero! You were able to make it. Thanks to you and especially your wife. :slightly_smiling_face:

ajbaltiero
[12:44 PM]
I’m glad I was able to make it! Yes she’s the best! :nerd_face:

 

dave [12:50 PM]
joined #october2017meeting along with aforrester.

aforrester [12:56 PM]
Hello!

cristinalibrarian [12:56 PM]
Hi everyone! We'll get started in 5 min. For our welcoming question: please share out something new and good for you at your library in the last month. Very open-ended, whatever comes to your mind is good. (edited)

[12:57]
And please remind us all where you work. :slightly_smiling_face:

dave [1:00 PM]
Dave Saia...Heim Middle school in Williamsville NY. Last year, our students were not allowed to use OverDrive for their morning reading in Homeroom m I was able to convince our administration and faculty to bring it back.

[1:00]
So now they can this year

aforrester [1:00 PM]
Amy Forrester - Denver Public Library. Over the past few months I've been working with out cataloging and collection development offices to create new subject headings to make books that support beginning readers easier to find. The subject headings went live in September: https://kids.denverlibrary.org/blog/finding-books-your-developing-reader. Fingers crossed it works as intended and that we have some data to show positive outcomes over the next few months.
Kids
Finding Books for Your Developing Reader
Is there a kid in your life who is developing their reading skills? One way to find books for them is to search the library catalog for "Early Books" or "Transitional Books". Early Books, meant for the earliest stages of the learning-to-read process, have just a sentence or two per page, easy to sound out words, and lots of helpful pictures. Here are a few examples of wonderful Early Books: Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin P. Lunde Supertruck by Stephen Savage Duck! Show more…
Sep 6th at 9:17 AM

ajbaltiero
[1:01 PM]
Last weekend we had our first ever Maker Con at the Jacksonville Public Library! I was on the organizing committee for this event and I’m thrilled that it was a success! The committee members dressed as Waldo from Where’s Waldo during the event!

dave [1:01 PM]
:+1:

cristinalibrarian
[1:01 PM]
Right on, everyone! And well done. :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:03]
I'm at San Francisco Public Library and I've been having some awesome outreach meetings with the teacher librarians at our school district to work on the 2nd year of our Scholar Card program. Last year, we received student data from our school district to import into our ILS so students don't have to have their parent/guardian sign a paper library card application to get their students a card. Students can get cards from class visits or a personal visit to the library. I'm working with some schools to test pilot a model for activating the whole elementary or middle school with public library cards. (edited)

ajbaltiero
[1:04 PM]
Awesome!

dave [1:04 PM]
Christina, I'd love to hear more about that sometime

cristinalibrarian
[1:04 PM]
@Dave Definitely! It took us about 3 years to get an agreement with the District...but so far, so good.

lisakimno [1:05 PM]
joined #october2017meeting.

cristinalibrarian
[1:05 PM]
Let's wait a few minutes for others to join us. In the meantime, did folks get in on the Early Bird Registration for Midwinter?

dave [1:06 PM]
Sure did

ajbaltiero
[1:06 PM]
Yes!!

aforrester [1:06 PM]
Yes, indeed! So excited that you'll all be coming to Denver!

lisakimno [1:06 PM]
I'm very much hoping they will let me go this year - I have to pay for it myself probably so it may be a tough sell!

[1:07]
I'm working on it!

cristinalibrarian
[1:07 PM]
Yes! @aforrester and @sisaac3 will be our hosts for our committee. :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:07]
Good luck @lisakimno!

ajbaltiero
[1:07 PM]
And other good news, I was approved by my Library for funding for the trip! Only two of us were approved!

sisaac3 [1:07 PM]
joined #october2017meeting.

cristinalibrarian
[1:08 PM]
I'm working on getting funds myself, Anthony!

sisaac3 [1:08 PM]
Sorry I'm a little late - I had some issues with dropping my car off for service.

cristinalibrarian
[1:08 PM]
Welcome Susie and Lisa!

lisakimno [1:08 PM]
Thanks! Sorry I'm late too!

cristinalibrarian
[1:08 PM]
We shared out something new and good at our workplaces as our welcome question.

[1:09]
@sisaac3 and @lisakimno feel free to share now or we will have time for announcements at the end too

lisakimno [1:10 PM]
We're about to launch our school library cards at our high school district! Super excited - it's been in the works for a long time but we are good to go so now I just need to tell the students and teachers.

sisaac3 [1:10 PM]
Something REALLY good from my workplace is that I'm on fall break right now!

cristinalibrarian
[1:10 PM]
OoOH! Both awesome!

[1:10]
Well thanks all for the shareout. I'm really excited to meet as a committee in person in February. I'm so inspired by all the work we do for the kids. :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:11]
I want to get us started with the toolkit discussion.

[1:11]
I know it can be a little clunky to have a group discussion on chat, but we'll do our best. :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:13]
Hopefully you received the questions on Friday and have had a moment to reflect. My goal with this discussion to for us to identify HOW this toolkit would be relevant for us in our work. and also identify if there are places of disconnect with the way the toolkit has taken shape so far.

[1:14]
Here are the questions:
• What is your connection to Toolkit? In other words, how is the Toolkit relevant to your work in your library setting as it is now?
• Is there anything that would make the Toolkit more relevant to your current role?
o For example, organizing it by public vs. school library; including technology that doesn’t have to be purchased (i.e. existing software found on Macs); emphasizing the time frames needed to conduct a program; shifting the focus to more program plans vs. activities / resources.
• Does the focus on Tween resonate with your current work? Why or why not?

aforrester [1:19 PM]
Yes, I think the toolkit would be helpful and relevant to my work in a public library. I'm always looking for ways to incorporate technology into my programs and the flexibility and modifications we provide would help me a lot. I like the way the toolkit is shaping up, so no improvements there. As far as the tween focus, it's not what I get to work with very often at my library (we tend to skew 0-7, but we do serve up to 12), but I can see how it would be helpful to others.

lisakimno [1:19 PM]
I currently work with tweens, and so the toolkit is useful because it starts at the tween's interests and goes from there, as opposed to my interests. It resonates with my current work because I do programming for tweens. I think making it as participatory/easy to update as possible would help it resonate - that way it stays alive as trends change.

ajbaltiero
[1:19 PM]
I like the idea of separating it by public library in school library. There is a lot of crossover, but there are some areas that it needs to be specifically geared toward public school.

[1:20]
Public or school*

dave [1:20 PM]
The toolkit and the tween focus really works for me, being grades 5-8. I see it as helpful in getting things off the ground with programming especially

lisakimno [1:21 PM]
I also like that I think it brings in basic ideas - like tried and true things that a lot of librarians have been doing already, and then it also brings in some newer ideas.

cristinalibrarian
[1:21 PM]
I develop and manage circulating programming kits that are mainly low-tech and higher-tech STEM programs in a box for school-age and up so this toolkit will help me think about new ways to bring in programming to our Main library and 28 branches

sisaac3 [1:23 PM]
I have been struggling a little with relevancy to my role working primarily with K-5. I don't really get much time to work on projects that aren't specifically linked to standards on classroom teachers' report cards. I think I could go to town on a project that can be adapted for younger students too, and I'd be inclined to include links to the grading rubrics that could be used.

lisakimno [1:24 PM]
Hm, would Common Core standards be useful at all?

cristinalibrarian [1:24 PM]
thanks for sharing that @sisaac3. i am hearing over all that people appreciate the tween focus since it's in the middle, but maybe we need to include ways that some activities can be scaled down for K-5 and scaled up for teen

dave [1:25 PM]
I don't think so. Common core is a political hot potato and being are dialing back from it...at least in the school world

cristinalibrarian [1:25 PM]
Good to hear what you are all saying! This is an inherited project w/ about 50/50 of us coming in from last year's committee membership. I know for myself, I have to have a personal/professional motivation to work on something, especially virtually, or else it'll just feel like something in outer space...

dave [1:25 PM]
People are dialing back, mean

 

ajbaltiero [1:26 PM]
@cristinalibrarian love that idea! Provide add ons to scale up or down

cristinalibrarian
[1:27 PM]
@ajbaltiero Thanks! That's something we're exploring with our circulating kits... We used to reserve them for school-age programs only, but the branches that serve mainly 0-3 or ones that have teens wanted to get in on the fun too...

sisaac3 [1:27 PM]
Common core standards are still what we're using to grade, though, as they're on the report cards (at least in my district). I think it's not necessary to include standards with projects, though, unless it's been used in conjunction with standards by the person who created that project.

ajbaltiero
[1:27 PM]
We create our summer programming in the same way. We write the programs for school-age children, To provide accommodations to scale it up for teen or scale down for early childhood.

cristinalibrarian [1:29 PM]
@sisaac3 and @dave, as our school librarians on the committee (along with Krishna Grady), I definitely am sensitive to wanting to produce a toolkit that is relevant for school librarians. Knowing that what you're working with and the resources you have vary greatly. I wonder if it makes sense to have you two work together in some way to review what's been created and add notes / questions in the toolkit to poke, inquire, and answer ways that the activities make sense (or not) in a school setting

[1:30]
Would that be interesting to you?

[1:30]
And you can let me know offline if you want to think about it, too. :slightly_smiling_face:

dave [1:30 PM]
I could do that

sisaac3 [1:30 PM]
Yes, I could do that also.

cristinalibrarian
[1:30 PM]
Right on!

[1:31]
Well, thanks all, for that check in.

[1:31]
I'd like to propose a few things for us moving forward...

[1:32]
1. A lead from each workgroup

[1:32]
2. A chance for me and each workgroup to meet together, ideally over the phone in November to check in about each section

[1:33]
3. For us to do some benchmarking of other toolkits that we admire and could be applicable to what we're creating

[1:34]
Like @lisakimno said, I think the key to this toolkit is that it's easy to update... I love the Snapchat section of the Video group, but I am concerned that as soon as we publish this, there is another app that is all the craze and all of the sudden, our toolkit seems outdated

[1:34]
I welcome your thoughts about what i've proposed :slightly_smiling_face:

lisakimno [1:36 PM]
I am wondering if it might make sense to switch up our sections. Maybe a little too creative - but I kind of feel i've given what I know to my section, and it could help to get fresh eyes on teh sections? I think checking in soon and also gathering other toolkits make a lot sense.

cristinalibrarian [1:37 PM]
Cool idea @lisakimno! How do others feel about switching up your sections?

aforrester [1:37 PM]
I think your three ideas make sense. I think consistency is a big priority in my mind in order for the toolkit to be easily updated.

sisaac3 [1:37 PM]
Since I've felt a little bit of a disconnect with the toolkit, would it be okay if I just went ahead and wrote in a podcasting project that could be adapted for younger and older kids with some of the elements I would find useful in my role? (i.e. a link to some rubrics, some time frames for completion, etc).

dave [1:37 PM]
I think you make a good point Cristina. I think we might want to think about our audience. I have always envisioned this as a resource for people Starting with makerspace...which includes me.

cristinalibrarian [1:38 PM]
That's SUCH a good thing to bring up Dave.

[1:38]
In my mind, we have no way to create makerspaces at our libraries so I've never thought about it in regards to having a makerspace...

aforrester [1:38 PM]
I think we do need to define whether or not we see this toolkit as for tweens only or with options for younger/older kids.

cristinalibrarian
[1:38 PM]
This is good to flesh out any assumptions we have had with the toolkit

sisaac3 [1:38 PM]
We also don't have a makerspace, just a computer lab.

ajbaltiero
[1:39 PM]
@sisaac3 that’s great!

dave [1:40 PM]
A lot of school librarians are on their own, so they are just getting started and a basic toolkit would be a big help

ajbaltiero
[1:40 PM]
I’m playing a bit of catch up with the toolkit! :weary:

cristinalibrarian [1:41 PM]
I agree with your Dave. In the name of accessibility, I think we shouldn't focus the toolkit on just libraries that can have dedicated physical makerspaces. What do others think?

aforrester [1:41 PM]
The goal I've had in mind for the toolkit is to create a resource for librarians who are planning programs for tweens in a variety of spaces (makerspaces, community rooms, classrooms, etc.) that allows them to explore programming options starting with the interests of tweens in their community.

sisaac3 [1:42 PM]
I agree. The name "maker toolkit" might be a little off-putting to those of us who don't have makerspaces, but maybe we could put some sort of broader terms into the title of the toolkit?

lisakimno [1:42 PM]
I agree @cristinalibrarian

cristinalibrarian [1:43 PM]
This is a great discussion about scope, goals, and focus. Thank you all!

[1:44]
I propose that we keep the Tween focus but define what tween is... We could go as low as 5th Grade so be more relevant to librarians that serve 10-11 year olds?

aforrester [1:44 PM]
i think that works

lisakimno [1:45 PM]
Yes!

cristinalibrarian [1:45 PM]
We're a little off our agenda, but I really value this discussion. We as a committee get to shape the product we're co-creating! (edited)

sisaac3 [1:46 PM]
What is the definition of tween? If it starts at age 10, that's usually how old kids turn in 4th gra.

[1:46]
oops - grade here.

cristinalibrarian
[1:47 PM]
What about a working definition of approximately ages 10-12?

[1:48]
Versus grades since that varies...

sisaac3 [1:48 PM]
Sounds good. Stay away from grades because starting ages vary by state.

dave [1:49 PM]
I like 10 as the start of tween

cristinalibrarian
[1:49 PM]
Awesome. Glad we're on the same page here about Tween!

[1:50]
We won't have time for workgroup shareouts today, but look out for communication from me this week to schedule a call w/ each of the 4 groups. Ideally we can meet before our November meeting, which is TBD based on the Doodle poll, which I will also send out today.

[1:51]
I had a chance to talk on the phone with Susie on Friday and it was awesome. I think we do well by each other on #slack, but I would love to have a phone meeting to check in as our workgroups.

[1:52]
Lisa, I like your idea of swapping, but I think we have a bit more work to do in the section to refine, flesh out, or finalize the content before we swap, but that could be a great editing step for us to take.

[1:52]
In the meantime, think if you would like to be your workgroup lead.

[1:52]
And I'll start a Google Doc for us to start sharing other tookits that we admire so we can start thinking about shape / format we want to take this.

[1:53]
We have previously talked about a PDF. And I wonder if that is the most update-able format.

aforrester [1:53 PM]
I think at one point we talked about a website

lisakimno [1:54 PM]
That sounds good! PDFs are great for printing out but not flexible/updateable. Does ALSC host any other kind of live document site? Ie Google? Otherwise a blog might work - people can comment.

aforrester [1:54 PM]
https://sites.google.com/denverlibrary.org/steminabox

cristinalibrarian
[1:54 PM]
Great ideas! Let's get them into the Google Doc and explore further in November. :slightly_smiling_face: Yay, I can see the gears moving already.... :slightly_smiling_face:

lisakimno [1:54 PM]
it would be nice to have our site as ALSC branded as possible since there are already so many maker sites out there.

cristinalibrarian
[1:55 PM]
Yes, good point Lisa. The question might be: What can make our toolkit stand out? What does it offer that other sites, blogs, publications, etc. dont? (edited)

lisakimno [1:56 PM]
maybe instead of funding printing/designing a brochure ALSC could support building a website? I don't know how committee funding works.

cristinalibrarian
[1:56 PM]
The ALSC Public Awareness Committee is also make a toolkit and my supervisor is actually the chair of that committee so she has shared their benchmarking research as well.

lisakimno [1:56 PM]
I think we stand out because we are ALSC, and we are a group of librarians working in libraries of all different kinds.

cristinalibrarian
[1:56 PM]
We have $100 as a committee, but I'm not sure about ongoing web hosting. I'll look into it.

[1:57]
Before we leave, just a reminder about Blog Schedule:

cristinalibrarian
[1:57 PM]
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OK! I'll check back with you next time.

cristinalibrarian
[1:57 PM]
Next up is Dave and I'll communicate directly with you. :slightly_smiling_face:

[1:58]
Thank you all for a fruitful meeting. If there is anything you ever want to share with me 1:1, please feel free to reach out any time. I'm here to support you as best I can. It's been a tumultuous time for many... hurricanes and other natural disasters. Please take good care!.

dave [1:58 PM]
Sounds great!

aforrester [1:58 PM]
Thanks, Cristina!

cristinalibrarian
[1:58 PM]
As we say goodbye, feel free to share any announcement you'd like to share w/ the group

sisaac3 [1:59 PM]
thanks so much, Cristina!

ajbaltiero
[1:59 PM]
Ciao! Thanks, Christina

dave [1:59 PM]
Thanks Cristina and everyone else!

cristinalibrarian
[1:59 PM]
Happy anniversary Anthony!

ajbaltiero [1:59 PM]
:nerd_face::nerd_face::nerd_face:

sisaac3 [2:00 PM]
Is it your wedding anniversary? Happy day!

ajbaltiero [2:00 PM]
Thank you! :sunglasses:

cristinalibrarian
[2:00 PM]
Bye all!

ajbaltiero [2:00 PM]
It is!

lisakimno [2:00 PM]
Thanks! I have to go be on desk. Thanks for a good meeting!

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Online Doc September 11 2017 SAPS Meeting

by Cristina Mitra on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 05:28 pm

cristinalibrarian [9:56 AM]
Hi everyone! Here's our agenda for today's meeting.

aforrester [9:59 AM]
Hi there! I'm at the front desk right now. As soon as my colleague comes to relieve me I'll switch back to my desk computer.

 

lisakimno [10:02 AM]
Good morning!

cristinalibrarian
[10:03 AM]
Good morning Lisa! How's everything in Nevada City?

lisakimno [10:03 AM]
It's hot again! But not on fire so I should be grateful. Are you in fog?

cristinalibrarian [9:56 AM]
Hi everyone! Here's our agenda for today's meeting.

aforrester [9:59 AM]
Hi there! I'm at the front desk right now. As soon as my colleague comes to relieve me I'll switch back to my desk computer.

 

lisakimno [10:02 AM]
Good morning!

cristinalibrarian
[10:03 AM]
Good morning Lisa! How's everything in Nevada City?

lisakimno [10:03 AM]
It's hot again! But not on fire so I should be grateful. Are you in fog?

cristinalibrarian
[10:03 AM]
We are in the mid-70s today...so no fog, but it's been so much warmer than usual.

lisakimno [10:03 AM]
I just registered for the Summer @ Your Library workshop at SFPL next week, will you be there?

cristinalibrarian
[10:04 AM]
Oh fantastic! I won't be there (off for my wedding!) -- would've been great to see you.

lisakimno [10:04 AM]
Oh yes! That's right! Great reason to not be there!

cristinalibrarian
[10:05 AM]
Hopefully I got the time zones correctly for folks...

sisaac3 [10:06 AM]
Sorry I'm late - I have a fifth grade class that ends right at 11.

cristinalibrarian
[10:06 AM]
Anthony is in Florida and he just emailed me... flooding and no power. :grimacing:

lisakimno [10:06 AM]
Oh no!

aforrester [10:06 AM]
Yikes!

sisaac3 [10:06 AM]
Yikes!

cristinalibrarian
[10:06 AM]
Welcome @sisaac3

sisaac3 [10:06 AM]
Thanks.

cristinalibrarian
[10:07 AM]
He says it just passed over them, but if you would like to send a well wish note, his email is: ajbaltiero@dons.usfca.edu

dave [10:07 AM]
Okay, before we get started, I have an apology.

cristinalibrarian
[10:07 AM]
Welcome @dave!

dave [10:08 AM]
I have been really busy trying to get the year started and have done nothing.

[10:08]
Here is my library two weeks ago.

dave [10:09 AM]
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anewman [10:09 AM]
Hi - -sorry I'm late -- I just got in to the library!

cristinalibrarian [10:09 AM]
Welcome @anewman!

[10:09]
Oh wow, @dave ...

dave [10:09 AM]
Yeah...new carpeting, but asbestos tile under the old.

sisaac3 [10:09 AM]
Wow, Dave! Did you get new carpet?

dave [10:10 AM]
New carpeting and new furniture

cristinalibrarian
[10:10 AM]
Congrats on all the hard work!

sisaac3 [10:10 AM]
That may be me next summer.

dave [10:10 AM]
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dave [10:10 AM]
That's today

anewman [10:10 AM]
wow! very nice, Dave!

aforrester [10:10 AM]
Gorgeous!

dave [10:10 AM]
We are still not completely done.

cristinalibrarian [10:10 AM]
:clap:

sisaac3 [10:10 AM]
Beautiful!

lisakimno [10:10 AM]
Nice!

dave [10:10 AM]
Thanks! I am really happy with it.

[10:11]
but I haven't finished everything.

cristinalibrarian
[10:11 AM]
You certainly have been busy... and I'm sure you're not the only one who has been in that boat.

dave [10:11 AM]
I apologize to Lisa especially.

lisakimno [10:12 AM]
No worries Dave!

dave [10:12 AM]
We just got the circulation desk working today!

hmthompson [10:12 AM]
Hi all--sorry I'm late, I was in a meeting with my boss.

cristinalibrarian [10:12 AM]
Welcome @hmthompson !

dave [10:12 AM]
Thanks for understanding!

cristinalibrarian [10:13 AM]
We're just getting started, so no problem, all. I know that we're all doing our best to get off desk, finish up meetings, and in the case of Susie and Dave, get the school year started!

[10:14]
I propose that we go through the agenda that I shared and reserve some time at the end rather than announcements, for our teams to connect with each other.

[10:14]
I can create channels for each team to chat. Would that be useful?

anewman [10:14 AM]
:+1:

lisakimno [10:14 AM]
I have to step away for a minute, but I think Dave and I are presenting at the end on our toolkits

hmthompson [10:14 AM]
sure

cristinalibrarian [10:15 AM]
Great!

[10:15]
Ok, first off announcements:

[10:16]
I just want to send a big THANK YOU to Heather and Anthony who have sent me their blog posts in such a timely way. And for Anthony, this was in the midst of preparing for Irma...so HUGE kudos to him. We're off to a great start with our posts, and I'm just very thankful. Let's keep up the great work.

cristinalibrarian
[10:16 AM]
shared this file
ALSC SAPS Blog schedule_18
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cristinalibrarian [10:16 AM]
Can we check the schedule to make sure what you signed up for is still good?

dave [10:17 AM]
:+1:

hmthompson [10:17 AM]
looks good

anewman [10:17 AM]
I probably won't have a topic until Spring -- but month is good! :slightly_smiling_face:

sisaac3 [10:17 AM]
Looks good.

cristinalibrarian
[10:18 AM]
Great! If you need to switch a month, it's no biggie -- just connect with me at least 1 month ahead of time so I can find a replacement.

[10:19]
Next...I want to share that I've been in touch with our ALSC staff liaison, Angela Hubbard, about budget and graphic support for our Maker Toolkit if we make it a PDF. No word yet, but stay tuned....

[10:19]
Finally, have I shared the SAPS Google Drive with all of you? I fear that I may have not.

sisaac3 [10:20 AM]
Which document?

anewman [10:20 AM]
You probably have, but it wouldn't hurt to share it again, just in case!! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

hmthompson [10:20 AM]
I don't think so?

cristinalibrarian
[10:21 AM]
Ok, I'll do that after our meeting. @sisaac3 it's a whole folder with all the docs for FY18 for our committee.

sisaac3 [10:22 AM]
Yes, I don't think I have that.

cristinalibrarian
[10:23 AM]
One last announcement, just a huge SHOUT OUT to @anewman @aforrester and @sisaac3 for submitting a conference proposal for Annual 2018. Let's give them a huge cheer! They worked really hard on this and I want to let you all share out something about the proposal that you're proud of or excited about...

 

dave [10:23 AM]
Great job!

cristinalibrarian [10:23 AM]
:clap::smiley:

anewman [10:26 AM]
Well, I'm fired up about the originality of the proposal -- there just hasn't been a lot done for the K-3 crowd. And this blend of discussing readers and programming is pretty dang neat.

cristinalibrarian [10:26 AM]
Fantastic!

[10:26]
Moving onto the toolkit... we'll go team by team to give an update. If there have been highlights and challenges, feel free to share them. We are learning together how to bring this project to fruition.

sisaac3 [10:26 AM]
I'm still feeling a little fearful, to be honest, but I'm excited to overcome my fear.

 

lisakimno [10:27 AM]
Hurray to everything above! I'm back!

aforrester [10:27 AM]
I hope they accept it, I think we've got some great material to share :slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian
[10:28 AM]
fantastic work, truly... I hope they see the value and say YES! :slightly_smiling_face: (edited)

[10:28]
Ok, onto the Toolkit... @anewman and I let's kick it off with Hardware

cristinalibrarian
[10:29 AM]
shared this file
SAPS Maker Toolkit v4
Document from Google Drive
Click to open in Google Drive
Add Comment

 

anewman [10:30 AM]
well -- We have robots and fashion design -- I think we have several original ideas -- but I haven't had time to flesh it out. :disappointed:

cristinalibrarian
[10:30 AM]
Same here, @anewman.

[10:31]
We'll have more to report out in October :slightly_smiling_face:

[10:32]
My thought is that we can share out right now until 15 min to the hour and then meet in our groups. One thing I want to do @anewman is decide which activities we really want to focus on. (edited)

[10:33]
Ok, let's move onto @aforrester and @hmthompson -- looks like you added a lot of awesome content!

aforrester [10:33 AM]
We found that some of our content got lost in the shuffle, so we were happy to find it had been preserved in a former version of the toolkit (whew!)

cristinalibrarian [10:34 AM]
whew!

aforrester [10:34 AM]
At this point, we're working on fleshing out the resources and options. And perhaps streamlining some sections as well.

hmthompson [10:34 AM]
Amy took the words out of my fingers. :wink:

aforrester [10:35 AM]
Was our original goal to have three activities per category?

cristinalibrarian [10:35 AM]
I think so, but we can revisit that.

[10:35]
Can you remind me what your original category was?

[10:35]
Video... or Anime?

hmthompson [10:36 AM]
Video

aforrester [10:36 AM]
Video

[10:36]
I think at some point we decided Anime fell under video

cristinalibrarian [10:36 AM]
Great

aforrester [10:36 AM]
I think three is good, just want to be consistent :slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian [10:36 AM]
super!

aforrester [10:37 AM]
How brief or detailed should the activity options be?

[10:37]
The Anime example has them being very short, is that our ideal?

lisakimno [10:37 AM]
Yes, I got a little confused about grouping - ie what was an activity, and what should just be an activity option.

cristinalibrarian [10:37 AM]
Great question!

anewman [10:38 AM]
ditto @lisakimno

cristinalibrarian [10:38 AM]
What does the group think? We're building this together

[10:38]
What would be most useful?

aforrester [10:38 AM]
If I'm looking at the toolkit from the perspective of someone who's new to a program idea, I think I'd want more info.

anewman [10:38 AM]
@aforrester I think brief is best -- too much, and you lose the readers.

aforrester [10:39 AM]
I see your point, Alexa

lisakimno [10:39 AM]
It felt great to have lots of brief activity ideas to give librarians to spark ideas, but then the resources list felt confusing as there were lots of different resources for different activities on it.

anewman [10:39 AM]
that's where links come in, amy.

cristinalibrarian
[10:39 AM]
i agree @anewman

aforrester [10:39 AM]
What if we don't have links?

cristinalibrarian
[10:40 AM]
@aforrester, can you say more?

aforrester [10:40 AM]
For example, creating a movie or book poster is one of our activities. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a link to a program example online

hmthompson [10:40 AM]
Though, I suppose if we're including detailed interviews for some of these programs that tell us exactly what to do (so we don't have to do a bunch of internet research), we're getting the best of both worlds in a toolkit.

cristinalibrarian [10:40 AM]
i really like that heather!

hmthompson [10:40 AM]
Because for me, I want more details. But I understand that people want brief.

lisakimno [10:40 AM]
Yes, I couldn't find good links for things either.

aforrester [10:41 AM]
Ooooo, yes, that's true Heather!

[10:41]
I concede :slightly_smiling_face:

[10:41]
I'm on the side of brevity as well

cristinalibrarian [10:41 AM]
So what I'm hearing is...

[10:41]
If we can't find links, that's an opportunity for an interview?

[10:42]
If we can't find an interview, that's a criteria for nixxing it

[10:42]
?

hmthompson [10:42 AM]
That sounds good to me

aforrester [10:42 AM]
Ditto

cristinalibrarian [10:42 AM]
Awesome sauce

[10:43]
Ok, next group is @sisaac3

[10:44]
Actually, @lisakimno does that clarify the activity versus activity options question?

lisakimno [10:44 AM]
I think so!

sisaac3 [10:44 AM]
I have to admit that I have really fallen behind here - between the start of the school year, the proposal, and my Bill Morris app, something's got left behind - this being one of them.

[10:44]
Some things

lisakimno [10:44 AM]
It's just helpful to get other eyes on it to see what should be nixed and what makes sense.

cristinalibrarian
[10:45 AM]
@sisaac3, it's understandable! hopefully the next month will be better to work on this.

[10:45]
@dave already shared his update... @lisakimno do you want to share anything?

dave [10:46 AM]
I did have a question

[10:46]
About our toolkit part

cristinalibrarian
[10:46 AM]
Great!

dave [10:47 AM]
In the section on gaming, I linked in to International Games Week 2017

[10:47]
Which is late October/early November

lisakimno [10:47 AM]
Did we come up with enough activities? I worry that I should maybe break things out more - 3 activities per category is tough

dave [10:48 AM]
My question is about whether to keep the link in there and re-write it, or remove it. I don't think we'll be out in time for 2017 Games Week, yes?

aforrester [10:49 AM]
I say leave the IGD stuff, it happens every year, so it'll continue to be relevant.

lisakimno [10:49 AM]
I kept it in there as it's an annual event, and the website had a lot of great resources you could use during the year.

dave [10:49 AM]
That's my thinking as well.

cristinalibrarian
[10:50 AM]
@lisakimno i see that you have at least 3 activities

dave [10:50 AM]
But I wanted to see what others thought. I think it will be a great resource, and it's good to make awareness of it as an annual thing, People will look for it next year

[10:50]
I will look for minecraft resources. That section is still empty. I will see if I can find some blogs and such.

cristinalibrarian [10:52 AM]
I also see some overlap with your section and Hardware...since we're building robots in Hardware and your section is about software, obviously they are in tandem... For example, you also mention Raspberry Pi. let's think about how we can avoid duplication

lisakimno [10:52 AM]
Yes. I agree.

cristinalibrarian [10:52 AM]
@lisakimno and @dave would you says your section is best described as gaming

dave [10:53 AM]
I think that's fair to say. Lisa, how about you?

lisakimno [10:53 AM]
Yes! Hacking is akin to Gaming.

cristinalibrarian
[10:54 AM]
great!

dave [10:54 AM]
Most of the time, gaming is the ultimate point of hacking

[10:54]
*most*

[10:54]
At least we hope..

cristinalibrarian
[10:54 AM]
:grimacing:

sisaac3 [10:55 AM]
Lol

cristinalibrarian
[10:55 AM]
We have 5 min left, probably not enough time for groups to meet, but i did create channels for each group: hardware, video, talk, and gaming.

[10:55]
and invited the teammates to each.

[10:56]
i can actually invite the whole committee so we can pop in and see any communication.

[10:56]
you're welcome to use these channels as much as you'd like to organize your work (edited)

aforrester [10:56 AM]
Thanks, Cristina!

hmthompson [10:56 AM]
good idea!

sisaac3 [10:56 AM]
I'll reach out to Anthony, although he may be busy for a while.

anewman [10:56 AM]
i like this idea, too

cristinalibrarian
[10:56 AM]
great!

[10:56]
i'll send out a doodle poll for our Oct. meeting today

dave [10:57 AM]
Great!

cristinalibrarian [10:57 AM]
and we each probably need to make time to work on this with our teammates before our next meeting

[10:57]
let me know if you have trouble accessing your team channel

lisakimno [10:58 AM]
Thanks Cristina!

cristinalibrarian
[10:58 AM]
I'll post them in the general channel too

[10:58]
you're welcome!

sisaac3 [10:58 AM]
Thanks Cristina!

cristinalibrarian [10:58 AM]
i think we're doing a great job. let's have a goal of finishing our content for the toolkit by the EOY.

hmthompson [10:59 AM]
I think that's doable

aforrester [10:59 AM]
agreed :slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian
[10:59 AM]
any last announcements?

lisakimno [10:59 AM]
Not from me!

hmthompson [10:59 AM]
nope

aforrester [10:59 AM]
Not today

dave [10:59 AM]
No.

lisakimno [10:59 AM]
Have a great wedding Cristina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sisaac3 [10:59 AM]
None.

cristinalibrarian [10:59 AM]
Good luck with the Morris app! I'm also applying :slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [10:59 AM]
Congrats!!

aforrester [11:00 AM]
Yay! Happy wedding!!

cristinalibrarian
[11:00 AM]
awww, thanks @lisakimno!

hmthompson [11:00 AM]
oh yeah! pre-congratulations on what I'm sure will be a beautiful day! :slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian
[11:00 AM]
:slightly_smiling_face:

sisaac3 [11:00 AM]
Oh yes! Congrats!! And good luck with Bill Morris!

anewman [11:00 AM]
I applied for the Morris, too! -- we can have a party if we all get accepted!

cristinalibrarian [11:00 AM]
party time!

dave [11:00 AM]
Good luck, everyone!

cristinalibrarian [11:00 AM]
have a great week all!

aforrester [11:00 AM]
Good luck to all the Morris applicants! It's totally worth all your hard work :slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [11:01 AM]
bye, all!

dave [11:01 AM]
Bye!

sisaac3 [11:02 AM]
Bye!

hmthompson [11:02 AM]
Later all!

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Online Doc August 16 2017 SAPS Meeting

by Cristina Mitra on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 05:25 pm

cristinalibrarian [12:59 PM]
Hello, all!

anewman [1:01 PM]
joined #august2017meeting.

anewman [1:01 PM]
hi! I couldn't find it!

cristinalibrarian [1:01 PM]
glad you found us!

hmthompson [1:02 PM]
joined #august2017meeting along with sisaac3.

hmthompson [1:02 PM]
hello!

aforrester [1:02 PM]
joined #august2017meeting.

cristinalibrarian [1:02 PM]
love the pic, @anewman !

aforrester [1:02 PM]
gah, thanks! I forgot what month it is! Summer Reading ate my brain

cristinalibrarian [12:59 PM]
Hello, all!

anewman [1:01 PM]
joined #august2017meeting.

anewman [1:01 PM]
hi! I couldn't find it!

cristinalibrarian [1:01 PM]
glad you found us!

hmthompson [1:02 PM]
joined #august2017meeting along with sisaac3.

hmthompson [1:02 PM]
hello!

aforrester [1:02 PM]
joined #august2017meeting.

cristinalibrarian [1:02 PM]
love the pic, @anewman !

aforrester [1:02 PM]
gah, thanks! I forgot what month it is! Summer Reading ate my brain

sisaac3 [1:02 PM]
Thanks! I didn't have the channel until I clicked on your message.

anewman [1:03 PM]
thanks!

cristinalibrarian
[1:03 PM]
interesting... i'm still learning how #slack works

sisaac3 [1:03 PM]
Me too!

anewman [1:03 PM]
yeah, the channel was missing for me, too. But Cristina found me? :heart:

cristinalibrarian [1:03 PM]
i hope everyone is doing well today. @aforrester, i'm sure we're all feeling some kind of way about summer reading AKA what month is it?!

anewman [1:03 PM]
I'm in eclipse mode.

aforrester [1:04 PM]
Is everyone else out of the eclipse glasses too?

cristinalibrarian [1:04 PM]
@anewman i found you in the #general channel

[1:04]
we definitely are

anewman [1:04 PM]
shhh. we have them, but I'm not telling how many!

cristinalibrarian
[1:04 PM]
haha! good strategy!

sisaac3 [1:04 PM]
That's funny - you guys are still in the throes of summer reading and it's my first week with kids at school. I still feel like summer ate my brain...

dave [1:05 PM]
joined #august2017meeting.

cristinalibrarian [1:05 PM]
i was thinking about you @sisaac3. i always wonder what summers are like for school librarians

dave [1:05 PM]
Busy!!

cristinalibrarian [1:05 PM]
do you @dave and @sisaac3 get time off?

dave [1:05 PM]
Things are a little quiet in July, but they heat up again in August

[1:06]
I get time off, but I've been in to catalog and go through orders

sisaac3 [1:06 PM]
Yes, 2 months of heaven! Summer ate my brain because I haven't multitasked in months!

 

cristinalibrarian [1:07 PM]
well, wherever you're at today, THANKS for joining in for our 2nd meeting as a committee

[1:07]
anthony and lisa may be joining us and unfortunately krishna can't, so this is us for now.

[1:08]
let's dive into the 1st item on the agenda...

[1:08]
the toolkit!

[1:09]
i will share that @hmthompson and i connected since our last meeting to think about a uniform way that the toolkit can look so that it's consistent.

 

[1:09]
if you're able to open up the Google Doc, can you take a look at the Anime section?

aforrester [1:10 PM]
v3, yes?

cristinalibrarian
[1:10 PM]
yes!

[1:10]
we have a ton of great content!

anewman [1:10 PM]
link?

cristinalibrarian [1:11 PM]
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anewman [1:11 PM]
thanks!

 

cristinalibrarian [1:12 PM]
the content is fantastic. heather and i talked about the next step really being about transforming this from a LIST of resources to a TOOLKIT that shows librarians how to do the activities we describe

[1:12]
If you look at Amy and Heather's section about Anime, it's a good model for the rest of us to follow

[1:13]
1) Activity Name (Create Short Animated Stories)
2) short description and the "why" of the program
3) activity options
4) tools - which include links and also prices

[1:13]
5) resources to other libraries that have done this

 

[1:14]
does everyone see what i mean?

 

anewman [1:14 PM]
:+1:

cristinalibrarian [1:14 PM]
great!

[1:15]
what i propose is that i create a v4 of the toolkit and we each work on our sections to reflect the same form as the Anime section

 

[1:16]
thoughts?

anewman [1:16 PM]
sounds good to me -- consistency is the primary goal for me -- that all the sections are similar.

 

dave [1:16 PM]
Sure, that sounds good

 

aforrester [1:17 PM]
works for me

cristinalibrarian [1:17 PM]
it may mean that you pare down on the content, which i think is okay. we'll have the full content saved in v3 so if we want to expand the content, we can...

[1:19]
the final format of this toolkit is still TBD, but before our sept. meeting i will reach out to ALSC staff to see what's possible in terms of budget. one option i discussed with heather was a PDF with hyperlinks that highlights 1 "If your tweens like..." per page

[1:19]
what do you think about that?

aforrester [1:21 PM]
I think a PDF could work really well. We did something similar when I was on the Special Populations committee: http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/professional-to...

anewman [1:21 PM]
is it going to be printed as well, or strictly online?

[1:21]
nice, amy !

cristinalibrarian [1:21 PM]
wow! That PDF is gorgeous!

sisaac3 [1:22 PM]
That looks great, Amy!

aforrester [1:22 PM]
Yeah, we were really happy with how it turned out :slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian
[1:22 PM]
@anewman if there one you would prefer?

hmthompson [1:22 PM]
Lovely!

anewman [1:22 PM]
no, just wondering..

cristinalibrarian [1:23 PM]
i would imagine it would be available online, but could be printed if needed

[1:23]
ok, great to hear your positive reactions to a PDF.

[1:24]
@hmthompson would you mind sharing your idea about interviewing a librarian for the Toolkit? (edited)

hmthompson [1:27 PM]
Sure. I mentioned that there are certain programs here that I (and I'm sure others of us) have no experience with, such as how to use the Harry Potter spellcasting app on a big screen. I thought that perhaps a way to get around this would be to interview librarians we know who've done a similar program successfully and get their supplies, methods, etc. Kind of like how I outline programs on steminlibraries.com, but probably less intense.

[1:28]
That way, our list of programs could become a comprehensive "how to" resource.

anewman [1:28 PM]
great idea -- but what if no one has actually done a program that we are pitching?

aforrester [1:29 PM]
I think that would be great! Plus, then there would be information about a person to contact if someone wants more info about a program

 

sisaac3 [1:29 PM]
That sounds terrific! It actually sounds like something I'd love to read about in our blog posts, too!

cristinalibrarian [1:29 PM]
ooh! good idea for a future blog post @sisaac3

 

hmthompson [1:30 PM]
@anewman I'm hoping that by putting a call out through forums like ALATT, we can find someone who's done something we want to include. If not...I've got nothing. Create our own outline and encourage them to try it? I was just hoping to cut down on our own personal research in how to do these things.

[1:30]
:slightly_smiling_face:

anewman [1:31 PM]
:+1:

aforrester [1:31 PM]
I think even if we include just one a section, that could be a great addition

cristinalibrarian
[1:32 PM]
as we comb through our sections and make them uniform, feel free to use the Add Comment function on the Toolkit if there are any activities you have never done and can't find someone to interview. it may be a criteria for removing it from the Toolkit.

[1:32]
i know that in library land we're always asking ourselves, "now, does this actually work in a library?" and if we can show proof, it makes it more accessible

aforrester [1:33 PM]
Are we each responsible for finding someone to interview for our sections? I'm a-ok with that, just want to be clear.

hmthompson [1:33 PM]
Also, time is at a premium for all youth librarians...it's so much more helpful to just run with someone else's program designs and modify than create it from scratch.

cristinalibrarian
[1:33 PM]
great question @aforrester

[1:34]
i open that up to the group: what do you all think? (edited)

aforrester [1:34 PM]
Do we want to gather what we've done already and then put out one call on listservs for any programs we don't have covered?

[1:35]
As in, gather interviews from ourselves on programs we've done

anewman [1:35 PM]
I like that idea, Amy.

cristinalibrarian [1:35 PM]
Me too

hmthompson [1:35 PM]
Yeah, sounds good to me.

dave [1:35 PM]
I can go with that.

cristinalibrarian
[1:35 PM]
How about this in terms of timeline:

[1:36]
By our Sept. Meeting = work with your group to make the content uniform

[1:36]
and identify programs no one on your workgroup has facilitated

sisaac3 [1:36 PM]
Sounds good.

aforrester [1:36 PM]
cool beans

dave [1:37 PM]
sure.

anewman [1:37 PM]
alright!

cristinalibrarian [1:37 PM]
Try emailing our committee to see if anyone has experience with that program.

[1:37]
if not, then at our Sept. meeting we can ID what additional resource we need and then put a call out beyond SAPS

hmthompson [1:37 PM]
sounds like a plan (edited)

cristinalibrarian
[1:38 PM]
great!

[1:40]
before we move onto the next agenda item (blog posts), let's have a temperature check about the Toolkit project. Send out a thumbs up if you're feeling good or another emoji if you're feeling unclear, confused, or any ways else... i want to make sure that i'm offering clarity and support.

anewman [1:40 PM]
:+1:

aforrester [1:40 PM]
:+1:

dave [1:41 PM]
:+1:

cristinalibrarian [1:41 PM]
:nerd_face:

[1:41]
sweet!

[1:41]
ok, moving on...

[1:42]
i just want to check in and remind you of the blog schedule we all signed up for

cristinalibrarian [1:42 PM]
shared this file
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cristinalibrarian
[1:42 PM]
if you need to switch a date, please feel free to reach out to each other and update the Google Doc

[1:43]
Great topic for December, @aforrester

 

[1:44]
I will also aim to share out our blog posts in an email with SAPS so that we can read/support each other's work.

sisaac3 [1:44 PM]
I haven't signed up yet! I was feeling shy and unsure what to do - but now that I have an idea, I'll grab that June spot next year that's open.

cristinalibrarian
[1:44 PM]
it's all yours @sisaac3

 

anewman [1:46 PM]
I think Anthony said he was going to take June as well as November - you might want to let him know.

aforrester [1:46 PM]
If so, you

[1:46]
You're welcome to my March slot

[1:46]
:slightly_smiling_face:

cristinalibrarian [1:46 PM]
Thanks @anewman, I'll let him know. :slightly_smiling_face:

dave [1:47 PM]
I set alerts on my google calendar...lol.

cristinalibrarian
[1:47 PM]
any questions about the blog process? If you're ever stumped for an idea, I'm here as well as the entire committee to help you think. Feel free to send out a bat signal on email or even in this #slack. There is a #general channel for questions

[1:47]
great idea @dave!

dave [1:48 PM]
Do you have the link to the blog guidelines, by chance, Cristina?

lisakimno [1:48 PM]
I'm only 48 minutes late but I'm here!

[1:48]
So sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cristinalibrarian
[1:48 PM]
welcome Lisa!

dave [1:48 PM]
wait

cristinalibrarian
[1:48 PM]
shared this file
ALSC SAPS Blog schedule_18
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dave [1:48 PM]
I see it's in the document

cristinalibrarian
[1:48 PM]
yes :slightly_smiling_face:

dave [1:48 PM]
Thanks!

cristinalibrarian
[1:49 PM]
we changed the process a bit this year, so you send your post content to me and i'll schedule it.

[1:49]
Ok, we're all good on blog business?

hmthompson [1:49 PM]
Yep

anewman [1:49 PM]
uh huh!

dave [1:49 PM]
Yes.

sisaac3 [1:49 PM]
Yes.

cristinalibrarian
[1:50 PM]
Super!

[1:50]
Lastly, I just wanted to give @aforrester @anewman and @sisaac3 a chance to share out about their conference proposal that they are submitting on behalf of SAPS. it's exciting! (edited)

anewman [1:51 PM]
Hopefully we'll make SAPS shine.

aforrester [1:52 PM]
We'll each be presenting from different perspectives on programs that expose customers to excellent, diverse books for K-3rd

[1:53]
I'll be sharing a bit about the elements of beginning readers, transitional books, and chapter books.

anewman [1:53 PM]
I'll be focusing on actual programs for the K-3 crowd

dave [1:54 PM]
Sounds awesome!

sisaac3 [1:54 PM]
I'll be putting together three units that can be used in classrooms universally. Right now I'm working on books that model the growth mindset that teachers can use to build resilient learners.

cristinalibrarian
[1:55 PM]
go team!

[1:55]
thanks for sharing out, all!

[1:56]
in our last 5 minutes... please look out for a doodle for our sept. meeting.

dave [1:56 PM]
Will do!

cristinalibrarian
[1:56 PM]
i can tell you that it will be either the week of 9/11 or 9/28 or 9/29

[1:56]
i'm getting married in mid-late September :slightly_smiling_face:

hmthompson [1:56 PM]
hooray! congratulations!

anewman [1:56 PM]
Congrats!!!!!

aforrester [1:56 PM]
Hooray! Congrats!!!!!!!

cristinalibrarian [1:57 PM]
:blush:

dave [1:57 PM]
Hey, congratulations!

lisakimno [1:57 PM]
Congrats!!!!!!!!!

anewman [1:57 PM]
:cherry_blossom:

cristinalibrarian [1:57 PM]
thanks!! we've been together for almost 10 years, so it's going to be a great celebration of :heart:

[1:58]
does anyone have any other announcements to share?

[1:58]
not necessarily about getting married, lol...but ALSC/SAPS related? (edited)

sisaac3 [1:58 PM]
Exciting! Congrats!!

hmthompson [1:58 PM]
My boss and I were accepted to speak at PLA regarding the grant-funded STEAM programs we did at after-school care sites this past Spring.

anewman [1:58 PM]
my monthly ALSC blog entry was posted today

[1:59]
cool @hmthompson

aforrester [1:59 PM]
We're working on adding subject headings for beginning readers and early chapter books!

lisakimno [2:00 PM]
I'm working on this big LSTA grant we got for a tech lending library focused on teachers, cooking up tech programs and PD for teachers

[2:00]
Also I'm catching up on all the good stuff you guys said in this meeting and I shall do the things!

sisaac3 [2:00 PM]
That sounds terrific, Lisa!

dave [2:01 PM]
I'm reading like a maniac for my YALSA BFYA committee...

cristinalibrarian [2:01 PM]
wow! i'm so inspired by all your work! this is an incredible hardworking and committed committee!

[2:02]
i'll make sure to give us more time for announcements in future meetings. there are so many follow up questions i have for each of you to learn about all your projects.

[2:02]
well, time's up! thank you for your time and attention. i'll send a follow up email and good luck working in your small groups to work on your content.

lisakimno [2:02 PM]
Thank you!

dave [2:02 PM]
Thanks, Cristina!

anewman [2:03 PM]
super. Thanks, Cristina!!!!

hmthompson [2:03 PM]
Thanks, Cristina! Have a good night everyone.

lisakimno [2:03 PM]
Good luck with wedding planning!

aforrester [2:03 PM]
Thank you so much!

cristinalibrarian
[2:03 PM]
bye!

dave [2:03 PM]
left #august2017meeting.

anewman [2:03 PM]
bye!

anewman [2:03 PM]
left #august2017meeting.

sisaac3 [2:04 PM]
Bye!

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