RUSA RSS Education & Professional Development for Reference (Reference Services Section) Committee
8:30 am - 10 am
1. confirmation of agenda
2. review of state of reference education project
3. logistics of the discussion forum
4. remaining projects/tasks
professional development survey
professional development outcome and venue cheatsheet
Joseph Yue (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Bryna R. Coonin (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Liane E. Elias (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ellen Keith (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Elizabeth H. Park (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Mr. Shannon George Richie (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Rayette Sterling (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Henrietta Thornton-Verma (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
1. Collaborate with RSS-MARS to plan, organize, develop and promote a workshop at midwinter in 2013.
Update 10/7/12: Speakers for all topics have been lined-up, along with registration form created.
Update 4/2/13: The workshop went well, and the organizers are working on a procedures document that we can use in the future.
2. Review ALA-accredited programs to determine the extent to which reference skills and concepts are required.
Update 10/7/12: Looking to start this in November 2012.
Update 4/2/13: Still working on a process.
3. Offer one online educational program during the 2012-2013 year.
Update 10/7/12: Discussing marketing reference resources with other related committees.
Update 4/2/13: Waiting to hear back from other committee.
4. Encourage RSS members to consider proposing a new web course to be offered by RUSA.
|Kristen Leigh Mastel||Co-Chair, 2012-2013||1-Jul-11||30-Jun-13||ROTATING OFF 2013||Mid-Term, 2nd|
|Joseph Yue||Co-Chair 2012-2013||1-Jul-11||30-Jun-13||ROTATING OFF 2013||Mid-Term, 2nd|
|Elizabeth H. Park||Member||1-Jul-10||30-Jun-12||ROTATING OFF 2014||Beginning 2nd Term|
|Mr. Shannon George Richie||Member||1-Jul-10||30-Jun-12||ROTATING OFF 2014||Beginning 2nd Term|
|Ms. Rudy Leon||Member||1-Jul-11||30-Jun-13||ROTATING OFF 2013||Beginning 2nd Term|
|Prof. Diana D. Shonrock||Member||1-Jul-12||30-Jun-14||ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT, 2014||Beginning 1st Term|
|Henrietta Thornton||Member||1-Jul-12||30-Jun-14||ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT, 2014||Beginning 1st Term|
|Joseph Rawson||Member||1-Jul-11||30-Jun-12||CONTINGENT UPON REP STATUS||AS REP TO RUSA PROF DEVELOPMENT|
Education and Professional Development for Reference
Work is progressing on coordinating a joint in-person workshop at ALA Midwinter 2013 with the Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee (EPDRC) and MARS Professional Development Committee. The workshop, New Tech for reference: from the reference interview to roving reference, challenges, benefits and best practices, will be held Friday, January 25th, from 1-5pm at the University of Washington Odegaard Library, room 220. Topics include: Twitter, Facebook and social media for reference, ipad/roving reference and Using a Knowledge base like LibAnswers in reference.
Over the next year the EDPRC will be reviewing syllabi from ALA-accredited LIS programs to review what content is covered in reference courses. This will aid in future directions for the committee.
Kristen Mastel & Joseph Yue, co-chairs 2011-2012