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Event Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee Meeting (RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Planning meeting of the RSS Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee.

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Event Education and Professional Development Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Meeting of the RSS Education and Professional Development Committee

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Discussion EDPRC 2012-2013 Goals

by Kristen Mastel on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

Goals

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. 

Goals

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.

 

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Discussion EDPRC Roster 2012-13

by Kristen Mastel on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 03:54 pm
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   
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


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Discussion EDPRC Summary of Current Activities June 2012

by Kristen Mastel on Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 04:57 pm

Education and Professional Development for Reference

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

 

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Discussion EDPRC 2012-2013 Goals

by Kristen Mastel on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 09:22 am

Goals

  1. Collaborate with RSS-MARS to plan, organize, develop and promote a workshop at midwinter in 2013.
  2. To review ALA-accredited programs to determine the extent of reference skills and concepts covered. 
  3. To offer one online educational programming in the 2012-2013 year.  

 

Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

by Kristen Mastel on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 09:20 am

Use this as a landing page for uploading minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

 

Discussion EDPRC ALA Annual Meeting Agenda 6/24/12 8-10am

by Kristen Mastel on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 05:17 pm

Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee

Joint Meeting with MARS Professional Development Committee

(We will NOT be meeting during the RSS Open House)

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 8-10 a.m.

Hilton Anaheim, pacific A Table 8

1) Discuss Joint ALA Midwinter 2013 workshop (Stephanie Alexander, MARS)

New Tech for reference: from the reference interview to roving reference, challenges, benefits and best practices

2) Review and Approve minutes from the Midwinter Virtual Meeting. 

Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee

Joint Meeting with MARS Professional Development Committee

(We will NOT be meeting during the RSS Open House)

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 8-10 a.m.

Hilton Anaheim, pacific A Table 8

1) Discuss Joint ALA Midwinter 2013 workshop (Stephanie Alexander, MARS)

New Tech for reference: from the reference interview to roving reference, challenges, benefits and best practices

2) Review and Approve minutes from the Midwinter Virtual Meeting. 

3) Statistical Abstracts of the United States – Webinar conversation with Proquest

4) Future Directions

  • New Chair Introduction (Joseph Yue)
  • Activities Brainstorming (Kristen Mastel)

5) Other Business

 

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Discussion EPDRC Annual 2011 Goals

by Kristen Mastel on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Here are a couple goals for EPDRC to accomplish over 2011-12 year:

Here are a couple goals for EPDRC to accomplish over 2011-12 year:

  • Collaborate with RSS-MARS to plan, organize, develop and promote a workshop at midwinter in 2013.
    • The group discussed possible topics during the conference call, including the reference interview, What Now after the Statistical Abstracts, etc.
    • UPDATE 4/15/12: Have worked with STARS to identify a location and approval from the board on topics.  
  • Re-evaluate structure, roles and responsibilities.
    • Each member volunteered to work on a specific task.
    • UPDATE 4/15/12:  no update
  • Deliver one online based professional development activity for membership (chat, webinar, etc.).
    • Topics were brainstormed during the larger midwinter topic discussion, see minutes. 
    • UPDATE 4/15/12: Have contacted possible partners on a Satistical Abstracts webinar; GODORT will be doing something at the conference next year on this topic.  General interest by other parties; still investigating.  

 

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Discussion EPDRC Midwinter 2012 Summary

by Kristen Mastel on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 08:01 pm

Education and Professional Development for ReferenceThe Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee (EPDRC) is working with the MARS Professional Development Committee to create an in-person workshop for ALA Midwinter 2013 for library staff, along with investigating topics for online training to be made available through ALA.

Education and Professional Development for ReferenceThe Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee (EPDRC) is working with the MARS Professional Development Committee to create an in-person workshop for ALA Midwinter 2013 for library staff, along with investigating topics for online training to be made available through ALA. The group also publicly archived the Reference New Employee Orientation Bibliography on their ALA Connect site, at: http://connect.ala.org/node/164640 In addition, the group is gathering websites and online resources related to reference training through social bookmarking, available at:http://www.diigo.com/user/rssepdr . Additions to the list are welcomed by e-mailing one of the committee members.  We also are investigating the option of partnering with other ALA committees for professional development around the statistical abstracts.  

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