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Online Doc March Blog Post for Committee Review

by Keturah Cappadonia on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:25 am

Hello,

I'm attaching the blog post I have written for March to be reviewed by the committee. Please let me know what you all think.

 

Thank you,

 

Keturah Cappadonia

File BP-Committee_Task-Force-Quarterly-Reporting-Form-2-28-2018

by Jackie Cassidy on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm

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Discussion 2018 Midwinter Conference Building Partnerships Meeting Notes

by Jackie Cassidy on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 07:57 am

ALA Midwinter Conference: Denver, Colorado

ALSC Building Partnerships Committee

All-Committee Meeting

Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 8:30-11:30

 

Attendance:

  • Co-Chair, Jackie Cassidy; Co-Chair, Soraya Silverman-Montano; Amanda Bressler; Shari Fesko; Leigh Fox; Doris Gebel; Anna Krueger; Erin Nguyen; Maren Ostergard; Mary-Kate Sableski; Hadeal Salamah; Priority Group Consultant, Lisa Kropp.

ALSC Update

ALA Midwinter Conference: Denver, Colorado

ALSC Building Partnerships Committee

All-Committee Meeting

Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 8:30-11:30

 

Attendance:

  • Co-Chair, Jackie Cassidy; Co-Chair, Soraya Silverman-Montano; Amanda Bressler; Shari Fesko; Leigh Fox; Doris Gebel; Anna Krueger; Erin Nguyen; Maren Ostergard; Mary-Kate Sableski; Hadeal Salamah; Priority Group Consultant, Lisa Kropp.

ALSC Update

  • Youth and adult mental health first aide training may be available in your area.
  • ilovelibraries.org has the presentation recorded: Toxic Stress in the Library: The Upstream Impact of Life Adversity on Children.
  • There is a new online ALSC Volunteer form http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms/alscforms. Please submit new form; old forms where not transferred. Jamie Campbell-Naidoo will start process committee assignments after ALA Midwinter Conference.
  • For the latest on Library Advocacy check http://www.districtdispatch.org/.
  • 2018 ALSC National Institute in Cincinnati, OH is September 27-29. Early bird registration ends June 29.
  • Please complete the Batchelder Award Evolution Task Force Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/95XKB3D.
  • Check out the new Public Library and School Library Collaboration Toolkit www.ala.org/alsc/plslc-toolkit.

ALA Connect

  • ALA Connect is our committee communication channel and archive for incoming members. As such, please make sure to post first to ALA Connect, including but not limited to:
    • ALSC Blog Post drafts (This group only),
    • Links to collaborative subcommittee documents (This group only),
    • Quarterly Committee Reports (Public),
    • Virtual chat schedule (Public).

Subcommittee Work

  • Jackie will create and invite committee members to use a Google Calendar for important committee and subcommittee dates, including meeting and deadlines.
  • Webpage Content: Develop and organize the content and resources of the Building Partnerships webpages (http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms/pg6partnerships/als-lia and http://www.ala.org/alsc/externalrelationships/organizations).  This includes adding to the pages as we build our own resources and researching and collecting resources on building partnerships from other organizations.
    • Subcommittee work plan for before Annual Conference:
      • Putting Database on website.
      • Find outdated information on ALSC and update/remove.
      • Link all ALSC Blog posts to organization information on the List of Organizations
      • Jackie will add column to spreadsheet
      • Contact Laura Schulte-Cooper, ALSC Program Officer, Communications about website updates
      • Assessing Community Needs: Research tools for reaching out to communities in order to access their needs and how libraries can help. Additionally, find (and build/adjust for library use) tools to determine which partnerships to pursue, once the need has been accessed.
        • Subcommittee work plan for before Annual Conference:
          • Create an elevator speech for approaching partners
          • Research how to do a community assessment (find 3-4 resources for each below):
            • Surveys
            • Community mapping
            • Daily/seasonal schedule of what’s happening in your community
            • Focus groups
  • Meet in mid-April.
  • Best Practices: Research/develop resources that explain the various levels of partnerships, such as collaboration, cooperation and partnership, and best practices for building and maintaining them.
    • Subcommittee work plan for before Annual Conference:
      • Gather existing research, toolkits and examples of partnerships
      • Post to Google.doc research on best practices by March 16th
      • April 20th time TBA conference call. Jackie will send out.
      • Considering survey to collect more data on best practices

Organization Partnership Database:

  • Jackie created a Google Form for us to submit new entries into the spreadsheet to help maintain consistency and uniformity in the document.
  • Now that we have the core document, we will continue to build on the database.  Each member will be required to submit five new organizations each year before we meet at Annual. 
  • New entries can be a national, state or local organization.  Please be sure to list the most predominant “partnership type” and list as much contact information as possible when adding new entries.
  • Each member will also be assigned about 10 existing organizations in the database to maintain the correct contact information throughout the year. Jackie will add a column for date last updated.

 

Meeting Schedule

  • We will meet virtually using Zoom chat (with the option to call in) on the months that the Committee Quarterly Report is due—May, September and December. We will skip February since it is so close to Midwinter meeting.
  • Meeting time: 1st Thursday of the month at 12 pm PST/ 2 pm CST/ 3 pm EST.
  • If you haven’t used it before, you can register here: https://zoom.us/signup or you can use the app from a smartphone or tablet by downloading the app and registering here: https://zoom.us/download
  • Direct links to the Zoom Chats

ALSC Blog Post Schedule:

  • Please share Blog post drafts on ALA Connect for sharing and comments from the committee by 14th of the month.
  • Posts are due by midnight every 17th of the month, posts on the 19th of the month.
  • Jackie will add photo release form to ALA Connect
  • All committee members will write for the ALSC Blog. Upcoming ALSC Blog responsibilities:
    • February-Hadeal
    • March-Keturah
    • April-Leigh
    • May-Anne
    • June-Soraya

Quarterly Reporting Form Questions to Consider

  • What collaborations would you like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work?
  • What activities would you like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources?
  • What gaps in research do you see in this area?

ALSC Work Requests

  • At Annual Conference, committee will discuss work plan to update:
    • State consultants list
    • iSchool contact list
    • Erin will send links to current lists
    • Question: Who currently maintains these lists?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Online Doc Project Outcome webinar notes - Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement

by Amanda Bressler on Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 11:02 pm

I attended a PLA Project Outcome webinar called Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement. I've shared the notes in the attached file. It appears that anyone can access the webinar recording here:

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/workingwithpartners

I attended a PLA Project Outcome webinar called Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement. I've shared the notes in the attached file. It appears that anyone can access the webinar recording here:

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/workingwithpartners

I found the first 25 minutes the most helpful. They broke down planning into a clear and practical partnership planning checklist and used a summer reading example to demonstrate the steps in the checklist.

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Discussion Midwinter Agenda--Comments & Additions Welcome

by Jackie Cassidy on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 01:05 pm

ALSC Building Partnerships Committee
Agenda: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 All-Committee Meeting
ALA Midwinter Conference: Denver, Colorado 

Introductions & Announcements

ALSC Update

ALA Connect

Subcommittee Work

ALSC Building Partnerships Committee
Agenda: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 All-Committee Meeting
ALA Midwinter Conference: Denver, Colorado 

Introductions & Announcements

ALSC Update

ALA Connect

Subcommittee Work

  • We haven’t had much of an opportunity to work on our subcommittees unfortunately.  We’d like to use most of the time we have here to split into our respective groups to flesh out some concrete projects to work on over the next six months. 
  • Our three groups are:
  1. Webpage Content: Develop and organize the content and resources of the Building Partnerships webpages (http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms/pg6partnerships/als-lia and http://www.ala.org/alsc/externalrelationships/organizations).  This includes adding to the pages as we build our own resources and researching and collecting resources on building partnerships from other organizations.
  2. Assessing Community Needs: Research tools for reaching out to communities in order to access their needs and how libraries can help. Additionally, find (and build/adjust for library use) tools to determine which partnerships to pursue, once the need has been accessed.
  3. Best Practices: Research/develop resources that explain the various levels of partnerships, such as collaboration, cooperation and partnership, and best practices for building and maintaining them.
  • Things to work on today:
    • Create a tentative meeting schedule to discuss work outside of conference
    • Brainstorm projects that align with your subcommittee that you are interested in pursuing.
    • Assign duties to each committee member and write out ideas on what your project(s) will look like or what you hope to achieve by June.
    • Create a communication channel to maintain conversations held.
    • Figure out what resources are needed or who in ALSC we need to be working with to accomplish your project(s).

Organization Partnership Database:

  • Jackie created a Google Form for us to submit new entries into the spreadsheet to help maintain consistency and uniformity in the document.
  • Now that we have the core document, we will continue to build on the database.  Each member will be required to submit five new organizations each year before we meet at Annual. 
  • New entries can be a national, state or local organization.  Please be sure to list the most predominant “partnership type” and list as much contact information as possible when adding new entries.
  • Each member will also be assigned to a chunk of the existing information in the database to maintain the correct contact information throughout the year.
  • When updating the website for ALSC, we need to contact and work with Elizabeth.

Meeting Schedule

  • We will do our best to meet as a whole every quarter, the 1st Thursday of the month for January, March, May, September and November at 12 pm PST/ 2 pm CST/ 3 pm EST.
  • Subcommittees should try to meet once a quarter. 
  • At minimum, whatever method of communication is preferred, teams should be communicating regularly and keeping the rest of the subcommittee up to date and “CC” Jackie and Soraya:
  • We will continue to meet using Zoom.  If you haven’t used it before, you can register here: https://zoom.us/signup or you can use the app from a smartphone or tablet by downloading the app and registering here: https://zoom.us/download
  • We’ll send out a direct link to the meetup each whole committee meeting. 
  • Subcommittees are responsible for setting up their own meetups using whichever platform they prefer but must inform both Jackie and I about as we would like at least one of us to attend the subcommittee meetings.
  • Email is the best way to contact us: sorayasilverman@gmail.com and Cassidy@hcplonline.org

Blog Post Schedule:

  • Please share Blog post drafts on ALA Connect for sharing and comments from the committee by 14th of the month.
  • Posts are due by midnight every 17th of the month, posts on the 20th of the month.

 

 

 

 

 

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Discussion ALSC Blog entries needed

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Are you interested in contributing to the ALSC Blog about an interesting relationship between your library and outside organizations? If so, please sign up for our committee blog schedule. 

Blog entries should:

  • be relevant and interesting
  • does not have a length requirement
  • include tags
  • include photographs
  • include a byline

We have openings for February, March, April, May and June. 

Are you interested in contributing to the ALSC Blog about an interesting relationship between your library and outside organizations? If so, please sign up for our committee blog schedule. 

Blog entries should:

  • be relevant and interesting
  • does not have a length requirement
  • include tags
  • include photographs
  • include a byline

We have openings for February, March, April, May and June. 

Posts should be posted to ALA Connect by the 14th of each month, allowing for fellow committee members to comment prior to posting. Soraya or I will then submit posts according to the deadline on 17th of each month. Posts become public on the ALSC Blog on the 20th of each month. 

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Discussion Building Partnerships Chat 1/4

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Our next chat is Thursday, January 4, 12:00 pm PST/1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm CT/3:00 pm EST.

Virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/4500371533 

Agenda (30 minutes)

  • Addititons to the agenda?
  • What to expect at Midwinter Conference in Denver
  • Member updates
  • ALSC Blog
  • ALA/ALSC News
  • Subcommittee reports/questions

 

 

Discussion List of Organizations

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

ALSC Building Partnerships members should enter at least 5 national, state or local organizations whose resources complement or support Youth Services by June 1 each year, using the "Organization Information Entry Form."

https://goo.gl/forms/jGNybX3VQUhQsOTw1 

Additionally, the following Google Sheet automatically updates with your entries, so you can see what has already been covered. 

ALSC Building Partnerships members should enter at least 5 national, state or local organizations whose resources complement or support Youth Services by June 1 each year, using the "Organization Information Entry Form."

https://goo.gl/forms/jGNybX3VQUhQsOTw1 

Additionally, the following Google Sheet automatically updates with your entries, so you can see what has already been covered. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d8--QUERpfBsgAsUvKwAq3cDMQaZ-T1FABojlUpASSs/edit?usp=sharing 

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Discussion December 15 Quarterly Report Building Partnerships

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 09:26 pm

 

 

Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Building Partnerships
Priority Group Area *: Partnershps (PGC VI)
Current Chair(s)*: Jackie Cassidy; Soraya Silverman-Montano
Chair's Email*: cassidy@hcplonline.org
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): sorayasilverman@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Amanda Bressler, Keturah Cappadonia, Shari Melisa Fesko, Leigh L. Fox, Doris J. Gebel, Anna Haase Krueger, Patricia A. McLaughlin, Erin Ford Nguyen, Maren C. Ostergard, Gayle Lynn Pulley, Mary-Kate Sableski, Hadeal Salamah, Patricia Cortez Valdovinos
Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. :  
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*: Sub-committees (Assessing Community Needs, Best Practices, and Webpage Content) have been working independently and collaborating online. We have met for virtual chats on 9/28 and 11/2 to discuss progress with sub-committee assignments.
In progress: Our ALSC Blog Committee profile needs to be updated.
In progress: Blog posts by committee members.
Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion:  
Please do not copy a.../Advocacy:  
Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development:  
An ALSC core value is collaboration. Please describe collaborations you have initiated or would like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work. Please list the desired outcomes you envision from this/these collaboration(s). What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward?:  
Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.:  
If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?):  
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:  
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Posting minutes in committee's ALA Connect space., Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms.*: Yes
If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*: Not applicable (primarily meet face-to-face)

 

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File zoom_11-2-17

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:57 am

MP4 File, 48.62 MB

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To identify and disseminate information to ALSC members on how to build effective, cooperative, and/or innovative partnerships with organizations whose resources complement or support Youth Services. To collaborate as appropriate with other ALSC committees, other associations, and community agencies serving young children to initiate similar activities and projects.

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