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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

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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Online Doc February 15 2017 Quarterly Reporting Form

by Lisa Kropp on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 02:09 pm

 

Reporting Period*:

February 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Liaisons for National Organizations

Priority Group Area *:

Partnershps (PGC VI)

Current Chair(s)*:

 

Reporting Period*:

February 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Liaisons for National Organizations

Priority Group Area *:

Partnershps (PGC VI)

Current Chair(s)*:

Lisa Kropp and Soraya Silverman-Montano

Chair's Email*:

lisa@suffolknet.org

Co-Chair's email (if applicable):

sorayasilverman@gmail.com

Incoming Chair (if known):

 

Committee/Task Force Members (names only)*:

Allison Santos
Anna Haase Krueger
Carol Edwards
Erin Nguyen
Galey Pulley
Hyunjin Han
Jackie Cassidy
Maren Ostergard
Patricia McLaughlin
Patricia Arnold
Rachael Stein
Rhonda Pai
Sophie Kenney

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. :

February 15 Reporting Period

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.*:

We have a survey on partnerships active now, and will close it by February 18 to gain information on what ALSC members are looking for from the LNO committee

Working on a webinar series proposal to education committee

Updated our monthly blog post schedule to run through July 2017

Talked about process for updating Charge and Committee Name to Building External Partnerships Committee.

Working on creating "elevator speeches" to share via YouTube on the hows and whys of partnering in youth services

Please do not copy a.../Advocacy:

elevator speeches to share via YouTube on the "hows and whys" of partnering and partnerships.

Webinar series would also touch upon importance of advocating within partnerships

Please do not copy a.../Education:

working on a webinar series to launch later this year. Have to reach out to education committee.

Please do not copy a.../Access to Library Services:

This more organically falls under the umbrella of our committee, and is often touched upon in individual blog posts by our members each month

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?:

We spoke about reaching out to the Everyday Advocacy task force to talk about some sort of collaboration.

Partnering with many of ALSCs committees helps and falls under partnerships - Early Childhood committee and ECRR2, Education Committee, school/public library partnership, etc...

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.:

Beyond the webinar series, we are working on revamping the very outdated list of organizations on the current LNO ALSC website to make it more of a living document of national and perhaps state level association and organizations that will serve as starting points towards partnerships.

We also spoke about an online partner toolbox that can be built around the webinar series, and added to as new sessions of the webinar series expand. Examples would be:
Three part series on building partnerships at the national and local level. Success stories and examples? Finding organizations and contacts? Establishing and maintaining relationships? What are some ideas you might like to present about and who is interested in participating?
How to connect with local chapters
How to assess needs – community needs assessment, census data?
How to adjust when things don’t mesh? Contracts?
How to approach partners?
Partnerships are a two way street
Create templates - other successful techniques to share
How to make managerial/top level connections versus lower level/ground
Have other members share their successes
Content creation: resource sharing
Quality vs quantity, outcomes vs outputs, tell stories
Reach out on listserv, tell us about you successes, Children and Libraries

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?):

Looking at the outcomes, not just the outputs, of long term partnerships. Are communities where strong partnerships exist between the public library and other organizations that serve youth stronger and more resiliant and sustainable than a community without those partnerships in place?

It would be interesting to do something with Headstart, Public Libraries, and ECRR2 as a partnership to measure both outputs and outcomes... changes in parental behavior, library usage, reading readiness skills increased, etc...

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., Google Drive Folder

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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Online Doc 2013 Conference Agenda

by Stephanie Bange on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 09:06 pm

Online Doc Responsibilities for members of the LNOSCY Committee:

by Betsy Diamant-Cohen on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 03:47 pm

Responsibilities for members of the LNOSCY Committee:

 

1.  Confirm the organizations which are assigned to you.

2. Take the following actions listed below:

For organizations already on the radar screen:

Responsibilities for members of the LNOSCY Committee:

 

1.  Confirm the organizations which are assigned to you.

2. Take the following actions listed below:

For organizations already on the radar screen:

 A.  Research if each organization’s mission/function statement is still aligned with ALSC’s mission. This information should be available on the organization’s webpage. If there is a change to any organization’s mission statement, notify the LNOSCY co-chairs to place that organization(s) into a reevaluation process.

 B.  Verify the contact person’s information from each organization, if possible. If the contact person has changed, or there is new way to contact the same contact, notify committee co-chairs to update the contact spreadsheet with the most relevant information.

For potential organizations:

A. Make an initial phone call to the organization’s contact person to establish a relationship. Use the Initial Phone Call Template found in the file on our committee’s ALA Connect page. Send the date of contact/feedback received to committee co-chairs for tracking.

B. Send a personalized email to the organization’s contact person. Please emphasize that our goal is to establish a two-way communication system for membership in both organizations, i.e. we will share information about their organization to ALSC membership and hope they will do likewise by sharing ALSC’s information with their organization. Use the Email Template found in the file on our committee’s ALA Connect page. Send the date of email/feedback received from the contact to the committee co-chairs for tracking.

*Note: Co-chairs will be tracking feedback on, forwarding appropriate messages about our organizations for ALSC membership to sical medias (Facebook, Twitter, ALSC-L, ALSC Blog, ALSC Wiki, etc.) when we receive them.

3. Develop a paragraph about your organizations’ initiatives of interest/relevant for ALSC members, for possible inclusion on social media, Children U& Libraries (CAL) or the ALSC newsletter. Hopefully, the information for these paragraphs will come from the phone/email contact, but may also be culled from the organization’s website.

4. If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact the committee co-chairs.

 

 

 

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Online Doc Responsibilities for members of the LNOSCY Committee:

by Betsy Diamant-Cohen on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 03:47 pm

Responsibilities for members of the LNOSCY Committee:

 

1.  Confirm the organizations which are assigned to you.

2. Take the following actions listed below:

For organizations already on the radar screen:

Responsibilities for members of the LNOSCY Committee:

 

1.  Confirm the organizations which are assigned to you.

2. Take the following actions listed below:

For organizations already on the radar screen:

 A.  Research if each organization’s mission/function statement is still aligned with ALSC’s mission. This information should be available on the organization’s webpage. If there is a change to any organization’s mission statement, notify the LNOSCY co-chairs to place that organization(s) into a reevaluation process.

 B.  Verify the contact person’s information from each organization, if possible. If the contact person has changed, or there is new way to contact the same contact, notify committee co-chairs to update the contact spreadsheet with the most relevant information.

For potential organizations:

A. Make an initial phone call to the organization’s contact person to establish a relationship. Use the Initial Phone Call Template found in the file on our committee’s ALA Connect page. Send the date of contact/feedback received to committee co-chairs for tracking.

B. Send a personalized email to the organization’s contact person. Please emphasize that our goal is to establish a two-way communication system for membership in both organizations, i.e. we will share information about their organization to ALSC membership and hope they will do likewise by sharing ALSC’s information with their organization. Use the Email Template found in the file on our committee’s ALA Connect page. Send the date of email/feedback received from the contact to the committee co-chairs for tracking.

*Note: Co-chairs will be tracking feedback on, forwarding appropriate messages about our organizations for ALSC membership to sical medias (Facebook, Twitter, ALSC-L, ALSC Blog, ALSC Wiki, etc.) when we receive them.

3. Develop a paragraph about your organizations’ initiatives of interest/relevant for ALSC members, for possible inclusion on social media, Children U& Libraries (CAL) or the ALSC newsletter. Hopefully, the information for these paragraphs will come from the phone/email contact, but may also be culled from the organization’s website.

4. If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact the committee co-chairs.

 

 

 

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Online Doc Post-Midwinter 2012 Meeting Report

by Nancee Dahms-Stinson on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 06:10 pm

Form D.2, Post-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Committee Report

 

Please check one:

 Annual Conference Report                                       X Midwinter Meeting Report

 

Name of Committee: Liaison with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth

 

Priority Group Area and Number: VI

 

Form D.2, Post-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Committee Report

 

Please check one:

 Annual Conference Report                                       X Midwinter Meeting Report

 

Name of Committee: Liaison with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth

 

Priority Group Area and Number: VI

 

Priority Group Consultant: Laurina Cashin 

 

Committee Chair:  Stephanie Bange & Nancee Dahms-Stinson    Date: January 22, 2012

 

Members Attending:

Stephanie Bange, Nancee Dahms-Stinson, Rebecca Bishop, Sabrina Carnesi, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Beth Gallego, Eric Gomez, Kriten McIlhagga, Merri Monks, Cecily Pilzer, Sylvie Shaffer; Priority Group Consultant Laurina Cashin and ALA staff Dan Rude also attended part of the meeting.

 

Members Absent: (Please note any unexcused absences regarding meeting attendance in a separate email to the ALSC President, ALSC Executive Director, and your Priority Group Consultant; please also note that media evaluation and award committee attendance is mandatory during both the Annual Conference following the first Midwinter and the Midwinter Meeting at which the selections are made):

Natalie Schun, Mary Sorhus, Sandy Wee

Guests:

Julie Cosaro, Carrie Banks

Summarize Committee discussion, any decisions reached, and follow-up action needed, including suggestions for future programs or publications based on the committee’s work.

 

The committee approved the minutes.  Stephanie encouraged committee members to become involved in ALSC leadership opportunities. 

 

In reviewing the ALSC Strategic Plan, 2012-2017, there are several activities to which our committee is contributing.

 

Committee members were reminded of our Committee’s wiki address: http://wikis.ala.org/alsc/index.php/LIAISONS_WITH_NATIONAL_ORGANIZATIONS_SERVING_CHILDREN_AND_YOUTH_COMMITTEE.  Please remember to attach wiki link to signature whenever we communicate with committee members.

 

We reviewed our list of organizations and invited members to sign up for at least two they will be assigned to liaison with.  If members have suggestions for other organizations to pursue, email Stephanie and Nancee. The committee discussed a variety of methods for contacting our organizations. 

  • Send org. liaison a letter (using Haley’s sample as a template);
  • Contact the local chapter of the org. (if one exists in your community or state) to find out who to contact at the national level;
  • Contact the PR or marketing person listed on the organization’s web site.

 

Our goal is informational – to raise awareness with the liaison org. about what ALSC does and can do for them.  We do need to make sure we mention Dia. 

 

Use our committee’s page on ALA Connect to keep track of our communications with our organizations.  This is our most private way of storing information and communicating.  We can download files, change the information when necessary and reload them to our page.  Please download this helpful guide if you need assistance working with ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/files/96382/connecting2012_pdf_20313.pdf.

 

We discussed our committee name.  Members agreed we would submit the paperwork to the ALSC board to request a name change.

 

2012 ALA Annual: Poster Session

Feb. 29 is the deadline for finding out whether our proposal is accepted.  At this time, we’ll proceed as if it will be.  Stephanie will let committee know when she hears from ALA.

 

Poster session goal:  to inform our audience about what national organizations we communicate with & to share best practices regarding how libraries can connect and partner with the local chapters of those organizations.

The following members volunteered to help with the poster session at ALA annual:

Beth Gallego

Nancee Dahms-Stinson

Sylvie Shaffer

Cecily Pilzer

Sabrina Carnesi (if it does not conflict with a committee meeting)

Merri Monks

 

Cecily and Sylvie will help create the physical poster, with Kristan serving as an advisor and Stephanie and Nancee providing any necessary assistance. 

 

Suggestions for the poster features included: the logos of the organizations & short quotations about impact; we will devise a way for viewers to share their names & email addresses so we can follow up with information about how they partnered with a local chapter of one of our organizations.  It was also suggested we provide them with postcards that have a QR code that links to our wiki and the wiki address. 

A brief meeting took place after the committee adjourned to discuss more details and lay out tasks for the poster session.

 

Other

Julie Cosaro joined us and reminded us that our committee is very important to the ALSC Strategic Plan.  The ALSC Board is looking at launching an Advocacy website (will be considered by Budget Committee).  Our work to collect best practices feeds well into that goal.  The Quicklist Committee can create lists for any of our orgs.  Julie recommended Autism Speaks as a potential partner organization.

 

Cecily is on ballot for Caldecott and asked for our consideration for votes.  Sylvie asked the same; she is on the ballot for Sibert;

 

Carrie Banks joined us briefly to talk about her upcoming ALA program about working with incarcerated children and youth and others.

 

The committee adjourned.

 

How did the Committee’s activities since the last conference and during this conference help to achieve your objectives and meet the timetable set by the Committee?

Discussions online and at the midwinter meeting provided Committee members with a clearer idea about the procedures for initiating and continuing communications with the organizations.

 

How have the Committee’s activities since the last conference support and further ALSC’s Strategic Plan? Specifically, after each relevant goal area and objective below, describe how your activities contributed to the strategic plan.


Goal Area:  Advocacy

ALSC will promote and advance excellent library service for all children.

Objective 1:  Increase awareness of the value of excellent library service for all children.

                (EXAMPLE: The second phase of the Kids!@ your library public awareness campaign was launched on X date.  The launch included a variety of materials and resources [x, y, z] available for free for members to use with their community.)

Objective 2:  Increase ALSC involvement in ALA legislative initiatives.

Objective 3:  Increase funding for research and evaluation.

Objective 4:  Increase access to library services.

 

Goal Area:  Education

ALSC will strengthen, support, and advance research and education in the area of library services to children.

Objective 1:  Enhance continuing education opportunities for children’s librarians, youth service staff, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Objective 2:  Increase research and evaluation projects in the area of children’s library service.

Objective 3:  Continue to advocate for the inclusion of comprehensive coursework in children’s literacy and children’s library service courses in graduate and undergraduate programs.

Objective 4:  Increase the number and diversity of people who choose library service for children as a profession.

 

Goal Area:  Collaboration

ALSC will work collaboratively within ALA, the profession, and the wider community to ensure excellent library service for all children.

Objective 1:  Increase the effectiveness of ALSC’s current collaborative efforts.

Objective 2:  Increase opportunities to work in coalition with other related groups.

The committee submitted a proposal to provide a Poster Session about the Committee’s work and best practices in collaboration, for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference.

Objective 3:  Increase public awareness of the value of library service to children.

 

What problems did you encounter? What were the highlights of the committee meeting(s)?

Some committee members struggle with using ALAConnect, but that is a learning curve all of us will overcome.  Navigating and finding information sometimes proves challenging.

 

The highlights of our meeting were getting to know one another better and working on laying out tasks and assignments for the Poster Session, if our proposal is approved.

 

What are your objectives and timetable for work to do between now and the next conference?

Share updated organization list, with assignments with members and ALA staff.

ALA staff make updates about organizations made on the ALSC page; ALA staff add link to the committee’s wiki on the committee’s page on ALSC.

Promote the committee’s information on ALSC lists, ALSC blog; ask former committee members to post their best practices to the wiki.

Prepare poster and peripheral information for 2012 Annual Conference poster session.

 

If you have recommendations for changes in your committee structure or charge, please describe in detail by filling out a Form K.  Submit the completed form to the ALSC President, Priority Group Consultant, Organization and Bylaws co-chairs, and ALSC Executive Director.

 

If you have any committee activity or issues that require Board action, please complete a Board of Directors Action Form.

 

__Nancee Dahms-Stinson_______________________________       _2/27/12_

Signature of person reporting                                                                    date

 

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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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