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Discussion RSS Board Meeting, Saturday, June 28

by Ann Brown on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 05:06 pm

Hi Everyone,

Our Board Meeting for Annual 2014 will be on Saturday, June 28, from 10:30-11:30am.  The node to add it to your schedule is here: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15045

Please attend, and if you have a new chair for your committee, it would be great if they too could attend.

Our agenda is short:

We will brainstorm what each committee would like to do if they had no limits.

Hi Everyone,

Our Board Meeting for Annual 2014 will be on Saturday, June 28, from 10:30-11:30am.  The node to add it to your schedule is here: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15045

Please attend, and if you have a new chair for your committee, it would be great if they too could attend.

Our agenda is short:

We will brainstorm what each committee would like to do if they had no limits.

The outcome of this is that each committee, especially those who are looking for projects or help with projects or even direction, will be exposed to what others are interested in doing.  It's my hope that will be able to identify possible collaborations and find areas that we need to improve, such as a workshop on how to put on a full program.

If perchance you have additional items that need to be covered, do add them here and we'll cover those as well, either in this meeting or in our Board II meeting in July.

Ann

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Event Joint Executive Committee (RUSA MARS/RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Members of the Executive Committees of RUSA MARS and RUSA RSS sections will meet to discuss their activities and joint initiatives.

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Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

by Jason Coleman on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:11 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.

NOTE: Minutes prior to 8/11/2011 will be found in RSS Board: http://connect.ala.org/node/150793

Poll I approve the minutes from the joint RSS/MARS minutes held in June 2012 at the ALA Conference in Anaheim.

by Sarah Hammill on Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 01:14 pm
Yes
100% (6 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 6

Online Doc Goals, 2012-2013

by Sarah Hammill on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Maintain awareness of committee activities throughout the year; determine what is working and what isn't and why. 

  • Members-at-Large will check their committees' Connect spaces to make sure minutes, goals, and current activities are up-to-date (4 times a year).

UPDATE 10/12 MaL contacted committee chairs to check on goals being updated.

UPDATE 2/13 Through email communication with Management of Reference Committee learned that Professional Competencies for Reference & User Services Librarians are widely used in graduate schools.

Maintain awareness of committee activities throughout the year; determine what is working and what isn't and why. 

  • Members-at-Large will check their committees' Connect spaces to make sure minutes, goals, and current activities are up-to-date (4 times a year).

UPDATE 10/12 MaL contacted committee chairs to check on goals being updated.

UPDATE 2/13 Through email communication with Management of Reference Committee learned that Professional Competencies for Reference & User Services Librarians are widely used in graduate schools.

UPDATE 4/13 After a thorough discussion in a meeting with O&P it was decided that the Web Advisory as a standing committee did not need to exist.  Committee was disbanded.  We will continue to have a Web Master who will serve on Executive Committee.

UPDATE 4/13 Because of the overlap between Exec and O&P we decided to disband O&P and fold the 3 members from O&P not already on Exec into the Executive Committee. 

  • Executive will meet jointly with O&P to discuss committees’ progress and suggest any actions needed to address problems (4 times a year)

UPDATE 4/13 Met with Org & Planning and decided much of the work between Exec and O&P overlaps.  After a long discussion decided to disband O&P and add the three members on O&P that were not on Exec to the Executive Committee. 

Recognize RSS, its members and their accomplishments. 

  • Publicize the contributions/impact of RSS.

UPDATE 10/12 Publicity went out on RSS Member publications, committee happenings, and Reference Research Review, programs at ALA, and the RSS Evaluation of Reference & User Services Committee's guide: Measuring and Assessing Reference Services and Resources Guide via email to RSS-L and Facebook

UPDATE 2/13 1st Member of the Quarter will be featured in post-Midwinter RSS Review.

Publicity went out via listserv on ALA Midwinter Happenings

RSS Board members sent emails to RSS members in their state inviting them to RSS Events at ALA Midwinter. 

Emails went out to RSS members in the state of Washington and surrounding states about RSS Happenings at Midwinter.

UPDATE 4/13 - 1st member of the Quarter is Joseph Thompson

  • Update and modify the RSS Members Publication List (2 times a year).

UPDATED 10/12 - done in 9/12

UPDATE 2/13 - Done in 2/13

  • Implement and recognize an RSS Member of the Quarter (implement in Fall 2012).

UPDATE 4/13 - 1st member of the Quarter will be featured in the RSS Review post-midwinter edition.

Work with O&P to continually improve our section and build relationships with MARS and other sections of RUSA as appropriate (ongoing).

  • Meet jointly with O&P 4 times a year.

UPDATE 4/13 Met with Org & Planning and decided much of the work between Exec and O&P overlaps.  After a long discussion decided to disband O&P and add the three members on O&P that were not on Exec to the Executive Committee. 

Ensure the section adds value to its members by increasing virtual participation opportunities, monitoring program planning throughout the year, and keeping the website up-to-date with value-added information.   

  • Review all Annual 2014 conference proposals and select appropriate number to forward to RUSA Conference Coordinating Committee (May 2013).
  • Increase alternatives to face-to-face programs for committees including webinars, discussions, videos, and online tools (ongoing).

UPDATE 10/12 - The Virtual Reference Committee and the RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services are hosting a webinar in conjunction with a face-to-face discussion forum.

The Health and Medical Reference Committee and other committees are exploring options regarding online discussions and webinars. Contingent on RUSA finalizing the procedures.

UPDATE 2/13 - Job & Career Reference Committee Members volunteered to assist RUSA with their career information web resource

  • Promote committee utilization of Blackboard Collaborate for meetings, discussions, and webinars (ongoing).

UPDATE 10/12 - Send email received from RUSA regarding this.

UPDATE 2/13 - Each RUSA section wil get one free webinar. 

  • Expand collaboration between different RSS committees and other RUSA sections (ongoing).
  • Keep website up-to-date with value-added content (ongoing).  

UPDATE 10/12 - RSS Spotlight was updated in September

UPDATE 4/13 - RSS submitted 1 webinar from the RSS Health and Medicine Reference Committee.  We are guaranteed 1 free webinar.  We also submitted a webinar from the RSS Marketing and Public Relations Committee. This free webinar was promised to RSS when we agreed to cancel the face-to-face program when ALA changed the number of programs each division could submit.

 

Continue to encourage coaching and mentoring activities via liaisons.

UPDATE 10/12 - Liaisons are reaching out to committee chairs regarding updated goals.

 

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Discussion Joint Exec & O&P Meeting

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 01:03 pm

 

 

We will hold our meeting on MARCH 4, 2p-3p (ET) in Blackboard Collaborate.
Please use this URL to access our meeting: http://tinyurl.com/rusa-room-1When it asks for a login, enter your name.

Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to test your audio, which you can do once in the system by going to Tools -> Audio -> Audio Set Up Wizard. Please test your audio upon entering.

Headsets are preferred, but there is also a toll-free conference number available: 1-866-718-7314PIN: 91920045#
Please note that headset use is preferred.

You can test your system’s compatibility here: http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336
Please let us know of any additions to the Agenda below:  Agenda

RSS Handbook Update including  membership on exec and O&P

RSS Bylaws Update


Joint RUSA RSS/YALSA Young Adult Reference Services Committee

Sarah & Liane

Visitors are welcome; please contact Sarah.

 

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Online Doc 2012-2013 Roster

by Sarah Hammill on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 04:01 pm

Executive Committee

Sarah J. Hammill

Chair

Liane Taylor

Past-Chair/RSS Org & Planning Chair

Ann Brown

Chair-Elect/Vice-Chair

Jason Coleman 

Executive Committee

Sarah J. Hammill

Chair

Liane Taylor

Past-Chair/RSS Org & Planning Chair

Ann Brown

Chair-Elect/Vice-Chair

Jason Coleman 

Secretary

Emilie Smart

Member‐at‐Large

Jamie Hollier 

Member‐at‐Large

Virginia Cole 

Member‐at‐Large

Cindy Levine 

Archivist - non-voting

Amy Rustic

RSS Review Editor - non-voting

Shu Qian

Webmaster - non-voting

Don Boozer 

RSS Scheduler - non-voting

RSS Chairs

Colleen Seale

Catalog Use Committee

Christine Sharbrough

Communication and Teaching at the Point of Need Committee

Crystal Lentz

Discussion Forums Committee

Kristen Mastel & Joseph Yu

Education and Professional Development for Reference Committee

Ellen Keith

Evaluation of Reference and User Services Committee

Karen Vargas

Health and Medical Reference Committee

Kate Oberg

Job and Career Reference Committee

Jeffrey Kempe

Library Services to an Aging Population Committee

Stephen Marvin

Library Services to the Spanish Speaking Committee

Sally Dockter

Management of Reference Committee

Cathay Crosby

Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services Committee

Marjorie Lear

Nominations Committee

Liane Taylor

Organization & Planning Committee

Virginia Cole

Recognition Committee

Lynda Duke

Research & Statistics Committee

Don Boozer

Virtual Reference Services (with MARS) Committee

Shu Qian

Web Advisory Committee

Nicolette Warisse Sosulski

Young Adult Reference Services (YARS) Committee

Marjorie Lear

Nominations Committee

Liane Taylor

Organization & Planning Committee

Virginia Cole

Recognition Committee

Lynda Duke

Research & Statistics Committee

Don Boozer

Virtual Reference Services (with MARS) Committee

Shu Qian

Web Advisory Committee

RSS Representatives to RUSA

Candace Merbler

RSS Representative to RUSA Membership

Jessica Moyer

RSS Representative to RUSA Access to Information

Liane Taylor

RSS Representative to RUSA Budget and Finance

Ann Brown

Don Boozer

RSS Representative to RUSA Conference Program Coordinating

Marjorie Lear

Chair, RSS Nominating/RSS Representative to RUSA Nominating

Diana Shonrock

RSS Representative to RUSA Organization and Planning

Joe Rawson

RSS Representative to RUSA Professional Development

Ann Brown

RSS Representative to RUSA Publications

Michael Carlton Steffens

RSS Representative to RUSA Standards and Guidelines

Susan Hornung 

RUSA Executive Director

Kathleen Kern

RUSA President

 

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Event Executive Committee Meeting (RUSA RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Meeting of the RSS Executive Committee, including RSS committee chairs and RSS representatives to RUSA committeees.

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Discussion Proposed purpose statement for the RSS Young Adult Reference Services Committee

by Joseph Thompson on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 03:05 pm

Hello members of RSS Executive Committee,

RSS O&P has approved the draft purpose statement for the new Young Adult Reference Services Committee.  Now it's your turn to vote.

Hello members of RSS Executive Committee,

RSS O&P has approved the draft purpose statement for the new Young Adult Reference Services Committee.  Now it's your turn to vote.

Some background: The process for developing the relationship with YALSA continues.  So that the committee can begin work during the 2012-2013 year, the purpose statement has been adjusted to reflect that the YALSA partnership is a work in progress.  All other recommendations by RSS O&P and Exec. have been incorporated. Though purpose statements don't normally specify the guidelines for which a committee is responsible, I've left this part in simply to make sure that this responsibility is not forgotten as the committee beings its work.  The committee can recommend removing mention of this later.  Sarah is making member appointments now.

Young Adult Reference Services Committee - Purpose:

To provide forums for discussion, sharing, and learning relating to the provision of reference, information, and homework help services to young adults.  Generally the focus user group is age 12 to 19 years. This committee takes responsibility for maintaining the Guidelines for Library Services to Teens developed by a joint RUSA/YALSA task force in 2008: http://yalsa.ala.org/guidelines/referenceguidelines.pdf / http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidelinesteens.

The poll will follow in a separate ALA Connect post.

-Joe

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Discussion Minutes from RSS Exec meetings @ Midwinter 2009

by Marjorie Lear on Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 04:18 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm posting the minutes here from our RSS Exec meetings at Midwinter 2009.  Please feel free to propose amendments or addtions in any of the following manners (by order of my own personal preference, since that was solicited!  :)

Hi everyone,

I'm posting the minutes here from our RSS Exec meetings at Midwinter 2009.  Please feel free to propose amendments or addtions in any of the following manners (by order of my own personal preference, since that was solicited!  :)

  • Post responses to this discussion (that way others can reflect and discuss, if necessary, prior to our first meeting); these responses can include attachments of scanned written comments
  • Email me directly at marjorieschreiber@yahoo.com - Either with typed comments, or scanned attachments
  • Faxing is an option - email me if you want to do this, and I'll provide you with a fax number

Thanks!

Marjorie

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