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Online Doc November 2014 meeting minutes

by Tess Prendergast on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 05:51 pm

Here are the very brief minutes for our very brief meeting today. 

Tess

Online Doc Meeting Minutes October 2014

by Tess Prendergast on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Here are the latest minutes - October 2014

Online Doc Meeting Minutes August 2014

by Tess Prendergast on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I seem to have forgotten to post our most recent meeting minutes. Here is August 2014.  

Discussion Meeting Agenda for March 26, 2014

by Tess Prendergast on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:48 pm

CAL Advisory Committee Meeting Wednesday March 26, 2014 Agenda

 

  1. Welcome back and welcome new members

 

  1. Meeting plans: hybrid approach to our committee meetings and committee work
    1. Conference calls – 1 meeting per month (1/2 hour – 1 hour max)
    2. ALA Connect Chats – 2 chats per month (1/2 hour each)

 

CAL Advisory Committee Meeting Wednesday March 26, 2014 Agenda

 

  1. Welcome back and welcome new members

 

  1. Meeting plans: hybrid approach to our committee meetings and committee work
    1. Conference calls – 1 meeting per month (1/2 hour – 1 hour max)
    2. ALA Connect Chats – 2 chats per month (1/2 hour each)

 

  1. New, emerging topics of interest in the field: Brainstorm as a committee any ideas they might have about topics of interest that we could try to generate pieces for the journal about: i.e. diversity in children’s books is hot right now.

 

  1. Reading submissions check-in - what does Sharon have that she can distribute to committee for review – committee members can tell Tess their areas of expertise to help Sharon distribute manuscripts for review

 

  1. Discuss ways to promote submissions to CAL across sectors: Practitioners, students, faculty and other related practitioners – what to say, how to say it, ideas for how to encourage submissions on the range of pieces that CAL needs
    1. Best practices
    2. Scholarly articles on topics of interest to practitioners
    3. Shorter opinion pieces
    4. Other?

 

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Online Doc 2012 Annual Confernece: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee Annual Conference Agenda: June, Anaheim Ca

by Christina Desai on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 06:08 pm

Form D.1, Pre-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Agenda Cover Sheet

 

 

Note: Submit one copy of this cover sheet with your meeting agenda to the ALSC Executive Director one month prior to Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. Also submit one copy to the following individuals: your priority group consultant, the ALSC President, and the Vice President/President Elect.  Additionally, upload this document and your agenda to your committee space on ALA Connect to share with committee members.

 

Form D.1, Pre-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Agenda Cover Sheet

 

 

Note: Submit one copy of this cover sheet with your meeting agenda to the ALSC Executive Director one month prior to Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. Also submit one copy to the following individuals: your priority group consultant, the ALSC President, and the Vice President/President Elect.  Additionally, upload this document and your agenda to your committee space on ALA Connect to share with committee members.

 

Please check one:

X Annual Conference Agenda                                    q Midwinter Meeting Agenda

 

Name of Committee: _Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee_________

 

Priority Group Number: _7__ Priority Group Consultant: __Kay Weisman___________

 

Committee Chair: __Christina De____________________ Date: _May 21, 2012______

 

Meeting Time(s): _____ July 2012_______________________

 

Meeting Place: ____ Virtual (ALAConnect Chat, email)__________________________

 

 

Please include in your agenda:

  1. a discussion of Committee objectives and a time line;
  2. how your Committee’s work has helped furthering the ALSC Strategic Plan.

 

Please attach a copy of your agenda to this cover sheet.

 

Do you have an item requiring Board action at this conference? If so, please complete an ALSC Board of Directors Action Form and submit any additional supporting documents to the ALSC Executive Director and Program Coordinator four weeks prior to the start of conference, so they can be included in the Board packets sent ahead of time.  Additionally, you will need to attend the Board meeting where the item will be discussed. Thank you.

 

 

Annual Conference                                                            Midwinter Meeting

qBoard I (usually Saturday afternoon)                        qBoard I (usually Saturday afternoon)

qBoard II (usually Tuesday afternoon)                        qBoard II (usually Monday afternoon)

 

 

 

 

___Christina Desai_____________________________________       _May 22, 2012___

Signature of person reporting                                                                            date

Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim CA 2012 Agenda

 

 

  1. Review submitted articles in progress for upcoming issue
  2. Discuss ideas for future issues
  3. Discuss CAL’s participation in Caldecott Award Celebration
  4. Discuss results of the ALSC Publication Reader Survey, and appropriate Committee response to the findings, if results are made available
  5. Decide on a regular meeting schedule convenient to most members.

 

 

ALSC Strategic Plan: Publication of Children and Libraries contributes to ALSC core values, particularly leadership, excellence, and innovation, by publishing peer-reviewed articles on leading trends and best practices, excellent and innovative library programs, and creative solutions to problems with access, technology, etc. The journal Children and Libraries addresses many of ALSC’s strategic goals, particularly in the areas of education and access, by serving as a vehicle for the continuing education and engagement of librarians, by exploring the use of new technologies for advancing literacy and information literacy in libraries and educational settings, by promoting diversity in access to library services for various populations, including diverse ethnic groups, children with disabilities, non-English speaking children, etc., and by serving as a forum for ideas on efficient strategies for increasing service to children in underserved areas and for increasing community involvement.

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Online Doc 2012 Feb 27 Chat Meeting Summary

by Christina Desai on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 04:43 pm

2012 Feb 27 Chat Meeting Summary

The CAL committee met via chat on ALAConnect to discuss the committee’s charge, the ALSC leadership focus on advocacy, and plans for future issues.

Attending were: Chris Desai, chair, Rita Dunn, Jean Stephenson, Africa Hands, and Joyce Laiosa. Sharon Verbeten, CAL Editor, Amy Martin, Lisa Taylor, and Carol Hopkins were unable to log in. Robin Kurtz was absent due to a scheduling conflict.

2012 Feb 27 Chat Meeting Summary

The CAL committee met via chat on ALAConnect to discuss the committee’s charge, the ALSC leadership focus on advocacy, and plans for future issues.

Attending were: Chris Desai, chair, Rita Dunn, Jean Stephenson, Africa Hands, and Joyce Laiosa. Sharon Verbeten, CAL Editor, Amy Martin, Lisa Taylor, and Carol Hopkins were unable to log in. Robin Kurtz was absent due to a scheduling conflict.

Those present briefly discussed the committee’s mission statement and found no changes are needed now that the committee is virtual.

Next the group discussed the latest Division Leadership priority: advocacy. Chris summarized the “Elevator Speech” exercise conducted at the Division Leadership meeting at Midwinter, designed to prepare ALSC members to address various “targets”, i.e., audiences or stakeholders, with arguments and facts to support or promote library services and collections for children. Small groups chose a target and marshaled their talking points. Chris later distributed notes from the flipcharts from this exercise for the committee to consider in planning how to promote advocacy through Children and Libraries. Though the journal does promote advocacy directly and indirectly through its articles, the group thought a column devoted to advocacy examples would be a good way to draw attention to this issue. Possible names for the columns were discussed. Editor Sharon Verbeten, though unable to attend, later suggested that committee members could serve in turn as column editors.

Finally the committee discussed the journal’s participation in the Caldecott Celebration and suggested an interview with Brian Selznick, possibly using questions from children in our libraries. There will be a themed issue, with the focus on articles from the perspectives of winning authors, illustrators, and publishers. Sharon later confirmed she is already working on interviews with both Brian Selznick and David Wiesner.  Plans for this and the next issue will be further discussed via email.

Members expressed interest in results from the recent ALSC publication readership survey. Chris found that the results have not yet been compiled but will be sent to out soon.

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Online Doc 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Dallas: ALSC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee Post Conference Report

by Christina Desai on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:42 am

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

 

NOTE: Please use this form during conference to take notes. Submit one copy of the completed report (electronically) to the ALSC Executive Director, your priority group consultant, President, and Vice-President/ President Elect within three weeks of the end of the conference.  

 

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

 

NOTE: Please use this form during conference to take notes. Submit one copy of the completed report (electronically) to the ALSC Executive Director, your priority group consultant, President, and Vice-President/ President Elect within three weeks of the end of the conference.  

 

Please note: Additionally, please upload your report to your ALAConnect committee environment at http://connect.ala.org (and mark the document as public), so that your committee and all ALSC members interested in your committee work may access your report.  If your committee is a professional or book and media award committee, please do not include confidential information in your report.

 

Please check one:

q Annual Conference Report                                                xq Midwinter Meeting Report

 

Name of Committee: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee­­___________

 

Priority Group Area and Number: _VII Professional Develop_______________________

 

Priority Group Consultant: _____Kay Weisman_________                                                 

 

Committee Chair: ____Christina M. Desai______________ Date: _2/24/2012__________

 

Members Attending:

 

No meeting (virtual committee)

 

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):

 

Guests:

 

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

 

 

2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Dallas

ALSC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee Post Conference Report

This virtual committee did not meet at Midwinter, but the journal editor, Sharon Verbeten, and the committee chair, Chris Desai, met with Laura Schulte-Cooper to clarify policies on committee members meeting at conference: no official meeting may take place and no official decisions may be made at conference, but committee matters may discuss matters related to committee work informally.

Chris Desai also attended the Division Leadership meeting where the emphasis was on advocacy. The group participated in activities to practice advocacy strategies with various constituencies within the library and the community.

Sharon and Chris also attended, as guests, a meeting of the Caldecott 75th Anniversary Celebration Task Force and discussed devoting a special issue of Children and Libraries to the Caldecott celebration. The target date will be the Spring 2013 issue. Ellen Fader will be asked to serve as guest editor for the issue. Article topics were suggested, including perspectives from authors, illustrators, and publishers, stories about winners’ reactions on being told of the award, scholarly research on the Caldecott, and tables showing metadata such as author, title, media, etc. Brian Selznick has agreed to create art for the Celebration which will also be used in the issue.

The committee will meet in ALAConnect Chat on Feb. 27 at 2:00 CST to discuss advocacy and upcoming journal issues.

The spring issue of CAL will feature the new icon indicating peer reviewed status of the articles and a blurb on this new feature.

 

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?

 

Since no meeting took place, no objectives could be met. A virtual meeting via chat has been set for Feb. 27.

 

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.

 

The committee publication, Children and Libraries, promotes excellence with every issue by publishing peer-reviewed practice and research based articles on innovative library programs, collections, best practices, outstanding children’s literature, technology use, etc. The committee activity ensures that the journal continues to meet standards of excellence by reviewing submissions, themed issue ideas, article ideas, etc. The journal reaches all ALSC members, including many public and school librarians, enhancing their skills and development.

 

Objective 2:  Increase ALSC involvement in ALA legislative initiatives.

 

The journal may lead to activism by calling attention to important issues facing libraries.

 

Objective 3:  Increase funding for research and evaluation.

Objective 4:  Increase access to library services.

 

Articles in Children and Libraries from time to time address access involving special populations through innovative programs, outreach, or use of technologies, and through review articles on books or collections addressing access or special needs populations.

 

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.

 

The journal is designed to promote best practices and creative programming and to educate school and public librarians about best books, issues facing libraries, and how to address them. It serves as a professional development tool by presenting research based, peer reviewed articles on library services for children.

 

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

 

Again, the journal does this with every issue. The committee has commissioned an icon to use to indicate peer-reviewed articles, which will be implemented in the upcoming spring issue.

 

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.

 

By conveying the scope and joy of working in libraries serving children, and by supporting the professional development of children’s librarians, CAL promotes the 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.

 

The committee is working with the Caldecott 75th Anniversary Celebration Task Force to develop a Caldecott themed issue to coincide with the Celebration.

 

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

 

By publishing articles on excellent library service, the journal promotes connections between libraries.

 

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

 

The many peer reviewed articles in CAL provide evidence for children’s librarians to use in promoting the value of their services and collections.

 

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

 

We have held 2 virtual meeting via chat and have the next one scheduled. However it is nearly impossible to find a time when all can meet and attempting to find the best time for most members is very tedious and time consuming.

 

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

 

The committee will finalize plans for the next 2 issues and solicit manuscripts for the Caldecott themed issue, help with reviewing and finding appropriate reviewers for manuscripts, and implement findings from the ALSC member survey as they relate to publications.

 

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.

 

 

 

____Christina M. Desai___________________________       __2/24/12______

Signature of person reporting                                                                 date

 

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Online Doc ALSC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee: 2011 Post Annual Activity Update

by Christina Desai on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 06:26 pm

ALSC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee: 2011 Post Annual  Activity Update

Chris Desai, January 5, 2012

ALSC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee: 2011 Post Annual  Activity Update

Chris Desai, January 5, 2012

The committee was informed at its last live meeting at ALA Annual that it was slated to go virtual, effective immediately.  The plan was discussed in Division Leadership meeting and in the committee’s meeting the following day. The Chair, Chris Desai, participated in an ALSC conference call in September on the process of conversion to virtual operation (first polling members for any questions they would like to see raised during the call and then reporting back to the committee). A transition mentor was assigned to the committee and follow-up emails from Division leaders provided support and answered questions.  The primary methods for conducting committee business will be email and chat via ALAConnect. A practice chat session was held in October.

In June, Laura Schulte-Cooper, Managing Editor, announced that CAL won an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Regular Departments and Columns for a piece submitted by the Children and Technology committee. Editor Sharon Verbeten also proposed a themed issue on the Caldecott award to commemorate its 75th Anniversary, and will coordinate with the proposed ALSC Caldecott planning committee.

 

In July, member Celia Perez resigned and was replaced by Amy Martin. In October, 3 new members joined the committee: Africa Hands, Rita Dunn, and Joyce Laiosa to replace members cycling off. Also in July, Chris followed up on questions from some members on the peer review status of Children and Libraries, providing the Serials Directory and Ulrich’s listings for it and a response from EBSCO on how peer review status is determined for the database. CAL items, if listed as articles, do appear a peer-reviewed in EBSCO databases. Laura Schulte-Cooper addressed the question about CAL going online, noting that the decision would be made at Division level and is under consideration.

Members were polled via email on whether the committee’s virtual status would change its mission, and if so, how. No changes were suggested.

In August the committee followed up on the issue of insufficient ALSC attention to “tweens” that was raised at the Division Leadership meeting and decided to focus more on this group through articles in the journal.

Laura Schulte-Cooper circulated a proposed survey of ALSC publication readership and solicited comments. From mid-October through mid-November, committee members provided extensive feedback on the proposed questions and possible implications for the journal. A chat meeting was held in late October to discuss specifics.

Chris Desai attended a webinar on chairing committees effectively, “Process Chairs Webinar” in November.

Following up on a suggestion from the last live meeting, Laura Schulte-Cooper commissioned a graphic icon to be used in the journal to indicate articles that have been peer reviewed. After a round of feedback from the committee chair, priority group liaison, and journal editor, the icon is ready to be included in the next (Spring) issue.

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Online Doc 2012 Annual Conference Agenda: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

by Christina Desai on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 06:18 pm

Form D.1, Pre-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Agenda Cover Sheet

 

 

Note: Submit one copy of this cover sheet with your meeting agenda to the ALSC Executive Director one month prior to Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. Also submit one copy to the following individuals: your priority group consultant, the ALSC President, and the Vice President/President Elect.  Additionally, upload this document and your agenda to your committee space on ALA Connect to share with committee members.

 

Form D.1, Pre-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Agenda Cover Sheet

 

 

Note: Submit one copy of this cover sheet with your meeting agenda to the ALSC Executive Director one month prior to Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. Also submit one copy to the following individuals: your priority group consultant, the ALSC President, and the Vice President/President Elect.  Additionally, upload this document and your agenda to your committee space on ALA Connect to share with committee members.

 

Please check one:

q Annual Conference Agenda                                   xq Midwinter Meeting Agenda

 

Name of Committee: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee________

 

Priority Group Number: ___ Priority Group Consultant: __Kay Weisman____________

 

Committee Chair: ___Christina M. Desai_________ Date: __Jan. 4, 2012____________

 

Meeting Time(s): ___none scheduled (virtual committee)_________________________

 

Meeting Place: ___online___________________________________________________

 

 

Please include in your agenda:

  1. a discussion of Committee objectives and a time line;
  2. how your Committee’s work has helped furthering the ALSC Strategic Plan.

 

Please attach a copy of your agenda to this cover sheet.

 

Do you have an item requiring Board action at this conference? If so, please complete an ALSC Board of Directors Action Form and submit any additional supporting documents to the ALSC Executive Director and Program Coordinator four weeks prior to the start of conference, so they can be included in the Board packets sent ahead of time.  Additionally, you will need to attend the Board meeting where the item will be discussed. Thank you.

 

 

Annual Conference                                                     Midwinter Meeting

qBoard I (usually Saturday afternoon)                     qBoard I (usually Saturday afternoon)

qBoard II (usually Tuesday afternoon)                     qBoard II (usually Monday afternoon)

 

 

 

 

___________________________________________________       _________

Signature of person reporting                                                                 date

 

ASLC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 2012, Dallas.

 

Objectives: This committee facilitates the on-going publication of Children and Libraries, assuring high quality, and addresses editorial issues such as scholarly content vs. practice-oriented content, audience, potential audience, format, access, readability, etc. It is part of Priority Group VII: Professional Development.

 

ALSC Strategic Plan: Publication of Children and Libraries contributes to ALSC core values , particularly leadership, excellence, and innovation, by publishing articles on leading trends and best practices, excellent and innovative library programs, and creative solutions to problems with access, technology, etc. The journal Children and Libraries addresses many of ALSC’s strategic goals, particularly in the areas of education and access by serving as a vehicle for the continuing education and engagement of librarians, by exploring the use of new technologies for advancing literacy and information literacy in libraries and educational settings, by promoting diversity in access to library services for various populations, including diverse ethnic groups, children with disabilities, non-English speaking children, etc., and by serving as a forum for ideas on efficient strategies for increasing service to children in underserved areas and for increasing community involvement.

 

Timeline: Ongoing with every issue of the journal.

 

Agenda

 

  1. Poll members via email on best times to meet virtually; set up next virtual meeting following Annual, after ALSC Reader survey results are in.

 

  1. Introductions of new members

 

  1. Report from Division Leadership Meeting (Chris Desai)

 

  1. Report from the Children and Libraries editor, Sharon Verbeten, and discussion
  2. Issues and articles in progress
  3. Problems?
  4. Ideas for future issues, especially upcoming Caldecott issue
  5. Follow up on ideas for generating advertising from other organizations

 

  1. Future Directions:
  2. ALSC Reader Survey: discussion of findings (Laura Schulte-Cooper) and implications for the journal
  3. ALSC support to create electronic format for the journal: request update from Laura
  4. Addition of a graphic icon indicating which articles are peer reviewed

 

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Online Doc 2011 Annual Conference Report: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

by Christina Desai on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 03:04 pm



Children & Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans

ALSC All Committee Meeting Meeting I, Marriot Hotel, Balconies L-M

June 25, 2011, 8:30am

 

Attending:

Christina Desai (chair), Sharon Verbeten (editor), Laura Schulte Cooper (ALA/ALSC staff/liaison), Kay Weisman (Priority Group Consultant), Lisa Taylor, Robin Kurz.



Children & Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans

ALSC All Committee Meeting Meeting I, Marriot Hotel, Balconies L-M

June 25, 2011, 8:30am

 

Attending:

Christina Desai (chair), Sharon Verbeten (editor), Laura Schulte Cooper (ALA/ALSC staff/liaison), Kay Weisman (Priority Group Consultant), Lisa Taylor, Robin Kurz.

Absent: Jean Stevenson (excused), Tim Capehart (excused); Cecilia Perez, Carol Hopkins (virtual member). Also attending briefly, incoming ALSC president, Mary Fellows.

 

1. Introductions

The meeting began with member introductions.

 

2. Report from Division Leadership Meeting. Chris Desai and discussion

Chris brought the members up-to-date on various ALSC issues and concerns from the June 25 Leadership Meeting, including its discussion of the Division’s next strategic plan. Attendees agreed on the following priorities: advocacy, including advocacy for “digital citizenship,” diversity, and professional development. There was continuing discussion about the age range targeted by ALSC, particularly about whether ALSC does enough for the older children in that age range. This was followed by a selection of “Table Talks.” Chris summarized two talks she attended: one was a short primer on how to obtain a position on an ALSC Award Committee; the second was on how to chair a committee effectively.

 

The biggest news from Division Leadership was that five ALSC Committees (including CAL) are slated to go “all virtual.”  The Children & Libraries, Oral History, Managing Children’s Services, Arbuthnot, and Education committees will become the “Frontier Five,” all-virtual committees.  A Metamorphosis Task Force has been set up to assist with issues regarding the change. The group discussed this change; most were supportive, but there were reservations about the lack of funding for non-essential conference attendance and about the lack of networking opportunities that a live conference provides. Kay Weisman discussed the proposed process for going virtual and reported that CAL is tasked with re-examining the committee’s charge to see if any changes are necessary due to the new virtual status.

 

3. Report from the Children & Libraries editor, Sharon Verbeten, and discussion

Sharon shared a preview of the Winter 2011 edition.  She also gave the committee the list of manuscripts pending review, and advised members that we are in need of more “best practices” articles.  There was a general discussion of our “referreed” status and how widely the journal is indexed. Chris volunteered to find out how CAL appears in EBSCOHost and other databases—where it is indexed, whether it is listed as peer-reviewed, and what content is included (See update below). Sharon’s suggestion to add an icon to indicate which articles are peer-reviewed was welcomed. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award, Sharon suggested that we devote a themed issue of CAL in 2013 to Caldecott articles and features. Laura then shared the report she submitted to the ALSC Board of Directors on ALSC publications. The report highlighted CAL articles of the past year and the revamped online subscription page. She also reported that CAL’s Children and Technology column received the APEX Award, which is now posted on the journal’s web page.

 

4. Children and Libraries’ Facebook presence

As planned at the last meeting, Children and Libraries now appears on ALSC’s Facebook page, with a link to the journal’s web site and subscription information for ALSC members and non-members.  The CAL committee will attempt some cross-promotion with the ALSC Facebook page.

 

At this point ALSC president, Mary Fellows, joined the meeting to thank our committee for becoming a member of the Frontier Five.  She answered questions and shared the division leadership’s vision for the future of ALSC, emphasizing the hope that a move to more virtual opportunities will help to engage the newer/younger generation of incoming librarians.  The committee had many questions and Mary promised Chris a follow-up conference call in July or August and a liaison to help with any transition issues.

 

5. Future Directions: CAL online?

There was a lengthy discussion on the possibility of CAL becoming an online journal. It was noted that RUSA went online this year. Following up on this discussion from the Midwinter Meeting, Chris had contacted Laura and learned that this was already being discussed at the Division level and that it is a Division level decision. The committee’s idea of conducting a survey to determine enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for an online format is also being considered at the Division level. Laura will consult with the committee if and when a survey is developed.

 

6. Other issues?

The group discussed readership, and whether the journal is reaching all those who might find it useful.  Laura reported that there are approximately 3,000 ALSC members receiving CAL as a benefit of membership.  Approximately 300 people subscribe to CAL who are not ALSC members.  There was a question about an institutional rate for CAL without membership (so that smaller public and school libraries might subscribe without having to join ALA), and it was suggested that we check with Marsha Burgess on this matter.      

 

Minutes for the meeting will be posted on ALA Connect and it was decided that we, as a group, will attempt to conduct more business on ALA Connect.

 

Updates, as of July 19:

Laura: CAL will participate in Caldecott Award 75th Anniversary activities by devoting an issue of CAL to Caldecott themes some time in 2011. ALSC Caldecott Task Force will contribute ideas.

Chris: CAL is indexed extensively in general, education, and library science databases and includes full text in many sources. EBSCO and Wilson databases include indexing and full text from 2003. Images in EBSCO databases are in color. Proquest sources include indexing and full text from 2008. The journal is listed as peer-reviewed in the Serials Directory and in Ulrich’s.

 

Minutes: Lisa Taylor and Chris Desai, July 20, 2011

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To determine editorial policy for the ALSC journal Children and Libraries, subject to review by the ALSC Board. To suggest themes for forthcoming issues. To recommend resource people for articles and review. To review materials for publication upon request by the editors.

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