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Online Doc Oct 1 Minutes - DRAFT

by Amber Prentiss on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 01:54 pm

 

 

DRAFT COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

 

 

 

NAME OF COMMITTEE Membership

Date: October 1, 2016

Note Taker:

Amber Prentiss

Attendees:

Amber Prentiss, Roberto Delgadillo, Dave Tyckoson, Colleen Seale, Nancy Abashian

Actions taken since last meeting

 

Agenda Topic 1: Strategic plan – membership committee responsibilities

Discussion

 

Adopt a more flexible pathway for volunteer member engagement (i.e. streamlining ways to get involved)

Midwinter 2017

Continue Speed Mentoring sessions at Midwinter

Midwinter 2016 and ongoing *moved to Annual 2017

Review program for RUSA 101 and RUSA Social events at conference

Midwinter 2017

Charge Membership to develop a process for making new members feel welcome. Follow up with new members, work with them to get them well placed in RUSA

Annual 2017

Establish a mentoring program for new members, especially students receiving free memberships

Annual 2017

We help fulfill objective 3 by inviting new members to RUSA 101. RUSA create a forum/hotline where members could ask questions and get expert responses. Asked by RUSA Pres. to research member engagement strategies, especially online. Establishing mentoring program – need a call for volunteer mentors, some way to screen volunteer mentors, may possibly pilot mentorship program with student members only. Target a RUSA 101 specifically to library school students? Make reference professors aware of the targeted RUSA 101 and free membership option for graduate students .

Conclusions

 

Action Items

Person Responsible

Deadline

Research how associations engage members, especially online

Nancy Abashian

Colleen Seale

 End of October

Agenda Topic 2: RUSA Social - What can we do to entice people to come?

 

Discussion

 

Should we change the event entirely?

Dinner and a movie

Changed format

“Party with a  purpose” – volunteering or donation, something that involves more active participation

We need something that generates discussion.

Get people to show up and provoke thought with a controversial topic – a debate?

Conclusions

 

Action Items

Person Responsible

Deadline

 

 

 

Agenda Topic 3: RUSA 101 and 201s

Discussion

RUSA 101 & 201 Very Tentative Schedule

September 8, 3-4 ET

RUSA 101: Featuring the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS)

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2yrjiy5hrv/

October 26, 2-3 ET

RUSA 201: Meet the RUSA Office

November 10, 2-3 ET

RUSA 101: Featuring the Reference Services Section (RSS) – Amy Rustic

December TBD

RUSA 101 Featuring TBD section

 

January TBD

RUSA 201: How to Propose a Conference Program

Membership Social @ Midwinter Meeting

February TBD

RUSA 101 Featuring CODES

March TBD

RUSA 201: How to Vote and Election Forum (discuss dues increase and name change measures, invite candidates for RUSA President,)

April TBD

RUSA 101: Featuring TBD Sections and How to Volunteer for a Committee

May TBD

June TBD

RUSA 101 (face-to-face) @ Annual Conference

 

How to market RUSA 101? – notice in ALA Think Tank, where else are librarians having conversations? Continue to email new members invitations to RUSA 101. Target social media groups.

 

Conclusions

 

Action Items

Person Responsible

Deadline

Amplify RUSA 101 events through social media

Committee members

 

 

 

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by Amber Prentiss on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 04:37 pm

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Event RUSA Membership Meeting

by Amber Prentiss on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm

The RUSA Membership Committee will meet September 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The meeting will be held via Blackboard Collaborate. This is an open meeting, and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

 Instructions to Join Meeting

The RUSA Membership Committee will meet September 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). The meeting will be held via Blackboard Collaborate. This is an open meeting, and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

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Online Doc RUSA Town Hall 6/15/16: Recording and Presentation

by Ann Brown on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

If you missed out on the RUSA Town Hall

Discussion RUSA 201: Standards & Guidelines 5/30/2016

by Ann Brown on Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 04:46 pm

Presentation for RUSA 201 on Standards & Guidelines presented by Chair, Tina Baich. 

Link to the recording: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5lenekrgi8/ 

 

Online Doc RUSA 201: Conference Program Coordinating Committee 1/20/2016

by Ann Brown on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 09:33 am

Hi-

Did you miss out on RUSA 201 featuring Conference Program Coordinating Committee?

Here's a link to the session: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p9750vyas4t/

And the Presentation is also linked here.

Ann

Online Doc RUSA Membership Committee MW 2016 Report

by Ann Brown on Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 01:23 pm

Cross-posting for posterity.

Discussion ALA Midwinter: Meeting & RUSA Social

by Ann Brown on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 04:02 pm

Hi Everyone,

 
ALA Midwinter is now LESS than a month away! Let me know if you won't be making it to our committee meeting. I know with tight timelines that sometimes there is more than one meeting at a time during Midwinter.
 
Also, I need volunteers for the RUSA Social, specifically to get sign ins and give out raffle tickets. I'd like to have four volunteers so that we can have everyone do one 30 minute shift, that way you too can still participate.
 
The details: 
 
RUSA Membership Meeting:

Hi Everyone,

 
ALA Midwinter is now LESS than a month away! Let me know if you won't be making it to our committee meeting. I know with tight timelines that sometimes there is more than one meeting at a time during Midwinter.
 
Also, I need volunteers for the RUSA Social, specifically to get sign ins and give out raffle tickets. I'd like to have four volunteers so that we can have everyone do one 30 minute shift, that way you too can still participate.
 
The details: 
 
RUSA Membership Meeting:

Saturday, January 09
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 150

RUSA Social:

Saturday, January 09
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Boston, Room Grand Ballroom B
 

See you all soon!
 
Ann

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Discussion RUSA 101: October 21, 2015

by Ann Brown on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 02:22 pm

Hi!

Here's the recording for RUSA 101 from October 21, 2015.

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2fm5nnzmll/

Ann

Online Doc RUSA Membership Committee AC Report 2015

by Ann Brown on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 03:50 pm

Uploading for posterity.

Ann

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To serve as the public relations arm of RUSA, with the aim of promoting increased membership and retaining existing members in the division; to represent RUSA and its Board on the ALA Membership Promotion Task Force. The chairperson of the RUSA Membership Committee shall assume this responsibility; to be responsible for staffi ng of the RUSA booth at Annual Conference.

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