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Online Doc October 11, 2017 C & T Meeting Agenda

by Angela Nolet on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 06:08 pm

Online Doc August 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes

by Angela Nolet on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 05:51 pm

Online Doc C&T Committee Quarterly Report: May 15, 2014

by Amy Graves (non-member) on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11:03 am
Reporting Period*: May 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Children & Technology Committee
Priority Group Area *: Professional Development (PGC VII)
Current Chair(s)*: Amy Graves
Chair's Email*: agraves@manchesternh.gov
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):  
Reporting Period*: May 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Children & Technology Committee
Priority Group Area *: Professional Development (PGC VII)
Current Chair(s)*: Amy Graves
Chair's Email*: agraves@manchesternh.gov
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):  
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members*: Amy Graves (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Liz Fraser (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Robin L. Gibson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Rachel Keeler (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Melanie A. Lyttle (Member, July 31, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Marianne Martens (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Rachael Lee Medina (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Andrea Vernola (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Cen Campbell (Virtual Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Melissa Zymboly Depper (Virtual Member, November 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*: As a virtual committee, we meet twice monthly using ALA Connect chat. Since the last reporting period, we have continued our ongoing projects: posting to the ALSC blog; contributing to Children and Libraries; and generating topics and questions for ALSC's monthly Twitter chats. Committee members Melissa Depper and Andrea Vernola conducted our virtual "book club" based on Lisa Guernsey's book, Screen Time. The discussion took place in the Children and Technology Interest Group on ALA Connect, and generated a total of 7,719 page views (as of today) for the six weeks of discussion. Committee members Cen Campbell, Marianne Martens, and Amy Graves are preparing for our Hot Topic presentation at ALA Annual: "Whet Your APPetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens."
Summarize discussion, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*: Our committee meetings are publicly available in ALA Connect. Our discussions focus on the projects we work on. We have a schedule laid out for ALSC blog posts and Children and Libraries articles. We will continue to work on the Twitter chats during our meetings, though we are interested in the possibility of collaborating with other committees on the chats.
Please describe the activities or resources the committee has created since the last report that have specifically supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*: Our committee work supports the education goal area of ALSC's strategic plan. Our ongoing work on blog posts, interest group posts, Children and Libraries articles, and Twitter chats support professional development (objective 1), and often focus on new and emerging technologies (objective 2).
Technology is component of ALSC core competencies. Please describe how your committee has incorporated or adapted technology into the committee work that you do and resources/information you have developed.: Because it is the focus of our committee, technology is a part of everything we do, from how we conduct business as a virtual committee to the content of all of our projects.
Please list other ALSC committees you think you could be collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work:: The Digital Content Task Force is a natural fit for collaboration. We have worked together on projects and will continue to do so.
Do you have any suggestions for future education topics, publications, or resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.:  
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email, Regularly scheduled ALA Connect discussions/chats
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: using ALA Connecct and our committee wiki
Has the committee recently reviewed the function statement to ensure it meets the responsibilities of the priority group area and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *: Yes
For non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).*: 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*: Yes
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Online Doc National Survey: Young Children, New Media & Libraries

by Cen Campbell (non-member) on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 01:52 pm

Background:

Background:

The idea for this survey arose through the work of the California State Library Early Learning with Families Initiative 2.0 (ELF 2.0), which is compiling a number of resources around the use of new media with young children in libraries. This survey could be a collaborative project where the C&T committee and the ELF2.0 initiative compile, publish and distribute the results, and eventually use the data to form professional recommendations for the incorporation of new media tools into collection, services and programs for families with children 0-5. Other resources that are being created as a part of the ELF initiative are a proposed National Forum on Young Children, New Media & Libraries (awaiting news of funding through IMLS), white paper by Dr Virginia Walter entitled "Young Children and New Media: Implications for Public Libraries," development & evaluation of new media storytime pilot projects within California (with Dr. Marianne Martens) and a proposed resource list entitled "Young Children, New Media & Libraries: A Multimedia Annotated Bibliography" (in partnership with a number of state libraries and LittleeLit.com)

Purpose:

To find out which libraries are using new media with young children. 

Scope:

Library Collections, Services & Programs for Children 0-5 and their families & caregivers

Steps forward:

  • Design survey in consultation with C&T committee, ELF2.0, & other representatives from ALSC (Jenna Nemec-Loise, for example)
  • Determine roles and responsibilities for all parties (suggestions: C&T & ELF work together to design the survey, we use ALSC surveymonkey account to administer the survey, C&T & ELF compile and interpret & publish results)

Notes:

  • Mostly Multiple Choice Questions

Questions to ask (please feel free to edit)

  1. Libraries who use tablets or other technologies in storytime
  2. Libraries who provide access to new media (circulating tablets, mounted or in-house use)
  3. Libraries who provide recommendations for new media (recommended apps)

 

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Online Doc C&T Committee Quarterly Report: February 15, 2014

by Amy Graves (non-member) on Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

Reporting   Period*:

February 15

Name   of Committee or Task Force*:

Children and Technology Committee

Priority   Group Area *:

Professional Development (PGC VII)

Current   Chair(s)*:

Amy Graves

Reporting   Period*:

February 15

Name   of Committee or Task Force*:

Children and Technology Committee

Priority   Group Area *:

Professional Development (PGC VII)

Current   Chair(s)*:

Amy Graves

Chair's   Email*:

agraves@manchesternh.gov

Co-Chair's   email (if applicable):

 

Incoming   Chair (if known):

 

Committee/Task   Force Members*:

Amy Graves (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Liz Fraser (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Robin L. Gibson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Rachel Keeler (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Melanie A. Lyttle (Member, July 31, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Marianne Martens (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Rachael Lee Medina (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Andrea Vernola (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Cen Campbell (Virtual Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Melissa Zymboly Depper (Virtual Member, November 1, 2012, to June 30,   2014)

Work   accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*:

As a virtual committee, we meet twice monthly using ALA Connect chat. Since the last reporting period, we have continued our ongoing projects: posting to the ALSC blog; contributing to Children and Libraries; and generating topics and questions for ALSC's monthly Twitter chats. Committee members Melissa Depper and Andrea Vernola have planned a virtual "book club" beginning February 25 in the Children and Technology Interest Group on ALA Connect, based around Lisa Guernsey's book, Screen Time. The committee also collaborated with the Digital Content Task Force to submit a Hot Topic program proposal for ALA Annual, which would be a showcase of apps that can be used in programs and services for children.

Summarize   discussion, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives,   timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*:

Our committee meetings are publicly available in ALA Connect. Our discussions focus on the projects we work on. We have a schedule laid out for ALSC blog posts and Children and Libraries articles. We will continue to work on the Twitter chats during our meetings. We have a weekly schedule planned for the Screen Time book club that will conclude with a live Google Hangout with author Lisa Guernsey on April 8.

Please   describe the activities or resources the committee has created since the last   report that have specifically supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*:

Our committee work supports the education goal area of ALSC's strategic plan. Our ongoing work on blog posts, interest group posts, Children and Libraries articles, and Twitter chats support professional development (objective 1), and often focus on new and emerging technologies (objective 2).

Technology   is component of ALSC core competencies. Please describe how your committee   has incorporated or adapted technology into the committee work that you do   and resources/information you have developed.:

Because it is the focus of our committee, technology is a part of everything we do, from how we conduct business as a virtual committee to the content of all of our projects.

Please   list other ALSC committees you think you could be collaborate with on issues   or projects to help further your work::

The Digital Content Task Force is a natural fit for collaboration, and we have taken advantage of that.

Do   you have any suggestions for future education topics, publications, or   resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please   be as detailed as possible.:

 

If   you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for   holding meetings or communicating?:

Email, Regularly scheduled ALA Connect discussions/chats

When   you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the   committee for the next committee?*:

using ALA Connect and our committee wiki

Has   the committee recently reviewed the function statement to ensure it meets the   responsibilities of the priority group area and facilitates the   implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be   submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *:

Yes

For   non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online   committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms   (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).*:

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*:

Yes

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Online Doc C&T Committee Quarterly Report: December 15, 2013

by Amy Graves (non-member) on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 02:52 pm
Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*:
Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Children and Technology Committee
Priority Group Area *: Professional Development (PGC VII)
Current Chair(s)*: Amy Graves
Chair's Email*: agraves@manchesternh.gov
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):  
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members*: Amy Graves (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Liz Fraser (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Robin L. Gibson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Rachel Keeler (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Melanie A. Lyttle (Member, July 31, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Marianne Martens (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Rachael Lee Medina (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Andrea Vernola (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Cen Campbell (Virtual Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Melissa Zymboly Depper (Virtual Member, November 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*: As a virtual committee, we meet twice monthly using ALA Connect chat. Since the last reporting period, we have continued our ongoing projects: posting to the ALSC blog; contributing to Children and Libraries; maintaining the Children & Technology Interest Group in ALA Connect; and generating topics and questions for ALSC's monthly Twitter chats. We also created a survey for the membership regarding the Twitter chats.
Summarize discussion, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*: Our committee meetings are publicly available in ALA Connect. Our discussions focus on the projects we work on. We have a schedule laid out for ALSC blog posts and Children and Libraries articles. We will continue to work on the Twitter chats during our meetings. We are also working to provide ALSC with feedback on a partnership request.
How have the committee/task force’s activities since the last meeting supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*: Our committee work supports the education goal area of ALSC's strategic plan. Our ongoing work on blog posts, interest group posts, Children and Libraries articles, and Twitter chats support professional development (objective 1).
Please list other ALSC committees you think you could be collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work::  
Do you have any suggestions for future education topics, publications, or resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.: The committee is discussing the possibility of creating a resource guide for using technology with young children in a library setting, geared toward librarians who are just getting started using new media with kids. Resources could include articles, reports, blog posts, and review sources. This project is in an early brainstorming stage.
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email, Regularly scheduled ALA Connect discussions/chats
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: using ALA Connect and our committee wiki
Has the committee recently reviewed the function statement to ensure it meets the responsibilities of the priority group area and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *: Yes
For non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).*: 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*: Yes
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Online Doc C&T Committee Quarterly Report: September 15, 2013

by Amy Graves (non-member) on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 04:01 pm
Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Children and Technology Committee
Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Children and Technology Committee
Priority Group Area *: Professional Development (PGC VII)
Current Chair(s)*: Amy Graves
Chair's Email*: agraves@manchesternh.gov
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):  
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members*: Amy Graves (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014) Liz Fraser (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015) Robin L. Gibson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015) Rachel Keeler (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015) Melanie A. Lyttle (Member, July 31, 2012, to June 30, 2014) Dr. Marianne Martens (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015) Ms. Rachael Lee Medina (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015) Andrea Vernola (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014) Cen Campbell (Virtual Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014) Ms. Melissa Zymboly Depper (Virtual Member, November 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*: As a virtual committee, we meet twice monthly using ALA Connect chat. Since the last reporting period, we've continued to post to the ALSC blog; worked with the Digital Content Task Force to provide feedback on a survey they created for the ALSC membership; continued to come up with topics and questions for ALSC's monthly Twitter chats; and came up with questions and moderated the discussion for the ALSC community forums on new media that happened in August.
Summarize Committee discussion, any decisions reached, and follow-up action needed, including suggestions for future programs or publications based on the committee’s work.*: Our committee meetings are publicly available in ALA Connect. Our discussions are focused on the projects we work on, which are discussed in other questions in this report.
How have the committee/task force’s activities since the last meeting supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*: Our committee work supports the education goal area of ALSC's strategic plan. Our work on the Twitter chats and our blog posts enhance professional development (objective 1). Our work on the ALSC community forums focused on new and emerging technologies (objective 2).
What are your objectives, timetable, and assignments for work to do between now and the next committee/task force meeting?*: We will continue to work on topics and questions for the Twitter chats on a monthly basis. We are creating a survey about the Twitter chats to see what we could be doing better, to go out this fall. We have a "book club" planned to start in October in the Children and Technology Interest Group on ALA Connect, discussing Lisa Guernsey's book about how screen time affects children from birth to age five. We will continue to post to the ALSC blog monthly and write for Children and Libraries quarterly.
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Email, Regularly scheduled ALA Connect discussions/chats
What type of research would relate and assist the work of your committee/task force and ultimately the implementation of the ALSC strategic plan?*: We are always looking for research about the effects of screen time for young children. This would inform our work to educate the membership about new technologies.
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: using ALA Connect and our committee wiki
Has the committee recently reviewed the function statement to ensure it meets the responsibilities of the priority group area and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *: Yes
For non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).*: 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*: Yes
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Online Doc Digital Taskforce Feedback

by Gretchen Caserotti on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

Please add your thoughts/input for Paige and the ALA Digital Content Taskforce, thanks!

Committee highlights -

  • #alscchat, starting twitter chats, great topics, growing participation.
  • ALA Annual Apps presentation, packed crowd, best apps & practices from both school and public librarians.
  • Cen's webinars & progressive outreach. 

 

Digital Content Toolkit

Please add your thoughts/input for Paige and the ALA Digital Content Taskforce, thanks!

Committee highlights -

  • #alscchat, starting twitter chats, great topics, growing participation.
  • ALA Annual Apps presentation, packed crowd, best apps & practices from both school and public librarians.
  • Cen's webinars & progressive outreach. 

 

Digital Content Toolkit

  • yes bookmarks
  • yes should have youth specific section/info
  • a good idea to reach out to partners in developing, not just within ALSC
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Online Doc October Twitter Chat

by Gretchen Caserotti on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 08:55 am

What should the topic be for the October #alscchat?

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To educate and encourage youth librarians to be leaders on technology issues in their institutions. To identify technology issues impacting youth librarians and to disseminate information to the membership on these issues through programs, training opportunities, and publications both traditional and electronic.

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