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Discussion February Quarterly Report Public

by Lisa Von Drasek on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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Reporting Period*: February 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Oral History Committee
Priority Group Area *: Organizational Support (PGC IV)
Current Chair(s)*: Lisa Von Drasek
Chair's Email*: lvondras@umn.edu
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):  
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members (names only)*: Amy Kellman 

Debra H. Marshall  

Lisa Kim Nowlain 

Ellen Hunter Ruffin 

Ellen Loughran

Ms. Beth L. Gerall  

Mr. Dennis J. LeLoup  

Emily Bredberg

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.*: Our committee is at a standstill with regards to our charge. The ALSC office holds the transcripts and recordings to-date. The progress in transcription and dissemination is painfully slow.
We do not have a consensus that the charge needs to be revised to reflect the work of the committee. There are committee member that believe that we should continue to collect from our distinguished members but this is not best practice. There is agreement that the committee should propose that ALSC hire a graduate student on a project basis partnered with a committee member after "emergency" oral history candidates are identified as well as complete the remaining backlog. The chair has agreed and put together a proposed budget for this project. The committee members have commented on-line and we will discuss the revision on the charge on our next phone call.
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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?: Our vision is to collaborate with a library school to provide employment and experience for someone on an archivist track
   
   
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email, Conference calls
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
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*: Yes



 

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Lisa Von Drasek
Curator
Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC)
University of Minnesota Libraries
Elmer L. Andersen Library Room 113
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
 
 
https://www.lib.umn.edu/clrc
 
 
Direct line: 612 624-4817
e-mail: lvondras@umn.edu
 

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Welcome to the virtual office of the ALSC Oral History Committee! Our mission is to use the techology of the 21st century to preserve the history of selected ALSC leaders of the previous century. 

OUR OFFICIAL FUNCTION STATEMENT: To continue to collect audio taped interviews and individual recollections of leaders in the Association for Library Service to Children for the ALSC Oral History Collection; to report annually to the Board on the status of the Collection; to participate actively and to engage the participation of others in the further development of the Collection through interviewing, reviewing individual tapes, preserving and reformatting, working to improve access to the Collection, and calling the Collection to the attention of researchers and others who would find it useful.

2014 Committee Members

  • Deborah Cooper, Chair (wordlancer@gmail.com)
  • Amanda Melissa Aldous
  • Joan L. Atkinson
  • Beth L. Gerall
  • Jessica Gillis
  • John Warren Stewig
  • Kathy Ann East
  • Anitra T. Steele
  • Carol K. Phillips (Consultant)
  • Joanna Ison (Staff Liaison)

 Our Priority Group Consultant is Carol Phillips (cphillips@ebpl.org)

Jean Gaffney's picture

Hi Beth,

Let's hope we connect today.

 

Jean Gaffney

Chair ALSC Oral History Committee

Managers of Acquisition and Collection Development

Dayton Metro Library, OH

Phone 937-496-8520

Beth Gerall (non-member)'s picture

When I first logged in, I did not see this chat heading (Test with Beth 8/1/13).

Beth Gerall

Member ALSC Oral History Committee

Creative Content Supervisor 

NoveList, a division of EBSCO

Jean Gaffney's picture

Another comment for Beth to find.

Jean Gaffney

Chair ALSC Oral History Committee

Managers of Acquisition and Collection Development

Dayton Metro Library, OH

Phone 937-496-8520

Beth Gerall (non-member)'s picture

Found the second comment, Another comment for Beth to find.  this application feels very much like email.  I think I assumed we would view more of a listing of comments. 

Beth Gerall

Member ALSC Oral History Committee

Creative Content Supervisor 

NoveList, a division of EBSCO

Jean Gaffney's picture

I do not see it either when I go to the list.   But I came back and found it.  Jean

 

Jean Gaffney

Chair ALSC Oral History Committee

Managers of Acquisition and Collection Development

Dayton Metro Library, OH

Phone 937-496-8520

Lisa Von Drasek's picture

 As requested, I am posting this report.

Please forward a copy of your report to your Priority Group Consultant.

Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Oral History Committee
Priority Group Area *: Organizational Support (PGC IV)
Current Chair(s)*: Lisa Von Drasek
Chair's Email*: lvondras@umn.edu
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):  
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members*: Lisa Von Drasek (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017) - lvondras@umn.edu

Ms. Beth L. Gerall (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) - bgerall@ebsco.com
 

Mr. Dennis J. LeLoup (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) - djleloup@avon-schools.org
 

Emily Bredberg (Virtual Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - emily.v.bredberg@gmail.com
 

Amy Kellman (Virtual Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - akellman@verizon.net
 

Debra H. Marshall (Virtual Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) - dmarshall@coppellisd.com

 
   
Lisa Kim Nowlain (Virtual Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)

Lisa.Nowlain@co.nevada.ca.us

Ellen Hunter Ruffin (Virtual Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018) - ellen.ruffin@usm.edu
 

Julie Dietzel-Glair (Consultant, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) - julie.dietzelglair@gmail.com
 

Has the committee recently reviewed 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? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws.  *: Yes
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*: We will be holding a conference call in October. Firming up availability of members at this time.
After reviewing the last few years of work of the Oral History Committee and the changes in technology as well of the growing number of "worthy" individuals whose stories need to be captured there is a consensus through email that our focus for 2016 to 2017 is to create a strategic plan that supports the goals of The ALSC strategic plan and include recommendations for future work.
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*: none
Please list other ALSC committees you think you could collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work:: There is a consensus that we may want to approach the ALSC Board of directors for special project funding but have no details at this time.
Please list any suggestions you have for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.: none at this time
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?): not at this time
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email
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.
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

Lisa Von Drasek, University of Minnesota Libraries

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