ACRL LPSS Communication and Publications Committee (Law and Political Science Section) Committee
Communications and Publications Committee
2012 ALA Annual
Saturday, June 23, 2012
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Disneyland Hotel, Castle A&B Rooms (Lower Level)
I. Welcome and introductions
II. Review and approve minutes from Midwinter 2012.
III. Review our charge and propose modifications, where needed.
IV. Review, and revise, if necessary, the draft “LPSS online presence” document. Twitter?
V. Discuss ways to assess and strengthen communication efforts
a. traffic on various sites
b. survey to LPSS members via LPSS-L?
c. coordination with other LPSS committees
VI. Next steps for members transitioning to new roles.
American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries
Law and Political Science Section
Communication and Publications Committee
Annual Conference – Meeting
June 25, 2011 | 9 – 9:45 AM (CST) | Marriott at Convention Center, Julia Room
Attendees: Chad Kahl (chair), Kathi Fountain, Jodi Shepherd, Lynn Thitchener
Guest: Chris Palazzolo
I. Reviewed and finalized minutes from 2011 Midwinter Meeting
II. Discussed change to LPSS Facebook
a. Kahl will take care of the transition to the new Facebook group format.
b. Kahl will contact current Facebook site Administrators to see if they want to be relieved of their duty.
III. LPSS Listserv Archive
a. Kahl will get the “How to access the LPSS listserv” directions language to Thitchener. Thitchener will contact Robinson to get the LPSS Listserv Archive process started. He will also contact Fountain, LPSS webmaster, so she is in the loop.
i. LPSS will split work into two jobs: Webmaster and Online media person. Kahl will send out a call for volunteers for an online media person after confirming the position description with Fountain.
V. Political Science Research Competency Guidelines – Decided to focus on wiki, rather than creating a LibGuide.
VI. Discuss Model Guides
a. Discussed future steps, especially the focus of such an effort. Would it be primarily for librarians, students or faculty? Attention will be on LibGuides. Thitchener will check on cost of LPSS getting LibGuides as section.
VII. Webmaster update
a. Fountain provided an update on the transition from the current ALA content management system, Collage, to the new content management system, Drupal.
VIII. Newsletter update
a. Shepherd asked for feedback on the newsletter and said she had not received much feedback after the second issue, compared to after the first issue.
I have attached the agenda (lpss_publications_11midwinter_agenda.doc) for the LPSS Publications Committee meeting, scheduled for 12:30 to 2:00 PM (CST) on Wednesday, January 5. I have also attached the draft minutes from the 2010 Annual Conference meeting (10ann_publications.doc); a review of charges of ACRL sections' publication (or equivalent) committees (acrl_publications_committees_charges.doc); and the LPSS Online Presence: Proposal for Posting Section Information in Various Online Locations (LPSS Online Presence Review.pdf). We will be meeting via dimdim software. If you would like to participate, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send you an invitation. Please note that dimdim requires a plugin to your browser, so you will want to check it beforehand. I have scheduled the virtual room 30 minutes early to let you test everything before we start the meeting