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RUSA RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services (Reference Services Section) Committee

In: Marketing, RUSA RSS (Reference Services Section), Reference Services

12/3/15 - Meeting Minutes

Present: Elizabeth DeCoster; Kathryn Oberg; Cynthia Thomes

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Online Doc RUSA RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Committee Meeting Minutes

by Elizabeth DeCoster on Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 09:27 am

12/3/15 - Meeting Minutes

Present: Elizabeth DeCoster; Kathryn Oberg; Cynthia Thomes

12/3/15 - Meeting Minutes

Present: Elizabeth DeCoster; Kathryn Oberg; Cynthia Thomes

  • Liz and Kate will be attending Midwinter. Cynthia, Douglas, and Cinthya are not able to attend.
  • Self-study
    • Is the work we do similar to the Public Relations Exchange? Could we collaborate with them in/for future activities?
    • Future issues include loss of print resources (such as Statistical Abstract), general slight membership decrease in RUSA, turnover rate of committee.
    • A committee on Virtual Reference Services does exist, maybe some overlap there?
    • Committee turnover makes it easy to lose momentum - marketing is very current.
    • Providing scaffolding/structure for libraries.
  • Attached to these minutes please find a DRAFT of MPRS's contribution to the RUSA RSS self-study. Please review and send back any comments (via email or as a comment on Connect) by 5 pm on 12/16/2015. This will give me ample time to put together any notes by the 18th and time for a final review before campuses start closing for the holidays.
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Online Doc RUSA RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Committee Meeting

by Elizabeth DeCoster on Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 09:28 am

RUSA RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Committee

December 3rd, 2015

4:00 - 5:00 PM CST

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r4ypreq37jp/ (*)

RUSA RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Committee

December 3rd, 2015

4:00 - 5:00 PM CST

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r4ypreq37jp/ (*)

  • Introductions
  • ALA MW 2016 Attendance & Meeting
  • RSS Committee Self-Study (Deadline of 12/31 for our portion)
  1. What is the charge of the committee?
  2. How does the committee’s charge and activities support the current RUSA Strategic Plan? (Please list specific activities or accomplishments).
  3. What challenges will the committee face in the next 4 years? In light of these challenges, what changes should take place in the committee’s organization, activities or goals?
  4. What other committees in RUSA or ALA perform similar functions to this committee? Is there any overlap with this committee and other relevant ALA/RUSA committees? And if so, how might this duplication of effort be eliminated?"
  • Other business?
  • (*) For audio, dial 1-888-935-0782. Passcode is 94018206# (# included)

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    Event Annual Prepration Meeting

    by Jessica Hagman on Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 09:27 am

    We'll be having a meeting with our discussion forum leaders to get ready for Annual. Log in details are below, and an agenda is attached. Teleconference information is also listed. 

     

    The link to access this meeting is http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9pwoi3zw5g/. Please enter as a guest and include your name.  

    The teleconference number is 1-866-717-7547 and the pass code is 72620830#. 

    Online Doc RUSA RSS Marketing & Promotion of Reference Services

    by Elizabeth DeCoster on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 11:44 am

    RUSA RSS Marketing & Promotion of Reference Services

    Virtual Meeting, 09.22.2014

     

    In Attendance: Elizabeth DeCoster, Kate Oberg, Cynthia

    1. Midwinter 2015, Chicago

    Liz will be in attendance; Kate and Cynthia will not.

    Liz will check with other committee members, but as of now, no in-person meeting planned.

    Will hold virtual meeting during RUSA’s required time frame.

    RUSA RSS Marketing & Promotion of Reference Services

    Virtual Meeting, 09.22.2014

     

    In Attendance: Elizabeth DeCoster, Kate Oberg, Cynthia

    1. Midwinter 2015, Chicago

    Liz will be in attendance; Kate and Cynthia will not.

    Liz will check with other committee members, but as of now, no in-person meeting planned.

    Will hold virtual meeting during RUSA’s required time frame.

    1. Webinar

    Nathaniel and Jacqueline, who presented the committee’s 2014 Annual panel, have emailed to see if we are interested in having them host a webinar on the same topic, using sales skills in libraries.

    Interest is present; Liz will look into deadlines for hosting a webinar through RUSA and explore other avenues as well. 

    1. Videos

    Kate mentioned an interest in exploring video marketing done by libraries, and possible collaborations with the PRX group to solicit, promote, and award videos marketing reference services and staff especially.

    Ideas include creating a contest for libraries to submit their own brief promotional videos. Perhaps could be used as a preview before ALA webinars or other virtual activities.

    We are also looking for ways to work with the “Just Ask” group and would be open to ideas or suggestions there.

    ?: Does anybody on the committee have a contact on either PRX or Just Ask?

     

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    Event The Soft Sell: Sales Skills for Librarians

    by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

    This discussion session will describe and demonstrate the use of a sales framework that can strengthens librarians’ ability to persuasively solve users problems with library-sponsored solutions. Focusing on a sales framework called SPIN® Selling, this presentation will lead participants through practical examples that demonstrate how these communication strategies can significantly enhance librarians’ abilities to meet users’ needs with existing spaces, services and content.

    More information about this conference session

    Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

    by Cynthia Robin Levine on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 02:29 pm

    Use this as a landing page for uploading minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

     

    Online Doc 2013-2014 Roster

    by Cynthia Robin Levine on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 01:49 pm

    Jessica Hagman (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
    Carol L. Anderson (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Elizabeth DeCoster (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Prof. Annie Epperson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Jessica Hagman (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Mr. Douglas F. Hasty (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Mr. Stephen G. Marvin (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

    Jessica Hagman (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
    Carol L. Anderson (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Elizabeth DeCoster (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Prof. Annie Epperson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Jessica Hagman (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Mr. Douglas F. Hasty (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
    Mr. Stephen G. Marvin (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
    Cynthia L. Thomes (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)

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    Event Marketing & Public Relations for Reference Committee Meeting (RSS)

    by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

    Planning meeting of the RSS Marketing & Public Relations for Reference Committee.

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    Event RSS Marketing Committee Meeting

    by Jessica Hagman on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 08:52 am

    Meeting via Adobe Connect. 

    Agenda:

    • Introductions
    • Activity update
    • Plans going forward
      • Midwinter 2014 
      • Annual 2014 

     

     

    We will hold our meeting on  Thursday, October 3, 2013 2:00 PM-3:00 PM CST (3-4pm EST) in Adobe Connect.

    Please use this URL to access our meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1bw8ccspuh/

    Enter as a guest and simply type your name in the space provided.

     

    Meeting via Adobe Connect. 

    Agenda:

    • Introductions
    • Activity update
    • Plans going forward
      • Midwinter 2014 
      • Annual 2014 

     

     

    We will hold our meeting on  Thursday, October 3, 2013 2:00 PM-3:00 PM CST (3-4pm EST) in Adobe Connect.

    Please use this URL to access our meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1bw8ccspuh/

    Enter as a guest and simply type your name in the space provided.

     

    Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to test your audio, which you can do once you have logged in by clicking on Meetings --> Choose Audio Setup Wizard and then follow the prompts. Please test your audio upon entering.

    Headsets are preferred, but there is also a toll-free conference number available:

     

    1-866-717-7547 Participant Code: 72620830#

     

    If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, test your connection here:http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

    Here is a participant's guide:http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/adobeconnect/pdfs/VQS_Guide_for_Participants.pdf

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    Discussion Three events for us - need your input!

    by Cathay Keough on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 08:51 am

    Hello RSS Marketing and PR Committee!  I hope you are having a great June so far!

    We have a some items coming up at ALA Annual, and I just want to make sure you have this on your calendar.  Please respond to the following...

    1.  Slam the Boards - Our final part of this three part workshop is at ALA Annual, Chicago, as a discussion to help participants take the May webinar and personal experience to apply it to their library work.

    Hello RSS Marketing and PR Committee!  I hope you are having a great June so far!

    We have a some items coming up at ALA Annual, and I just want to make sure you have this on your calendar.  Please respond to the following...

    1.  Slam the Boards - Our final part of this three part workshop is at ALA Annual, Chicago, as a discussion to help participants take the May webinar and personal experience to apply it to their library work.

    Were you able to try it out on June 10?  How did "Slam" go for you?
    What did you think about the "Slam" webinar in May?

    If you cannot attend the discussion on Saturday, June 29 at 3-4 pm please let me know if you have any feedback you want to pass along. 

    If you are attending this, I'd love to know that too so I can watch for you! 

    Please respond to this thread with thoughts and that info.

    2. RSS Marketing and Public Relations Committee Meeting:

    Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am - 10:00am
    McCormick Place Convention Center, N226
    http://connect.ala.org/node/207116

    3.  RSS is having a meeting

    RSS Board Meeting I at ALA Annual
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:30am
    McCormick Place Convention Center, S505b
    Agenda:
    10:30-10:40 -  Welcome, Introductions
    10:40-11:00 -  Transition Questions

    Let me know if you will be at these events...thanks!

    -Cathay, RSS Marketing and PR Committee (outgoing) Chair

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    To identify, study, and recommend methods for marketing reference and information services.

    Members 2013-2014

    Jessica Hagman (chair)

    Carol L. Anderson

    Cynthia L. Thomes

    Stephen G. marvin

    Elizabeth DeCoster

    Douglas Hasty

    Annie Epperson 

     

     

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