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Discussion May 15 2013 Quarterly Report

by Katherine Todd on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 03:29 pm

Attached is a copy of the quarterly report, submitted online on May 15 2013, for the ALSC Education Committee.

Discussion February 15 2013 Quarterly Report

by Katherine Todd on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 09:02 am

Attached is a copy of the quarterly report, submitted online on February 15 2013, for the ALSC Education Committee.

Discussion 2013 Pre-Midwinter Report

by Katherine Todd on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 09:24 am

Attached is the pre-Mindwinter report of the virtual ALSC Education Committee.

Discussion ALSC blog; How I Became an ALSC Webinar Instructor

by Katherine Todd on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 03:07 pm

Thanks to Barbara Klipper for writing about her experience as a webinar instructor on the ALSC blog:  http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2012/11/how-i-became-an-alsc-webinar-instructor/

A reminder that the ALSC Education Committee is still accepting proposals for webinars.  You can fill out he online form at http://www.ala.org/alsc/online-education-proposal

Discussion Update on Committee Activities

by Linda Ward-Callaghan on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

1) I have received no comments on Kate Todd's program proposal for Annual 2013, so she can submit the final proposal with the ALSC Education Committee listed as a sponsor.  http://connect.ala.org/files/5063/2013proposalleveling_pdf_11622.pdf 

 2)  We have received only one Course/Webinar proposal so far.  Sally and Marianne, please send me your comments after you review the proposal. 

      Does the topic offer needed instruction for our members?

1) I have received no comments on Kate Todd's program proposal for Annual 2013, so she can submit the final proposal with the ALSC Education Committee listed as a sponsor.  http://connect.ala.org/files/5063/2013proposalleveling_pdf_11622.pdf 

 2)  We have received only one Course/Webinar proposal so far.  Sally and Marianne, please send me your comments after you review the proposal. 

      Does the topic offer needed instruction for our members?

      Does the outline of the course/webinar cover the essential points for the topic? 

      Are the learning objectives clear and appropriate for the topic?

      Do you have reservations or suggestions that should be considered before the proposal is accepted by ALSC?

 

3)  I will be completing the forms to take the Committee totally virtual.

4)  Kate Todd will be taking over as Chair July 1st.  Does anyone have topics the committee should address between now and Annual?  Agenda ideas for the following year?  

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Discussion 2012 Midwinter Meeting: ALSC Education Committee

by Linda Ward-Callaghan on Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

As we approach the ALA Midwinter Meetings in Dallas, Texas in January 2012, I want to summarize the activities of the Committee since the 2011 Annual Conference.

 1)      The ALSC Education Committee has been slated to transition to a virtual committee.

2)      Jane Claes is working with a colleague on a Collection Development seminar.  She will handle coordinating the recording at her university and let me know when the project is completed. 

As we approach the ALA Midwinter Meetings in Dallas, Texas in January 2012, I want to summarize the activities of the Committee since the 2011 Annual Conference.

 1)      The ALSC Education Committee has been slated to transition to a virtual committee.

2)      Jane Claes is working with a colleague on a Collection Development seminar.  She will handle coordinating the recording at her university and let me know when the project is completed. 

3)      Is it time to poll the membership about future webinars, seminars, or training opportunities that are needed?  A Survey Monkey poll (or similar vehicle) could be done easily provided we can craft a good set of questions.  I have asked how we can assist ALSC with future webinar topics but have not received a response. 

4)      William Teale of the AASL Education Committee has expressed a desire to share presentations at division conferences or cooperatively plan conference programming.  We will need to consider what we can offer the school librarians and what our division members could benefit from them.  I hope similar cross-training can occur in the future with YALSA or other divisions as well.

5)      I have been in touch with a ALA-wide joint membership initiative which is interested in connecting with library school students and new librarians to encourage membership in ALA as well as to ascertain professional development needs.

 Taking the committee virtual has added some additional challenges, but in the long run I feel we can come through this with processes and procedures that we can build on in the future.

 For those of you who are able to attend the 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, I hope you will be able to join me on Sunday, January 22nd at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Lone Star Ballroom C1 during the All Committee Meeting I.  We will begin at 9:30 am.  I plan to take my computer and attempt to open a chat during the meeting, but I am unsure if this will work with the hotel's facilities.

 Whether you are able to travel to Dallas or not, please consider the following items and send your responses to me.  I will consolidate our ideas and set up a chat after Midwinter.

1)      Are there professional development or training needs that your colleagues have shared with you?

2)      Is it time to poll the membership about training needs?

3)      What avenues can we use to connect with library students and new children’s services staff to support their transition into the profession?

4)      What is the preferred format among the members?  Webinar, online course, chat discussion, etc.?

5)      Are there continuing education training topics we could offer at ALSC, AASL, PLA, or other division conferences?

6)      Do we want to plan a future conference program?  This could address a discussion of competencies in the 21st century, sources of continuing education opportunities, or a specific training need.

7)      Other things the Education Committee should consider?

 Looking forward to working with you all over the next year!   ~~  Linda Ward-Callaghan

Core Competencies link:  http://www.ala.org/alsc/edcareeers/alsccorecomps

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Discussion ALA Midwinter

by Katherine Todd on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 08:34 am

Sorry I will not be able to attend ALA Midwinter in January 2012.

Will the ALSC Education Committee be holding a meeting?  Is there a way to join virtually?

Are there agenda items that you will be disucssing?

To review the elements considered essential to the formal academic continuing education of children’s librarians. To inform the ALSC Board of members’ needs and concerns regarding continuing education, and to assist in the initiation of programs and new publications to meet these needs and concerns. To be responsible for periodic review of ALSC Competencies. To represent ALSC at appropriate ALA committees, councils, and assemblies, and to serve as a liaison to these bodies as directed by the ALSC Board.

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