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Online Doc GWS 2012 Form D.2 Post Annual Conference Report

by Kimberly Probert Grad on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 04:13 pm

The 2012 Post Annual Conference Report for Great Web Sites for Kids is attached. 

Discussion Great Websites for Kids Post Annual Conference Report

by Rachel Fryd on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Form D.2, Post-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Committee Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form D.2, Post-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Committee Report

 

NOTE: Please use this form during conference to take notes. Submit one copy of the completed report (electronically) to the ALSC Executive Director, your priority group consultant, President, and Vice-President/ President Elect within three weeks of the end of the conference.  

 

Please note: Additionally, please upload your report to your ALAConnect committee environment at http://connect.ala.org (and mark the document as public), so that your committee and all ALSC members interested in your committee work may access your report.  If your committee is a professional or book and media award committee, please do not include confidential information in your report.

 

Please check one:

 X Annual Conference Report                                             q Midwinter Meeting Report

 

Name of Committee: Great Websites for Kids

 

Priority Group Area and Number: Evaluation of Media – Priority Group II

 

Priority Group Consultant: Julie Roach

 

 

Committee Chair: _Rachel Fryd & Beth Medley  _ Date: __July 11th, 2011

 

Members Attending:

 

Rachel Fryd

 

Members Absent: (Please note any unexcused absences regarding meeting attendance in a separate email to the ALSC President, ALSC Executive Director, and your Priority Group Consultant; please also note that media evaluation and award committee attendance is mandatory during both the Annual Conference following the first Midwinter and the Midwinter Meeting at which the selections are made):

 

Virtual Committee, no other present members

 

Guests:

Spoke with Thom Bartlemess, Julie Roach, Claudette McLinn, Sue McLeaf Nespeca

 

 

Summarize Committee discussion, any decisions reached, and follow-up action needed, including suggestions for future programs or publications based on the committee’s work.

 

Rachel Fryd attended ALSC Awards and Notables Committee Chair Orientation Training  and ALSC Division Leadership meeting.  Rachel attended the ALSC instructional roundtables on ways to become more involved with ALSC.

 

 

 

How did the Committee’s activities since the last conference and during this conference helped to achieve your objectives and meet the timetable set by the Committee?

 

 Since this is a virtual committee, most of the work to further ALSC’s Strategic Plan was done online over the past year.  

 

How have the Committee’s activities since the last conference support and further ALSC’s Strategic Plan? Specifically, after each relevant goal area and objective below, describe how your activities contributed to the strategic plan.

 

Since this is a virtual committee, most of the work to further ALSC’s Strategic Plan will be done online over the next year.  

 

 

What problems did you encounter? What were the highlights of the committee meeting(s)?

 

I didn’t encounter any problems.  The highlight was meeting Claudette and Sandy in person and having the opportunity to ask questions.

 

 

What are your objectives and timetable for work to do between now and the next conference?

 

We plan to meet virtually over email and both nominate and vote on new Great Websites for Kids and to continue to maintain the current page.

 

If you have recommendations for changes in your committee structure or charge, please describe in detail by filling out a Form K.  Submit the completed form to the ALSC President, Priority Group Consultant, Organization and Bylaws co-chairs, and ALSC Executive Director.

 

If you have any committee activity or issues that require Board action, please complete a Board of Directors Action Form.

 

 

 

____Rachel Fryd________                   7/11/11  

Signature of person reporting                                                                 date

 

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Discussion Great Web Sites for Kids 2011 Annual Pre Conference Coversheet & Agenda

by Rachel Fryd on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 02:33 pm

Form D.1, Pre-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Agenda Cover Sheet

Note: Submit one copy of this cover sheet with your meeting agenda to the ALSC Executive Director one month prior to Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. Also submit one copy to the following individuals: your priority group consultant, the ALSC President, and the Vice President/President Elect. Retain one copy to share with committee members. Agendas will be posted on the ALSC website and will be accessible to all ALSC members.

Form D.1, Pre-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Agenda Cover Sheet

Note: Submit one copy of this cover sheet with your meeting agenda to the ALSC Executive Director one month prior to Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. Also submit one copy to the following individuals: your priority group consultant, the ALSC President, and the Vice President/President Elect. Retain one copy to share with committee members. Agendas will be posted on the ALSC website and will be accessible to all ALSC members.

Please check one:
 Annual Conference Agenda  Midwinter Meeting Agenda

Name of Committee: Great Web Sites for Kids

Priority Group Number: 2 Priority Group Consultant: Dr. Claudette S. Mc Linn

Committee Chair: Rachel Fryd and Beth Medley Date: June 26, 2011

Meeting Time(s): Virtual committee – not planning to meet at the Annual Meeting

Meeting Place: N/A

Please include in your agenda a discussion of Committee objectives and a time line, and consider how your Committee’s work helps to further the ALSC Strategic Plan.

Please attach a copy of your agenda to this cover sheet.

Do you wish to appear at a Board meeting at this conference? If so, please indicate preferred time:

Annual Conference Midwinter Meeting
Board I (usually Saturday afternoon) Board I (usually Saturday afternoon)
Board II (usually Tuesday afternoon) Board II (usually Monday afternoon)
Board III (usually Tuesday afternoon)

If you wish to appear before the Board and you have supporting documents, please submit them to the ALSC Executive Director when you submit this agenda, so they can be included in the Board packets sent ahead of time. Thank you.

Rachel Fryd (submitted via email) May 20, 2011
Signature of person reporting date

AGENDA
ALSC/Great Web Sites for Kids
ALA Annual Meeting 2011

AGENDA ITEMS

1. Great Web Sites for Kids is a virtual committee and not planning on meeting at the 2011 ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

ALSC STRATEGIC PLAN/OBJECTIVES and TIMELINE
The work of the committee supports the following ALSC Core Organizational Values: Education and Collaboration.

1. Education: Great Web Sites members are constantly evaluating web sites for professional colleagues and the general public.
2. Collaboration: Great Web Sites for Kids continues to collaborate with REFORMA by having a REFORMA member on the GWS committee to evaluate Spanish language web sites.
3. Collaboration: Great Web Sites for Kids committee collaborated on an annotated list of web sites for ALSC President Julie Corsaro’s upcoming Presidents Program at ALA Annual

Because we are a virtual committee all of our work takes place online and via email. Our timeline for 2011:
3/7 – committee members receive URLS of sites for prevote
3/18 – prevote of sites due
3/18 – Site of the Month for April Due
3/25 – each committee member nominates 3-5 sites, due to chairs
4/1 – committee members receive ballot for votes
4/15 – votes due to chair
4/15 – Site of the Month for May Due
4/22 – winning sites notified of their inclusion on GWS
5/6 – committee members receive list of sites to annotate, assign sections and age levels
5/13 – assignments due to chair, committee members receive maintenance assignments
5/17 – Site of the Month for June Due
5/20 – maintenance assignments due to chair
5/27 – chair submits annotations ALSC
6/3 – Chair submits maintanence changes on sites to ALSC
6/3 – committee receives sites submitted by online submission forms to evaluate for prevote
6/16 – Site of the Month for July Due
6/17 – committee submits prevotes to chair
6/24 – committee members submit 3-5 sites to chair
6/30 – post conference report due
7/1 – Ballot for sites sent to committee members
7/15 – Votes to due to chair
7/18 – Site of the Month for August Due
7/22 – winning sites notified
8/5 – winning sites distributed to members for annotation, section assignment and age level
8/12 – annotated sites due back to chairs
8/17 – Site of the Month for September Due
8/26 – Chairs submit annotations to ALSC
9/2 – committee members receive sites from online submission form to evaluate
9/16 – prevotes due
9/16 – Site of the Month for October Due
9/23 – committee members submit 3-5 sites to chair
10/7 – ballot sent to committee members
10/17 – Site of the Month for November Due
10/21 – votes due to chairs
10/28 – winning sites are notified
11/4 – winning sites distributed to members for annotation, section assignment and age level
11/11 – assignments due back to chairs – chairs assign sections of GWS for maintenance
11/16 – Site of the Month for December Due
11/18 – maintenance of GWS assignments due back to chairs
11/25 – chairs submit annotated list of sites and maintanence changes to ALSC
12/19 – Site of the Month for January 2012 Due

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Discussion Great Websites for Kids RE: Post-Midwinter Meeting Conference Committee Report

by Rachel Fryd on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

 

Form D.2, Post-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Committee Report

NOTE: Please use this form during conference to take notes. Submit one copy of the completed report (electronically) to the ALSC Executive Director, your priority group consultant, President, and Vice-President/ President Elect within three weeks of the end of the conference.  

Please check one:

 

Form D.2, Post-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Committee Report

NOTE: Please use this form during conference to take notes. Submit one copy of the completed report (electronically) to the ALSC Executive Director, your priority group consultant, President, and Vice-President/ President Elect within three weeks of the end of the conference.  

Please check one:

q Annual Conference Report                                                X Midwinter Meeting Report

 

Name of Committee: Great Websites for Kids

 

Priority Group Area and Number: Evaluation of Media – Priority Group II

 

Priority Group Consultant: Dr. Claudette S. McLinn

Committee Chair: _Rachel Fryd & Beth Medley  _ Date: __January 29, 2011_

Members Attending:

 

Rachel Fryd

 

Members Absent: (Please note any unexcused absences regarding meeting attendance in a separate email to the ALSC President, ALSC Executive Director, and your Priority Group Consultant; please also note that media evaluation and award committee attendance is mandatory during both the Annual Conference following the first Midwinter and the Midwinter Meeting at which the selections are made):

 

Virtual Committee, no other present members

 

Guests:

Spoke with Thom Bartlemess, Claudette McLinn and Sandy Imdieke

 

Summarize Committee discussion, any decisions reached, and follow-up action needed, including suggestions for future programs or publications based on the committee’s work.

 

Rachel Fryd attended ALSC Awards and Notables Committee Chair Orientation Training  and ALSC Division Leadership meeting – talked about ALSC 2012-2017 Strategic Planning Feedback that Priority Chairs need from committee members.

 

How did the Committee’s activities since the last conference and during this conference helped to achieve your objectives and meet the timetable set by the Committee?

 

 Since this is a virtual committee, most of the work to further ALSC’s Strategic Plan was done online over the past year.  

 

How have the Committee’s activities since the last conference support and further ALSC’s Strategic Plan? Specifically, after each relevant goal area and objective below, describe how your activities contributed to the strategic plan.

 

Since this is a virtual committee, most of the work to further ALSC’s Strategic Plan will be done online over the next year.  

 

What problems did you encounter? What were the highlights of the committee meeting(s)?

 

I didn’t encounter any problems.  The highlight was meeting Claudette and Sandy in person and having the opportunity to ask questions.

 

What are your objectives and timetable for work to do between now and the next conference?

 

We plan to meet virtually over email and both nominate and vote on new Great Websites for Kids and to continue to maintain the current page.

 

If you have recommendations for changes in your committee structure or charge, please describe in detail by filling out a Form K.  Submit the completed form to the ALSC President, Priority Group Consultant, Organization and Bylaws co-chairs, and ALSC Executive Director.

 

If you have any committee activity or issues that require Board action, please complete a Board of Directors Action Form.

 

 

 

____Rachel Fryd________                   1/29/11  

Signature of person reporting                     date

 

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Event Votes Due

by Meagan Albright on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

Votes due to committee chair by third Friday in July.

Event Notify Winning Sites

by Meagan Albright on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 01:59 pm

Winning sites are notified of their inclusion on Great Web Sites (use template letter in gmail account)

Event Annoatated list of winning sites sent to ALSC

by Meagan Albright on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 01:58 pm

Annotated sites are submitted by the chair to ALSC for inclusion on Great Web Sites page by third Friday in August.

Event Annotate Winning Sites

by Meagan Albright on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 01:57 pm

Winning sites are distributed to committee members for annotation, section assignment and age level designation by the last Friday in July and are due back by the second Friday in August.

Event Ballot Distributed

by Meagan Albright on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 01:54 pm

Ballot sent to committee members by first Friday in July.

Discussion annotations + more for spring 2010

by Meagan Albright on Tue, May 4, 2010 at 11:10 am

Hello! The votes have been tallied, and we have 28 new Great Web Sites for Kids! Now it’s time to get ready to add these sites to the GWS page. Each committee member will have be responsible for determining the age level, section assignment, annotation, and keywords for their assigned sites (see info below). Please click here to go to the spreadsheet titled Annotations for GWS Sites Spring 2010 to see which sites are yours and to enter the information.

Hello! The votes have been tallied, and we have 28 new Great Web Sites for Kids! Now it’s time to get ready to add these sites to the GWS page. Each committee member will have be responsible for determining the age level, section assignment, annotation, and keywords for their assigned sites (see info below). Please click here to go to the spreadsheet titled Annotations for GWS Sites Spring 2010 to see which sites are yours and to enter the information. (You shouldn’t need to log in, but just in case the username is gwsforkids and the password is greatwebsites). This is due on Friday, May 14. If you need more time or have questions – please contact Meagan or Carla.

  Age Level – Choose all that apply

  • Appropriate for PreK aged youth
  • Appropriate for Elementary aged youth
  • Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
  • For Parents/Teachers/Caregivers

 Section Assignment – What category does the site fall under? EXAMPLEà www.spaceweathercenter.org would be in the Astronomy & Space section.

 Annotation – A brief description of the site. You can often find information for an annotation on the site or by googling the site address. EXAMPLE à Space Weather Center: the sun, plasmas, aurora, and storms in space.

The story of space weather effects. From the plasma state of matter and the Sun, to forecasting auroras and storms in Earth's magnetic field.
www.spaceweathercenter.org/

 Keywords – pick 5 keywords that you think people would use to find the site if searching by keyword on the GWS page.

EXAMPLE: Space Weather Center: space, science, weather, NASA, storm

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To administer and evaluate ALSC’s Great Websites within the criteria and procedures established for selection and reconsideration. To complete other website selection tasks as appropriate. To maintain communication with the Children and Technology Committee. To work closely with the ALSC staff liaison and the director of the ALA Public Information Office.

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