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Discussion No New Event Planner for Midwinter 2010

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

Hi, Team --

I just wanted to let everyone know that I've been told Conference Services is working with a new company for the back-end planning software for ALA conferences and that this contract includes an event planner for both Midwinter and Annual 2010.

This means no new planner in Connect until Midwinter 2011 at the earliest, although Sherri and I talked about possibly doing a beta test with a pilot group during Annual. When we've worked out details for a timetable, I'll let you know. It may be that we can resume work in March or April to prepare for a beta test.

Hi, Team --

I just wanted to let everyone know that I've been told Conference Services is working with a new company for the back-end planning software for ALA conferences and that this contract includes an event planner for both Midwinter and Annual 2010.

This means no new planner in Connect until Midwinter 2011 at the earliest, although Sherri and I talked about possibly doing a beta test with a pilot group during Annual. When we've worked out details for a timetable, I'll let you know. It may be that we can resume work in March or April to prepare for a beta test.

I'm sorry about the delay, but I very much appreciate your work in helping implement the survey. I'll make sure the Board knows about this change to the schedule.

Jenny

 

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Discussion Event Planner Survey - Results (pdf, xls)

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm

The event planner survey closed on July 19, so here are the final results. There were 344 respondents, with 292 completing it.

I haven't had a chance to really go through all of the data yet, but I did read through the summary, and I think we'll have an excellent starting point to hit the ground running.

The event planner survey closed on July 19, so here are the final results. There were 344 respondents, with 292 completing it.

I haven't had a chance to really go through all of the data yet, but I did read through the summary, and I think we'll have an excellent starting point to hit the ground running.

As you go through the attachments, please post your comments in this discussion thread unless you truly want to start a new topic. There should be a PDF summary and an Excel spreasheet with the detailed answers. I've stripped out the name and email fields from the Excel spreadsheet so that this thread could be public, but we can follow up with those who provided contact information for further information/clarification.

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Discussion Survey Responses

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 01:52 pm

I just wanted to note that since we opened the Event Planner survey on Monday, June 1, we've received 174 responses. I'll post a total after it closes on July 17 and upload the results for the group.

Discussion What questions should we ask on the member survey?

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:57 am

First up on our to-do list is to survey the members in order to create a needs assessment document. Please share your thoughts abotu specific questions we should ask on the survey. ALA ITTS has a subscription to SurveyMonkey we can use for this purpose.

This subcommittee of the ALA Website Advisory Committee will create the requirements document for a new ALA event planner. We'll be doing a member survey as a needs assessment and hope to have a new event planner in place for Midwinter 2010 (fingers crossed). Only WAC members can join this group, although we'll be doing our work publicly and anyone can leave comments on our public posts.

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