Hello, everyone! Welcome to SASCO! I'm your committee chair, Coral Hess. The wondrous Jessica Oelcher is your assistant chair.
There's a mailing list on Google Groups for the committee; I'm going to go through and make sure we're all on it in the near future. We used it last year, and I thought it worked fairly well. But we didn't have ALA Connect back then. Does anyone have any preferences between using this board and using the e-mail list? I think it makes sense to stick with one or the other--I value both your time and mine!--but let's vote on which it should be, eh?
In the meantime, while we're here, please introduce yourselves! Who are you? Where are you located? What do you want to see the committee accomplish? What other committees are you on? Is there anything about yourself you'd like us to know? Are there any specific schools you do or do not want to liase with? You can always send that privately to Jessica and me, if you'd rather not say here. (Aside from specific requests, we'll try to allocate schools in as geographically sensible a way as we can.)
A bit about me: I just graduated from Pitt with my MLIS at the beginning of the month. In my prior life, I was an electrical engineer. In my very-near-future life, I'll be a Web Services Librarian at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I was on SASCO and the Social committee last year, and I'm heading up this committee and volunteering on the Web committee this year. (So if you have NMRT Web Site issues, I may be able to help you out. ;)) I have three birds and a chinchilla. My job is new, so I can't promise I will make it to Midwinter, but I'll beg and plead with my administration. Jessica and I both want to be good chairs and provide you all with the support you need to, in turn, support the schools you liaise with.
As far as what I'd like to see the committee accomplish... I'd like to see us play a more active role in the various student chapters, help them pull together programs and bring in speakers, where we can, and certainly provide advice where it's wanted. As a secondary goal, I'd like us to serve as a gentle recruitment tool for NMRT (not to be actively advertisey at the chapters--just, you know, let them realize we're a friendly and welcoming group). But it's your committee, too! What do you want?