RUSA RSS Board (Reference Services Section) Committee
This is the announcement for:
RSS Virtual Board Meeting 1
ALA Midwinter 2014, Philadelphia
January 16, 2-3pm (EST)/1-2pm (CST)/12-1pm (MST)/11am-12pm (PST)
Instructions to enter the meeting:
- Use this URL to access the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2fyadjze7f/
- Enter as a guest and type your name in the space provided.
- If you would like to dial into the meeting and not use microphone/speakers or a headset for audio please call 1-866-718-7314 and enter 91920045# for the pass code.
The agenda is attached.
Chair, RUSA Reference Services Section (RSS)
We will hold our meeting on Friday, August 09, 2013 2:00 PM-3:30 PM ET in Adobe Connect.
Please use this URL to access our meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1tz0gto6ta/ 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:
1-866-718-7314, Participant Code: 91920045#
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, test your connection here:
Discuss implementation of ideas discussed at RSS Board Meeting 1 in Chicago
New Chair Orientation
The much anticipated "Slam the Boards" three part program: Webinar, Experience, Discussion! Register now!by Cathay Keough on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 09:05 am
Here is an opportunity to learn about a virtual reference program through a free webinar and hands-on experience. Slam the Boards uses social media, such as Yahoo Answers, to be where potential library customers are. Through programs like these, we can reach those who ask questions but are not thinking of their libraries…and maybe will after chatting with us since we provide friendly, welcoming and professional interactions! RSS Marketing and PR Committee is and MARS/VR are organizers of this three-part program.
Slam the Boards! A Model for Marketing through Action: A Free Reference Services Webinar
Learn, Experience, Discuss!
***Attend all three parts or just one event, it’s up to you!***
1. Attend the Free Webinar (on May 21, 2pm - 3pm Eastern; 1pm - 2pm Central; noon - 1pm Mountain; 11am - noon Pacific):
Bill "Slam the Boards!" Pardue will discuss proactively marketing and promoting library reference services (both in-person and virtual) through social Q&A.
2. Experience It for Yourself! (on June 10):
Learn how to participate in the upcoming June 10 "Slam the Boards!"
3. Let’s Discuss How it Works for You/Your Library (on June 29):
Attending ALA Annual in Chicago? Attend the follow-up discussion forum based on this webinar. Share your “Slam” experiences and learn from your colleagues! Saturday, June 29, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Watch http://ala13.ala.org/ for room assignments.
Attend the free webinar alone or plan to join us for all three parts of this "Slam the Boards" adventure to learn about how you can apply online connections to your library communities' needs.
The webinar and discussion forum are co-sponsored by the RSS Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services Committee and the RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Services Committee.
The webinar is free, but you must register as spaces are limited!
To register: http://goo.gl/ccWoz
RSS and MARS will be holding a joint Board Meeting on April 5th from 11am - 12 pm ET in Blackboard Collaborate. To attend go to http://tinyurl.com/rusa-room-1
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Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to test your audio, which you can do once in the system by going to Tools -> Audio -> Audio Set Up Wizard. Please test your audio upon entering.
Headsets are preferred, but there is also a toll-free conference number available: [ENTER TELECONFERENCE NUMBER AND PIN]
You can test your system’s compatibility here: http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336
Our agenda is as follows:
Orientation to the Online Meeting Room
IntroductionsApproval of Minutes MARS ReportRSS ReportRevising charge of the Virtual Reference Services Committee
Update on the joint RSS/MARS Virtual Reference Services Committee and the VR Tutorial
Discussion on joint workshop for Midwinter - brainstorming for ideas