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Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

by Jason Coleman on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

Use this as a landing page for uploading minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

For  8/2011-6/2012: No RSS Board Meetings. See RSS Executive Minutes Landing Page for minutes from that time period: http://connect.ala.org/node/151680. Meetings held were joint RSS Executive Committee and RSS Organization and Planning Committee meetings. -Liane Taylor, RSS Chair, 2011-2012

 

 

Event RUSA RSS Board Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Annual meeting of the RUSA Reference Services Section Board.

More information about this conference session

Discussion Draft Minutes RSS Board Meeting held Jan. 16, 2014 - Send Corrections by Feb. 7

by Jason Coleman on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:17 am

Hi RSS Members,

I have attached a draft of the minutes for the RSS Board Meeting held Jan. 16, 2014 through Adobe Connect. If you notice any errors or omissions, please inform me by the end of the day on Friday, Feb. 7. You can do so either by commenting to this post or by e-mailing me directly at coleman@ksu.edu

Kind Regards,

Jason Coleman

RSS Secretary

Discussion Agenda for RSS Virtual Board Meeting 1, January 16

by Ann Brown on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 03:47 pm

Hi Everyone--

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: 

Hi Everyone--

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.  

Ann Brown

Chair, RUSA Reference Services Section (RSS)
http://www.facebook.com/rss.rusa

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Discussion RSS Board Meeting & New Chair Orientation

by Sarah Hammill on Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

We will hold our meeting on  Friday, August 09, 2013 2:00 PM-3:30 PM ET in Adobe Connect.

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:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Agenda:

Introductions
Discuss implementation of ideas discussed at RSS Board Meeting 1 in Chicago
New Chair Orientation

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Discussion 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            

If you have any questions, please contact webinar organizers Don Boozer (librarian.don@gmail.com) , Alisa Gonzalez (acgonzal@nmsu.edu) or Cathay Crosby (cathay.crosby@lib.de.us).

 

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Discussion Joint RSS/MARS Board Meeting

by Sarah Hammill on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 04:58 pm

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

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
When it asks for a login, enter your name.

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

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Online Doc 2012-2013 Chair Orientation Handbook

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 01:06 pm

Attached is the revised Chair Orientation Handbook for 2012-2013.  It includes information about Blackboard Collaborate under Virtual Meetings.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Sarah

RSS Chair 2012-2013

Poll Do you approve of the Library Services to an Aging Population Committee co-sponsoring an ASCLA Program at ALA Annual 2013?

by Sarah Hammill on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:43 am
Yes
100% (23 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 23

Online Doc 2012 Mentors

by Sarah Hammill on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 04:06 pm

Committee

Committee Chair

Liaison

Catalog Use

Colleen Seale

Emilie Smart

Communication and Teaching at the Point of Need Committee

Committee

Committee Chair

Liaison

Catalog Use

Colleen Seale

Emilie Smart

Communication and Teaching at the Point of Need Committee

Christine Sharbrough

Jamie Hollier

Education and Professional Development for Reference

Kristen Mastel & Joseph Yu

Virginia Cole

Evaluation of Reference and User Services

Ellen Keith

Jamie Hollier

Health and Medical Reference

Karen Vargas

Virginia Cole

Job and Career Reference

Kate Oberg

Jamie Hollier

Library Services to an Aging Population

Jeffrey Kempe

Emilie Smart

Library Services to the Spanish Speaking

Stephen Marvin

Virginia Cole

Management of Reference

Sally Dockter

Jamie Hollier

Marketing and Public Relations for Reference Services

Cathay Crosby

Virginia Cole

Research and Statistics

Lynda Duke

Emilie Smart

Virtual Reference Services (with MARS)

Don Boozer (RSS)

Jamie Hollier

Web Advisory

Shu Qian

Emilie Smart

Young Adult Reference Services (YARS)

Nicolette Warisse Sosulski

Emilie Smart

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The RSS Board includes the Chair, Vice-Chair/Incoming-Chair, Past Chair, Secretary, 3 Members-at-Large, RSS Review Editor, RSS Webmaster, RSS Editor, RSS Scheduler, Committee Chairs, and RSS Representatives to RUSA Committees. 

 

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